7 ways to boost up your WiFi signals

WiFi is the most essential development in the evolution of the internet — no one wants to be chained to a computer — it’s also one of the most annoying thing ever experienced. If you’re plagued by slow and sluggish internet speeds, worst reception, and other WiFi issues then here are 5 ways through which you can power up the existing WiFi speed in your home.

Switch to an 802.11ac standard router

Still, if you’re still using an outdated 802.11g or 802.11n standard router—“Wireless G” or N,” (commonly known) then it is the best time to update to something new. As a matter of fact, one of the best ways to ensure that your WiFi network is as fast, reliable, secure as possible is to use the current version of the hardware. The best router you can get should be of up-to-date 802.11ac standard.

Get a WiFi adapter for your laptop

If you have an older laptop you can’t part with, or you don’t have the money to plunk down for a brand-new device, you can buy an 802.11ac adapter that gets plugged into your laptop’s USB port easily. So, don’t cheap out and purchase a crappy AC600 adapter. Buy AC1200 at minimum.

Consider a Netgear WiFi range extender

If you’re having issues getting strong and fast WiFi signals throughout your home, you have a few options:
  • Add in more access points (AP).
  • Extend your existing router’s WiFi signal.
  • String Ethernet cables or wires throughout your house and go wired as much as possible you can.
  • And all above, switch to a Netgear WiFi range extender.
Netgear The WiFi range extender is the only device that helps in eliminating dead zones and blind spots.
  1. For Netgear extender setup, make sure that your range extender is placed within the reach of your existing WiFi router.
  2. Plug your range extender into a power socket.
  3. Turn it on by pushing the power button.
  4. Launch an internet browser onto a computer or laptop. Make sure that you are the device is connected to the range extender using an Ethernet cable.
  5. Type mywifiext.net into the browser's address bar field. If you are using an Apple device, then use mywifiext.local web address.
Ask us for mywifiext.net support if you are facing any issue in setting up your device.

Don’t stuff your main WiFi router in a cupboard

Your router may be ugly, but that doesn’t mean you can hide it behind TV cabinet or under the table. If you want the best and uninterrupted WiFi signals, then you have to place it openly, away from thick walls and interference-creating obstructions. The optimal location to place your WiFi router must be center location of your house. Also, place it at a neat, clean, dry, and a higher surface.

Update Netgear router's firmware

The firmware update process is meant for improving product performance, add new features, and boost up the security.
  1. Connect your computer or laptop to the Netgear WiFi router.
  2. Open a preferred web browser of your choice into it.
  3. Type the default IP address of your Netgear router into the browsers address bar.
  4. Hit enter on your keyboard.
  5. Enter your default admin details.
  6. Click on the “Advanced” option.
  7. Select “Administration”.
  8. Click on “Firmware Update” or “Router Update” option.
  9. If a new firmware version is available, Click on Yes.
Upgrade Netgear extender's firmware too (applicable on some models)

To boost up your existing WiFi signals, it is essential for you to update Netgear extender's firmware to the latest version. To upgrade the extender's firmware, follow the steps below.
  1. Connect your laptop or desktop to the Netgear extender using its (extender) default network name, Netgear_Ext. If this doesn't work, then connect your devices with each other using an Ethernet cable.
  2. Also, make sure that your Netgear  the extender is plugged in within the range of your up-to-date WiFi router.
  3. Launch a web browser on your connected device.
  4. Log in to your range extender by typing mywifiext into the browser's address bar field. Do not type the URL into the search bar.
  5. Click on “Maintenance”.
  6. Tick on the “Firmware Upgrade” option.
  7. Select “Check Online” or “Check”.
  8. If new firmware version for your Netgear The WiFi range extender is available, just follow the on-screen prompts to update the Netgear extender's firmware.
Protect your WiFi-enabled devices by using a correct wireless security

Proper WiFi security is worth a good reminder always. Below are some common things you need to know.
  1. Use WiFi Protected Access-2 (WPA2) encryption for your network passwords
  2. Change your router’s as well as the Netgear extender's default login details means no more “admin”/”admin” or “admin”/”password”.
  3. Use a different (Domain Name System) DNS service than your Internet Service Providers (ISPs).