Poor weak wi-fi signal make sure your router in the right place.
Wi-fi is a great – you can now access the internet from almost anywhere and on several different devices.
But there will always be times when you can get a decent wi-fi signal. There are several reasons for this – if your house is large, the wi-fi signal may struggle to reach far corners, but the problem could be simply that your router is in the wrong position.
Start by rebooting your router by turning your router off for a few minutes, then on again. If that doesn’t work, then follow these tips to find the perfect place for your router:
Where to put your wi-fi router
Tip 1: Find a central positon: Place it in the middle of your house rather than at one end. Solid surfaces slow down wi-fi speeds and this reduces the number of walls it has to go through.
Tip 2: Make sure it’s away from thick walls: The thicker the wall, the harder it is for the wi-fi signal to pass through.
Tip 3: Don’t put it on the floor: Try and position it on a shelf or table. Wi-fi signals go down as well as up, so if you put it on the floor, a proportion of the signal will go through the floorboards.
Tip 4: Ensure it’s visible: The more you can see your router, the better the signal. If you put it in a cupboard, wi-fi speed and distance the signal can travel will reduce.
Tip 5: Avoid windows: Place the router near a window and some of the signal will be sent outside.
Tip 6: Keep it away from your TV: Metal objects can reflect your signal, dispersing it.
Tip 7: Steer clear of fish tanks: It sounds strange, but water can absorb the wi-fi signal, reducing the distance it can travel
Boost your wi-fi signal
You’ve got your router in the right position. Now find out how to boost your signal.
Upgrade your router. If you own an older router, consider upgrading it. Telitec are continually improving its routers and you’ll get better performance and features from a new device.