The connect to Wi-Fi at home and at workplaces is common, not to say that I miss is the site that does not use Internet for this connection method, so some of the aspects we have to care are the referring to the location and forms when placing the emitter point of the wireless signal.
We have already spoken on other occasions of possible ways to increase coverage capacity of our Wi-Fi using applications or the use of repeaters that will facilitate the signal of our network to reach more points of our location and even more strongly, a few steps but do not have to make us lose sight about basic rules to follow.
This is a series of tips, recommendations that regardless the use of applications or devices designed to improve our coverage, may make either or these are dispensable or almost safely help further improve its functions.
A very important point that often do not consider is the location of the router. There are cases where its location next to the phone jack is not adequate for being at one end of the house (special care in the homes of various plants) or because this place makes is hidden.
We must seek as far as possible a place to put the router located at an intermediate point of the house , a place where both not be hidden among furniture and in the same way does not force place the router in soil (never on the floor, then you lose coverage).
The most interesting thing is to find the right spot and place as much as we can on a shelf or cabinet, clear of objects to be locked , especially if they are metallic they may interfere with the signal, being the best location based on the height that we place it (a higher, better).
Similarly, we should not try to put it in the kitchen or bathroom, because the walls of these points contain pipes and plumbing in many cases of metal, which in the same way interfere with our router coverage. It is interesting avoid walls with metal and stonewalls.
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Avoid appliances and other nearby devices
Something that many users do not know is that appliances, or at least a lot of them, they emit waves that can interfere with the issuance of our Wi-Fi, if microwaves, baby monitoring systems, refrigerators…
Therefore, it is interesting avoid near our Wi-Fi (already seen as the kitchen wall was not a good idea and much less for appliances). Besides the same way, not only we have to avoid placing it near, but for example in the way of the waves to another part of the house do not run into an area with various potentially harmful electrical signals can see ameliorated.
We must also take care, although this part is not for us, the not place it near another nearby router. We are not going home to have two different points Wi-Fi usually so it is no problem, but if we can avoid putting wall to wall with the neighboring router … better.
They may no longer sell many routers with one, two or three antennas, but most homes are models that live with us because among other things are usually facilitate telephone operator on duty.
This makes count on it, one, two or three antennas that are not always properly placed or can be moved accidentally losing its potential how important is this aspect? You can think of … and yes, it is, as the way to achieve better coverage is placing the antenna in a vertical position so that the way it is as expeditious as possible to send and receive the signal.
This perhaps may not be necessary in most modern routers (although it is always advisable) to have systems that detect connected devices and focus the interest therein to be used more optimally the power and range of the antennas.
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Configure the router properly
We could say that power without control is useless and that nothing said above makes sense if you do not have correctly configured your router, a world of options depending on the brand and model we use, but refer to the same points.
To do so would typically enter the router configuration through appropriate web through your browser on your computer and after change (very important) the key and users who are factory assigned (who does not know “admin”, “admin “?) We establish which the most appropriate broadcast channel for our situation is.
As you can see, are just four simple tips to perform, though one can carry more planning, which if followed can make you gain a few meters from coverage but especially a better quality of the received signal and issued by your router that will help you enjoy a more optimal use of the Internet.