Is the Wireless Network Signal Getting Degraded?

One of the reasons that you can experience either poor signal coverage or slower speeds even in good signal coverage is that the wireless signal is being degraded. This means that although the wireless router is sending out a clear and strong signal, something is causing the signal quality to diminish by the time it reaches your wireless NIC (and vice versa).

How can you have a strong signal but the connection is still poor quality? Think about being in a drive-through restaurant and placing your order at the speaker. Often the person taking your order is loud, but you cannot understand what they are saying because they sound muffled or are so close to the microphone that the sound is distorted. ...

Get Wireless Home Networking Simplified now with O’Reilly online learning.

O’Reilly members experience live online training, plus books, videos, and digital content from 200+ publishers.