Boost and Increase Wireless Adapter Signal Strength and Speed for Laptops

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Boost and Increase Wireless Network Signal Strength and Speed

How to boost and increase your wireless signal strength and speed for your laptop or desktop wireless card? If you happened to own an intel PRO Wireless or any other branded wireless receiver, you have the ability to enhance your wireless signal receiving range. Based on my experience, modifying these values is not possible with a cheaper brand-less wireless adapter.

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Boost and Increase Wireless Network Signal Strength and Speed

  • Step 1 – Search for ‘Device Manager’
  • Step 2 – Select ‘Device Manager’
  • Step 3 – Under Device Manager, look for your Wireless Card (Mine is Intel, yours could be different). Double click on your Wireless card.

Boost And Increase Wireless Network Signal Strength And Speed

  • Step 4 – A new window will appear, go to ‘Advanced’ tab
  • Step 5 – Select ‘Roaming Aggressiveness’
  • Step 6 – Under the Value, select ‘Highest’. This setting allows you to define how aggressively your wireless client roams to improve connection to an access point.

Boost and Increase Wireless Network Signal Strength and Speed

  • Step 7 – Select ‘Throughput Enhancement’,
  • Step 8 – Set the value to ‘enable’. Throughput Enhancement – Enhance the transmit throughput by enabling packet bursting.

When you’re done, hit ‘ok’ and save the settings. If you’re running Microsoft Windows 7, watch the video below I created.

When the Intel Throughput Enhancement feature is enabled, the wireless adapter may transmit using the Short Interframe Space (SIFS) interval between packets instead of waiting for the expiration of the Distributed Coordination Function Interframe Space (DIFS) and additional random back-off time. The shorter wait time results in better throughput of the wireless medium.

InSSIDer – Analyze the right channel for your wifi

Inssider is a must have software for those living in a dense neighborhood with lots of wireless connection. Read this article on how to choose the right channel for your router wifi.

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7 comments on “Boost and Increase Wireless Adapter Signal Strength and Speed for Laptops

  1. Afnan
    Afnan October 18, 2009 at 11:11 pm - Reply

    Thank you for the information but I have Windows Vista how do I do it with Windows Vista?

    • Varun Krish
      Varun Krish April 8, 2013 at 10:32 pm - Reply

      Guide Simple tweaks to boost your wireless signal strength

  2. webdesign pakistan
    webdesign pakistan December 23, 2010 at 11:59 pm - Reply

    Afnan device manager is always there in every window. I have windows 7 and its working fine with it. However @WRITER please tell me that will it consume more battery or not? Because i keep on changing these settings regularly and check the ping again and again (testing) that what settings works best.

    • ZamZam
      ZamZam April 8, 2013 at 10:32 pm - Reply

      How to Improve WiFi Reception?

  3. Romer
    Romer October 21, 2012 at 1:37 pm - Reply

    how to switch over to these settings in iball baton 300n m external receiver?

  4. Howling
    Howling April 8, 2013 at 10:33 pm - Reply

    How to Improve Low Wireless Signals on Adapters.

  5. Samara Lynn
    Samara Lynn April 8, 2013 at 10:33 pm - Reply

    BearExtender PC Long Range 802.11n USB WiFi Booster An affordable, adapter that connects via USB to a laptop to extend a 2.4 GHz signal

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