Lifestyle
4 Clever Hacks to Boost Your Wi-Fi Signal at Home
There's no need to change your router or service provider, too!
IMAGE Pexels

Nowadays, it can be tough to find a home without Wi-Fi. In fact, a strong and stable connection is considered to be a necessity in most households. Sometimes, we even go the extra mile and pay for the best service providers just to have reliable internet.

However, there is one thing that can be difficult to dodge—bad reception. If you're having trouble with slow speeds or unexpected disconnections, here are some smart hacks you can try:

  1. Don't hide your router.

Routers may not be the prettiest to look at but you won't be able to maximize its potential if you hide it behind shelves or cabinets. If you want the best signal, you'll have to put it out in the open where it is free of obstructions.

  1. Place large furniture along the exterior walls of your home.

Signals cannot travel properly through thick panels and tall pieces. To enhance the reception further, place large furniture along the exterior walls of your home.

  1. Keep the router middleground.

Did you know that router signals travel laterally or downward from the source? You'll get better results if you keep the router middleground. For example, in a three-storey home, the most ideal spot is the second floor.

  1. Move your router away from gadgets that transmit through signals.

Gadgets that transmit through signals can interrupt your Wi-Fi as well. Make sure to move your router away from cordless phones, microwaves, and TV sets.

    SOURCES: Lifehacker | Apartment Therapy

    This story originally appeared on Realliving.com.ph.

    * Minor edits have been made by the Candymag.com editors.

    your REACTION
    YAY

    8

    OMG

    6

    BOO

    1

    CUTE

    1

    EWW

    0

    HEART

    0

    /////////////////////////////
    COMMENTS. JOIN THE DISCUSSION BELOW!
    VIEW more ARTICLES ABOUT
    About the author
    Gab Buganan for RealLiving.com.ph
    VIEW OTHER ARTICLES FROM Gab
    Comments
    latest on CandyMag.com
     
    x
    Share
    But I want you to know that I tried my best.
     
    x
    Share
    The up-and-coming musicians and childhood friends talk about their music, creative process, and why it's important to be woke.
     
    x
    Share
    Because when it comes to a great lip game, there's really no need to splurge!
     
    x
    Share
    A different language sheds new light on everyday terms.
     
    x
    Share
    Take advantage of the cooler weather in the metro!
     
    x
    Share
    Here's why you shouldn't feel insecure when you're the last to stay single.
     
    x
    Share
    Plus his brand new music video for his latest single, "Too Much To Ask."
     
    x
    Share
    These ponytails may be ~extra~, but can totes be copped at home!
    LOAD MORE ARTICLES