Poor configuration of your WiFi router can have a big impact on your WiFi network. To better configure your internet box, you must first access the configuration pages. In general it is to enter 192.168.l.254 in the address bar of your browser, but this may depend on your operator or the model of your box. One of the first things to check is that the box is up to date.
You can update an internet box from the “advanced” or “administration” menu. Once this is done, it will be necessary to check that the channel used is not just over-used by the boxes of your neighbors. In 802.11g 192.168.l.254 there are 13 channels with a width of 20MHz each. Each channel encroaches a little on its neighbors. And when these channels are used too much, this can cause interference.
In short, it is better to choose if possible a channel little used and surrounded by other channels also less stressed. Many Internet boxes are set to default on Channel 11 or 13, which can help to find other less-solicited options. You can find the channels most used by your neighborhood with iStumbler 192.168.l.254 on mac and the following command at the Windows command prompt: netsh wlan show all.
If your router and your devices are compatible with WiFi on the 5 GHz band, configure your router for use. Connections in 5 GHz result in less interference.
WiFi keeps the skin hard. However, by following some tips you can significantly improve the quality of the connection between your WiFi router 192.168.l.254 and your connected devices.
Optimize the location of your internet box
For the most part, the location of the internet box is chosen according to the proximity of a phone jack, fiber optic and the size of the extension cord. Yet if you really want to improve things at home, you will have to choose your location with a little more attention.
The first thing to know is that the WIFi 192.168.l.254 signal emits all around the box with some scope. Some materials absorb waves, others are more transparent. Concrete walls, or worse, reinforced (with metal) are genuine killers on the signal side. If possible, always prefer to place your box near dense, wooden or plasterboard walls.
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The shape of your home and the number of floors also counts: since the box emits in all directions, it is better to place it in a central location, the first if you have two floors. Finally, the WiFi signal is sensitive to interference. The WiFi routers of your neighbors, but also your own devices. So placing devices connected in WiFi 192.168.l.254 too close to the router disrupts its signal.
So many additional reasons to rethink where you put your internet box. If you really can not move it (because of the connections) we recommend you disable the signal on this box, and use another router connected to line carrier (PLC) at an optimal location of your home or apartment.