6 solutions to wi-fi woes in your home or small office

Is your home wi-fi slow or less than reliable? Many times a fix is relatively inexpensive and easy. MacWorld’s got six ways to fix your home wi-fi issues (don’t worry, Windows fans; the fixes aren’t Mac-specific). Take it from me–I live in a neighborhood heavily congested with wireless networks, but switching to a dual-band router has kept my own network going without a glitch for a couple of years now. I also recommend regularly checking for new firmware–not only will it address shortcomings in your router’s system, but it may add some surprise new features. Finally, a word of advice–don’t skimp on your home wireless router. I know you can get cheap models for under $30 these days, but they’re either hard to configure, hard to connect to, or hard to keep running for a good amount of time. For me, avoiding wireless frustrations is worth spending a little more money.

Source: Six Wi-Fi problems and how to fix them from MacWorld


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Aaron Sumner

Aaron Sumner is the Director of Technology for Research and Development at the University of Kansas Center for Research on Learning. He has worked in web development and instructional technology since 1994.