Increase Wi-Fi signal Strengths on Laptop
In the modern world, most of us can’t live without internet as we are totally dependent on it for various tasks such as handling payments, contacting someone, learning something new, etc. And while we use it we want the best ever speed, no matter if it is our smartphone or Laptop. And when due to some issues we don’t get enough speed we get annoyed. There might be some issue with the Wi-Fi that can be easily solved.
When you are connected wirelessly with any means the major and most common problem arises because of the distance problem because there is a certain range that the signal can travel. If the network has to come across some walls or corners or something else then there might be transmitting problem. Also in densely populated areas, the wireless networks might be destructed by other types of wireless networks.
Next time you get some really urgent work and your laptop got some wireless network trouble like extremely slow speed or can’t find a signal, be careful and remember the following points that you can implement to regain your good enough connection.
Upgrade to the Latest Wireless Hardware
In today’s modern world majority of the laptop PCs comes with 802.11n or 802.11g Wi-Fi circuitry and in case your current router is an 802.11b device that is the speed that you will receive. Therefore there is the need that you upgrade to the latest router so that it matches the configuration and capabilities of your PC. And as you are well aware of the fact that with the increasing demand of latest and better tech devices, the price has been dropped and you can easily afford a new router at a very cheap available price.
Use a Repeater to Extend the Signal Strength
To give a boost to your wireless connection, you can manage to get a wireless amplifier also named as a range extender or a repeater. This can be plus point as these devices can pick up signals from the router and then they can retransmit them, resulting in increased speed. To get the best results using the wireless amplifier you can put it somewhere near to the edge of the signal so that it broadcasts the signals to other areas and provide you with an extended and better connection.
Use omnidirectional designed antenna instead of the traditional ones
The main work of the omnidirectional antenna is to transmit the signals in all possible directions. This specific directional signal will allow you to target the exact location where you want the signals. However, learn more about your antenna from the manufacturer’s site or from the shop you bought it and get the best omnidirectional antenna for your router.
Use an External Updating Device
In case you think there’s a need to increase the capabilities of your old laptop’s wireless hardware, disable the pre-installed, i.e. default Wi-Fi circuit and antenna. As soon as you are done install an external adapter. The way you will buy will have a large one or more antennas and the latest technology to get the best out of the device for the price. You can simply connect these to your laptop by using a USB cable or by connecting directly using a LAN cable through the port.
Change the Wireless Channel of your firmware
Wireless signals get broadcast various different channels. In case you notice that one of these channels is providing a lot of interference then simply try to change the channel using the router or just change the configuration settings of your access point. However, in case you still encounter some trouble then completely reconfigure the access point or router using some Linux based firmware or DD-WRT program. However, before doing this, make sure that the equipment you are going to use is compatible with the firmware.
Change the position of your equipment to experience better speeds
Better to place your router or the access point in some central location where the signal won’t be struck by walls or any other obstacles like furniture. Not only this, avoid placing your router or access point near the items made out of metals like iron or copper. The things made of metal interface with the signals, thus making your connection poor than usual.
Cross check the settings of transmission
There are many connection adapters that support their connection by transmission of power. You can easily adjust this setting from the interface program of the adapter using other wireless profiles and Wi-Fi channel number. Although not recommended, but you can set the transmission power to maximum, i.e. 100% and have the best possible signals. But keep in mind that this setting will be automatically turned off when your laptop is in power saving mode.
Disable the unnecessary apps running in background
Always keep an eye on the apps running in the background of a normal user’s laptop. They are one of the most normal causes why you suffer lags while using some software or browsing on the internet. To disable all the unused apps and software running in the background to maintain good speed.
The lags that you might have suffered during browsing or downloading on the Internet on your laptop can be a normal problem but it might get you at a loss at times. And as we always say that ‘Prevention is better than cure’, so should be done by you. Take care of your hardware and software as well to maintain a good enough speed and browse without any lags. Do share your problems and thoughts on these solutions and your feedback would always be appreciated in the comments section below. Happy Browsing ☺