Wireless routers are one of the most convenient devices available now. They are easy to configure and provide fast and reliable connection to multiple devices in an area. But what if you want to expand that area or what if you aren’t getting the reliable connection at the other side of your house?
You can improve the range of your wireless router by following some simple steps. The below steps are recommended by experts from Netgear tech support industry.
Placement of the router:
You should place the router in the central location of the house rather than in a corner. This will help the Wi-Fi signals to uniformly distribute in your house. Also mount the router a little high like on the ceiling if possible.
Things like walls, furniture or anything that obstructs the line of sight greatly reduce the range of the Wi-Fi signals. Try to make a clear line of sight between the device and the router for best results. Reflective objects like mirror can reflects the signals back or bend them which makes it very hard for Wi-Fi signals to pass right through them. Any metal object blocks the signals too.
Selecting the best band:
2.4Ghz has better range than the 5GHz. So, if you are living in a less populated area where there is less Wi-Fi noise, you can check for least used channels and use 2.4GHz instead of 5GHz band.
Try to place the router from electronic devices which uses same waves near or in range of 2.4GHz or 5GHz like microwave oven or another router of another network, Cordless phones which use 2.4GHz bands and copy machines.
Change your router’s antenna:
If these tips aren’t helping you out, you can change the antenna of your router with something more powerful. Many NETGEAR routers let users change their antenna according to their needs. Investing in a higher dBi antenna than what you have now can help greatly.
Get a Wireless Extender:
A Wi-Fi Extender greatly helps in increasing your networks wireless range. It amplifies the weak signal which it gets from the router and transmits it further with strong signals. A NETGEAR Wi-Fi extender like NETGEAR WN3000RP-200INS will greatly help in this matter.
If you are still facing issue during improving the wireless range of your Netgear router kindly contact a professional Netgear tech support company for immediate assistance. They can be contacted through their email address, web chat or Netgear tech support number on 1-888-479-2017 (Toll free).
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