Changes between Version 31 and Version 32 of wireless/wifi


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06/18/2018 09:32:54 AM (6 months ago)
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Cale Collins
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    864864== Tips for Improving Home !WiFi Performance
    8658651. Wi-Fi technology continually improves. Newer Wi-Fi gear typically runs faster, is more reliable and offers better compatibility with your home electronic gadgets.
    866 1. Move the AP to a Better Location - The netowork might crashes when a microwave oven or cordless phone is turned on. One easy way to address poor !WiFi performance is to simply move the wireless AP to a better location.
    867 1. Change the Wi-Fi Channel Number - Interference on a channel can impact your Wi-Fi network's performance. Most wireless routers ship with the same default channel numbers and you may experience radio interference from a neighbor's router on the same channel. Changing the Wi-Fi channel is often the best way to fix this problem. More details for best 2.4GHz channels and more details for best 5GHz channels.
    868 1. Upgrade Ap firmware - Updating your firmware can provide performance improvements, security enhancements or better reliability.
     8661. Move the AP to a Better Location - The network might crash when a microwave oven or cordless phone is turned on. One easy way to address poor !WiFi performance is to simply move the wireless AP to a better location.
     8671. Change the Wi-Fi Channel Number - Interference on a channel can impact your Wi-Fi network's performance. Most wireless routers ship with the same default channel numbers and you may experience radio interference from a neighbor's router on the same channel. Changing the Wi-Fi channel is often the best way to fix this problem.
     8681. Upgrade AP firmware - Updating your firmware can provide performance improvements, security enhancements or better reliability.
    8698691. Increase Signal Strength and Range of the AP - Sometimes the Wi-Fi signal will simply not be strong enough to maintain a good connection. The likelihood of this problem increases the further away from the router a client is and the more obstructions, such as brick walls, stand between the client and the router. One way to solve this problem is to upgrade the Wi-Fi antenna installed on the AP.
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    872872== Where is the Best Place For Your Wireless AP
    873 1. Don't settle prematurely on a location for the wireless AP. Experiment; try placing the device in several different promising locations. While trial-and-error may not be the most scientific way to find a good spot for your AP, it is often the only practical way to assure the best possible Wi-Fi performance.
    874 1. Strive to install the wireless AP in a central location. If you have only one wireless client, installing the base station near this client is best. For WLANs with multiple wireless clients, find a good compromise position. Clients too far away from the AP will obtain only 10% to 50% the network bandwidth of clients nearby to it. You may need to sacrifice the network performance of one client for the good of the others.
     8731. Don't settle prematurely on a location for the wireless AP. Experiment; test the device in several different promising locations. While trial-and-error may not be the most scientific way to find a good spot for your AP, it is often the only practical way to assure the best possible Wi-Fi performance.
     8741. It is ideal to install the wireless AP in a central location. If you have only one wireless client, installing the base station near this client is best. For WLANs with multiple wireless clients, find a good compromise position. Clients too far away from the AP will obtain only 10% to 50% the network bandwidth of clients nearby to it. You may need to sacrifice the network performance of one client for the good of the others.
    8758751. Avoid physical obstructions whenever possible. Any barriers along the "line of sight" between client and base station will degrade a Wi-Fi radio signal. Plaster or brick walls tend to have the most negative impact, but really any obstruction including cabinets or furniture will weaken the signal to some degree. Obstruction tend to reside closer to floor level; therefore, some folks prefer to install their wireless AP on or near the ceiling.
    8768761. Avoiding reflective surfaces whenever possible. Some Wi-Fi signals literally bounce off of windows, mirrors, metal file cabinets and stainless steel countertops, lessening both network range and performance.