Range with wireless networking (Wi-Fi)
Once you've set up a wireless network, there are many factors that play into the scope and coverage. Here you can read how these different factors come into play.
If you have old equipment connected, this may be the reason for your wireless network is running slowly. The same applies if you have your PC standing in one room and Routes in another. The best part is that your PC and routes are close together.
The Protocol is the "language" as the network talking. The protocol uses the network, may affect the scope and coverage.
For the different protocols, the following rules of thumb for the range of a wireless network indoors
Protokol Range (In optimum conditions)
IEEE 802.11a Up to 35 Meters
IEEE 802.11b Up to 38 Meters
IEEE 802.11g Up to 38 Meters
IEEE 802.11n Up to 70 Meters
The latest routers can use 802.11 b / g
In addition, the client device (eg. A PC) to support different protocols.
You can experience different ranges depending on what equipment you use.
If you use mixed equipment, there may be cases where the equipment will "fall back" to the lowest speed / range.
A router is configured by default so it works with 802.11 b / g / n. It is called "mixed". This means however that the maximum speed / range is not achieved.
Do you want to achieve maximum speed / range, you only have 802.11n devices and change your route's configuration to "802.11n only"
Problems with screening
In a house or an apartment to the building structure could result in reduced accessibility of the wireless signal.
Steel skeletons will fully or partially reflect radio signals
Concrete and plaster walls absorb microwaves
Metal plates in wall or ceiling will definitely reflect wireless signals, so the connection is made impossible.
All metal shields the wireless signal, so even an unlucky placed chair with metal skeleton may help to degrade the wireless signal.
Wireless networks operate at 2.4 GHz frequency band, which they are not alone (with the exception of 802.11a located in the 5GHz spectrum and 802.11n uses 2.4 and / or 5 GHz spectra).
There is 100Hz available in the 2.4 GHz spectrum to be shared between wireless phones, bluetooth devices, other wireless networks, wireless mice and keyboards, remote keys, motion sensors, amateur satellite communication, video transmission systems and many other devices which include microwave ovens and power cables.
With the above in mind, there is not any wonder that sometimes can be problems with noise on a wireless network, as it can lie and fight with other equipment on the frequency it runs on.
Change the channel
The simplest solution is usually to change the channel on your routes, or other wireless devices, so they get farther away from each other in the spectra are available. Consider, for instance. switching from channel 6, which runs at a center frequency of 2.437 GHz for channel 8, which runs at a center frequency of 2.447 GHz.