The Truth About Wi-Fi Signal Strength

By Jason Fitzpatrick on December 10th, 2012

Whether it’s the structural layout of your home or just ghosts in the machine, we’re all familiar with inexplicable Wi-Fi dead spots.

One extra puzzling situation, unseen in the comic here, is when the addition of another wireless node actually causes issues with your Wi-Fi connectivity. There’s nothing more frustrating than having twice the Wi-Fi node power and half the actual signal at your laptop. If you’re looking to extend your Wi-Fi network coverage headache free, check out our guides to doing so with Tomato-powered routers and DD-WRT-powered routers.

Your Wireless Internet Signal Strength [via FailDesk]

Jason Fitzpatrick is a warranty-voiding DIYer who spends his days cracking opening cases and wrestling with code so you don't have to. If it can be modded, optimized, repurposed, or torn apart for fun he's interested (and probably already at the workbench taking it apart). You can follow him on if you'd like.

  • Published 12/10/12
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