12 Amazing Secrets How to boost Wifi Signal in 2022

No more weak zones or buffering clocks. This guide reveals solutions that actually deliver significant improvements for your WiFi.

Want to improve WiFi signals? In this ultimate guide on how to improve WiFi signal and performance, I reveal 12 secrets. You can not only enhance the functioning, but you’ll also discover how you can always keep your WiFi network safe from hackers. Warn you – this is more than a 5-minute read, so buckle up, and let’s dive into it.

But, before jumping into the actual meat, let’s discuss where the actual problem might be. Is it that your router is limited or your ISP provider sucks? Let’s identify that first, and then move onto the solutions.

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Discover 6 Common and Not-so-Common Factors that Might Be Affecting Your WiFi Performance

WiFi can be hard to understand sometimes – more like a wife. Don’t mind me joking, but it’s really annoying when you’re enjoying perfectly fine speed, watching Instagram reels, and suddenly, out of the blue, the video gets stuck.

But that doesn’t necessarily mean your WiFi provider sucks – or your router is cheap – there can be other reasons you might be unaware of.

Read below 6 factors that can affect your WiFi performance. You need to get them right to avoid any possible interference in enjoying your favorite movie, or working from home, to attend meetings on-time.

Some of them are obvious – and some are more technical for a layman. Let’s see what they’re.

1.  Physical Obstruction

This should be pretty obvious to a lot of people – but in case it wasn’t to you, hear this out: WiFi routers aren’t cell towers. Bigger or even minor physical obstructions like walls, tables, electric devices, or especially metal interference can negatively impact the speed, signals, or overall performance.

And if we think about it, our houses and offices are filled with these things: metals, walls, and electric appliances.

So, if your router is placed behind or around any of this obstruction, this may be the reason why you’re frustrated over your WiFi.

2.  Frequency Issue

The most commonly used frequency in cellular data, radio stations, ovens, and other devices is 2.5 Hz. And that’s a problem – because, chances are, your router, and your neighbors are also channeling on the same frequency. So, sometimes, the frequency becomes clustered, causing interference in the Internet speed, or signal strength. Changing to 5Hz can sometimes help – but on the cost of limited signal coverage as compared to 2.5Hz. We will discuss below how you can cope with this issue.

3.  Network Load and Bandwidth Limitation

This one is again a bit obvious – if you’re using more devices, or putting more burden than the actual bandwidth, the performance will definitely be poor. Minimize the load, and you’ll see the difference.

Or, in some cases, the router’s actual supportive bandwidth limit comes in the way. Most standard routers support anywhere between 150mbps to 1000mbps – or maybe even more. If you’re using an older generation router, which may be able to uphold hardly 50mbps, then there can be a problem. I’ll list some of the best routers for faster Internet later below in the post.

4.  Poorly Set Up Antennas

Antennas are of two types. (We’ll discuss below more about them later below)

What’s important about both of them is that they need to be deployed properly, at perfect angles. Only then they’ll be able to cover the desired space or direction.

5.  Signal Reflection

Signal reflection, to put it simply, is exactly like a flash light reflection. When the torch light is pointed towards a reflective medium, let’s say, mirror, it bounces back – the same goes for WiFi signals. If signals interact with a medium – with metal or electrical appliances, they either bounce back or disperse in the multi-directional path.

Smaller objects won’t matter much – but if there’s an obvious giant hurdle in the way – it can seriously mess up your WiFi coverage and performance. We will later discuss how you can cope with this issue as well.

6.  Intruders

Intruders are those freebies lovers. Sometimes they hack into your network and secretly use your WiFi. Or, in other times, you give them a password for one time use, and they make it their habit to download movies on your network. I’ll walk you through the steps below on how you can get rid of those leeches.

Now that you’re possibly aware of the problem, let’s jump onto solutions:

Here are 12 Ways You Can Boost Your WiFi Signal and Performance

Increase speed or signals, these 12 solutions are a definite help. Let’s start:

1.  Choose an ideal place for the router

Sure, you want to hide it behind the table, behind the curtain, or you want to place it somewhere it looks aesthetic. But, you might be sacrificing your Internet experience.

The router – no matter how good and expensive – has a limited range it can best work in. That’s why, as you move farther from it, you see signals dropping on your mobile – one by one, to the point where it’s just a tiny fleck.

Here’s the solution: try placing the router in the center or somewhere ideal where it can provide signals throughout the apartment equally – or almost equally.

But, wait. There’s more to this.

You want to make sure wherever you put the router, it has a wide-open space, without any obstructions: walls, metals, tables, electric appliances such as TV or bulbs – that may block or interfere with the frequency or signals.

One or two tiny interferences might not add up as huge – but when you combine everything, you get messed up WiFi.

So, let your router breathe, and choose a decently open space to place it. Speaking of which, leaves us to another important factor below:

2.  Keep the software up to date

Just like your smartphone – today’s modern routers also work on a firmware, which needs to be updated constantly. An up to date router will operate faster, and support more exclusive features.

Also, apart from functionality and performance, an updated router won’t be at risk of malware attacks. Sometimes those malwares redirect you to unwanted web pages or disturb your whole network. Accounts, passwords, usernames, and other vital information can be stolen, causing a much more serious problem than just trying to figure out how to boost WiFi signals.

If you’re running a business – it’s even crucial you keep the routers upgraded, since businesses are a sweet-treat for hackers.

Here’s how you can do that easily:

  • Open a web browser on your computer or mobile phone.
  • Connect your WiFi. And put the IP address of your router.

(If you don’t know the IP address, check on the body of the router. There should be a sticker or the IP would be written, printed. Or, you can Google it, and you’ll be able to find it easily)

  • Login with username and password.

(If you’re unaware of the default login credentials, Google them. You can find them easily for almost any type of router. Or if you’ve recently changed them, you should already know. Even if you’ve forgotten, you can still reset your router, and change everything to default)

  • Now, here’s the important step: from the settings dashboard, try locating firmware updates. Different routers can have different dashboards and names for this. But, it’s not hard math, you should be able to locate it within minutes.
  • If there’s an update, install it. It might take a while, so you’ll have to wait – basically, no Internet for 30 minutes or even an hour. Yikes!

(Never interrupt the update even if it takes longer than anticipated)

  • When successful, restart your router, and you should be good.

Speaking of technical work, while you’re in the dashboard, do this:

3.  Block intruders

Block those leeches; those who are sucking the free WiFi. Even if they’re using just “WhatsApp” – the bandwidth still gets distributed, slowing down the overall speed. Or some of them might be secretly downloading a movie for the night ahead.

For now – block those who enjoy freebies, and you’ll be able to enjoy faster internet. Here’s how you can do that:

  • Login to your router’s IP address.
  • And from the Wireless section, Blacklist all the unwanted IP addresses. (Different routers have different dashboards, but blocking is fairly easier to go by)

Now, don’t stop yet. Instead, choose a stronger password so they won’t be able to connect again by any chance. Here’s how you can do that:

  • From the same Wireless section or from the Security section, you can set up a new password.
  • Choose a stronger password: use numbers, characters, and both uppercase and lowercase letters. Avoid writing any personal information. Basically, choose something that is not guessable.

Still not having enough speed or performance? Below listed are some of the lesser known ways. And some of the more technical ones. Don’t panic – I’ll walk you through every step.

4.  Invest in a WiFi extender or booster

In the market, you’ll hear many names: extender, booster, or repeater – these are essentially the same thing. But what exactly is a WiFi extender?

WiFi booster or extender is a small device, which connects to your main network/router, and creates a new network. This new network will have its own password and own WiFi range – but will take the bandwidth from the existing router.

In simple words, it’s just a new extension to your existing WiFi network to boost its signals. What that will do is that it will boost the WiFi range to places where signals are lower or non-existent.

WiFi extenders can cost you anywhere between $30-$200. The installation process is easy – just two or three simple steps and you’re good to go.

I’ll list some of the best options on the market today down below in the post, if you want to check out.

Now, speaking of investing, there is another effective method to boost your WiFi signals, which might cost you a sum of dollars – but totally worth the investment. Keep on reading.

5.  Upgrade your antennas

Most manufacturers sell antennas with the router itself. Usually, they do the job decently. But if you’re having a long-distance coverage problem, you can upgrade to more powerful antennas. Before we talk about upgradation, you need to know that there are two basic types. Which one do you need, depends upon the problem you’re facing. Hear me explain.

  • One type is Omnidirectional. This type of antenna transmits or receives signals in 360 degree, or in all directions, in simple words – on a horizontal plane. So, should you get this one? Yes, if your concern is to boost WiFi signals in all directions – in a large room or dining hall, for example.
  • The other one is directional. These types of antennas transmit or receive signals in one direction – wherever you point them. Get this one if there’s a specific space or room where WiFi signal strength is lower or non-existent. This antenna will boost signals only in that specific direction – but bear in mind, you’ll constantly need to keep an eye on it because it needs to be directed in the correct direction.

WiFi antennas can range from $50 to over $300 – depending upon the power and range you need. Below, I’ll list some of the reliable options of both omnidirectional and directional antennas.

6.  Run Quality Control mode

Modern routers put you in control. Years back, when someone played YouTube at 1440p, everyone else used to struggle to even browse on the Internet. If you’re also in the similar situation; your gaming pings, Zoom meetings, or TikTok are being slowed down because someone else is downloading a movie – this won’t happen anymore.

Through the QoS, (Quality of Service) settings, you can put a limit to certain devices or apps – and prioritize what’s important.

For example, if someone uses the Internet for WhatsApp only, they don’t necessarily need to get the whole 50mbps bandwidth running through their mobile phone. All they need is a few KBP/s speed, and they’re good. And QoS mode is made for that: it gives more speed to what’s more important. Here’s how you can do that:

  • Login to your router’s IP.
  • Through the Wireless Setting mode, go into QoS.
  • Configure the new rules: You can give priority to games, audio, video, or surfing.
  • Select and save.
  • Restart the router, and should be good.

Bear in mind, some routers may come with a different setting or API. You can either contact the manufacturer or try searching specifically about your router on the Internet. Anything, but it shouldn’t be a big deal. You can also leave a comment down below – and I’ll personally reply to you.

Now, enough hide and seek. Let’s do some real talk: even after trying everything, if you still don’t get the desired speed, here’s what you can consider as an option:

7.  Upgrade your router

If you’re using an old-school, cheap router from a deserted manufacturer – I hate it to say this, but, chances are, it’s your router that sucks. And nothing else is the problem.

Most previously out-dated routers manufactured before 2015 or so – can no longer bear the burden of today’s high-power Internet. More reasons: after running for several years, the heat might have damaged the internal chip or components. Besides, the technology gets old – when your neighbors and others around you are having a full blast of 2.5 gigabytes on their WLAN, you need to think about upgrading.

If that’s the case with you, it goes without saying that you need a fresh, new, and modern upgrade. I’ll list some of the viable options of routers down below in the post.

Now listen: what if your issue won’t get fixed by just upgrading the router – because you maybe need more WiFi coverage? If your burning problem is that you need WiFi signals throughout a large apartment, building, or office, there’s another method that can fix it. Warn you – you may need to lose some dollar bills, but it’s the only trustworthy option. Read below:

8.  Invest in a mesh WiFi system

In large buildings, offices, or even in a house – a single router can’t suffice. I’m talking about 5000 square feet or more. A single router cannot provide WiFi because of the obvious technical limitations – no matter how expensive your router is, it will still be limited in the range.

Even if, let’s say, your router manages to extend its signals, there will still be some weak spots or dead zones – where signal strength would be so low that you could barely send a text.

So, to cope with this issue, you can instead invest in a mesh WiFi system to enjoy faster and more reliable Internet – without ever having to face a signal drop. Here’s what you need to know about mesh WiFi:

Your traditional router provides the Internet from a single fixed point – where it’s located. But in the case of a mesh system, you’ll have multiple access points. Along with a main device, where you’ll plug in the Internet cable, there will be some small devices. You will place those devices throughout the house or office strategically, creating a joint network wirelessly.

But, you may think, antennas also extend the signals, then why mesh WiFi? Here are two main reasons mesh WiFi is I think better: a) Antennas are still limited in range. b) Antennas slow down the Internet speed.

Whereas, a mesh WiFi network is smarter, which distributes equal bandwidth across all devices? In simple words, with a mesh WiFi system, in a large house or office, everyone can enjoy the same speed and full signal strength – regardless of where the router or devices are placed or how far the person is.

A Mesh WiFi upgrade can cost you anywhere between $200-$300. Stick till the end, I’ll list some reliable options down below.

9.  Try changing your WiFi channel

Imagine a busy highway – with cars and heavy vehicles stuck. The same can happen with WiFi channels. Let me explain.

Think of WiFi channels as roads. Most routers, by default, transfer data on the same lane (1 or 6). Due to this, the Internet packets can get jammed when you, your neighbors, their neighbors, and everyone around is operating on the same channel. Literally, like a real life traffic jam.

To cope with that, you need to find an escape route or freeway. And you can do that by changing your WiFi channel, which might result in a faster, more powerful Internet speed.

Here’s how you can do that:

  • Login into your router’s IP address.
  • From the settings dashboard, look for the channel. Most probably, you’ll find it in the Wireless section.
  • By default, the channel will be selected to 1, 6, or Auto. You need to change that to another channel, a channel where there’s less or no traffic.
  • Select, and save.
  • Now, restart your router, and you should be good.

But, how do you know which channel is the busiest, and which one is the way to go? There are some WiFi analyzer apps that reveal this data.

From your Play Store or Apple Store, search for a WiFi analyzer app. I can’t take any app’s name here because they all do pretty much the same job. Just download the one with the most positive reviews, and you should be good.

Now, since we’re digging deeper, and getting a bit techy, here’s another less-known solution that can improve your navigation experience:

10.  Try changing your DNS address

DNS means Domain Name System – it converts domain names into IP addresses. In simple terms, if you want to access a certain website through your computer, your computer needs the IP address of that website. Which then connects us to the servers of the websites we try to access on the Internet.

Why IP address? Because, us humans, go by names – but, computers don’t. The only thing computers know and talk into is numbers.

And by default, there’s a high chance you’re using the DNS server of your Internet service provider, which might not be of the optimal performance. Good thing is, with modern routers, you can now alter to a free public DNS. Famous ones are these two: One is provided by Google (8.8.8.8), and the other one is Cloudflare’s server (1.1.1.1).

But before you change your DNS address, you need to know which one is the fastest in your area. For that, download a Windows/Linux application: Domain Name Speed Benchmark. For MacOS, try DNS Jumper.

Run a performance test, and see which server is the fastest. Once you discover the desired DNS server, do this:

  • Login to your router’s IP.
  • Locate the DNS settings, and replace the existing DNS with the new one.
  • Restart and you should be good.

Full disclosure: Changing the DNS server will not increase the overall speed of your Internet. For example, you won’t magically get a faster download or upload speed. Changing to a faster DNS server, however, can make your browsing quicker, and smoother.

If you’re done doing that, but still no luck, here’s the last thing you want to do:

11.  Try changing your ISP

That’s it, that’s the last solution I can give you if nothing helps after trying everything. Shifting to a new Internet service provider may result in a better performance. But, before you contact a new one, keep in mind these guidelines:

  • Call your existing ISP, and tell them that you’re planning to leave. No one wants to lose a customer. Your call may result in a shock to them, and they may offer you a discount. Or give you a signal booster hub for free to use as long as you’re subscribed to them. Or in the best scenarios, they may design you a custom package for your needs.
  • Don’t remove the existing ISP until your new system gets set up and works perfectly. You may be paying for both for a couple of days, but it’s better than no Internet.
  • Make a list of the service providers; compare their packages, and prices.
  • Do check online reviews of locals.
  • If the new ISP comes up to sign an agreement, do read thoroughly. Don’t go lazy over that one. And don’t sign until you’re 100% satisfied with everything, and feel safe. Just prolong the procedure if you need more time in researching.
  • Finally, return the equipment to the older ISP, if that’s theirs.

Here are some popular and reliable ISPs in the US:

  • Verizon
  • AT&T
  • T-Mobile
  • HughesNet
  • CenturyLink
  • Cellcom
  • LTD Broadband

These are some viable options, but keep in mind that you need to figure out what’s working best in your local area. Check online reviews for that.

12.  Some obvious tests and tips.

Before spending money on new equipment or being tech-savvy, there are some real-obvious steps you can take. Because, some days, even something as simple as rebooting the router fixes the problem magically. Here are some of the obvious measures you can take before doing anything major:

  • Reboot the router. Switch it off – wait for a while, and then switch it back on.
  • Plug off the fiber or the Internet cable. And blow some air into the ports to clean off any possible dirt. Plugin back and see the results.
  • Contact your ISP and complaint. Sometimes the issue comes from the backhand – and not from your router. They will guide you accordingly.
  • Try waiting for an hour or so. Like we discussed earlier, sometimes frequency can become clustered, resulting in a traffic jam, slowing down the Internet speed. This especially happens during prime time when everyone on the server is using the Internet.
  • From the IP address’ dashboard, monitor which device is consuming the most bandwidth. If that device is being used unnecessarily, you can either block it completely, or set a maximum speed limit. That way, you save some bandwidth for more important tasks.
  • Upgrade your Internet plan. Measure your needs and total number of devices: social media, gaming, streaming, downloading, Zoom meetings – all of that simultaneously needs high power Internet. Contact your ISP, and ask them to upgrade your package to a more suitable one.

3 Best WiFi Routers for Larger Coverage and Faster Internet

If your router has serious limitations that are affecting the overall Internet performance, you need to upgrade. Modern routers are feature-enriched, offering better coverage, better bandwidth, and in short, are more advanced. Here are top choices for you right now:

1.  TP-Link AC1750 Smart WiFi Router – Ideal for Home WiFi

Based on reviews and the popularity amongst folks, this one is reliable. With the supportive bandwidth of up to 1750MBps, you can now have faster than ever Internet. Stream 4K movies, play battleground games, or upload videos – without bumping into buffering. It works equally well on all the ISPs. For a better signal reach, there are a total of 3 powerful antennas – which can cover up to 2500 square feet. That’s the equivalent of a 3-bedroom apartment.

More features: five ports, USB connection, Alexa compatibility, parental control, QoS, and supports all WiFi devices of 802.11ac, and lower.

Fun thing: this is an Award Winner router, a router with the most satisfaction, in 2019, by JP Awards. Also, Amazon’s Best Seller.

2.  ASUS AX5700 WiFi 6 Gaming Router – Ideal for Gaming and Home WiFi

This latest gen WiFi 6 router supports up to 5700MBps of data transfer rate. If you’re someone who needs a router specifically for gaming, or a router that can cater the needs of a lot of devices at home, then this can be it. It supports up to 2.5 gigabytes of Internet through LAN/Wan ports – with a dedicated port for a lag-free gaming experience. It’s an all-rounder.

More features: 7 ports, 19 volts, PlayStation 5 compatible, AiMesh compatible, free lifetime network security by ASUS, parental controls, 3 antennas, QoS, and more.

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3.  NETGEAR Nighthawk Smart Wi-Fi Router, R6700 – Ideal for Offices and Home

You can connect up to 25 devices and still be able to enjoy non-stop streaming, lag-free gaming, undisturbed online meetings, and smooth browsing. Netgear’s alien-looking Nighthawk is ideal for offices or homes with larger families.

With 4 x 1 gigabytes ports, connect Landline, computers, gaming consoles, or other wired devices for non-interrupted powerful Internet.

Plus, Netgear’s best-in-class anti malware and anti-virus protection gives you peace of mind. The protection software is paid, but you can enjoy 1-month free as a trial.

More features: 1 GHz dual core processor, 3 antennas, Smart Connect, QoS, 1 x 3.0 USB port to create a personal cloud-based storage, Guest WiFi, VPN, Firewall, and more.

Cool thing: 44,295+ folks have rated it an average of 4.5 stars as of now. It’s a performance beast.

3 Best Wireless WiFi Extenders to Extend WiFi Range

1.  NETGEAR WiFi Range Extender EX2800 – Ideal for Outdoors and Living Rooms

Enjoy up to 1200 square feet of coverage and connect additional 20 devices wirelessly. Netgear’s WiFi extender is ideal for outdoors and hallways, to increase WiFi range. It can easily transfer 300MBps – which is more than enough for an average household use. Set up security measures: it supports WEP and WPA/WPA2 protocols.

The extender works with every wireless router, WiFi device, gateway, or modems – which means, even if you have an existing router from a different manufacturer, you can just plug and play. You just have to press the WPS button, and then connect it to your existing router via Netgear’s app.

With over 29 thousand purchases, it has an average rating of 4 stars, which is quite impressive.

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2.  TP-Link AC2600 WiFi Extender (RE650) – Ideal for Different Floors, Outdoors, Living Rooms

Based on reviews from folks on Amazon, I have discovered that it can cover up to 3200 square feet – including all floors. I must say, that’s really awesome. What’s even worth noticing is that it can transfer data at a 2600MBps rate – great for streaming non-stop 4k movies, playing games, and browsing without having to wait for the pages to load. (Of course, your Internet package matters)

2 years of warranty is available. The installation process is also easy, it takes hardly 2 minutes to set up and surf the web – and that includes unboxing.

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3.  WiFi Range Extender by AILIBOTE – Ideally Priced

Full coverage for 3000 square feet and Internet for 30 more devices – this 5-star WiFi extender is ideal for homes and offices. What makes it able to do so are its 4 dedicated antennas, which are designed thoughtfully to boost signals in all directions – horizontally and vertically.

It’s compatible with all types of gateways, access points, routers, or modems – with the support of 1200MBps. You can also connect wired devices, such as consoles, computers, or TVs to stream more powerful and consistent Internet – especially great for streaming and gaming.

The brand is fairly new, but it’s been good so far. This might be part of the reason that the extender is fairly priced.

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3 Best WiFi Mesh Systems to Upgrade Your Home of Office WiFi

Mesh WiFi is ideal for larger buildings, homes, or offices. It creates a strong wireless network that surrounds the whole building, to provide the Internet with zero dead spots or weak zones. Here are 3 best options for you currently:

1.  Google’s Nest WiFi

Now connect 200 devices and still play 4K videos non-stop. Nest WiFi blankets your whole building with WiFi signals with its dedicated devices. Also, the devices are Google Assistant Supported, to run and answer commands.

With the constant updates by the tech giant, the WiFi network is assured to stay safe from malware attacks.

Purchase one main router and get devices alongside it depending on your needs and the size of your house. Starts at $139, with the coverage of 2200 square feet. See more details by clicking the link below.

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2.  Orbi Tri Band Mesh WiFi

Connect 100+ devices and still enjoy blazing-fast Internet for up to 5000 square feet. With the Orbi’s powerful WiFi 6 mesh system, you can enjoy 6gbs of consistent Internet, simultaneously on all devices. That’s easily more than enough for homes and offices with larger needs.

You can even extend the range by upgrading the package – get coverage for up to 12,500 square feet. But, it will obviously be more costly. The lowest package starts from $399, with the guaranteed coverage of 2500 square feet.

More features: extended warranties, parental controls, and anti-virus protection software subscription available.

Orbi’s mesh WiFi is mentioned in Forbes, Cnet, and Tom’s Guide – which does add extra points of credibility.

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3.  ASUS ZenWiFi AX (XT8)

The clean, aesthetic, and award-winning ZenWifi mesh system can be a great upgrade for a faster and safer Internet. With the total supportive bandwidth of around 7gbps, you can even stream 8k movies on multiple devices.

Depending upon your needs, you can get the package for 2700+ sq. ft., or for 5500 sq. ft. The easy 3-step installation process makes it seamless for even a layman to successfully connect and operate.

AIProtection secures all your devices from viruses and malware attacks. The advanced parental controls allow you to always keep an eye on what’s happening.

More features: Alexa and IFTTT compatible, available in black and white, quad core CPU, heatsink to prevent overheating, 45 degree antennas for multi-floor homes, and more.

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Conclusion: found the help you were looking for?

Well, this is it – a comprehensive and detailed take on how to boost WiFi signals and its performance.

Before you invest on new equipment, make sure you check whether you could fix the issue on your own.

But I do want to mention that those little tips and best practices may only improve your Internet experience – not magically increase your download and upload speed.

If you truly want to enjoy a blazing-fast Internet, invest in either antennas, a new router, or in the extreme cases, a new mesh WiFi system. That may feel like a burden on the bank apparently, but it’s the only way to truly improve your Internet speed, and enjoy non-interrupted surfing, streaming, or gaming.

I hope you’ve found the help you were looking for – if not, you can still check some of the FAQs below, which might answer some of your questions.

FAQs on How to Improve WiFi Network

How to fix weak WiFi signals?

Here are three ways you can fix weak WiFi signals:

  • Try placing the router in the center or ideal place for an all-round whole-home coverage
  • Purchase new powerful extenders to increase signal range
  • As a last resort, invest in a new mesh WiFi system to permanently get rid of weak WiFi signals

How to boost WiFi signals through walls?

Here are three ways you can do that:

  • Try changing the frequency from 5GHz to 2.5GHz
  • Purchase powerful antennas or extenders
  • Upgrade to mesh WiFi – as a last resort.

Do WiFi Boosters actually work?

Yes, of course they do. Those are designed with built-in antennas and technologies to extend the coverage – even as far as 2500 sq. ft. WiFi boosters or extenders actually act as an extension to your existing router – broadcasting the same bandwidth. So, yes, they can greatly improve signal coverage.

How to extend WiFi range without extender?

Technically, it’s impossible. Because you’re limited by the router’s original range, which could be around 2500-3500 square feet. You need to either upgrade the router, or invest in mesh WiFi to extend your WiFi range — if you don’t want to use a booster. But a WiFi extender is comparatively less costly than major upgrades.

However, there is a trick that works if you own an extra router. Watch this few minute video to learn: Extend WiFi Range without Extender.

How to boost WiFi signals for free?

There’s a way, by using an aluminum sheet. When it’s placed behind the router, it can signal range and performance. You can get aluminum sheets through a soda can. Technically not free, but still near-free. Watch this video to try it: Using Aluminum to boost WiFi signals.

Ehsan Ul Haq

Ehsan is a freelance content and copywriter, working in the industry for over 3 years. He helps lifestyle brands, blogs, and magazines increase their traffic, audience engagement, and sales through SEO-focused blog posts, website copywriting, emails, social media posts, and ad copywriting. His LinkedIn profile proves he’s helped brands grow over the years with his engaging write-ups and technical skills. Email him at ehsankfc@gmail.com to hire him for projects or for a cup of coffee.

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