Thursday, November 30, 2006

How to Improve WiFi Reception

Here are some quick tips to maximize your signal strength and minimize interference with a little wireless feng shui.


  1. Put large furniture along the exterior walls of your home.
  2. Minimize mirrors, which can bounce the signal back.
  3. Place your router in one of the following locations:
    • Near the center of the house
    • Off the floor, ideally on a high shelf
    • As far as possible from your neighbor's Wi-Fi router (which, of course, you've made sure is using a different channel)
    • Away from cordless phones and microwaves, which operate on the same 2.4-Ghz frequency.


  • The addition of a "high gain" external antenna will often provide increased reception signal and performance.

From WikiHow

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