OPTIMAL HOME ROUTER LOCATIONS
Do you want the best Wi-Fi network connection in your home? If so, it is important that you make sure to place your router in an optimal location. The wrong location can occasionally cause the Internet connection to fail or drop intermittently.
Here are the top guidelines to follow when placing your router in your home:
- Install your router in a central location: In a multi-story home, this means a central spot (not corner) of the first floor.
- Avoid physical obstructions. Don’t place your router near walls made of brick, stone, or concrete. You also shouldn’t place your router inside a cabinet or drawer.
- Go high to maximize coverage. Try placing it on an upper shelf or mounting it on the wall in an inconspicuous place. Don’t put it on the floor.
- Avoid reflective surfaces. Some Wi-Fi signals bounce off windows, mirrors, metal file cabinets, and stainless steel countertops, lessening both network range and performance.
If you follow these specific guidelines, your Wi-Fi network should give you the best performance possible. Please contact us at (800)-422-4848 if you have any Internet questions or concerns. We would be happy to assist you!