If you have installed a Wi-Fi network at home, you must be looking to get the best performance out of it. However due to several unavoidable reasons it becomes difficult to get the best performance from your a Wi-Fi network and you may not be able to access the network in some parts of your house. In such cases you must look for corrective measures to improve the Wi-Fi network’s performance and range. Here is a list of few tips that can help you get the best performance from your home Wi-Fi network:
The first thing you need to do is ensure is that you are getting the best performance from your router. You must install the router at the center of your house and preferably at a higher location. You must also ensure that there is minimal interference from other 2.4 GHz gadgets such as wireless audio speakers, cordless phones, microwave ovens, Bluetooth gadgets and baby monitors. If your neighbor has also installed a Wi-Fi network in his house, you need to separate your router from his router on the Wi-Fi spectrum. Try using a different channel than the channel that he is using to avoid cross channel interference. You can also use superboost wifi so your connection will be stronger and reliable.
If after doing the above modifications, you are still not getting the best performance from your Wi-Fi network you can consider upgrading your router. Get a router that incorporates multiple input, multiple output (MIMO) or draft-n technology. The router technology is always evolving, so if you have an old router it’s time to switch to a new one to get the most out of your Wi-Fi network. The new technology routers support a far greater range than the standard 802.11 b/g Routers and also boost the performance of the network manifold.
It may be possible that some areas in your house are not able to detect the Wi-Fi network even after upgrading the router. Normally such areas include basement, attic or some odd corners. You can use power-line networking to improve the network range in such areas. Installing a power-line device is easy; you just need to plug an adapter into a outlet near the area that is experiencing network deficiency and connect an ethernet cord to the router. Plus need to ensure that the power is free from excessive interference from the other electrical devices. The latest advancements in power technology make this possible.
Improving the range and efficiency of your home Wi-Fi network is a difficult task but it’s not impossible. First you need to establish the reason why your Wi-Fi network is not giving optimal performance and then you need to up either upgrade your router or use a power-line device to help improve the network within your house. You also need to check that the Wi-Fi network is free from interference from within and outside your house.