If you wish to improve the Wi-Fi reception and performance on your Windows PC, you may want to consider changing the WiFi Roaming Sensitivity or Aggressiveness. Roaming Sensitivity is the rate at which your device selects and switches to the nearest available point of access, offering a better signal. It is based on the signal strength and quality – and not on the distance to the WiFi point.
Intel products use the term Roaming Aggressiveness, whereas Ralink and some others use Roaming Sensitivity. But they basically mean the same.
Automatically switch to the strongest WiFi Signal #
If you are receiving a poor WiFi performance you should configure the wireless network adapter to use the Maximum Performance setting. You could also try updating your network adapter drivers to their latest version and see if that helps you. These tips to increase WiFi speed & and coverage area and how to improve Wireless Network Signal may also help you.
WiFi Roaming Sensitivity or Aggressiveness #
Automatically switch to the strongest WiFi Signal! If you are facing poor Wi-Fi reception you may also change the WiFi Roaming Sensitivity or Aggressiveness to improve Wi-Fi reception & performance and see if that works for you.
- Open Device Manager.
- Locate Network Adapters.
- Select your network or wireless device
- Right-click > Properties > Select the Advanced tab.
- Choose Roaming Aggressiveness (or Sensitivity)
- Set the preferred value from the drop-down menu:
To configure the WiFi Roaming Sensitivity, in Windows 10, open the WinX Menu by right-clicking on the Start and selecting Device Manager.
Roaming Sensitivity is the rate at which your device selects and switches to the nearest available point of access, offering a better signal. It is based on the signal strength and quality – and not on the distance to the WiFi point.
Expand Network adapters and identify your WiFi or wireless device. Double-click on the entry to open its Properties box.
Now under the Advanced tab, scroll down the Property list till you see Roaming Aggressiveness or Roaming Sensitivity.
Next, under the Value drop-down, you will see the following options:
- Lowest: Your device will not roam.
- Medium-Low: Roaming is allowed.
- Medium: It is a balanced setting between roaming and performance.
- Medium-High: Roaming is more frequent.
- Highest: The device continuously tracks the WiFi quality. If any degradation occurs, it tries to find and roam to a better access point.
Select Medium-High or High. to improve your Wi-Fi performance.
Realtek Wireless LAN #
Realtek Wireless LAN is Changing Roaming Sensitivity Level to Low, Medium (Middle) and High.