Technology is being developed to provide fast and reliable network connection; still sometimes we have a lot of problems in network connections. This problem occurs mostly in Wi-Fi based network which are preferred at homes and business establishments for different reasons. Following simple steps which are very effective, you can extend the range of your Wi-Fi connection.
Location is very important for your wireless router to get maximum signals. Wi-Fi does not have high power to travel through metal or metal screening. I would recommend you to choose a higher location as such a place where you have 360 degree path from any hindrances or obstructions.
Some users prefer to position their wireless set in hidden position or at the back of metal filing which is used to store stuff and goods. I would not recommend you to place your set around any metal sheet or goods. But sometimes, people have to do that. In such condition, you should try to place the router just beside the open window or door.
Check signal stability of your wireless network and where they are easily acceptable. If signal quality is not good network will create problems and difficulties. The best way of doing is to hold network card in your hand and walk around the location where you want to fix it. Once you notice good quality reporting, try to position your set over there. I would also advice you that at this point of checking, you should wait for some minutes because at some places signal connectivity keeps changing. Do not take hasty decision and wait is better so you do not have problem after sometime or some minutes.
If you do not know how to do this, for your help you can free download Netstumbler tool, which is an excellent signal mapping software tool will monitor the new location and find out how much effectiveness of the movement is over there.
You can also stand effective antennas which are made by some leading manufacturers like TrendNet and Linksys. The performance of these antennas depends on the wireless devices you are having at your home and offices. They can double the wireless range network at the location where you have bad network connection.
Use high-gain antenna because they have the capability of enhancing your network power range by decreasing vertical plane range and increasing horizontal plane range.
You can have another option as well. Amplifiers are also used to improve network range of your wireless connection. While buying one for you, keep in mind that all amplifiers are not the same; they have different technical specification. There are different sizes which range from 400 mw to above a full watt.
So before applying for a wireless network connection, you should remember that what kind of steps you should take at your own so that you are not dependent on technical staff of the service provider. Some basic knowledge about technical background can save your time and get rid of frequent calling to the customer care, which is sometimes very irritating.