Going back to school means moving into a new apartment or other lodging for a lot of people, so we thought we'd share a tech tip for anyone who has to decide where to set up a new wireless router. Where you position your router can be key to getting a great signal, so keep the following points in mind:
- Place it in a central location where the signal can radiate out in all directions without having to cross the entire distance of your new home.
- Remember that brick, metal, walls, and other objects all block your signal to varying degrees, so minimize the obstructions on your signal path for best results.
- Keep your router away from microwaves and other radiating devices that could interfere with your signal.
- Finally, ideally position your router up high near the ceiling where there are less objects to interfere with your wifi, including those signal-blocking, water-filled, flesh-bags we call people. :-)
- Jeff MacArthur