Tips To Improve Your Home WiFi
1. Router placement is key
Your router placement can potentially cause signal interference. Place your router at an open and central space within the house to help improve the connection.
2. Avoid hitting a wall
Structural walls are denser than normal, and when reinforced with metal can weaken your WiFi signal. If your router is in a bomb shelter, shift it to a different location.
3. Too many competing wireless devices
Wireless or older Bluetooth devices transmit signals, causing interference. Possible culprits include fitness trackers, wireless headsets/keyboards/mics, baby monitors, cordless phones, sous-vide machines, etc. Turn these devices off when not in use to avoid them interfering with your WiFi signals.
4. Interference from Heat Waves
The seals and shields on older microwaves are weaker due to wear-and-tear. This allows the microwaves to “leak” out from within and interfere with your WiFi signal. Placing your router far away from your microwave can help improve connectivity and signal strength.
5. Signals can Reflect
Mirrors and metal backings can reflect WiFi signals that are almost as strong as the original, causing interference. Place your router away from mirrors and any reflective surfaces.
6. Finding the “sweet spot”
Some areas, especially in the case of larger homes might not have adequate coverage or receive weak signals. Moving your router closer to where you usually require WiFi or upgrading to a Smart WiFi router can help prevent this.
7. Mind the neighbours
If your neighbours have installed repeaters, extenders and mesh WiFi to strengthen their connection, their WiFi signal could be messing with yours. Try to change the frequency of your router, move it to another room, or use a wired connection.
You can do a speed test via Speedtest by Ookla app before and after applying these WiFi tips to verify that WiFi speeds have improved. You can also check out further information on improving signal speeds at home in this article: How to restore your Home WiFi connection - FAQ