How Do I Optimize My Wireless LAN (WLAN)?
Due to attenuation, or signal loss over time and distance, computers and other resources located farther away from the main access point for your wireless LAN may suffer from poor performance as well as wireless connectivity issues. These issues can be minimized by following the recommendations previously mentioned, but if this doesn't help, another option is to add a wireless repeater, which strengthens the wireless signal and can provide better performance to areas located farther away from the central access point.
Additional suggestions for improved WLAN performance include changing the channel your wireless router is broadcast on due to potential interference with other wireless networks, updating your wireless network drivers for individual computers that are having performance problems, and updating and/or upgrading your wireless router if your entire network is suffering from speed problems.
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