Find the Best Wi-Fi Connection
December 2013 – by Per Christensson
If you're a laptop user who works remotely, you're probably used to searching for Wi-Fi networks. It's easy to settle for the first one that successfully gives you an Internet connection. But the first one that your computer connects to might not be your best option.
Wi-Fi signals are often listed in order of signal strength, which makes sense. Generally, you'll have the most reliable and fastest connection to the Wi-Fi router with the strongest signal. However, it's possible that the first connection your computer selects might be the most widely used Wi-Fi signal. Therefore, it might also be the slowest. Another router may have more free bandwidth and might be connected to a faster Internet connection as well. If your wireless connection seems slow, it's worth trying another router in the Wi-Fi signal list.
When trying different Wi-Fi signals keep the following things in mind.
One final tip – if you're having trouble finding a strong signal, your connection may improve by simply changing the direction you're facing or moving a few feet away. Because of the way signal interference works, altering your position by even a few inches could have a noticeable affect on the strength of your wireless signal. Therefore, if you have a weak Wi-Fi connection, moving to a new seat might make turn a spotty connection into a solid one.