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Where Should I Put My WiFi Router For The Best WiFi ?

WiFi Router placement is critical to a good wifi signal being transmitted throughout your home.

Place the router in a central location , this may mean moving your phone line as well.

When it is in the centre of a home the range will increase.

Avoid surrounding it with metal objects.

The kitchen with microwave ovens and metal fridges is not the best place. Have you noticed the Internet slowing down when you heat something up in the microwave. Microwaves operate around the same frequency as wireless routers.

Avoid Concrete Or Brick Walls

Surrounding the router with concrete or brick on a couple sides won’t help your signal reach the furthest corners of your home.

Put It Up High

WiFi routers emit radio waves, which spread out and down from their source. Mounting the router to a wall or setting it on a high shelf can give you a better signal, especially if you live in a two-story house and want a good connection on both floors.

Swap Routers

If your router is more than 3 years old or is a wireless g router , consider buying a wireless AC router , the WiFi signal will travel further and faster.

Consider An Extender

WiFi Extenders can do do push the WiFi signal further throughout your home or business

Map Your WiFi Connection

Looking to map your wifi connection in your home to see the spots in your home where the wifi spots might not be that great try the Telstra WiFi Maximiser App for your smartphone or tablet.

Telstra Wifi Maximiser App

Richard Pascoe is a technology consultant & technology commentator for the media on FIVEaa , ABC Adelaide , PowerFM , 5MU , 7AD and 7BU and has been seen on the Channel 7 news , Channel 9 News , Channel 10 news and Today Tonight . Richard gives his opinions on Microsoft , Google , Apple and deals with personal computers , smartphones and tablets.

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