Wireless internet connections have become the norm at homes, workplaces and industries. Whether you go off to a shopping centre or dine in at a restaurant, you will be able to find Wi-Fi hotspots and signals. Wireless connectivity options are also available at banks, and are used there for a variety of purposes such as online banking and so on. In fact, wireless connectivity is preferred more than the traditional options because it seamlessly integrates all aspects of banking.
There is just one issue with Wi-Fi. Many a times the signals are weak and the speed is considerably reduced. So here are some types with which you can improve the connection.
1. Prestigious Service Provider
Choose a reputable wireless service provider because they are known for their strong signals and quality services. Thus, you will probably not encounter a weak signal most of the time.
2. Central Location
Try to place your device at a central location instead of placing it near a wall or in any other corner. Signals near the wall are usually weak, especially if the router or access point is situated on the other side. The same is true for floors, so try to keep your device at a sufficient height. All these obstacles create interference and the greater the interference the weaker your signal will be.
3. Metal Objects
Metal objects weaken your Wi-Fi signal, so stay away from them if you want to connect to an access point or hotspot.
Keep the windows open so that signals are least obstructed as possible.
5. Wireless Adapters
A Wi-Fi connection works on duplex communication. This means not only should your device be able to get signals from the router, but it must also transmit back its own signals. At times, the wireless signals are pretty strong, but you will suffer low speed if your laptop does not transmit back the signals effectively. If this is the case, then try changing your wireless adapter. This can increase the wireless range for your computer. If your laptop has built-in Wi-Fi capabilities, then you can skip this step.
6. Wireless Repeaters
This is another way to extend your wireless range without the need of additional wires or a change in configuration settings. A wireless repeater instantly boosts signal strength, and you can get higher speeds. Ideally, you should place a wireless repeater somewhere towards the corner or some place that is far from the bank’s router. Just do not place it too far away because then it will not be able to catch the signal.
7. Wireless Channel
A wireless network operates on several channels just like a radio station does. On one radio channel you may hear a clear signal but on another channel, the signal might be exhibiting noise. Similarly, one wireless channel can be clearer than the rest. Therefore, try changing the channel and the strength might just improve.
8. Interference from Other Devices
Wireless networks use a frequency that is used by many other devices as well. If you frequently operate these devices, then your Wi-Fi signals can weaken because all these devices cause interference. If none of the other methods work, then you can minimize your use of devices that share the same frequency range.
9. Updated Firmware
Upgrading firmware is simple and it is effective as well. The updates released are usually free and remove bugs that exist in previous versions so that you can avail a better connection.
10. Signals Booster
There are many easy to make signal boosters that can increase the strength of your Wi-Fi signals. These boosters can be constructed from the most basic materials like a cardboard and foil. All you have to do is shape them in a parabolic or coffee can structure. The shapes must be made as accurately as possible because they direct the signal towards your devices instead of spreading them randomly around the room.
If you implement the above mentioned tips, you can get the most out of your Wi-Fi connection and will not suffer from slow speeds anymore.
Celina is a network engineer by profession. She has specialized in the wireless internet field. She imparts her knowledge via her articles at Broadband Expert.