If youâ€™re having problems with your WiFi router, there are a number of apps that you can use to boost your wireless connection.
17:28 27 June 2017
These include the following:
· WiFi analyser – These tools reveals the name, strength and channel of all nearby 2.4GHz and 5GHz wireless networks allowing you to choose the channel width and maximum throughput rate.
If your WiFi network is sharing the same channel as other strong networks, you can make a change by dipping into the WiFi settings on your router. Some WiFi routers automatically scan for the best available channel and even addresses other forms of interference.
· Mobile mapping apps – These tools let you draw a rough layout of your house and record the signal strength in each room to create a coverage map and highlight black spots. It is noteworthy that 5GHz WiFi networks offer faster speeds and are less susceptible to interference. However, 2.4GHz can reach further and do a better job of punching through walls. Thus, they are both worth mapping to see exactly what is causing your connection problem. Also, look for “beamforming”, which bends your WiFi network to reach devices that are struggling to get a decent signal.