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Question: WiFi range is poor.

My WiFi range is poor. Any tips on how to improve the range?

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Mar 18, 2018 5:57 AM in response to talopez1 In response to talopez1

Use the 2.4 GHz network signal, since it much stronger than the 5 GHz signal

Remove obstructions in the signal path between the WiFi router and connected devices

Replace the WiFi router if it is 5 years old or older

Add another WiFi router in specific areas where you need more WiFi coverage and connect them back to the main router using an Ethernet cable

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Mar 18, 2018 10:31 AM in response to talopez1 In response to talopez1

Four questions:

  • What is the make & model of the wireless access point, router, or gateway that is providing the Wi-Fi network?
  • What is the make & model of the wireless client (desktop or notebook) that you are connecting to this network?
  • What version of operating system is it running?
  • What are you using to determine signal strength vs. range?

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