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How to optimise your WiFi signal

Channels, bandwidth and merging

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Introduction

A slow wireless connection, it's not fun but it can happen to any of us. We will show you how to perform first-aid next time your home network has an attack of sluggishness. After reading this article you'll be ready to start tinkering around the inner workings of your router. Not with a soldering iron, but with a mouse. 


We've all been in this scenario. You're connected to a router and the signal is strong, but internet is really slow. Dial-up connection slow. The signal looks fine, so physically moving the router won't do much. Buying a new router might, but that costs money, and getting a cheap one kind of defeats the purpose.

There are other options. Inside the router there are a number of things you can play around with in order to increase the transfer rate of the wireless signal of your router. We will describe how to make manual adjustments to the bandwidth of the channels and the strength of the signal. This article focuses on the 2.4GHz band since you're more likely to have issues on that frequency than on 5GHz.

If you get a weak wireless signal, there are some measures you can take on this screen.


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