How to Boost Wi-Fi on Android Apps

by Stuart Robertson

There are many great apps available for Android phones, as well as other smartphone platforms, but many of them rely on either a phone signal or a Wi-Fi signal. Connecting your Android phone to the Internet is preferable in many situations, such as when you need to use a lot of bandwidth. Wi-Fi signals are not always available, however, and may be weak. In such a situation, it helps to be able to boost a Wi-Fi signal.



Open the Android Marketplace by clicking on "Marketplace" on the home screen. Tap the magnifying glass to search for an app, and search for "Android Booster." Select the Android Booster app from the search results, and tap on "Install" to download the app.


Navigate to your launcher by pressing the button in the bottom-left of the screen on your homepage, and find Android Booster. Open Android Booster, agree to the Terms and Conditions, and then click on the “Optimize” button in the “Overview” screen.


Click “OK” once the optimization is completed. Android Booster should give you a list of apps and tasks that it has shut down. It is likely that some of these apps were using bandwidth, and by closing them, you have freed up that bandwidth for other uses -- effectively boosting your Wi-Fi signal.



Connect the Wi-Fi repeater, via Ethernet cable, to the second port on the back of the router that provides you with Wi-Fi. Although you can also connect the repeater to your router wirelessly, using an Ethernet cable will more effectively boost the connection between the repeater and the router.


Place the Wi-Fi repeater somewhere close to where you typically use your Android phone.


Access the repeater by using its IP address, which you will find in the manual, through the URL bar on a computer connected to the wireless router. From the repeater's configuration page, you will need to change the SSID name and WEP settings, so that they match the SSID name and WEP settings of your wireless router. You can find these settings by accessing your wireless router's configuration page, the IP address for which will be in your wireless router's manual. More steps may be required, depending on your specific repeater, and you should consult your repeater's manual for more detailed setup instructions.


Connect your Android phone to the repeater, just as you would connect to your wireless router. Since the repeater is closer to you than the router is, you should get a better wireless signal, and should experience higher bandwidth and less data loss as a result.

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About the Author

Stuart Robertson has been freelance writing since 2008, covering topics such as health, environmental issues and technology for websites such as and Environmental Graffiti. He has a bachelor's degree in political science.

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