You may think that the easiest way to improve your wireless network is to switch networks. However, do you really want to deal with the hassle of setting up a new router, waiting around for the cable specialist to show up at your house between two long stretches of indeterminate times and then have to deal with the bumpy first week of your cable going in and out? You often have to call the cable company multiple times to get things up and running, which could cost you money. When it comes down to it, there is a much simpler, convenient and affordable method to improving your wireless network. The key is to stick with the network you have and then boost the signal. Here are some ways to easily and effectively improve your wireless network.
First, you may want to change the channel of your WIFI network. Most WIFI routers come with a number of channels and your network is probably on one of them. You may also have your television cable, and maybe even your phone network, set up on the same channel, which can cause your signal to slow down significantly. If you want to improve your connection, you may want to change your signal’s channel, or make a separate channel for your WIFI and another channel for everything else. At the end of the day, a router channel can only take a certain amount of bandwidth.
Also, you want to make sure that your router isn’t obscured. If your router is underneath clothing, or even behind furniture, you may have to move your modem and router to an area of your home that allows for the signal to travel farther – without any obstructions. When it comes to your home’s wireless signal, placing your router in the middle of your home is often the best way to get the widest and strongest signal in your home.
Next, if you live in a particularly remote or off the beaten path location, you may need to install an antenna alignment tool from Sunsight Instruments. By installing an antenna alignment tool, you can create a magnet of sorts for any available signals that may be traveling through your coordinates, but that aren’t being picked up by your router. When it comes down to it, your entire neighborhood may benefit from an alignment tool, especially if your neighbors are experiencing the same service issues as you.
Lastly, you may want to replace your router with a new one. Sometimes, routers become old and worn out, which can result in the signal not being as strong. How can you tell if your router needs to be replaced? If you notice that all the signal lights are green and in operation on your modem, but you are still getting a bad signal, there is a good chance that you need to replace your router. You can usually purchase a router at your local electronics store, or you can order one online. You may also have to call your cable company. At the end of the day, replacing your router could be the simplest solution to a complicated problem.