How to Extend Wireless Range

Wireless Internet is one of the most helpful technological advances. Many people use wireless Internet on laptops in the most comfortable location in the home without having to worry about cords and Internet cables. But sometimes a computer won't receive a strong enough wireless signal. Nevertheless, there are several things you can do to extend your wireless range.

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There are several things you can do to extend your wireless range.

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Change the position of the router. You can easily extend the wireless range simply by getting the router off of the floor, moving it into the same room as the computer or moving it to the center of the room. Experiment with different positions to extend the wireless range.

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Reduce interference by keeping the router away from devices like microwave ovens or cordless phones. There can also be interference if your router is close to a different router, such as your neighbor's.

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Use a wireless antenna booster. These are simple devices that plug into the base of your router and can effectively extend the wireless range.

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Secure your wireless router. If your network doesn't have a security password, neighbors using your wireless signal can sometimes jam it up. Check your security features.

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Sometimes you 'll need to upgrade your router to extend itswireless range. Technology continually gets more and more sophisticated, so simply buying a newer router may extend the wireless range.