How To: Set up your WiFi router for the best internet experience. - Blackfoot Communications

How To: Set up your WiFi router for the best internet experience.

September 28, 2021

We want you to have the best internet experience possible and the placement of the router within your home is important for optimal performance.

Here are three simple things to keep in mind when selecting a router location:

  • Pick the right spot. Putting your router inside a cabinet, behind a wall or next to something metal can weaken the signal—routers are most effective when they are out in the open and placed in a central location.
  • Avoid signal eaters. Certain home appliances, like microwave ovens or wireless phones, can have adverse effects on your WiFi signal. Placing your router away from these devices is a good idea.
  • Consider getting a boost. Even when you have a great router placed in the best location, you’ll occasionally find that you have dead spots in your home. That’s when it’s handy to know about WiFi boosters, WiFi extenders, and mesh networks.
    • Wi-Fi boosters and extenders are relatively inexpensive ways to make your signal go farther.
    • Wi-Fi mesh networks can be slightly more expensive, but can provide whole home coverage when you’ve got a larger home or want the signal to reach all corners of your property.

By paying attention to these simple issues, you’ll be in good shape to maximize your signal and have an enjoyable online experience.

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