The other day I was wondering why our home Wi-Fi signal strength varies so greatly from room to room (and even within the same room), when I happened upon an article from CNET.
Their first recommendation was to place the router in the center of the house in a high location such as a second floor or on the top shelf of a bookcase or closet and positioning their antenna in both vertical and horizontal axes (unlike the picture).
The article further delves in equipment including access point, power line adapters, and range extenders/repeaters. Finally, they finish with network security and encryption settings.
I would highly recommend reading this second part of the series and checking out the others-
HOME NETWORKING EXPLAINED
- Part 1: Here’s the URL for you
- Part 3: Taking control of your wires
- Part 4: Wi-Fi vs. Internet
- Part 5: Home router setup
- Part 6: Securing your network
- Part 7: Power-line explained
- Part 8: Cable modem shopping tips
- Part 9: How to access your home computer remotely
Hopefully you will find it every bit as helpful as I did!
Feel free to sound off in the comments and share any tips or tricks that work for you.