How to place your wireless device for optimal reception and performance?

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When you buy a router, you may be confused about the best place to put your router for the best performance. This article will give you a few tips.

Tip 1. Position your wireless device in a central location.

The router’s impact on network speed is critical, so keep your router as close to the center of the room as possible. Let it cover the surrounding signal as evenly as possible, so that the signal can be maximized. If your wireless device is against an outside wall of your home, the signal will be weak on the other side of your home.

Tip 2. Please put it at a certain height

It is better to place the wireless router on a table or shelf and keep it at a certain height so that the omnidirectional antenna’s transmitting ability can be utilized.

Tip 3. Stay away from high-powered appliances

When the router transmitting signals, the high-power electrical appliances and iron products may cause interference to Wi-Fi, so try to avoid microwave oven, weak current box, TV and other electrical appliances.

Tip 4. Avoid obstructions

In order to keep neat, a lot of friends put the router in a cabinet. Putting it in the cabinet will block the signal, then the overall signal will be weakened. Besides, the position of the router should not pass through too many walls, because the walls are made of concrete, which is very strong in shielding the router’s signals. The closer your wireless device is to these obstructions, the more severe the interference, and the weaker your connection will be.

Tip 5. Avoid overexposed areas

Keep it as cool as possible. Because the long-term sun exposure will cause damage to the router, which will affect the stability of the network speed.

Note: If you want to hang it on the wall, make sure it doesn’t shake or fade, because if the device is hit, it may be damaged and it won’t work properly.

Tip 6. Place your wireless device’s antennas

Do not to place all the antennas straight upward but at an angle against the horizontal line.


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