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Poor wireless connection

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I have set up wireless broadband and the signal is very weak how can I improve this?

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Open the ports to your wireless device because it could be getting a restricted feed from the router.

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You may try moving the router to a different, more central portion of your residence to see if the signal improves in all areas. Try to determine which direction, from the router, it tends to have the lowest signal strength and determine what may be causing the loss of signal strength.

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