How to Improve Your Home Wifi Reception
Wifi, where would we be without it? For some of us, it would seem that Wifi has been with us for an eternity, so it may come as a surprise to many that it has only been with us for 23 short years.
Before that,(1999 introduced to the public) all we had was dial-up, which I am sure many can remember as being both slow and tedious while bravely attempting to open just one page of a website. I won't even bother at this stage to mention streaming movies and connecting networks together.
What is a good speed for Wifi? Depends on a few circumstances, If you want just to browse the internet, then I would suggest anywhere between six and twelve Mbps will suffice.
On the other hand, if you want to get into online gambling or stream videos to your computer, then I would suggest no smaller than 12 Mbps.
However, if you are a realist, then I would recommend no smaller than 20 Mpbs, this would allow you to eliminate any lag time (the time it takes to load one page) whatsoever.
Home Wifi range: You should understand that the range of any standard interior Wifi router is entirely dependent on its surrounding environment and location. A standard Wifi Router using a good stock antenna positioned in one of your home's optimal positions should have a range of about 32 meters or 105 ft.
When setting up your Wifi router, consider the following to maintain optimal performance.
2: Believe it or not any metallic surfaces, including mirrors cooking foil, etc., will reduce your reception.
3: Always situate your wireless router off the floor; vibration can cause lack of speed.
4: If possible place your router close to the center of the house, (top floor if possible) radio waves travel better if they are flowing down and laterally.
5: As far away from any of your neighbor's Wifi router as possible, also make sure none of your neighbors is using the same channel as you.
6: Whenever possible attempt to keep your router away from power cables, microwaves, cordless phones etc.
7: If your home office is away from your Wifi router, consider installing a wireless repeater, stocked in any good electronic store or your internet provider. Better still, why not pop over to one of our hosts (BargainBrute.com's) online shopping outlets, there you will find everything you require for your electrical technology requirements.
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8: Limit how many devices you have in your home, the fewer your network has, the more reliable your Wifi will be.
9: An effortless but inexpensive way to boost your Wifi router speed is to place a small sheet of aluminium foil behind your router antenna, this will reflect the signal from your router.
To make the above just wrap a sheet of foil around a large coke bottle to curve, then take it away from the container and place it behind the antenna.
10: It is good form to restart your router at least once every month. It is not a complicated procedure, so do not forget to do so. Just turn it off and wait five minutes and then restart. Let it run for five minutes, and you will be amazed just how faster the speed is
11: Add more antennas ensuring that you set the antennas at variable angles (45 degrees, 60 degrees etc.). This should then blanket your home with an extremely reliable Wifi speed.
12: Last but not least, you should change your router at least every three years for optimal performance.
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