Two Methods to boost the existing WiFi signals

This article teaches you how to boost the existing WiFi signal range. Most people wish to access the internet from any room in the house and maybe even in the garden, terrace, lobby, balcony or summer house. So, if you are of them, then you must follow the 2 methods given in this post and extend the reach of your existing wireless network to the fullest.

Method 1: Using General Tips

Know what is your main router's maximum range

  1. Most WiFi routers can reach between 30.5 meters (100 feet) and 45.7 meters (150 feet).

  2. So, you have to determine whether your other wired or wireless devices in your home are receiving the WiFi signals or not. In case not, then please follow the steps in given in this method to increase your existing networking router's output.

  3. If the devices on which you want to receive the live and active router's signal are outside of your router's range, then you'll either need to move them closer or use a Netgear range extender.

Remove the interference-creating obstructions from your networking router's path

  1. Physical obstructions such as cabinet doors, furniture, thick walls, electronic gadgets or toys, metal appliances, cordless phones, Bluetooth speaker, television remote control, microwave ovens, as well as baby monitors can all dampen your existing router's WiFi signals.

  2. If you want to receive your router's full signal without any interruption, then you are supposed to position your router away from such obstructions so that the wireless signals aren't impeded by physical objects.

  3. Moreover, you must place your router openly in an airy room on a higher shelf.

For optimal performance position your networking router

  1. For optimal performance, the position of your router is essential. But it is also important that you use the latest and up-to-date firmware version. If your router is outdated, then there are chances that you receive slow and sluggish internet range. So, it is important to update your router regularly.

  2. Also, place your router in a central location as high as possible.

  3. Keep the networking router a few feets away from your modem.

  4. Also, establish a direct line of sight between the router and your internet-connected item (e.g., a computer or laptop).

Ensure that your router is using the 2.4 Gigahertz (GHz) channel

  1. Many networking routers is "dual-band", then it means that they support the common 2.4 Gigahertz (GHz) channel and the less-common 5 Gigahertz (GHz) channel both. If your networking router is a dual-band model, then make sure that you are connected to the 2.4 Gigahertz (GHz) WiFi network for unintrupted range.

Method 2: Switch to Netgear WiFi range extender

Use a Netgear WiFi range extender

To get the internet range in the poor connectivity areas of your house you need a Netgear WiFi range extender. After the Netgear extender setup process via mywifiext (local web address),

you can get the uninterrupted and continuous wireless range into hard-to-reach areas. Range extenders by Netgear are very helpful in eliminating dead zones and blind spots.

Find an electric wall outlet near your existing router

  1. It's best to set up your Netgear WiFi range extender in the same room as your existing router. So, consider finding a place to plug in your range extender within 15-20 feet of your router.

  2. Also, to access the login page without any issue, make sure that you connect your computer or laptop physically and properly via Ethernet cable.

  3. Make sure that your range extender is getting proper power supply.

Once your Netgear extender has been successfully configured with your existing router, you can place it anywhere. But hold on! The location you choose should be halfway between your main router and the area with poor WiFi signals.

Update Netgear extender firmware

For optimal performance, it is suggested to update Netgear extender firmware timely (applicable for some models). For this, you have to launch an internet browser onto your connected device (computer or laptop), type into the address bar and follow the on-screen instructions given on Netgear Genie and update the firmware of your Netgear WiFi range extender to the latest version.