Everyday Android Home Essentials: How to increase your Wi-Fi Signal and Tips on How to maximise the use of your older Android device

Like many Android smartphone owners, we rely on the 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 signal, 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 out-dated Android tablets for a new one, we have a better suggestion. Read on.

Everyday Android Home Essentials: How to increase your Wi-Fi Signal and Tips on How to maximise the use of your older Android device
Everyday Android Home Essentials: How to increase your Wi-Fi Signal and Tips on How to maximise the use of your older Android device

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 to 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 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 vertical motion. Take advantage of this feature and get sufficient radio waves by pointing the antenna to the strongest direction.

Step 3: Change the password

Have you shared your WiFi password to almost everyone (including your next door neighbour) during a recent house party? Sharing your WiFi password to a small number of users is the only way to maximise your signal.

Everyday Android Home Essentials: How to increase your Wi-Fi Signal and Tips on How to maximise the use of your older Android device
Everyday Android Home Essentials: How to increase your Wi-Fi Signal and Tips on How to maximise the use of your older Android device

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

Amanda Sanders

Amanda is a Sydney-based blogger. She is passionate about innovation, great Android design, technology and new gadgets. Her favorite quote is “No matter what. I wouldn't let anyone change me. I wouldn't let them strip away whatever tiny parts of me were human. Assuming I had any humanity to lose.”

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