Wireless (Wi-Fi) devices have performance problems that are defined in terms of speed and range. Wi-Fi can be described as a radio wave that is able to spread on a frequency of two-point-four or five GHz. Range refers to the distance between the router and the gadget. If your wireless gadget’s signal seems to weaken as you move away from the position of the router, you have a performance issue. The weak signal must be boosted even if the gadget’s speed is excellent. A speed issue is easy to discover. If you can hardly access a favorite web page in the same room your router is, then you have a problem with speed. A good device must maintain great speed and range. If yours is performing poorly, you have one of the issues described above.
What are the causes?
Interference – If your router’s signal is blocked or interfered with, its transmission time will be reduced. The signal will have to overcome many obstacles to reach your device. Interference can be caused by other signals that are transmitted and received by your neighbors’ routers. This is particularly if you live in an apartment or have rented an office where many other people use wireless routers to access the internet. Interference can also be triggered by large items placed between your iPod and router.
Outdated router software – Perhaps yours is using the factory software it was delivered with. If this is the case, you should look for software updates to see if this will solve your router’s performance crisis.
Distance – Maybe you are wondering why you are having a range issue inside your house. It is very possible to receive a weak signal if your bedroom or home office is far from the Wi-Fi router position.
Can Wi-Fi signals be boosted?
Yes, wireless signals can be enhanced in a number of ways. First you need an antenna. Alternatively called an aerial, an antenna is an object that can conduct, convert, transmit and receive RF (Radio Frequency) or satellite waves. There are two main categories of antennas: High-gain and low-gain. The former is used to increase the signal strength while the latter is used to transmit and receive signals over a large angle. Any antenna type is able to change RF waves into AC (Alternating Current) and AC into RF waves. In addition, you can have a receiving or a transmitting antenna. A receiving type changes RF energy into AC and brings it to an electronic device.
The transmitting antennas are supplied with alternating current from an electronic gadget in order to produce a Radio Frequency signal. If your Wi-Fi gadget’s performance issues have something to do with the aerial, it should replaced or checked by a technician. A satellite dish antenna is very easy to maintain. You can have it installed by a reliable US-based satellite installer if you do not have it already. Besides antennas there are simple measures you can take, such as elevating your Wi-Fi router to reduce interference. In addition, you should remove metallic objects between your internet-enabled devices and wireless router.