Whether your WLAN makes funny business or your wireless network really easily herschnurrt imagine: There is always room for improvement! In this guide, we want to give you some tips and tricks show, with which you can optimize your Wi-Fi. For who can remain at the default settings its routers, often given away a lot of potential and therefore time.
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Optimize WLAN: Location & Orientation of the routerOn the floor has nothing to look for a wireless router.
What might some how technology Voodoo may occur, but may tip the scales for WLAN coverage to every corner of the apartment. Often, walls, doors, objects and above all other radio waves interfere on the same frequency (cordless phones, microwaves, etc.) to broadcast the wireless signal. For this reason, the router should be as high as possible positioned to stehnde so on the ground Furniture &# 8220; away end&# 8221; and to simultaneously at all to be able to send radio waves down.
If the router has antennas, you should leave this to point you in the direction you have any problems with the Wi-Fi reception in the. Whether the location change brings something you can understand with a WiFi analysis program. The app Wifi Analyzer or the freeware program you can WirelessNetView the exact reception, check the signal strength and all deviations quickly, and so make the best location for your router.downloadQR codeWifi AnalyzerDeveloper: farprocPrice: Free
use the optimal WLAN standard
The default settings of the router are not set to the optimum speed, but the maximum compatibility. Therefore also send new router with old wireless standards to support as many devices. However, if your equipment is relatively current, you can lose so quite a bit of speed possible.
For maximum speed you should select the best wireless LAN standard, support all your devices. Many routers already support dual-band Wi-Fi, so you can use the 5 GHz and 2.4 GHz at the same time. So you can select the best possible standard for both frequency bands, respectively. On delivery, the router frequently send a mixed signal to support as many devices for the data rate but this is more of a hindrance. We have broken you in the following table, the various wireless standards, so you can choose the best for your personal home network:
|WLAN standard||frequency band||Data rate (theory / Gross)|
|802.11||2.4 GHz||to 2 Mbit / s|
|802.11b||2.4 GHz||up to 11 Mbit / s|
|802.11a / h / j||5 GHz||to 54 Mbit / s|
|802.11g||2.4 GHz||to 54 Mbit / s|
|802.11n||2.4 & 5 GHz||to 600 Mbit / s|
|802.11ac||5 GHz||up to ~ 7000 Mbit / s|
|802.11ad||60 GHz||up to ~ 7000 Mbit / s|
If your router supports only one frequency band at the same time, you can also use a second router that transmits on the respective other frequency band. So you can use on all wireless devices in the household, the respective maximum speed.
The 5 GHz band offers advantages for different reasons: On the one hand, it is not as prevalent in Germany and offers a total of 19 non-overlapping channels in interference with other wireless signals are rare, and the signal thus trouble-free. With the current WLAN standard IEEE 802.11 ac are to achieve the highest data rates (provided you have compatible hardware). However, the 5 GHz band has one drawback: The range is lower than the 2.4 GHz band.By default, the router mix the WLAN standards. For maximum speed but that's more of a hindrance.
use repeaters and LAN cable
Somewhere optimize stops, and when you found the ideal location and the settings you have set up on the potential for your home network optimum, but not enough range or speed as before, you have to switch to alternatives.
Thanks to the free router choice you are allowed to use router also has its own (and possibly more powerful) for all network operators in Germany. However, this is associated with relatively high cost. In order to expand the wireless network is a repeater * the cheaper option. Who has lying around a router at home, can also repurpose his old router to the repeaters in many cases.
In terms of susceptibility and speed, it is worth exploring the option of a wired solution. Who combines his devices via a LAN cable, has no problems with signal strength or speed waste. Although the 802.11ac WLAN standard & ad in theory should be faster than a Gigabit LAN connection, there are many factors that Kührt the cable connection in most situations as a winner in the speed race.
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