Broadband Internet is a type of connection that gives you multiple channels of data over a single medium. As opposed to high-speed broadband that uses a chord to connect you to the Internet, wireless broadband uses digital waves emitted from a wireless router to connect to your computer. Verizon is one company that offers broadband wireless Internet. After installing your Verizon broadband wireless router, you may find that your signal strength is not as strong as it should be. Fortunately, you can do a few things to improve this signal strength.
Place the Verizon router in a central location in your home. Avoid placing it in a basement if your basement is not used to access the Internet.
Move your computer closer to the Verizon router. The closer you are to the router, the better the signal strength will be.
Change your wireless channel. Consult your Verizon wireless owner's manual to find the web address for your router. Enter this address in your address bar and follow the directions to change the wireless channel to a different frequency.
Replace your router's antenna. Unfortunately, you won't be able to do this yourself. Call Verizon wireless, which will then send a technician as soon as one is available.
Move your Verizon router away from walls and metal objects, such as filing cabinets. These barriers can slow down your connection because the signal cannot easily pass through them.
Upgrade your wireless network to 802.11n because it is at least twice as fast as other wireless network configurations. Although you won't have to replace any of the wireless hardware you have, you'll have to contact Verizon to upgrade for you.
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