The place where a wifi router is placed plays an important role, not only for the signal but also for the security of the data. The signal works exactly the same as in a cordless phone. If it is too far away from the base the signal weakens. Depending on the router, if the computer is far away then the connection speed is slower and the data will be slow to load.
The signal of a router works well at about 30m in each direction. But if there are thin walls in the room or if it is placed in the wrong position, then one can easily get bandwidth from the router.
- Placing the router in a central location. For optimal coverage, it is good to place the router in the middle of the area to be covered.
- Avoid walls, ceilings or shelves. If there are corners or walls between the router and the device, if the router is on a ceiling or has to pass through several obstacles, then the signal will reach the device quite weak and will not perform. Insulated walls and brick or concrete walls will interfere with the signal. Even aquariums or mirrors can have an effect on the performance and speed of the signal.
- Removal of other devices. Several devices operate on the same frequency, so it is advisable to avoid placing them close to the router.
- Phobic name of Wi-Fi. A simple security method is to use a scary Wi-Fi name to possibly scare some people away from trying to steal a signal. An even better security solution is to implement WPA2 security.
- Installation of MetaPaper wallpaper. This wallpaper selectively filters electromagnetic waves and thus prevents the Wi-Fi signal from leaving the designated area, while offering signal amplification in the areas where it is installed.