Alright users and explorers, what we are looking into today, is as useful for me as it is for all of you. To be honest with you, this issue had landed me in the same state as you are at the moment. The thing I’d say How to Improve your Wireless Network Performance. At some points in our life, we face such troubles using a Wi-Fi connection.
As an internet user, our demand from the internet connection is different. This is totally depending on our usage and needs. Suppose you are the gamer who would never want the gaming thrill interrupted by any sort. The same thing matters for a professional who is delivering a presentation of his lifetime to the clients. And to the student, who is attending online lectures on the cloud classes. In all these cases, sometimes we have to deal with an unexpected trouble maker we use to call “a poor internet connection”. But wait, all of us paid the ISP to avail the best and uninterrupted service, haven’t we?
- 1 Tips on How to Improve your Wireless Network Performance
- 1.1 Opt For A Suitable Location
- 1.2 Stay Away From The Walls And Floor
- 1.3 Get A Replacement For You Router’s Antenna
- 1.4 Get Rid Of Wireless Interference
- 1.5 Try Replacing your Network card Adapter
- 1.6 Go For A Wireless Repeater
- 1.7 Mind Changing your Wireless Channel
- 1.8 Keep Updating your Network Adapter Driver
- 1.9 Stick to a Reliable Vendor/Manufacturer
- 1.10 Keep looking for Upgrades
So, in this article, I am going to help you with some tips on how you can improve The Wi-Fi or so-called Wireless network settings. Obviously, if this is something you need to get done from your end, do it right away. Because, literally, when I call the helpdesk for support, they sometimes reply with a reason that sometimes makes me believe that, boy you must have done something wrong with it. So here some tips with which, you can make sure that nothing is wrong at your end.
Opt For A Suitable Location
By suitable, I mean to place your device at a position that is open and gives you all the levels of signal strength. The more the number of walls you cross, the poorer the signal gets. Simply, place your router or device at a position which is higher, easily reachable and can get you a hold onto the proper signal bandwidth. Don’t be mistaken when I say, Higher, because you just need it in your workplace or your apartment, not at the top of your building, right.
Stay Away From The Walls And Floor
Speaking of walls and floors gives me another tip for you. Walls, floors, and other metallic equipment weaken your Router’s signal strength. They cause obstruction including every tangible material. So, avoid these factors to have you unstoppable use of your internet device.
Get A Replacement For You Router’s Antenna
If you already applied the above-mentioned techniques to keep it live, but no solution yet here is another option you can choose. You can replace the antenna of your Router. There are many companies in the market that provide Routers with a removable antenna. Router simply broadcasts the signals, and that makes the vulnerability for the outsiders to use and consume your bandwidth higher. So, if you have a stationary workplace, I’d recommend you go for it. A unidirectional Antenna for your device is the solution for you.
Get Rid Of Wireless Interference
This is a bit technical to explain but, I’ll try to be as (un)technical as possible here. There are many electronic and electrical devices around us be it a mobile phone, a cordless desktop phone, a microwave, or even a digital alarm clock with high pitch. All these may cause, no, they cause humming or signal interference that also results in poor signal strength for your device at your end. What you get in return, is a bad network.
Try Replacing your Network card Adapter
If you are a desktop or a laptop user, you must be aware of that every computer these days come with a built-in network card or antenna. This is unbeatable when comparing with the peripheral devices. But, when bad times come, the antenna in your computer might not be able to send the signals back to the router and that can happen to you as well. The solution to this problem is replacing it with a USB wifi Network adapter.
Go For A Wireless Repeater
Wireless Repeaters act as boosters to your signals, which they actually are. Repeaters rebroadcast your wireless signals enabling them to reach the receptor behind the walls or down a floor of a building. They are just like a junction when you are at a considerable distance from your wifi device. Repeaters act like a bridge that doesn’t let the signal die till it reaches you with better strength. There are many vendors available that manufacture these devices. But again, I’d prefer you to take research before you choose one for your setup. Sometimes, they can be a hard nut to crack while configuring and making work with.
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Mind Changing your Wireless Channel
If you have been using the same channel and can’t get the required signal strength, then it is time to change the channel. There must be a bad channel that your router is using to bring you signals. You can change your router’s channel in the router’s configuration page.
Here is the way to do it:
- Open your web browser window
- Type your IP Address
- You’ll get redirected to you Router’s page now.
- The rest is done automatically when you try finding another channel
Keep Updating your Network Adapter Driver
These are really important to keep an eye on. Sometimes, in the rush, we fail to check or download the regular patches and updates given by the manufacturers. This may also be the reason for a bad performance. Keep checking the updates for your router and keep your drivers drive the router properly. It is good to have the updated driver set for your device as these are what communicate with the operating systems. Don’t forget that these drivers are good in the sense to make your signals strong.
Stick to a Reliable Vendor/Manufacturer
Don’t try to buy your hardware from different manufacturers as it may and in fact, it causes many incompatibility issues. Try to have the same trusted brand and let’s prefer it for buying and installing the network adapter, Routers, and other peripheral devices to keep you on the run.
Keep looking for Upgrades
You must have heard about 802.11a, b, g, and n technologies. These are the versions of the newest and the older network technologies. If you got my point, then you’ll get it that some of them provide better and faster range with more reliability. It simply goes like this, the latter the technology, the better performance you get. Not much fuss and outdated support. Meanwhile, if you already have bought an older technology, try looking for its regular updates.