Tuning Your Wireless Coverage

Most wireless routers being sold today that are based on the 802.11g or 802.11n standard have pretty good range to cover the average house.

As discussed in Chapters 2, “Wireless Standards: What the Letters Mean,” and 3, “Selecting the Right Wireless Standard for Your Network,” 802.11a typically provides somewhat less coverage because it operates at the 5-GHz band, where wireless signals inherently just do not travel as far as they do on the 2.4-GHz band (where 802.11g and 802.11n operate).

Quite often when you have coverage issues, you might have done something that is causing the range of the wireless network to suffer unnecessarily. Often, by following a few basic tuning rules, you can get the most out of your ...

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