The whole point of your laptop is that you can carry it around with you. If you work from home you might take it into the lounge or study and start typing away. If you are out and about you sit down where you can get a signal and start using it there.
The Time Warner wireless signal, like all wireless signals, has a finite strength. It’s a good strength but it still has a localised range. In order to get the full download and upload speeds from your Time Warner package, then (indeed for any internet package), you will need either to be in close range of your wireless box – or you’ll need to connect a wireless signal booster.
There are three main reasons why your router is giving out a weak signal (four, if you count the fact that older routers just break): either there are physical objects in the way; there are other signals interfering with it; or because you haven’t noticed that the wire isn’t properly plugged into it. The quantity of wireless signals floating around in your home is enough to play havoc with a router’s message.
So what can you do to boost your Time Warner signal and get the download speeds you have been promised? The first thing to do, before you start thinking about buying a booster, is having a look at where you have placed your wireless router. Now obviously there are some physical factors that come into play here. Primarily, the fact that your router has to be plugged into your cable modem. That means it’s got to be somewhere close enough for the cable modem to reach. Solution one to that problem: buy a longer modem.
Make sure your wireless router is positioned in open space, where no physical objects can get in its way. Try not to have it near other electronic equipment that may be sending and receiving signals – like a TV for example. Your Time Warner cable is great to watch but if you’ve put your router too near the television set then its own remote signals might be interfering with your bandwidth.
If you still don’t have any joy, try boosting your signal by plugging a wireless adapter into your laptop. If you are not sure which one will work best with your existing router, you can look on the Time Warner site to see a list of suitable equipment for setting up properly.
The wireless adapter or booster amplifies the signal it receives, before it pumps it on to your computer. That means you can wander further away from the clear signal coming out of your wireless router without experiencing a loss in connectivity.
As I pointed out at the beginning of this blog, the laptop is designed for portability and convenience – and the router is intended to make that possible. There is, though, a difference between convenience and daydreaming. If your router is under a pile of books in an upstairs room, and you are trying to work at the other end of the house downstairs, you aren’t going to get a good signal even with a booster. The booster is great, but your positioning of your wireless router should be taken into account as well.
About The Author:
Britney D is associated with various technological companies as their freelance and staff writer. She has been linked with some of the best technical news sites and offers various ways to improve technology. She excels in writing articles related to comcast, verizon, time warner, etc.
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