If you are having difficulties in receiving full Wi-Fi signals in your living room or bedroom then it is a common thing and happens to most of us. Poor Wireless Network Range is a common issue around the world and it can be the cause of many factors. Here are some things that you can do to Improve Wireless WiFi Network Range.
1. Router Placement
The first thing that you should do is select a good place for your router. Not all the places are equally suitable for router placement. If your router is close to another wireless device or a metal object then the disruptiveness will be high and it will create somewhat of a dead zone for the signals of your wireless router.
Other objects including any plastic objects or concrete walls may weaken the signals but not to a much greater extent. For ideal placement, keep your Wi-Fi Router at a place where there are no electrical or wireless appliances/metal objects nearby to get the best signals possible.
2. Update your Router
You should keep your router updated to receive the best coverage from it. Nowadays, there are many hidden malwares that can attack your router, limiting the bandwidth and speed of your connection. All of this wouldn’t happen if you were to keep the firmware of your router updated to the latest version, because most of the security bugs are patched with the latest update. Therefore, always keep your router updated to the latest version through the Admin Panel of the router.
3. Changing the antenna
Changing the antenna of your router is another way by which you can improve the wireless coverage. The standard antennas that come with your router are relatively small and have somewhat of a moderate signal range. Powerful Antennas are very tall, usually, 10-15 inches and that is why they are not usually installed on the router because of the compactness. If you can afford a greater size, then you can opt for a powerful antenna that will have a much stronger signal range, providing you with a wireless network where it wasn’t available before. Just make sure that you buy a new antenna that has a signal gain higher than the current one.
4. Securing your Wi-Fi Network
Securing your Wi-Fi network is a necessity nowadays because everyone looks for free Wi-Fi networks to leech off. If your wireless network is not password protected then people may be leeching off your Wi-Fi network without your consent and slowing down your network. You should always encrypt your Wi-Fi network with a strong password that can’t be easily guessed and if you have guests coming occasionally then create a guest network and limit the bandwidth for them.
5. Wi-Fi Extender/Booster
Wi-Fi Extender/Booster can be another option that you can opt to increase the coverage of your wireless network. Wi-Fi Extenders/Boosters are devices that amplify the signals of your old wireless network and re-broadcast it as a new network. They are relatively cheap and are easy to install, taking only a few minutes to be installed and then amplifying your wireless network
6. Changing Wireless Frequency
Changing the frequency of your Wi-Fi signals may also help you in having faster speeds. By default, most of the routers have 2.4 GHz frequency which is the busiest wireless frequency. Switching over to 5 GHz may result in you having faster speeds because it is less busy than 2.4 GHz and provides faster data rates at shorter distances. You can change the wireless frequency of your router through the Wireless Settings from the Admin Panel of the router.
7. Rebooting the router
Sometimes, a simple reboot is all that you need to improve the Wi-Fi Coverage. Just like humans, it is also important for devices to occasionally reboot, therefore, try rebooting your router if you haven’t done it in a while.