• How to check the strength of your Wi-Fi signal on a Mac or PC, and interpret or improve its strength level

    4 days ago - By Business Insider

    You can check your Wi-Fi signal strength with a built-in Mac tool or through an app on a PC.
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    You can easily check your Wi-Fi signal's strength, right down to the exact dBm levels, on a Mac or PC computer.
    Signal strength is measured in decibel milliwatts and you can install an app on Windows to measure it. You can see this value on a Mac without adding any software.
    If your signal strength is lower than about 50 dBm, there are troubleshooting steps you should take to improve your connection.
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  • 7 ways to boost your Wi-Fi signal and improve your internet speed

    4 days ago - By Business Insider

    There are several different ways to try to improve your internet speed, without buying a new router.
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    You can boost your Wi-Fi signal without replacing your router by first testing your internet speed and making sure the router's firmware is up to date.
    If your Wi-Fi is slow or spotty, there are a lot of possible causes, such as your ISP, the router itself, your Wi-Fi settings, and obstacles in the house that block the signal.
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