Low Wi-Fi signal interferes with comfortablework on the Internet? There are a lot of methods and techniques for enhancing it, which we will be happy to share. Wireless networks have already become so densely embedded in our lives that a cafe, restaurant or apartment without Wi-Fi is now perceived as something from the last century. The range of equipment capable of connecting remotely is expanding every year. It is no longer surprising to surprise anyone with a TV with a Smart TV function, or a coffee maker, or a refrigerator that can directly interact via the Internet. Even if they have a LAN port. What wires? There should be a minimum of them, and all communication in an apartment or house should only be via Wi-Fi. This will be discussed further. In their home, many are faced with the problem of low Internet speed when connecting via a wireless connection. What could be the reason? Obviously, the problem lies in the coverage area, the radius of which depends on the router model, type of access point, antenna power and other technical parameters. In addition, various external factors, one way or another related to the interior - the material of the walls, the number of partitions, the location of other devices, their number, as well as the presence of upholstered furniture, cabinets, mirrors, and household appliances - can also affect the reception of a signal by a device. There is only one conclusion: it is necessary to strengthen the Wi-Fi signal. How can this be done? Portable router Outdoors or in the country, intraveling or at work, or even just at home, if you need Internet access, you can use your smartphone as an access point. Many modern devices support this function, allowing you to start distributing precious Wi-Fi in a matter of seconds. The second option is more expensive and advanced: buy a mobile router, or MiFi for short. These pocket-sized portable hotspots work with any carrier and are capable of keeping multiple devices online at once. This solution is ideal for those who travel a lot and are not used to being tied to one place. Home methods For those who wantequip your apartment, house (or even the area around the house) with a stationary access point to a constant, stable and fast Internet, which would be accessible from any corner, there are many solutions. Finding a Better Location The easiest option is to change the location of your router. Radio waves, if they are not superimposed on external overlapping factors, usually propagate from the source in several directions. In fact, this is an electromagnetic oscillation in space, the source of which is a conductor with an alternating electric current. Range and directivity will depend on both the frequency of the oscillation and factors such as absorption, refraction, diffraction, reflection, interference or attenuation. That is, waves can mutate, change the vector, or self-destruct when meeting with any material or object in its path. Concrete, metal, ceramics, drywall, fittings have a high absorption coefficient, to a lesser extent - brick, glass, water (mirror, aquarium ...). This means that you need to try to position the router so that the number of obstacles between it and the signal receiving device is minimal. It is worth looking for the center of the apartment and experimenting, and not only in the horizontal plane. Programmatic approach Having found the zero coordinate foryour apartment and not seeing any noticeable changes, you need to refer to the router settings. The usual supported networking standards are 802.11 b, 802.11 g, 802.11 n, and so on, to newer and faster versions. Therefore, the latter should be adhered to by setting the desired parameter in the settings section of the router operation mode. The main thing is that the devices are compatible with this standard. Analytical method If the building is multi-apartment, and inEach apartment has its own Wi-Fi, which works by default on the same channel frequency, it is no wonder that the speed of all wireless devices drops. You can install a program such as Inssider, which will show you how many networks are actually located nearby. Having found a free channel, you can safely save it in the settings, and - a miracle! - the speed will instantly increase! Additional funds Within the rubric"Crazy knobs" some offer simple and effective, in their opinion, advice on amplifying the signal. We'll have to use an applied way to modernize the router - to remake the antenna into a directional source of radio waves. For example, with the help of something that will reflect a signal from itself. It looks, of course, not aesthetically pleasing, but you can hide this whole structure on a shelf or place it on a cabinet. A much more effective way would be to buy a new, more powerful antenna that can amplify the signal three to four times. Or just install another one. Range extender It is also called a repeater.The bottom line is that it just connects to the main device and expands the range of the Wi-Fi network. The repeater will pick up the original signal and repeat it further, deeper into the apartment or into the garden. The issue price is from 500 to 2,000 rubles, depending on the capacity. And there may be several of them. The main thing is to try to do something, because there are really many ways!
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