Wireless router performance

Published on: Author: Mike Hall Leave a comment

..  is affected by the amount of obstacles  between the wireless device and the router. Drywall (plasterboard in the UK) does not inhibit signals too much, but concrete (especially re-enforced), brick and metal take at toll.

Something else also affects wireless performance too. Interference from 2.4ghz wireless phones and proximity to other wireless routers. In a detached house, you may never be affected, but if in a semi-detached or terraced house or apartment block, lack of signal can be a real nuisance.

What NOT to do..

  • Re-install Windows
  • Re-install your wireless adapter
  • Throw out your router for a new one

The Cure..

  • Replace your 2.4 Ghz wireless phones for the 5.8 Ghz type
  • Call up the wireless router web interface, and go into wireless settings.
  • Look for settings related to channel settings. You will most likely have to disable the fastest settings in order to be able to select a different channel
  • Try Channel 1 or 11 first, or auto select if you have the option

Lastly, hope that all other wireless users close by don’t all change to the same setting as you have just made.. :-)

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