How To Improve Your Wireless Devices' Reception

How To Improve Your Wireless Devices' Reception

Anthony Nguyen
Jul 2, 2010

With more and more devices going wireless these days, it's hard to avoid that jumble of dongles that builds up behind our desktop towers. The problem with these jumbles is that they often lead to bad wireless reception. Sacrificing signal for a cleaner looking desk isn't really worth it, so here's an easy to get that signal back while also helping with cleaning up that clutter behind your desk...

According to tech blog, Tested:

"Placing your wireless dongles in an open space means better reception and transmission range for keyboards and mice, and has the added bonus of making your dongles easier to manage and troubleshoot."

This means moving your wireless dongles from the back of your computer to a nice visible spot on your desk can do wonders for your signal, improving overall performance and feedback.

Rosewill sells a nice, cheap 10-port USB hub for $30 (Black version here).

Now, for laptops, it gets a little tricky. You're either going to need to have the hub plugged into the wall (kind of annoying) or have an extra piece of plastic taken along with you everywhere you go (also annoying). We suggest sticking with Bluetooth components (if your notebook supports it) or getting a wireless/device that utilizes those cute mini-dongles so that they're always plugged in and won't get lost.

[Via Lifehacker]

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