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Identify and fix your Internet and wireless network problems with the instructions in these Howcast videos.
You Will Need
- A signal booster
- A new antenna
- A range expander, or repeater
Reposition your router
Strategically reposition your wireless router. Distance it from cordless phones, microwaves, baby monitors, large metal objects, and brick and plaster walls, all of which can disrupt the signal.
Enable interference robustness
If you’re using a Mac and a wireless router from Apple, enable the feature 'use interference robustness' on your computer. It might slow down your network, but your signal should be stronger.
Add a signal booster
Add a wireless signal booster, or amplifier, which will connect to your router and strengthen your signal.
Replace your antenna
Replace your wireless router’s antenna with a more powerful one. There are two kinds of antennas: omni-directional, which extends a network in all directions, and directional, which extends it in a limited arc.
Set up a range expander
Set up a range expander, or repeater, which--when placed on the edge of your network--will re-broadcast the signal to spots that were previously dead. Now go enjoy your wireless freedom!