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|Find optimum WIFI channel and placement for your WIFI devices; Tutorial|
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|CapwnD||Jan 24 2010, 12:59 AM Post #1|
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Find optimum WIFI channel and placement for your WIFI devices; Tutorial
You should be using WPA2 Personal with AES cipher type, found in your wireless router's wireless security settings.
Try different channels and see which one has the best signal strength. Look for signals that don't overlap with neighbors signals. Metageek.net has a neat program:
Select the inSSIDer program. install and run it on a computer that connects wirelessly, and it will show the channels of all the networks it can see. Also, move the laptop and move the router to different positions and locations to see what gives the best and most constant signal.
EDIT: In todays day and age, it's probably easier to just get an app for your phone or tablet. WIFI Analyzer on Android works great.
To increase the range and signal strength, you can try a parabolic antenna. You can build a parabolic antenna and attach it your router antenna, and also your device antennas. It may help boost the strength of the signal. There are more complex versions, but this is an easy one that I came across at Freeantennas.com:
Edited by CapwnD, Yesterday, 2:05 AM.
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