21.8.2020 | Wireless Router Positioning
Your wireless router’s positioning can greatly affect your coverage area and the strength of your signal.
Follow these quick tips to position your router for the best signal:
- Place the router in the middle of your house. If you place the router in a room off to the side of your house, you won’t get as strong a signal on the other side of your house.
- Position the router’s antenna vertically, so that the antenna is standing straight up. Many antennas can be adjusted and lie horizontally, but standing straight up is generally the ideal position.
- Elevate your router away from floors. You’ll get better reception if the router is on a desk, not on the floor.
- You should also pay attention to the kinds of materials the router is near. For example, placing the router on a metal desk or up against a metal wall will cause problems. Signals can travel through a wood desk easily, but metal will obstruct the signals.
- Other types of obstructions can also cause problems. For example, if there’s a metal filing cabinet between your computer and the router, you may not receive a wireless signal. The same applies to other types of dense objects.