How to improve your wireless network and boost its signal

by Kaschimer 13. February 2012 02:41

From Microsoft At Home

Good tips for improving the reach and reliability of your wireless network, whether you are a home user or a business user. Go to the site for the full information. I’ve reproduced just the tips below.

  1. Position your wireless router, modem router, or access point in a central location
  2. Move the router off the floor and away from walls and metal objects (such as metal file cabinets)
  3. Replace your router's antenna
  4. Replace your laptop's wireless PC card-based network adapter
  5. Add a wireless repeater
  6. Change your wireless channel
  7. Reduce wireless interference
  8. Update your firmware or your network adapter driver
  9. Pick equipment from a single vendor
  10. Upgrade 802.11a, 802.11b, and 802.11g devices to 802.11n
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10 tips for improving your wireless network

by Kaschimer 7. April 2010 07:53

Microsoft At Home 

From Microsoft at Home, another very useful article for simple ways you can improve the reliability of your wireless netowrk. And these tips for for home as well as office. The tips are:

  1. Position your wireless router (or wireless access point) in a central location
  2. Move the router off the floor and away from walls and metal objects (such as metal file cabinets)
  3. Replace your router's antenna
  4. Replace your computer's wireless network adapter
  5. Add a wireless repeater (maybe you have a BIG house…)
  6. Change your wireless channel
  7. Reduce wireless interference
  8. Update your firmware or your network adapter driver
  9. Pick equipment from a single vendor
  10. Upgrade 802.11b devices to 802.11g (g stands for GOOD…)

I suggest heading over to the site to read up on the details of these tips.

10 tips for improving your wireless network

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