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I want to boost the communication range of a IoT device via DIY. How should i go abouts to achieve this?
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Tech Support Specialist: Kris R, Computer Hardware Engineer replied 7 months ago
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Hi
Sorry for the delay, we are busy and I've just got to your question.
How long has this been happening?
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Kris

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Tech Support Specialist: Kris R, Computer Hardware Engineer replied 7 months ago

Can you give me the make and model of the device?

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Customer reply replied 7 months ago
Well tbh i dont know what IoT really entails but its a product from this websitehttps://www.ismartalarm.com/
Tech Support Specialist: Kris R, Computer Hardware Engineer replied 7 months ago

Is this for the Wireless features?

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Customer reply replied 7 months ago
Yea, I only own the door sensors. And i was wondering if its possible to open it apart and upgrade the receiver
Tech Support Specialist: Kris R, Computer Hardware Engineer replied 7 months ago

Not on the hardware side but a firmware updated to 4.2.3.777c will allow / should allow you to increase the range

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Customer reply replied 7 months ago
firmware update from where?
Tech Support Specialist: Kris R, Computer Hardware Engineer replied 7 months ago

Do you know the current firmware version?

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Customer reply replied 7 months ago
version 2.2.4.9. says its up to date
Tech Support Specialist: Kris R, Computer Hardware Engineer replied 7 months ago

Does it have a X at the end or a P?

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Customer reply replied 7 months ago
Doesn't have either X or P
Tech Support Specialist: Pete, Computer Engineer replied 7 months ago
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The best way to get a stronger signal is to add a wifi extender to your wifi network to help boost the signal, e.g.

https://www.amazon.ca/NETGEAR-N300-WiFi-Range-Extender/dp/B00L0YLRUW/

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Customer reply replied 7 months ago
The wifi network is as close as it can get. thats why im looking for another option.Unless is it possible to get a wifiextender with a bigger range than the original router?
Tech Support Specialist: Pete, Computer Engineer replied 7 months ago

How far is your nearest wifi router or extender from the device? Is it possible to add another extender between that closest point and the device?

If not, try these tips:

Keeping the device raised as high as possible will help the signal travel further.

Remove any obstacles that may be partially blocking the signal, e.g. large pieces of furniture.

Turn off or remove any nearby sources of wireless interference that may be impeding the wifi signal, e.g. bluetooth devices, cordless phones, etc.

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