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How to boost your Wi-Fi for $50

How to boost your Wi-Fi for $50

Wi-Fi is both a blessing and a curse. When it works well, you can easily use your gadgets anywhere in your house or office without wires tying you to one spot. When it doesn't work right, it can be incredibly frustrating.

How many times have you clicked on an email or a Web link and waited, and waited? You can't know for sure if it is your gadget, your Wi-Fi or the website that's holding up progress. All too often, the fault is with your Wi-Fi signal.

One of the more annoying problems with Wi-Fi is when you have a weak signal. That limits the range, slows down your speed and can cause a spotty connection, if it even connects at all. There are lots of circumstances that can reduce your Wi-Fi's range or create dead spots in your home or office.

Some causes include signal interference from a neighbor's Wi-Fi system and obstructions between you and your Wi-Fi router. So, how do you boost your Wi-Fi to make it more dependable and useful?

There are a few fixes, ranging from moving your router to a more central location to buying a newer, more powerful router. However, sometimes the area you need to cover is just too big for just one Wi-Fi router. In that situation, you need some additional hardware to extend the range. Fortunately, it won't cost you too much if you know what you're looking for.

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