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I want to move my Router for a better wifi connection.

By Pandox ·
Tags: Networking
Hello TechRepublic,

For as long as I can remember my Router and Modem have been Downstairs in the Meter Cupboard even though we don't have a good wifi signal in the bedrooms and study upstairs That's why I want to move the Router upstairs into the study so that we have a stronger connection threw the whole house is this possible and are there things that could go wrong or anything that I should watch out for.

I also made is a simple network design of what my network looks like at the moment.
https://imgur.com/a/nUZ9SXQ

Best regards, Alex
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by OH Smeg Moderator In reply to I want to move my Router ...

It is best to have the transmitter and receivers on the same level. This is more to do with the way that Radio Waves Propagate they tend to stay in the same plane and give very poor signals above and below that plane.

For Industrial applications they have a WiFi device on each floor to get over this issue so that they do not have weak signals on different levels.

However domestic applications are a different Kettle of Fish there are many thing sin domestic applications which can cause a degradation of WiFi signals and many of them are things found in kitchens. Microwave Ovens are very good at stopping WiFi Signals in their tracks not to mention many other domestic appliances so if there is a Kitchen between the WiFi Point and an area that you want to receive the signal in there are likely to be problems with a weak or poor signal at the receiving end.

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