When you want to see one of your favorite series online connection becomes slow and the picture freezes? If you move away from the router and go to your room you lose your wireless signal? Many people suffer the same drawbacks and do not know how to solve them or think it is a normal situation. However, with some simple tricks you can reverse that situation and improve coverage of your home signal. Follow these tips and you will achieve improved speed for data transmission and reception of wireless in your home.
Place the router to the appropriate location
When Internet works fast in the room but in your room or in the kitchen is very bad signal, the solution may be to change the router location. Place it on a shelf or in a locked room several walls prevents quick trip signal. What better place to shop is in the center of your home without too many obstacles nearby. As this device transmits waves, like cellular or radio, any object can interfere its route. Try placing it in height and in the area of the house that‘s going to use (the signals emitted by the router expands down and to the sides). Appliances such as microwaves and cordless telephones can disrupt the connection. You better stay away from the chosen location.
Choose another channel connection
If you live in a building with many departments or close to your neighbors have their routers house near yours is very likely that your network is located in the same band channel than other people. This makes the Internet is worse and that the data transmission rate decreases. To solve this problem you only have to enter the settings of your router from a browser and switch to a channel that is not occupied by other users. There is currently a wide variety of applications to know which bands are occupied and which ones are best to increase your wireless coverage. Some of the most commonly used are: inSSIDer and Wifi Analyzer.
Hiring a better plan Internet
If you hire the most basic Internet plan that provides your local operator and your house there are many devices using that connection, it is very likely that everyone run slow. When the rest of your family are downloading music, watching movies online or updating the latest operating system considerably decreases the speed (no matter the channel of your choice or the location of the Router). In these cases the only way to improve the wireless signal is invest a little more money and hire a plan with more speed connection.
There is no use to place the router in a central space if you live in a house with many floors or thick walls. The signal does not come with the same intensity to the rooms on a different floor of the artifact. A good option to solve this problem is to install a wireless repeater. You can buy it at most appliance stores and you just have to connect to the router via an Ethernet cable (which is commonly used to link all the artifacts that make up a local network). This unit will be responsible for forwarding the signal to computers and remote devices.
Improve your security
Many new hackers know how to decrypt passwords that cable companies give their users to engage the various Internet plans. In case you’ve tried all the above solutions and continue your slow connection, it is very likely that someone is stealing Wifi. To avoid this situation change your password from the router configuration and block users appear in your network. Also, you can record the MAC addresses of Medio– –control access only users you decide (there are many online tutorials to learn how) they can connect.
Upgrade the firmware
Smartphones, tablets or computers that we use regularly ask us to update their operating systems to function properly. The same applies to the router but most people do not know this situation and never downloaded the latest version of firmware that produces the manufacturing company. To do this, you have to go to the configuration page of the device and download the latest version. Some companies providing Internet services usually alert you when you need to install a new version but with the old models and we bought on our own not this happens. To download the latest update of these devices is best to look on the manufacturer’s website and then install them from the router configuration.
Put another antenna
Another way to expand and improve wireless signal is to add or replace the antenna with a more powerful router. Some devices do not allow that option because they have internal or fixed antennas. The only option then is to disarm the device and solder new cables (which can be difficult and risky). In case your router if you count with detachable antennas only have to unscrew the current and put some more powerful. This will make the transmission power is amplified and radio electric signal distributed better than before.
Increase power router
Some of the routers we bought at computer stores or gives us our Internet company do not come with the transmission power of the wireless module configured to 100% capacity. To change this setting and improve coverage of our Wifi is necessary to enter the settings section on the website of the router. As explained in the previous steps, you will need to enter your username and password to access this section. Once inside you just you have to find the “wireless settings” and then adjust the power to enter the “Transmit Power” option to take it to 100%.