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Fix Your Wi-Fi: Free Tweaks and Major Overhauls

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#1 TheSentinel


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Posted 20 April 2011 - 05:15 PM

Fix Your Wi-Fi: Free Tweaks and Major Overhauls
Your old Wi-Fi network can't cut it anymore? Here are some fixes for everything from dropped signals to choppy music and video.

By Yardena Arar, PCWorld Apr 20, 2011 3:00 am

Is your trusty Wi-Fi network faltering? Are you encountering problems with streaming media, online games, or network backups? As more people turn to Wi-Fi for tasks that depend on high bandwidth and low latency, the technology's weaknesses--a limited ability to accommodate multiple neighboring networks and multimedia-related design issues, among others--have become more apparent.

Tackling these problems may involve purchasing new gear, but you might just need to adjust your router settings. Here are a few common problems and some fixes