Today, in this article we will show you how to fix Wi-Fi interference. Since Wi-Fi uses the airwaves to send data, it is much more likely to get messed up than a wired network. Interference can come from your own network or from a neighbor’s, as well as from other wireless devices that aren’t Wi-Fi, microwaves, and even radar systems.
Because there are so many possible causes, it can be hard to find or fix the conflict, but it can help to know where to start. It’s easy to mistake the signs of interference for signs of other, more obvious problems, like bad Wi-Fi reception.
If so, you might add more access points (AP) without knowing that you already have interference. If you don’t know that you already have interference, you might add more APs. So, try to figure out what’s causing your symptoms and make any changes you make on purpose.
Ways to fix Wi-Fi interference
Ditch your cordless phone
If your mobile phone and wireless router use the same frequency, you could have a lot of trouble, especially when the phone rings or you’re talking on it. Use a phone with a different frequency or get a router with a different frequency. You could stop using a cordless phone and get rid of all question.
Position your wireless router in a centralized location
In the past, as long as you had enough wire, you could put a router anywhere. With wifi, the signal travels in a circle around the antenna of your router. If it’s at the far end of your house, your friend might be able to hear it better than you can from the other side of your house. If you put your Wi-Fi router in the middle of your home, where its strong signal will reach the most people, you won’t have to worry about poor reception.
Adjust the internal radio channel on your router
If your wireless network connections are still giving you trouble, try setting your router to use a different channel. Most of the time, you can do this by logging in through your Web computer and then changing the settings.
Upgrade your firmware
This idea may seem far-fetched, but from time to time, the company that makes your router will make changes to its software and make them available for free download. This could be helpful if they change the way your router sends and gets data, making it more resistant to interference or giving it more power.
Secure your router
If so, go ahead and make sure security is turned on. If your router can log, make sure to turn it on so you can see if someone else is using your network. Two more things: make sure that your router’s Web-based access has a password and that you change it every so often. Your Wi-Fi security key is the same.
Move your router away from other electronics
Especially for wireless transmissions, places like next to computer monitors, microwave ovens, or TVs can cause interference. You should keep your wireless router away from these to reduce the chance that they will mess up your network.
Get an auxiliary external antenna
Most wireless routers for home use will have cheap antennas that aren’t made to work well. Get an extra antenna from a third party that has a strong enough signal to beat the interference in your area. This will make you more resistant to interference. Make sure to check with the company that made your gadget before you buy an antenna to make sure it will work with it.