Wireless routers make up an increasingly important role in our everyday lives. Most of us think of them first when we discover that our favorite corner of the sofa almost does not have a signal, while everything works fine a meter further away. We at HomeNet are diligent online enthusiasts and have put together a list of great tips and advice on improving wireless networks.
1) Find the right place
The router’s location has a lot to say. WiFi signals may experience difficulties in penetrating glass, brick, concrete or metal. Therefore, it is quick to place the router centrally in the home, so as to make optimal use of signal strength. Please add the router slightly open so that the signals have the least possible corners and walls to penetrate.
2) Height has something to say
Your routes will thrive best in the height. The signals are often spread a little downwards so that a router underneath the roof will cover a larger area than a router on the floor or in the basement.
3) Adjust antennas
If your router has external antennas, these should be vertical. The wireless signals are sent almost perpendicularly from the antennae. A little bit adjustment can help you a long way to fill out noisy areas!
If you have a wireless router, you should use a password. By password protect your wireless network, you will not only protect your personal information but also stop unauthorized users from using all your bandwidth when you need it most.
Wireless routers can be compared to small computers. Like most other computers, they also benefit from a reboot in new. If you experience problems, this is usually the first thing you should try.
The vast majority of wireless routers already have a built-in firewall. Make sure this is enabled so your router also helps protect your computers from attacks, intruders, and unwanted traffic.
7) Channel selection
Too many wireless networks in an area can soon start interfering with each other. In addition, baby monitors, heating cables, and alarm systems can help create signal noise. This can be easily resolved by logging in to the router’s administration page and changing the channel there. Some routers even have their own mobile phone apps that make this even easier.
8) WiFi Extender
If you have a large area to cover, a simple wireless router may not have the required range. In these cases, a signal amplifier will help increase signal strength in the really difficult corners. If you are a little technically landscaped and have an old router lying there are good opportunities to set this in to act as a signal amplifier.
9) Create a home network
A router can be used for more than just the internet. A home network allows you to stream media and share files between your home computers. Thus, work, film time, image sharing and more can take place completely seamlessly and smoothly. Most computers have this functionality already in place, but here’s the gold of searching online – there is a lot of software out there that offers additional features and features.
10) Ask us about a multimode!
We offer a modem with a built-in, good wireless router. This has a good signal strength, is very reliable, and adjusts the frequency of its wireless signals themselves, thus saving you half the job. The multimode is particularly suitable for communicating with our centers and often provides increased speed and improved stability.