Positioning your Wi-Fi router

Wi-Fi is a local area wireless computer networking technology that allows electronic devices to connect to the network, mainly using the 2.4 gigahertz (GHz) and 5 GHz radio bands.

  • Place the wireless router in a centralised area for a maximum wireless coverage for the network devices.
  • Place the router at chest height on a cupboard or mantlepiece, not on the ground or hidden behind obstructions.
  • Keep the device away from metal obstructions and away from direct sunlight.
  • Keep the device away from 802.11g or 20MHz only Wi-Fi devices, 2.4GHz computer peripherals, Bluetooth devices cordless phones, transformers, heavy-duty motors, fluorescent lights, microwave ovens, refrigerators, and other industrial equipment to prevent signal interference or loss.
  • For the best front-to-rear coverage, place the wireless router in an upright position.
  • For the best up-and-down coverage, place the wireless router in an inclined position.
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