Try these tricks to boost your wireless router's range and speed - and you'll soon be taking your Wi-Fi for granted again.
1. Update your technology
If your router, computer and gadgets were made in the last two or three years, they probably support the latest wireless-N standard. If so, make sure your router is set to N-only mode for maximum speed and range. The b/g/n setting - needed to support older devices - will be slower.
If your PC is getting on in years and stuck at wireless-G, consider upgrading to a new model or a new wireless-N card.
Buy a new router if it doesn't support wireless-N. Chances are, it also doesn't support the latest security encryption.