How to Improve Your Wifi Signal

Wi-Fi’s not working!  A familiar refrain in houses all over, but there is a solution to your wireless woes.  In this installment of “Fix It in 15:00”, Lou shares one surefire way to make sure your wifi signal is strong no matter where you are in the house.

Wireless fidelity, or “Wi-Fi” as it’s most commonly known, has been around since the late 1990’s and creates a wireless local area network, essentially the “zone” in which you can receive wireless internet signals.  In addition to providing internet access within the home, Wi-Fi networks can be found in larger geographic areas (like the local town square) and are used to interconnect a variety of the devices we use today.

One issue with Wi-Fi routers is the fact they don’t broadcast an unlimited range.  One great solution to making sure your signal can penetrate walls and even floors is to invest in a Wi-Fi booster.  These devices act as a repeater, in essence taking the existing signal and repeating it over and over again, in the event of multiple repeating devices.

Through some trial and error, determine where the Wi-Fi dead spots are in your home.  Once you’ve mapped it out, you can place a Wi-Fi booster in a central location to those areas.

A word of caution on Wi-Fi routers.  Clever cyber thieves can not only hijack your signal and use it beyond the walls of your home illegally (the practice is known as “piggybacking”), but they can also access devices on your network unless proper encryption is in place.  Check here for the latest specifications on Wi-Fi security.

Wi-Fi’s not working!  A familiar refrain in houses all over, but there is a solution to your wireless woes.  In this installment of “Fix It in 15:00”, Lou shares one surefire way to make sure your wifi signal is strong no matter where you are in the house.

Wireless fidelity, or “Wi-Fi” as it’s most commonly known, has been around since the late 1990’s and creates a wireless local area network, essentially the “zone” in which you can receive wireless internet signals.  In addition to providing internet access within the home, Wi-Fi networks can be found in larger geographic areas (like the local town square) and are used to interconnect a variety of the devices we use today.

One issue with Wi-Fi routers is the fact they don’t broadcast an unlimited range.  One great solution to making sure your signal can penetrate walls and even floors is to invest in a Wi-Fi booster.  These devices act as a repeater, in essence taking the existing signal and repeating it over and over again, in the event of multiple repeating devices.

Through some trial and error, determine where the Wi-Fi dead spots are in your home.  Once you’ve mapped it out, you can place a Wi-Fi booster in a central location to those areas.

A word of caution on Wi-Fi routers.  Clever cyber thieves can not only hijack your signal and use it beyond the walls of your home illegally (the practice is known as “piggybacking”), but they can also access devices on your network unless proper encryption is in place.  Check here for the latest specifications on Wi-Fi security.