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How to: Speed up your home network

Banish wireless blues

Learn how to speed up wired and wireless networks, identify and manage bottlenecks and get everything running like clockwork

Step 5. The useful thing about phones and laptops with multiple connection options is that, if you can't get one type of coverage, you've got a fallback option. If you can't get 3G, find an internet café and search at your wireless provider's site for local options, or switch to the more widely supported and cheaper Wi-Fi.

Wireless blues step 5

Step 6. If you've got a patchy wireless network, consider moving the router or replacing its antennae with high-gain ones - remember that routers can be impeded by thick walls. If this doesn't work, a booster may help. You can buy or make an aluminium cone that intensifies the signal from cantenna.com.

Wireless blues step 6

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