10 Simple Ways to Boost Your Wi-Fi Signal in Home

We can’t connect to the world without WiFi, that’s why WiFi is one of the most useful and important part in our life. In this post we collect some best tricks and hacks for boosting your wifi signal. If you are facing problem with your router like low signal and slow internet speed, then this post is for you.

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10 Simple Ways to Boost Your Wi-Fi Signal in Home

10 Simple Ways to Boost Your Wi-Fi Signal in Home

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10 Simple Ways to Boost Your Wi-Fi Signal in Home

1. Use the Latest Wi-Fi Technologies

The main thing you need to know: Wireless A, B, and G are old and slow, and wireless N (and the even newer wireless AC) will give you the fastest speeds around. Note that you’ll need both a wireless N router and a wireless N card in your computer if you want the full speed boost.

Wireless Comparison Chart

Wireless Comparison Chart

Source: http://www.wirelessacrouter.net/comparison-of-wireless-ac-and-wireless-n/

2. Find the Perfect Spot for Your Router

If you want the best signal, you’ll need it out in the open, free of any walls and obstructions. Point the antennas perpendicularly, and elevate the router if you can  Lastly, make sure its in the center of your house, so you have the best coverage possible throughout your home.

Place the Router in the Center of the House for Best Coverage - WiFi Boost Tricks

Place the Router in the Center of the House for Best Coverage – WiFi Boost Tricks

 

3. Find the Right Wireless Channel

If you have neighbors, their routers may be interfering with yours and causing the signal to degrade. Wireless routers can operate on a number of different channels, and you want yours on a channel with as little interference as possible. Use a tool like Wi-Fi Stumbler or Wi-Fi Analyzer to find the perfect channel in your house.

inSSIDer for Mac

inSSIDer for Mac

4. Stay away from Appliances and Metal Objects

Microwaves, cordless telephones, fluorescent lights, and even other routers in your neighbor’s home or apartment may interfere with your Wi-Fi signal. To reduce interference, place your router away from household appliances and set it to a different wireless channel and frequency.

STAY AWAY FROM APPLIANCES AND METAL OBJECTS.

STAY AWAY FROM APPLIANCES AND METAL OBJECTS.

5. Find out If Someone’s Steal your WiFi

Find out if someone steal your wifi  password from android mobile. You just need to download Fing app from Google Play Store.

Fing - Network Tools
Fing - Network Tools
Developer: Fing Limited
Price: Free
  • Fing - Network Tools Screenshot
  • Fing - Network Tools Screenshot
How to Find Out Who's Stealing Your Wi-Fi Network

How to Find Out Who’s Stealing Your Wi-Fi Network

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6. Install DD-WRT Software in your Router

The adventurous might try DD-WRT, open-source software for routers. It’s known to ramp up router performance and extend the feature set beyond what’s typically offered by most routers. Not every router supports it, but the number of supported routers are keeps growing.

DD-WRT Software for Router

DD-WRT Software for Router

Warning: Installing DD-WRT may invalidate your router’s warranty. Many manufacturers will not help you troubleshoot router issues once you have DD-WRT installed. Therefore, this is not a recommended option for routers under warranty or in a business network. There are also no guarantees that DD-WRT upgrades won’t negatively affect a router.

However, many users use it as a free way to trick-out their routers. If you have an older spare router laying around, or if you want to take the plunge to see if DD-WRT firmware helps your range issues on a newer router, check if it’s supported on the DD-WRT site. Also note that it’s not easy to remove DD-WRT from some routers, so rolling back may require quite a bit of work and research.

DD-WRT Router Software

 

7. Increase Your Wi-Fi Range with DIY Tricks

Make WiFi Booster from old beer CAN to extends your router’s range. The results won’t necessarily be mind blowing, but you should be able to take a bit more distance out of your Wi-Fi network with minimal effort.

Use Soda can as WiFI Amplifier

Use Soda can as WiFI Amplifier

8. Password Protect your WiFi Network

Because home Wi-Fi speeds are (slightly) dependent on how many people are using it at one time, a strong password is key: It will ensure that only authorized people are using your network. Take advantage of the security already built into your router and select a password (or better yet, a passphrase) that is a hard-to-figure-out combination of letters, numbers, and symbols.

9. Free: Update Router Firmware

Yes, we know—running firmware updates is annoying and time-consuming. But if you have an older router, those updates ensure your router’s software is running at its best and most efficient. And remember: It’s best to buy a new router every seven or eight years.

10. Buy Repeater and WiFi  Booster

Most routers have a range of about 150 feet. If you live in a big house, devices and computers in rooms farthest away from your router might have a hard time connecting to your home Wi-Fi network. The easiest fix to boost the signal in those rooms is to buy a Wi-Fi repeater, which can plug into any wall outlet and will increases a signal’s range and strength to the farthest parts of your home (with a corresponding decrease in internet speed for those connecting to the extender, but you can’t have everything).

If you’re feeling more ambitious (or cheap), you can turn an old router into a Wi-Fi repeater with a little bit of programming and hacking.

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