How to boost your wireless internet connection

For those of us who live in old stone-built houses, getting a good wireless internet connection can be an absolute pain! You could be sitting in the next room to your router and it's still impossible to get a decent signal.

Thankfully, there are a number of things you can do to help boost the signal, and we've laid them all out right here, so you can get back to surfing the internet in peace.

Position is everything - The position of your wireless router in your house is massively important. Ideally, you should place it in as central a location as possible, so it as close to other rooms in the house as you can get it. A good place to put your router is your main hallway.

Keep it clear - If at all possible, keep your router up off the floor, and away from walls and metal objects. Metal objects, walls, and floors all interfere with your router's signal strength. So the further you keep it from these obstructions, the better your signal!

Replace your antenna - Most antenna's spread the signal out evenly in a circular pattern. If you keep it near the front of your house, this isn't much use to you, as a lot of the signal will be lost outside. It's possible to buy upgraded antennae that will focus the signal in one direction, into your house!

Another move we suggest trying is upgrading your line. If you have a low MB line, then it's not going to be possible to boost it a massive amount.

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