Are you killing your Wi-Fi signal?

February 3, 2020 9:18 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

Are you killing you Wi-Fi signal?

 

Router

 

Almost every home has Wi-Fi. The question is how strong is your signal throughout your home?  Do you get a great signal in your living room but not in your bedroom? Or, do you get a great Wi-Fi signal in your office but not in your living room and bedrooms? Did you know, where you place your router determines how strong or weak your Wi-Fi signal is in each room of your home? Here are 4 places not to place your modem.

  1. Don’t put your router on the floor. Modems should be at least 5-7 feet off the ground if possible.
  2. Don’t place routers in a remote corner or basement of your home. It makes it harder for the wireless signal to reach all areas of your home. Place your router in the center of the home, preferably on the first floor.
  3. Avoid locations next to your TV or media components they can seriously affect your wireless performance.
  4. Don’t place your router in an enclosed cabinet or closet.

In order to get the best performance from your router place it in the middle of your home off the ground at least 5 – 7 feet.  Regularly reboot your router. Software updates are made from time to time that require a restart.

Finally, regardless if you rent or own your wireless router, make sure you have the latest equipment and are running the latest system software. Older wireless routers running older software may not be able to handle the speeds that you receive with your Internet service.

Until Next Time,

Megabite

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