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    Improving WiFi Range

    i am using WiFi network router for internet can but some time i feel its getting slow,is there any solution available to boost the performance of wifi router to its best level.please tell me if such change is available thank you.

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    Re: Improving WiFi Range

    make sure you are getting the most out of your current Wi-Fi router: Mount it in a central location in your house, preferably high on a wall; make sure that other 2.4-GHz devices such as cordless phones, baby monitors, wireless audio speakers, Bluetooth gadgets, and microwave ovens are not causing interference; and separate your router from your neighbors' router on the Wi-Fi spectrum. If they are using channel 1, for example, try channel 12 to minimize the chance of cross-channel interference.

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    Re: Improving WiFi Range

    Wi-Fi standards are continually evolving as technology advances. The first Wi-Fi routers were 802.11b, Now, MIMO and draft-802.11n routers have pushed the wireless frontier to 280 mbps and beyond,hardware acceleration i s best so go for a new router.

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    Re: Improving WiFi Range

    Position your wireless router (or wireless access point) in a central location.

    When possible, place your wireless router in a central location in your home. If your wireless router is against an outside wall of your home, the signal will be weak on the other side of your home. Don't worry if you can't move your wireless router, because there are many other ways to improve your connection.



    Move the router off the floor and away from walls and metal objects (such as metal file cabinets).

    Metal, walls, and floors will interfere with your router's wireless signals. The closer your router is to these obstructions, the more severe the interference, and the weaker your connection will be.

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    Re: Improving WiFi Range

    Replace your router's antenna.

    The antennas supplied with your router are designed to be omni-directional, meaning they broadcast in all directions around the router. If your router is near an outside wall, half of the wireless signals will be sent outside your home, and much of your router's power will be wasted. Most routers don't allow you to increase the power output, but you can make better use of the power. Upgrade to a hi-gain antenna that focuses the wireless signals only one direction. You can aim the signal in the direction you need it most.

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    Re: Improving WiFi Range

    Change your wireless channel.

    Wireless routers can broadcast on several different channels, similar to the way radio stations use different channels. In the United States and Canada, these channels are 1, 6, and 11. Just like you'll sometimes hear interference on one radio station while another is perfectly clear, sometimes one wireless channel is clearer than others. Try changing your wireless router's channel through your router's configuration page to see if your signal strength improves. You don't need to change your computer's configuration, because it'll automatically detect the new channel

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    Re: Improving WiFi Range

    Update your firmware or your network adapter driver.
    Router manufacturers regularly make free improvements to their routers. Sometimes, these improvements increase performance. To get the latest firmware updates for your router, visit your router manufacturer's Web site.




    Add a wireless repeater.
    Wireless repeaters extend your wireless network range without requiring you to add any wiring. Just place the wireless repeater halfway between your wireless access point and your computer, and you'll get an instant boost to your wireless signal strength. Check out the wireless repeaters from ViewSonic, D-Link, Linksys, and Buffalo Technology.

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