Where In Your Home Should You Router Go?

To get the best performance from your Wi-Fi network, it’s important to place your router in the optimal location in your home. The wrong location can sometimes cause the internet connection to fail or drop intermittently.


Here are the guidelines:


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 it 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.


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