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Q. I purchased a game console for the TV in my bedroom, but it turns out my Wi-Fi signal isn’t great there. What can I do to get a stronger signal?

A. Your Wi-Fi router antenna is likely omni-directional. Put the router as high as you can in the center of your house for the best coverage. If your router has to be near the edge of your home, a simple homemade directional antenna can send the signal where you need it. Click here to learn how to make your own using (of all things) a beer can. If you have an old router, running on the standard 802.11b, 802.11g, or 802.11n, upgrade to an 802.11ac. Not only will it have a strong signal, it will be faster with newer gadgets. Need more? Here are other tricks that will boost a Wi-Fi signal for faster Internet and smoother videos.

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