Reasons Behind Weak Wifi Signals

Physical distance:

The biggest reason behind weak signals is the physical distance of the router from the devices that are supposed to be connected with the router wirelessly. This is because the signal transmitting power of wifi routers is very limited and is way too less than cell towers.

Therefore the router needs to be in close vicinity of the smartphones and other gadgets that are meant to be using the router connections.

The physical distance or transmission range differs from router to router and inexpensive routers have a very limited signal transmission range that allows for wifi use in a relatively small area inside the house and cannot be used for the entire house. To determine the range of wifi routers, users can use the wifi analyzer app and measure the area available for wireless connectivity.


WIFI signals have a similar RF as the actual radio and cell phones this is because they occupy the same Electromagnetic spectrum band. In addition to cell phones and radios, there are microwaves.

Baby monitors and many other devices using RF electromagnetic spectrum. All of these devices and even the wifi networks can interfere with each other.

This electronic interference is more intense in densely populated areas or small apartments where many devices and many networks are intermingled together in a jam-packed vicinity.


If your router is properly placed and the workload is not very tiring and even then you face slow speed internet connection then the reason might not be the geographical distance but the obstruction of signal transmission. Wifi signals being the EM waves can be absorbed by the walls, ducts, furniture, and many other home appliances.

This reduces the signal transmission and thus the speed reduces considerably leading to buffering and poor internet connection. The effect of signal blockers is more devastating on high-frequency networks such as 5 GHz wifi networks.

This is because low-frequency signals can easily pass through the signal obstructing objects including walls and ducts while the higher frequency signals have trouble in passing through the obstructions and are mostly absorbed, reducing wifi signal transmission.


The capacity to handle connections is the direct measure of internet speeds and this could be understood by the example that not all computers perform similarly. Some computers have trouble with mere web browsing while others can even tackle 3D objects and other complex tasks.

The same goes for the internet connections and wifi routers. Some cheap quality routers can support up to 10 connections only while some high-tech premium routers by NETGEAR and Nighthawk can handle as many as 40 connections.

Now that you are aware of the underlying reasons causing your internet connection to slow down, it is time for you to resolve these problems and enjoy a blitzing fast internet connection.

Given below are the seven common ways of boosting your internet speed by boosting wifi signals on the router without an antenna.

1. Using a long-range router:

The first consideration that users need to keep in mind is that always use a long-range router and in this way, you will be able to make maximum use of wireless connectivity even when you are far away from your signal transmitting device.

If you are living in a small apartment then there is no need of buying a long-range router since the limited-range router can give you the desired performance at a much-reduced price tag.

2. Reduce obstructions and don’t hide the router:

If you have purchased the router and now it is giving you a headache by causing a slow internet connection then you need to move your router box out in the open so that the obstructions are considerably reduced.

The router should never be hidden behind tv boxes and other places since it could lead to interference and obstruction of signals. It is a must for you to place the router in an open place inside your room in the middle where you can easily use it. Putting the router in the center will help use the internet all across the transmission range.

3. Using wifi extender

The best way to increase the signal transmission range of a router without an antenna is to use a wifi extender. The extender will help in the transmission of signals at a faster speed and to a long-distance than without the extender.

4. Blocking neighbors from wifi use

The wifi capacity of the router is also an important factor affecting the wifi speed and signals. It might be possible because your neighbors are secretly using your wifi that puts a load on the router and speed goes slowed down.

Therefore put your neighbors' devices on the blacklist and kick them offline reducing the workload and enhancing the internet speed.

5. Updated router firmware

One major factor for boosting the wifi signals could be the updated firmware. If your router has the old firmware then it can not transmit wifi signals at a fast speed. Therefore update the router firmware to the latest version and enjoy a speedy internet connection.