Slow Wi-Fi connection and inadequate network coverage; these two are the most of the Wi-Fi users are facing right now. Right? Well, no one likes turtle-speed internet connection on their system or laptop. It has been observed that most of the people think their internet connection is not good, and due to that, they face a slow Wi-Fi connection issue. This can be a fact, but not always. Sometimes your Wi-Fi configurations can also create such issues. So, how to solve such issues? Are you dealing with bad Wi-Fi reception, slow speeds and other such matters? If yes, then I think the below-mentioned methods can help you out to some extent. Let’s have a look at those methods.
Don’t Place The Router In The Back of The Closet
Some people keep the router in incognito mode (hiding) behind TV cabinet or any other things as they look ugly. Well, that can prevent the router from offering your maximum connection speed. For the best signal, you need to keep your routers free from any obstruction. If possible, set the router’s antennas in a perpendicular position. Besides, try to place the router in the centre of the house to get better network coverage.
It’s Time To Go For Wi-Fi 5 or The 802.11ac Router
You might have a good internet connection, but your old Wi-Fi router may not have that level of capacity to let your devices to use maximum internet speed. So, if you still have that old Wireless -n class or 802.11n router; then you should get ready to spend some money and buy a new Wireless -ac class or 802.11ac Wi-Fi router. Always remember to keep your hardware updated to enjoy better speed through your Wi-Fi connection. If you are looking for a router that can cover a large house or an apartment, then go for AC1750 or AC1200 802.11ac router.
Try Out The Wi-Fi Mesh System
If you require to get better Wi-Fi signal at every corner of your home, then you can come across a lot of solutions such as extending the signal of your router, stringing your Ethernet cables or by adding multiple access points.
Well, there is a foolproof method applying which you increase the coverage, i.e., by installing the wireless mesh network system. Go for a Wi-Fi mesh system having multiple points with the dedicated backhaul connection to communicate with other system effectively.
For The Older Laptop or PC, Get A New Wireless Adapter
If you don’t want to change your favorite laptop but want to enjoy better Wi-Fi network connection, then you can do that by getting a Wi-Fi adaptor but choose 802.11ac category.
Plug into the laptop’s USB port and here you go! Your old laptop now has the best internet speed. Remember to get at least AC1200 adapter. Try it out now; it really works.
How About Some DIY Tricks!
There are a few effective and proven DIY tricks through which you can extend the Wi-Fi range. For example, using the windsurfer tin or aluminum foil hack. Besides, you can also utilize your old beer cane (of course the empty one) as well as a cooking strainer for this purpose. Well, even though you won’t get mind-blowing results, but you will see a little bit of improvement. Some network cards and routers, which have adjustable antennae, they use RP-SMA connected twist-off antennae. So, you can go for RP-SMA antenna extension cables that you can use to boost the network coverage.