10 ways to enhance home WiFi signal
1, use the latest Wi Fi technology. One way to ensure the high speed and smooth flow of the network is to use the latest firmware. You should know: in WLAN protocol, the speed of 802.11n is significantly higher than that of 802.11a, 802.11b and 802.11g. But it must be noted that if you want to improve the speed, you must be equipped with 802.11n network card and wireless router together.
2. Place the router in the best position. The router is ugly, but don’t always hide behind the TV cabinet. If you want the strongest signal, it’s best to place it in a space that is not blocked by walls or obstacles. The antenna should be straight, and the higher it is, the better (one reader found that the best signal is when the router is placed in his attic). Finally, it must be admitted that only by placing it in the center of the whole house can high-quality Wi Fi signals cover every corner of the home.
3. Find the correct wireless channel. If you have a neighborhood, then their wireless router may interfere with you, resulting in poor signal quality. A wireless router can work through several channels, and you should tune it to the least disturbed channel. You can use Wi Fi scanners like Wi Fi stapler or Wi Fi analyzer to find the best channel in the room.
4, shut down other disturbing equipment. Not only do other wireless routers interfere, but also wireless phones, microwave ovens and other household appliances interfere. You can use a dual band router to deal with this problem. You can also use other bands of wireless phones. If you don’t want to add anything, you can also move the wireless router to a location far away from the jammer.
5, enhance wireless security. Even if the router has a code, it’s easy to crack. It’s easy to figure out who’s stealing your Wi Fi, but the best way is to enhance security and block them completely. The use of WPA code is necessary, but this code is also easy to crack, so here we suggest to learn more about the maintenance of network security skills.
6 Control the program that takes up bandwidth. If some people in the house often use video chat, play online games, download files, or use Netflix, they may take up a lot of bandwidth and slow down others’ network speed. However, you can use QoS (quality of service) to ensure bandwidth. After using QoS, you can set the priority of some programs, such as setting video chat to be prior to online games, so that the priority programs can meet the required bandwidth.
7, DIY add Wi Fi coverage. If your router can’t cover a far location, you can DIY it and add the coverage area of wireless signal. The most popular DIY trick is to use tin foil, aluminum cans or stainless steel filter pots to enhance the signal. Although the effect is not too great, at least it doesn’t take much effort to add a little signal coverage.
8, refit, enhance the router signal. Another good way to add signal masking area is to install DD-WRT firmware, which can not only achieve a series of great security and other additional functions, but also enhance signal transmission. Although there may be some risks for routers, some routers can work safely at 70mW, and you can enjoy wireless network even further away.
9. Transform the old router into Wi Fi amplifier. If none of the above works, you need a wireless amplifier. It’s not expensive to buy one, but if you don’t want to add a device, you can also use the old router with DD-WRT firmware to transform it into a Wi Fi amplifier. Although the speed of the signal sent by the amplifier will be slightly lower, it will at least expand the scale of the signal and cost less.
10. Set the restart time for the router. If you have to restart the router from time to time to prevent disconnection, there is such a solution. You can do a few experiments to make sure that it’s not because the machine is overheating, aging or downloading too much. Then you just need to set the router to restart automatically every day. You can use DD-WRT firmware or timer. In this way, you don’t have to restart the router often (this method is especially suitable for routers in the attic). After testing these tips, your Wi Fi will be faster, more stable and more secure.
How to & lt; Maintenance & quot; Your router
the router should be placed in a ventilated place as far as possible. The enclosed space (such as the power distribution box) will affect the heat dissipation of the router itself, resulting in the difficulty of heat dissipation of the router. The high temperature will not only affect the service life, but also slow down the network speed and the network card. In addition, the router should not be stacked with other electrical appliances. For example, many people like to put the router on the computer chassis, behind the computer chassis, or on other electrical appliances. This may not only cause interference to the router signal, but also cause the router overheating (because the electrical appliances themselves will also dissipate heat) and other problems, as well as security concerns.
routers need to be kept dry and cleaned regularly. The long-term accumulation of dust will block the heat sink and affect the heat dissipation, which is very easy to block, especially at this time. In addition, the router should not be placed in a humid environment. The router is in a humid environment for a long time. The moisture in the air will erode the chip and seriously affect the life of the router. Friends in the South can put a moisture-proof box near the router to absorb moisture, which is very effective!
turn off the router regularly:
router also needs & lt; Rest & quot; Therefore, it is very important to extend the lifetime of routers by giving them holidays. When no one is at work, you can turn off the router, or download the plug-in in the router. Turn off the router once a week, save power and prolong the service life of the router