Have you noticed that your smartphone is having a hard time getting WiFi? It regularly disconnects, even at a short distance from the router? In this article we will discuss your cell phone's WiFi module, its behavior and solutions to improve its range.
Choosing the right band for your WiFi network
The first thing to check is which band your cell phone is connected to. Most routers broadcast signals in two different bands – 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz. The 2.4 GHz band is more popular and easier to use than the 5 GHz band, which has a shorter range but faster speed. If you have range problems, check which band you are connected to and try to switch to the more appropriate band.
Besides the choice of band, the case you have on your smartphone can also interfere with the WiFi signal. If your case is made of metal or contains metal parts, it can cause interference. Try removing the case and see if the signal improves. If it does, it's a sign that you should change your case.
Improve your router's WiFi signal
If your range problems persist, it's time to consider improving your router's signal. There are several solutions available to extend the WiFi signal, but the simplest and most common are :
– Buy a new router: The routers offered by the phone companies are not always of high quality. There are many options on the market that offer better quality and don't cost too much. You can find a quality router for about 50/60 euros/dollars on Amazon.
– Buy a signal extender: A cheaper option is WiFi signal boosters. These devices are placed around the house to extend the range of the router and provide better coverage. They're harder to set up than a new router, but you can find them for about 10 euros/dollars on Amazon.
All in all, improving the WiFi range of your smartphone is not difficult. With these tips, you can improve the WiFi signal of your router and thus enjoy better coverage for your cell phone. Don't forget to try the 2.4 GHz band first, as this is one of the most common failures in smartphones.
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