Access Point Positioning

Your access point’s positioning can greatly affect your coverage and the strength of your signal. Try these quick tips to position your WiFi access point for the best signal:

Place the access point in the middle of your house. If you place the access point in a room off to the side of your house, you won’t get as strong a signal on the other side of your home.

Place your WiFi access point on a desk or mount it on the wall or ceiling. You’ll get better reception if the WiFi access point is on a desk, not on the floor.
You should also pay attention to the kinds of materials the WiFi access point is near. For example, placing the WiFi access point on a metal cabinet or up against a metal wall will cause problems. Signals can travel through a wood desk easily, but metal will obstruct the signals.

Other types of obstructions can also cause problems. For example, if there’s a metal filing cabinet between your computer and the WiFi access point, you may not receive a WiFi signal. The same applies to other types of dense objects.

Interference From Other Wifi Networks

Interference from other WiFi networks in the area can cause issues with your WiFi signal. To determine whether interference is occurring, you can use an app on your smartphone. It will show you the WiFi channels nearby networks are using and recommend the ideal network for you to use. These apps will also allow you to walk around the area and see where you get the best signal and where the signal is weakest.

If multiple WiFi networks are competing for the same channel, this can cause problems. To fix this, you can change the WiFi channel in your WiFi access point’s web interface. Change the signal to a different channel and then see if your WiFi connection improves.

Interference From Other Household Appliances

A variety of household appliances can cause WiFi interference, including cordless phones, baby monitors, and microwave ovens. Depending on the positioning of your WiFi WiFi access point, your networked device, and the appliance, you may even have the WiFi network cut out when the microwave or cordless phone is in use.

Problems with microwaves can often be solved by positioning your devices such that the microwave isn’t between your WiFi access point and the device. it’s also possible that a new microwave will help if the new microwave has better shielding.

Other devices can also cause problems. For example, older Bluetooth devices can interfere with nearby Wi-Fi signals, although newer Bluetooth devices don’t.

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