Long Range Wireless Router
Signal Improvement Techniques
Wireless Router Range:
WiFi router range has many ways of increasing its size to fit your wireless home networks needs.
Most people who start up Internet service have a wireless router connected to their cable or dsl modem.
Many of those people all depend on that wireless router to provide excellent Wi-Fi coverage for their wireless home network.
WHNME will be going over what wireless routers are capable of, how to increase your wireless router range, and even show you how you can make your wireless home network massive.
First lets go over the technology as a starting point, and then we’ll start talking about how to build on it.
In today’s market the most common networking standards being sold 802.11g and 802.11n.
The following is a chart of the network protocol standards currently in use, showing their radio frequency ranges and approximate operating distances.
|Network Standard||Frequency Range||Bandwidth||MIMO Streams||Indoor Range||Outdoor Range|
We’ll start with wireless router range for the wireless G networks, as it is the most widely used standard in the wireless world today.
Wireless Router Range
Wireless G networks:
Wireless 802.11g router signals have an approximate indoor range of 125ft, and can reach out to distances of 460ft outdoors in best conditions.
The biggest mistake most consumers make when installing their new wireless router is to put it right next to the cable modem, which is probably tucked away in some corner of the house or closet so it’s hidden and not an eye sore when people visitors come over.
This is the device that’s going to talk to all your wireless enabled equipment, so get creative about its location and make a way to get it up high off the ground and centrally located in your house relative to all your wireless devices.
Also beware of other electronics which communicate on the same frequency as your 802.11g router, like microwave ovens, cordless phones, blue tooth enabled devices, and large metal objects like filing cabinets.
All these items are causing great problems for your router; even they’re invisible to the naked eye.
Guidelines to fix your Wi-Fi signal interference problems:
Put the router at least 10ft away from your microwave, and refrigerator. Change your cordless phone to one does not operate on the 2.4GHz frequency band, and turn off blue tooth on devices which don’t need to be active. Access the immediate area in close proximity to the router for large metal objects.
Wireless N networks:
Wireless 802.11n or Draft-N router signals have an approximate indoor range of 230ft, and can reach out to distances of 820ft outdoors in best conditions.
Just as wireless G enabled products, don’t assume just because your new N router has a greater advertised range that it can’t be shot down by interference. It can, and it will!
However, the 802.11n long range wireless router does have a few tricks up its sleeve.
Draft-N wireless routers come with a new technology built-in called “MIMO”, which uses multiple antennas to which constantly monitor available Wi-Fi channels keeping the router connected to the best available signal for your wireless home network.
Draft-N long range wireless routers can also have Dual Bands, allowing it to broadcast on 2.4GHz and 5GHz frequency ranges.
The 2.4GHz range has better time traveling through walls giving it greater distance, but operates on the same frequency as most household electronics causing interference.
The 5GHz range has a very short range, because it has a hard time passing through solid objects and walls, but operates on a frequency not used by other devices eliminating interference and cross talk with nearby electronics.
Connect all your high bandwidth and data streaming devices on the 5GHz band, and connect to the 2.4GHz network for viewing e-mail and web browsing. This will keep your home network running smoothly and evenly distributed.
What if I followed all the guidelines, but still have poor wireless router range:
If your still experiencing problems after making all the appropriate adjustments as to the proper placement of the wireless router, and possible interfering equipment, then it’s time to get tough by adding a wireless signal booster to your network.
We’ll show you how a Wireless Signal Booster will maximize your wireless router range, even where to get one for almost close to nothing!