How to boost my wifi signal on some deadspot area??

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mac_mac asked 3 years ago

Hi every one,

I have a dillema here, my wireless router linksys G specifically have a low signal sometimes no signal in my room even it is place outside of my room 10 meters from the door. what i gonna do for this? i want to have a good signal even im browsing in my room. can any one help me to solve this wifi problem. im using a laptop.

1.the thick of my wall room are 3 or 4 inches
2. wpa
3. im using cable internet
4. Modem>>>>Linksys G>>>> Laptop

is there other way to have a good signal on my room. and it is not practical to bring the wireless router on my room, there's a lot of users outside.. hehehhe what is the best thing i can do???

please help...

3 Answers
Steve Bonilla Staff answered 3 years ago

Is it possible to run an ethernet cable to your room?

Is there anything in your room other the other room that would cause interference? Maybe a cordless phone?

Try moving the wireless router to other spots of that room to see if that helps....

igeoogle answered 3 years ago

There are many ways to boost the signal of your wireless/wifi router. One thing you could do is change your antenna. Another is change our firmware and boost the transmit power.

LADave answered 3 years ago

Several things to try:

1) relocate your access point (or integrated router/access point) thingy with the antenna. Usually you want it up high if there is less furniture in the way. If you locate it down low, there may be desks, bookcases, even file cabinets in the way.

2) relocate and improve antennas on WiFi adapters. The default is to attach the antenna directly to the adapter on the back of a PC. Then the PC's metal case may be blocking the WiFi signal, or there may be furniture in the way. Also remember that your body can block the signal if you are between the main access point and the antenna on your PC.

By putting the antenna on an extension cable, you can probably relocate it so there is less in the way between it and the main access point. You can buy these cables cheaply on eBay.

Also consider getting a more directional antenna. This gives you better reception in one direction while blocking signals from other directions. I'm finding "patch antennas" very useful. They increase the signal from the front and block signals from behind and the sides. Parabolic antenas, yagis and waveguide antennas (such as "cantennas") may be even more directional, but in my (limited) experience I haven't needed more than patch antennas to improve connections in my townhouse complex where distances are short, but interference signals are rampant.

3) Consider interference. Cordless phones, baby monitors, wireless security cameras, microwave ovens, and other people's WiFis can cause interference. If you have sources of interference in your house, you might want to relocate them or upgrade them to something newer and/or with different technology.

Download the free program NetStumbler and use it to check the signal to noise ratio on the channel you are using. Not all brands/models of WiFi adapters are capable of showing this statistic, so you may need to upgrade yours. Consider a 20 decibel signal to noise ratio as a kind of cutting point. Anything above that should give you a good connection. As you go below 20 db, connections become slower and more uncertain.

You may be able to get a better connection on a different channel. Adjacent WiFi channels overlap, but channels 1, 6 and 11 don't overlap with each other. NetStumbler will help you identify the best channel to use.

WiFi connection issues are a lot like TV. If you try to tune to a distant station with a rabbit-ears antenna, chances are you will see mostly snow and interference. Now if you tune in a station located on top of a mountain with line-of-sight to your house and you swap the rabbit ears for a directional rooftop antenna, you can eliminate most of the interference and get a really clear picture.

Likewise by putting the main access point antenna up high, getting stronger antennas for your PCs, and locating them where they have the least cluttered shot at the main access point, you can dramatically improve the connection.

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