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3 simple tricks that can help boost your Wi-Fi signal strength

Author: ITS

Posted on Jul 20, 2016

Category: General Interest , Tips and Tricks

It’s safe to say we’ve all had some experience with a poor Wi-Fi connection, but if you find yourself consistently complaining about your wireless network, you may want to do some investigating—it could be an easy fix!

Here are 3 simple tricks that could help to get your Wi-Fi working the way you want it to:

Wi-Fi router

  1. Try relocating your router (wireless box). Router placement is very important – you want it to be in an open area so it’s signal can reach all desired locations. Avoid putting it behind cabinets or desks or in an isolated room.
  2. Keep your router up. Many Wi-Fi routers are actually designed to broadcast their signal slightly downward, so having it on the floor can interfere with its ability to transfer the signal to where you want it to go.
  3. Avoid placing your router next to other electronic devices. Even certain routers can interfere with the signals of one another so this could be causing the lag in your network connection.