How to Increase Signal Strength on Linksys Router

If you wish to increase the signal strength on your Linksys router, follow the below-mentioned methods.

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Method 1: upgrading your firmware

  • Connect your Linksys router to the computer or laptop using a standard Ethernet cable.
  • Check the hardware connections between the ADSL modem and the Linksys router.
  • After turning on both the devices, wait for few minutes to establish the Internet connection.
  • Open the default web browser and type the Linksys router’s IP address in the URL.
  • It will open the Linksys router setup page.
  • Enter your login credentials in the username and password fields to log on to your Linksys account.
  • Check the firmware version running on your Linksys router and open the new tab.
  • Navigate to the Linksys support page and download the latest firmware for your Linksys router.
  • After downloading the firmware, go to the Linksys router setup page and click the Administration tab.
  • Click the Firmware Upgrade button followed by Browse.
  • Choose the downloaded firmware file and click the Open button followed by Update.
  • Wait until the firmware upgrade is complete.
  • Make sure not to power off the computer during the firmware upgrade.
  • If the pop-up window displays the completed message, click the Continue button and restart your Linksys router.
  • Now, you can check that the signal strength will be increased compared to the previous one.

Method 2: Change the Channel

Changing the channel on a wireless router increases the wavelength for the specified devices and prevents you from network traffics. To do this, navigate to your Linksys setup page and change the current channel into a less crowed signal.

Method 3: Install a repeater

Install the wireless repeater or range extender along with your Linksys router helps you to extend the existing router’s signal. You need to configure the network credentials first. Identify the location in which you need a strong signal using the specified software for determining the signal strength. Installing a repeater will assist you in downloading the large files with average signal strength.

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