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Anything I can do to boost Wi-Fi signal to my room so I can avoid using data?

My phone (Samsung Galaxy S2) connects to Wi-Fi fine in the living room, but in my room (which isn't that far away) the signal drops to almost nothing. Any suggestions? Thanks!

Most Useful Answer mrew42  Jun. 26, 2013 at 17:12

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matt101101 / MOD  Jun. 26, 2013 at 16:29

Buy a less useless router?

bigdarlodave  Jun. 26, 2013 at 16:49

You could buy a wi-if extender, never used them but should do the trick

mrew42  Jun. 26, 2013 at 17:12

lcurdie / MOD  Jun. 26, 2013 at 21:18

You could also try changing the wireless channel on your router.
If you're picking up lots of networks in your room, they may be interfering with yours.
Say those other networks are using channels 1 and 6, you might change to 13 and suddenly all's good.

Ah, memories of working in broadband tech support ;)

matt101101 / MOD  Jun. 26, 2013 at 21:34

You could also try changing the wireless channel on your router.
If you're picking up lots of networks in your room, they may be interfering with yours.
Say those other networks are using channels 1 and 6, you might change to 13 and suddenly all's good.

Ah, memories of working in broadband tech support ;)

Isn't there some program you can run to see what networks are on what bands? I can't remember what it's called, though...

mrew42  Jun. 27, 2013 at 08:41

You could also try changing the wireless channel on your router.
If you're picking up lots of networks in your room, they may be interfering with yours.
Say those other networks are using channels 1 and 6, you might change to 13 and suddenly all's good.

Ah, memories of working in broadband tech support ;)

Isn't there some program you can run to see what networks are on what bands? I can't remember what it's called, though...


Good point, I forgot about that.
Wifi overview 360 is a good one. there are plenty of others though

CTPAHHIK  Jun. 27, 2013 at 18:53

Does anyone knows an app that shows which frequency band phone is using for mobile (non-WiFi) connection?

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