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3G & 4G Wireless: 10 Ways to Get Better Broadband in Your Rural Home and Business – Part 2

3G & 4G Wireless: 10 Ways to Get Be...

In the first installment of better Wi-Fi(Broadband) series, we demoed switching the channel of your router transmits radio waves over to avoid interference from nearby neighbors on the same channel. Changing the transmission channel is, however, just one way to improve the wireless broadband signal in your home. If you’re struggling with poor mobile broadband, try working through this list of 10 ways to get better wireless signal in your home. We ordered our 10 tried and true techniques from most estimated effectiveness to least estimated effectiveness for the average...
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Better WiFi (Broadband) Series:  Changing Your Router’s Wireless Channel- Part 1

Better WiFi (Broadband) Series: Changin...

If you have nearby neighbors with Wi-Fi, the local airwaves may be congested and, therefore, slow. Users have access to three viable 2.4 GHz Wi-Fi channels: channels 1, 6, and 11. If neighbors all use one channel, congestion is maximized. If neighbors spread out across the three channels, congestion is minimized. While switching channel typically has a subtle effect on speed in normally uncongested rural areas, ensuring that you and your neighbors are not competing directly for limited local bandwidth prevents unnecessary interference where it matters most. We used Mac OS...