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Want To Boost Your Wi-Fi? Here Are Few Tricks!

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Are you bogged down by your slow Wi-Fi internet connection, chances are most of you are, since speed can never be enough for most of us. Jokes apart, there might be some issues interfering with your Wi-Fi network leading to slow speeds. However, if you’re 100 per cent sure of your network and are looking for manual tweaking of the network to increase your speed, well, we have got some tricks just for you!

1.Using that handy tinfoil!

This is a quick and easy way to get more range for pennies. Did you know you can use a little tinfoil to increase your signal strength by several decibels. Cheack the following video out

2.Sharing your Mac’s internet connection wirelessly

System Preferences > Sharing > Internet > Add Source (Ethernet) and the way the other computer will connect (Wi-Fi) > Check Internet Sharing to create a Wi-Fi hotspot

3.NetStumbler

NetStumbler (also known as Network Stumbler) is a tool for Windows that facilitates detection of Wireless LANs using the 802.11b, 802.11a and 802.11g WLAN standards.

4.Turn off SSID broadcasting

Access point admin page > Uncheck ‘Enable SSID Broadcast’ to prevent devices from listing your network as one of the detected options.

5.Limit devices that can connect to your wireless network

Create a device access list of MAC addresses that can access your network.

6.WPA Encryption

Wi-Fi Protected Access (WPA) and Wi-Fi Protected Access II (WPA2) are two security protocols and security certification programs developed by the Wi-Fi Alliance to secure wireless computer networks. The Alliance defined these in response to serious weaknesses researchers had found in the previous system, WEP (Wired Equivalent Privacy).

To switch to WPA: Access point’s admin page > set your WPA passphrase to something difficult to crack.

7.Wireshark

Wireshark is a free and open-source packet analyser. It is used for network troubleshooting, analysis, software and communications protocol development, and education. Wireshark is cross-platform, using the GTK+ widget toolkit in current releases, and Qt in the development version, to implement its user interface, and using pcap to capture packets; it runs on GNU/Linux, OS X, BSD, Solaris, some other Unix-like operating systems, and Microsoft Windows.

8.Wireless signal repeater

A wireless repeater takes an existing signal from a wireless router or access point and rebroadcasts it to create a second network. When two or more hosts have to be connected with one another over the IEEE 802.11 protocol and the distance is too long for a direct connection to be established, a wireless repeater is used to bridge the gap. It can be a specialiSed stand alone computer networking device. Also, some WNICs optionally support operating in such a mode. Those outside of the primary network will be able to connect through the new “repeated” network.

source: Efytimes

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