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What are a few tips for setting up a Belkin Wi-Fi range extender?

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Belkin advises installing a Wi-Fi range extender away from microwave ovens and baby monitors and keeping it away from metal walls, mirrors and aquariums. To help prevent slow connection speeds, avoid straying too far from the extender when using a device connected to the Wi-Fi network.

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Furthermore, to avoid low signal strength, keep the router’s firmware up-to-date and set the router’s channel to either nine or 11, which allows it to dodge signals from other neighboring wireless networks, Bluetooth devices and cordless phones. Lastly, keep the extender in close proximity to the router, so that distance does not limit the functionality of the device.

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