I decided to write an article with tips on enhancing the Wifi signal. There are many different articles on the subject on the Internet, but almost every article contains a lot of incomplete information. To be more precise, many recommendations on some settings have nothing to do with increasing the Wifi signal range and can in no way affect the range of the network itself.
If we’re talking about increasing the Wifi range, of course, we mean the range of the network itself, that is, the range of Wifi. Let’s suppose, we have a installed a router, set it up, but in the farthest area, the Wifi is not working at all, or the signal level is too weak. Or, the router is installed on the first floor (where the signal is there), but on the second floor, the signal is very weak, or there is no signal at all. A common situation faced by many, and I have experienced it myself. If we have wifi repeater then it became very easy to change settings by Myrepeater web Address.
What does the range of Wifi networks depend on?
Many different factors: the router itself (the number and strength of the antennas), the walls in your home, the number of neighboring Wifi networks, the location of the router, some other interference, etc. Many people ask for advice on a router that, for example, would provide a stable Wifi signal for a two-bedroom apartment or office, a private house, etc. Everyone has different conditions, different walls, etc. The only thing I can recommend is to focus on the area of your house roughly. If you have one room flat, even an inexpensive router with a three dBi antenna will cope with its task without any issue. If you have a larger house or apartment, then buy a more expensive device. Although, even the price is not always an argument. I have RangeXTD router and Asus RT-N18U – an expensive one with three antennas and some Asus proprietary feature that extends the network coverage.
So, under the same conditions and at the same distance, it doesn’t get much better results than the D-link DIR-615/A. Which has internal antennas, and it is several times cheaper.
How to increase the Wifi signal in the router settings?
If you have already purchased and installed a router at your home or office, and your Wifi does not work everywhere you need it, you can try to strengthen your wireless network. How to do this, we will now look at. You can boost the signal with both settings in the router and with individual devices and gadgets.
Step1: Find and change the channel on your router. If your devices see many of your neighbor’s networks available for connection, then all of those networks can load the track that your network is running on, thereby reducing your network’s range.
You can try, in the router settings, to set some static channel or put Auto. Here you need to experiment. If you are not lazy, then using the program inSSIDer, you can find a free medium and set it in your router settings.
I will not describe in detail; give you a link to the article How to find a free Wifi channel, and change the channel on the router? Instead, I told in detail about mediums and how to find a medium that is not busy. Also, there are instructions on how to change the channel on routers from different manufacturers.
Step 2: Switching your network to 802.11N mode. As a rule, by default, all routers have the wireless network in b/g/n mixed-mode (11bgn mixed). Forcing the router to broadcast Wifi in 802.11N mode may increase the speed and the range of Wifi coverage (if your router has more than one antenna).
The only problem is that if you have older devices that do not support 802.11N mode, they will not see your network. If you don’t have older devices, then without a doubt, switch your network to n mode. It’s very easy to do this. Go into your router settings, usually at the address 192.168.1.1, or 192.168.0.1.
In the settings, open the tab where you set up your wireless network. The names are usually: Wifi, Wireless Mode, Wireless Network, Wireless, etc. Find the Wireless Mode item there and set it to N only. That is, it will only work in N mode.
For example: To change the wireless mode on your Asus router
Save the settings and reboot the router. If you experience problems connecting devices, then switch back to mixed mode.
Step3: Check the transmission power in the router settings. On some routers, there is an option to set the wireless Wifi power level. As far as I know, the default setting is maximum power. But, you can check.
In Asus routers, these settings are changed on the Wireless Network – Professional tab. There is an item called “Tx transmit power control” at the bottom.
There’s a scale there that you can adjust as a percentage. It looks like this:
On Tp-Link routers, open the Wireless – Advanced Wireless tab. The Transmit Power item allows you to adjust the signal strength. The High value indicates the maximum power.