Guide to Fixing WiFi Blindspots So You Can Still Netflix When You’re in the Toilet

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For all you well-to-do people out there with large houses, have you noticed your WiFi connection weakening in certain areas of your home? Or do you just have a crippling paranoia of your WiFi connection cutting off randomly?

Don’t worry, we’re here to help.

However, before you go around buying a router for every room in your home, or drilling holes all over your walls for LAN cables, you have to make sure it’s really not just your paranoia here.

Analysis and Diagnosis

Saying those words make me feel like a doctor. Ahem. Anyway, before you do anything, you have to test your WiFi connection with your devices.

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There are multiple ways to do this, from using a smartphone app to a laptop software. Both have their advantages, from the ease of use and convenience of the smartphone app, to the detailed diagnosis of a PC software.

You’d want to download the WiFi Analyzer app from Google Play store on your Android phone, or Network Multimeter on Apple devices. Unfortunately, the Android app is known to be more reliable, and the Multimeter is known to swing wildly from one end to the other, so Android is recommended here.

For PC, you could get a more detailed paid software called inSSIDer, or free ones such as WiFi Inspector or NetStumbler.

Now that you have the app/software, simply walk around your home with the device, and the app will display the connection strength of your routers, and every other router nearby.

You could totally log the information down, and come up with an Excel sheet detailing the connection strength of every corner of every room, but we all know ain’t nobody got time fo’ dat.

Just note down the places with weaker connection strength, and you can proceed to the next step.

Fixing Weak Connection Strength

Of course, as with any other problem, if you have a lot of money to throw at it, it’ll probably go away. But if you’re short on the mullah, here are a few free ways you can try before you have to cough out the cash.

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