You’ll surely have experienced some kind of trouble with your Wi-Fi signal at a certain point in time. We all know what it feels like to try to watch a Youtube video that never ends loading, try to listen to a song in Spotify that keeps stopping continuously, try accessing Facebook or Twitter and seeing the frightening “Buffering” icon, right?
The most common situation is to be at home, more specifically in the living room surfing the net at high speed, then going to another room with your tablet and seeing the Wi-Fi signal turning really weak. Frustrating, isn’t it?
If this happens to you often, you may want to consider that perhaps you are not making the most of your Internet signal before blaming your Internet connection for it and thinking of changing to another one with more capacity.
If that’s your case, don’t worry because we are going to give you some advice on how to improve your Wi-Fi signal:
- The router’s location is very important
Make sure that you put the router in the best possible place. According to experts, it should be placed in the center of the house and at (more or less) the same distance from all rooms in which you want to have Internet. Do not place the router in one side of the house if you want to connect to Internet on the other side. And you shouldn’t place it inside a wardrove, cabinet or drawer because they will interfere with the signal transmission.
- Place the router far away from all devices that may interfere with the signal.
Do not place it near a microwave, video camera, wireless telephones and computer accessories as well as mirrors. Why? Because bathroom mirrors can project the signal and provoke that it doesn’t reach all devices. On the other hand, microwaves use a 2.4 GHz band, the very same band that routers use to transmit data.
- Connect the cable to the devices that consume the most
We recommend that you use an Ethernet (cable) connection for those devices that use most data (Smart TV and computers), reserving, this way, the Wi-Fi connection for the devices that don’t support this type of connection such as smartphones and tablets.
- If you have a big house, you should get a router of high quality and invest some money in Wi-Fi repeaters.
Routers offered by operators are suitable for small houses. If your house is really big, you should consider buying a 802.11 ac router that provides a stronger Wi-Fi signal. Another good option is to use repeaters that offer a more homogenous signal, even if they are not placed near the router.
That was all! You will improve and boost your Wi-Fi signal at home with these simple tips. Now, it’s time to relax and enjoy the connection!