How to put an end to Wi-Fi frustrations


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As more and more devices shift from wired to wireless networks, poor Wi-Fi is becoming the number one cause of frustration in homes and offices. Here's how to fix your Wi-Fi issues for good.

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Being wire-free is awesome, but nothing seems to push people to the point of hating life more than not being able to connect to the internet or other devices on the network.

In my experience, Wi-Fi problems tend to fall into one of two broad categories:

  • Poor quality Wi-Fi routers: the truth is that a lot of domestic (and for that matter, commercial) Wi-Fi routers are not really very good
  • Poor signal: problems include interference, overlapping Wi-Fi channels, and signal being blocked by walls/ceilings

You can also end up with a combination of the two problems.

The most common answer that people have to poor Wi-Fi is to throw routers and access points into the mix. This is something that I've done myself (after all, it feels like recycling to reuse old kit). Problem is that this not only makes the network a lot more complicated and kludgy, but you can also make the problem worse by causing more interference.

So, what's the answer?

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