wifi boost?

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  1. philippe.c

    philippe.c Master Guru

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    Hi guys , is there a way for me to boost my router wi fi speed?
     
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    philippe.c Master Guru

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    ho yeah my router is a TG799VN V2 5GHZ (XTREAM)
     
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    Mraz Master Guru

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    You get the inet speed you pay for, so that means no.
    But if you meant boosting the signal strength, thats another pair of shoes.
     
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    dah , I already pay , the problem is that I donĀ“t the speed I am paying for .
     

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    If you have a 300 MBPS router, it is very difficult to connect at that rate! You will find that even if you are getting that speed to begin with, it may drop off the more data you try and transfer. The way around this is to get better signal strength.

    Better signal strength can be achieved it a multitude of ways. The antennas on a router (even external or internal) can be at least slightly directional, so turning the router around on the spot can give you a fractionally better signal (if you have a wifi settings program on your computer that can measure receive/transmit signals, both in speed, strength, and quality (the Windows speed identifier is useless for this purpose).

    If the router has external antennas, try moving them around slightly if possible, sometimes an off-axis orientation (not perfectly vertical or horizontal) can be beneficial. Try moving the router, sometimes 30 cm difference is all that is required for the signal to change noticeably.

    If there are a lot of signals around you, and you have external antennas for your router and computer, put the antennas in a horizontal axis as most people have them in the vertical axis. This will reduce interference from your neighbours.

    Choose channels that are least used. Sometimes setups without any other signals around can work on some channels better than others, so try switching that around a bit. Apart from that, there really isn't much you can do. A 'more extreme' option is to play around with signal reflection using aluminium foil; this can work really well but it can be hit or miss if you don't know what you are doing.
     
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    thank you thatguy91 , I will try that . I use both cable and wi fi , om desktop I have cable I get the right speed 100Mb but on my laptop wi fi I just get 15mb , bommer .
     

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