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Where To Place Your Wi-Fi Router

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Have you ever experienced issues with the wireless Internet connection in your home? Even with the fastest Internet speeds, does your connection seem slower in certain areas? The placement of your router is vitally important to ensure a stable wireless connection. In this article, we will discuss things to consider prior to setting up your router to ensure the best Wi-Fi experience possible.

Placement

For the best wireless connection, you need to get an uninterrupted signal from your router. This means identifying a central location in the home will be a good first step. The wireless Internet signal can go in all directions from the equipment, keeping the router positioned in a central location will prevent the connection from going outside of your living space or not covering all areas. This also means that placing the router on a shelf, or end table can assist with distributing the signal equally between the floor and ceiling.

Avoid Obstructions

There are some things in your home that can potentially disrupt your Internet signal, too. Brick or concrete walls create a thicker barrier for the Wi-Fi signal to pass through. Rooms like kitchens and laundry rooms, where metal appliances are present, can create more signal interference when traveling through those materials. Other household items like mirrors, can also negatively impact your Wi-Fi signal. If you are having these connection issues with your wireless Internet, it is best to look for these significant interferences when troubleshooting. With these potential interferences ruled out, you should consider adding a mesh system, such as D & P Connect Pro, to your home network.

Whole-Home Wi-Fi  

How can you get a solid wireless connection all throughout your home? D & P Connect Pro is a smart, whole-home Wi-Fi system with the most powerful network possible. SuperPods placed around the home spread out the broadband connection throughout the living areas. Unlike other mesh network systems, Connect Pro continuously learns about your Internet needs. It performs advanced self-optimizations, allocating capacity to devices that need it most, and it gets better each day (using artificial intelligence to that constantly learns how your users are interacting with the internal network). Using breakthrough cloud-based technology it provides you with full-strength, uninterrupted connectivity where and when you need it.

Wireless Extenders vs. Whole-Home Wi-Fi Mesh Network

Two ways to improve your home Wi-Fi Internet connection are by adding wireless extenders or installing a whole-home mesh network. A wireless extender works with your router to extend the existing wireless signal. This helps cover locations that may be experiencing obstructions from the router placement. The Wi-Fi extender can be a less expensive option, but will not have the same network speed and advanced smart technology that you can get with a whole-home Wi-Fi mesh network. The mesh product pairs directly with your existing Wi-Fi. It works with each access point (SuperPod) that is strategically placed throughout the house. Using the same network helps your devices transfer the wireless signal seamlessly between each point. The whole-home Wi-Fi can be managed through a smartphone app making set up and software updates easier to handle.

Conclusion

In order to get the most out of your wireless Internet, it is important to assure your equipment is working efficiently. If your router is not giving you the Wi-Fi connection you need, make sure the router is placed in an optimal location with minimal obstructions in order to reach all areas of the home. When the router is strategically place within the home but will not reach every room, then it is time to explore a whole-home Wi-Fi system to have full wireless coverage. To learn more about D & P Connect Pro, please visit https://www.d-pcomm.com/connect-pro.php

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