Like many Android smartphone owners, we rely on Internet Wi–Fi to get the latest tweets, posts, news, e-mails and a lot of other important information. (Even while at home). If we are experiencing poor Wi-Fi signals, sometimes we will only see the updates a bit later. Others even blame it on their old units. Is there anything else we can do?
And for those who are thinking of selling their outdated Android tablets for a new one, we have a better suggestion. Read on.
If your home isn’t 100% Wi-Fi ready?
Step 1: Fix the router
Make sure that this device is placed where it’s supposed to be. Is your router strategically placed in the most accessible place around the house? If the house has plenty of rooms (in other words, more people are sharing the same router to get a Wi-Fi signal) then the router should be visible at all points. Move distractive elements out of the way such as landline, radio, television etc.
- Routers can be mounted on the walls or ceiling
- The higher you place it, the better the signal
Step 2: Point the antenna
Router sets come with built-in antennas that you can point in a vertical motion. Take advantage of this feature and get sufficient radio waves by pointing the antenna in the strongest direction.
Step 3: Change the password
Have you shared your WiFi password with almost everyone (including your next door neighbour) during a recent house party? Sharing your WiFi password with a small number of users is the only way to maximise your signal.
Step 4: when all else fails, be creative
Next time you hold a get-together, don’t throw away those softdrink cans just yet. Attach one of those cans to the tip of your router antenna and see the difference it makes to your WiFi signal.
Step 5: Don’t waste any chance
In case you’re almost giving up on your older Android tablet (for working too slow), you can mount it instead on the wall and turn it into an improvised CCTV monitor. This will make your old tablet more useful rather than selling the unit at a very cheap price. Simply download a CCTV app on your old Android device and keep your home safe and secured.
- Salient Eye
- Eagle Eyes
- CCTV Viewer
- Super Live Pro
- My CCTV Mobile HD
- Smart Eyes Pro