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I’m wireless, why the disconnects?

With the growing popularity of wireless, I have been asked “Why do I keep losing my connection?”

Well, this can be do to a variety of reasons, a few I will cover here.

Lots of things can affect wireless reception (basically a radio signal); construction of your house, interference from other devices and reflected signals etc. Being above the router isn’t necessarily bad, but generally mounting the router higher in your house tends to give a better range.

Things you can try:

– change the channel that your router broadcasts on to see if any are better than others

– make sure that the router’s aerial is upright and give it as much free space around it as possible

Another thing that is important is to update the network drivers (wired and wireless) on your computer to the latest available. along with updating the firmware to the latest version available on the manufacturer’s site.