1. Where should I put the router?
Always try to put the router in the most open space in your house. This minimizes the number of obstacles between the router and the workstation where your computer is. Normally it’s recommended that the router be in the most central place in your house so that the Wifi reaches all rooms without any problems. Try not to place your router near other devices that work via bluetooth, microwaves, and so on. Try to position the antennas vertically, which makes it easier for the signal to be transmitted.
2. Has the performance of your Wifi network worsened?
It’s probably because the number of active Wifi networks in your area has increased considerably, and most of them may be on the same band as yours. The best you can do in this case is look for a new band where your Wifi performance will be better. You can use the Android app "Wifi Analyzer" to help improve the Wifi in your house.
3. Still having problems? Someone could be stealing your signal.
If your problems persist, there could be a neighbor connecting to your network and leeching off your bandwidth. The first thing you should do is pick a secure password that has numbers and letters. It would be also in your interest to hide the name of your Wifi network; always try to use WPA2 keys.
4. If your house has more than one floor:
If you have a home with two floors it’s recommended that you install a router on the roof of the ceiling of the lower floor or near the floor of the upper floor. Ideally you want to install the router on the floor on which it is most used, because ceilings will weaken the signal.
5. Do you not want the Wifi signal to reach every place in your house?
You have several options. One of these is to reduce the power of emission of the signal from your router. Another, more dramatic approach is to use special paint that contains iron and aluminum oxide, which block any wireless signal. The bad thing about this option is that it also blocks radio waves, which means you can’t listen to your radio either. Finally, we want to emphasize that currently on some mid- or top-range devices you can go to the 5 GHz band which, unlike the 2.4 GHz band, is not yet completely saturated. If you want to use this band, use it in dual mode since some older devices aren’t able to receive the signal. In addition to all the tips we’ve given before, there are devices called PLCs that carry the Internet signal via the electrical network of the house, which allows your router’s signal to reach any part of your house without losing any quality. Here you can see some PLCs available. We hope you find these tips useful!