Have you ever experienced low signal strength while surfing on your wireless home network? Following are a few tips and tricks to help you tweak your network for the best performance.

wireless routerGet Closer to Your Router

If you’re already using the fastest 802.11g or 802.11n wireless routers, you can still improve the performance of the router by moving it to a central location in your home. Move it away from outside walls, so you’re not broadcasting across the street when you really want to use your laptop in the living room. You should also make sure to keep the router off the floor and away from metal objects, such as filing cabinets.

Avoid Interference

If you’ve got several wireless devices in your home or in the surrounding area, you may experience interference. You can change the channel at which your wireless router operates. There is no need to make any changes to the computers, laptops or other devices in your home – they will automatically tune to the new channel.
For more information on setting up or configuring your wireless home network, please visit the Home Networking section.