Have you ever thought about how to boost internet signal strength? Due to the weather condition like “a rainy day”, “a cloudy atmosphere”, and you want to download an important file, you realize that the moment you want to carry out this task your network signal may become a barrier to you achieving your goal. In a country like Nigeria where we often experience a lot of low wireless signal strength, there is a need to look out for another alternative in order not to get frustrated when surfing the internet.
Sometimes, your network may not cover a vast area like your backyard or the whole compound. You discover the moment you move farther away from the source of your Wi-Fi, the more the signal strength weakens.
In this article, you will be learning how to boost internet signal strength on both cell phones and router or steps as the case may be in strengthening the signal or connection of your Wi-Fi (router and Android phones) irrespective of your position in your home, office environment or even school environment where there are Wi-Fi connections.
In order to boost your Wi-Fi router connection, you need to follow the steps below:
Switch to an 802.11ac router:-
If you want to cover a wide range in your house or workplace, a strong AC1200 or AC1750 router is what I will recommend especially the later.
Get a Wi-Fi adapter for your old laptop:
You can get a Wi-Fi adapter to accompany your old system for better service. Check any online market to store to have a knowledge of its cost and spec.
Don’t stuff your router in a cupboard:
Many at times, we tend to place our router in an enclosed place where it either block the signals from reaching you or minimizes the network from reaching the right corners of the surrounding. So, therefore, another way of how to boost network signal is to make sure it’s in the center of your house, so you have the best coverage possible throughout your home.
Use a less-crowded wireless channel:
If you have neighbors, their routers and access points may be interfering with yours and causing the signal to degrade. Wireless routers can operate on a number of different channels, and you want yours on a channel with as little interference as possible. Though your router can probably pick the best channel for you, you want to make sure that it’s evaluating the situation correctly. Use a tool like Network Analyzer Lite or Wi-Fi Analyzer to see where your Wi-Fi network falls in relation to everybody else’s, and switch channels manually if your router picked poorly. Following these steps, you have knowledge of how to boost network signal strength.
In order to boost your Wi-Fi in Android, you must enable “developer option” and do the following:
Go to settings and tap “about phone”
Scroll to “build number” and tap seven times in a row until the “developers option” for your device is enabled
Go to ‘Developer Options’ and scroll down to ‘Aggressive Wi-Fi to Mobile data handover’.
Slide it to “switch on the mode”.
And lastly, you will see the enhanced or boosted Wi-Fi. Enjoy the service
If you don’t want to tamper with your phone settings, another way to enhance your network signal is to change the Wi-Fi band frequency of your android phone. But how do we change that? Let’s follow the simple steps below
Go to Settings > Wi-Fi.
Go to ‘Advanced settings’.
Tap on ‘Wi-Fi frequency band’.
Now select 5 GHz
Now, the device would use 5GHz frequency band whenever possible and maximize the signal strength of your wireless.
In summary, you can boost your wireless router and Android in order to enhance your signal. If you work in an office where the coverage area is larger, you can consider various applications available on Google Play Store, which allows you to create multiple Wi-Fi groups. These Wi-Fi groups would monitor access points and will always keep you connected to the strongest signal. Please do share this information on how to boost network signal for interested persons.