In order to have a good Internet connection, sometimes it is necessary to make some adjustments. It is quite frequent that the coverage does not reach well or have a bad speed. The most common is to install a Wi-Fi repeater and thus boost the signal. Although it may be a good idea, it is not always necessary and even sometimes it will not improve your connection. In this article I tell you what small change you can make to avoid having to use a wireless repeater.
Improve the location of the router to have better coverage
Something essential to have good Internet connectivity is that the router is well located. We refer mainly to the place where you place it and the distance from the devices that you are going to connect to the network. But you are also going to take other factors into account, such as possible interference that may exist.
The first change you should make is to place it in a central area of the house. It is a mistake to put it in a corner area, where we are not really going to take advantage of the signal. The problem is that sometimes it is what seems most comfortable to us, the technician places it there and we leave it unchanged. But the best thing is that it can distribute the signal correctly throughout the house and, failing that, put it in the place where we take advantage of the coverage the most.
But correctly locating the router is also removing any device that can generate interference and is nearby. For example, maybe you have it next to the television. You can have Bluetooth headsets and other devices that use this technology, which works over the 2.4 GHz frequency, and that causes it to not work properly.
Ideally, you should try to isolate the router from any device that creates interference. Also, it’s a good idea not to put it near large walls that can block the signal. This way you can have better coverage where you need it.
Connect by cable, another option
An alternative that you can take into account is to connect the devices by Ethernet cable. This way you will avoid coverage problems and typical failures that appear when you connect via Wi-Fi. You can connect computers, television, etc. You will have greater stability and you will avoid annoying cuts.
Of course, in this case you will need to perform an installation. You will have to take a network cable from where you have the router to the areas of the house where you are going to connect devices to the Internet, such as the television. Also, it is important to use good quality Ethernet cables to avoid loss of signal.
If you can’t change the location of the router and you can’t do a cable installation, one option that you can consider is to use PLC devices. They are useful, as you can carry the signal further. They are devices that use the electrical network to carry the connection from one place to another.
In short, as you can see, you can make small changes to the router related to location and thus avoid using Wi-Fi repeaters. This will improve the connection and Internet and have coverage in other parts of the house.