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The Best Place to Spot your Wireless Router

Published on 20 November 18

The performance of a wireless home network depends upon the signal strength of Netgear WiFi router, base station, or the wireless access point. Whenever a WiFi client falls out of the signal of the base station, the network connection often fails. Well, those clients that are positioned near the boundary of the network’s range likely experience intermittent or discontinuous dropped internet connections. The placement of your device matters a lot for router login and setup.

Though a WiFi or the wireless client is within the range, its network performance can be a lot affected by the distance and interference of obstructions like metal appliances, electronic gadgets, Bluetooth devices/ speakers, cordless phones, baby monitors, automatic door alarms, microwaves, juicer, dishwasher, treadmill, etc.

Find a Suitable Place for your Netgear Wireless Router

To spot your Netgear wireless equipment for optimal network performance, follow some below-given light and smooth guidelines:

  • Never settle prematurely on a Location for your Router or Wireless Access Point

Consider placing your device in several different promising locations away from neighboring/ public WiFi and their internet devices. Though trial-and-error couldn’t be the scientific way to locate or discover for your WiFi equipment, still it would be the best way to improve your WiFi or internet performance.

Important Note: It is very important for you to remember that for Netgear router setup you are supposed to place your device closer to the modem and the modem shouldn’t carry an older and outdated version of firmware.

  • Install your Netgear router or the Wireless Access Point at the Middle or Central Location of your House

Did you have only one wireless client? If yes, then installation of the base station near to this client would be the best idea. And if you have multiple wireless clients, then you are supposed to find a good compromise position for it. On the other hand, for the good of others client you may sacrifice the network performance of your personal one.

Those clients that are far away from the router might obtain only 10 to 15 percent of the network bandwidth those clients active nearby it receives.

  • Avoid Physical Obstructions and Reflective Surfaces

Barriers that are along the line of sight between base station and client corrupt the radio signal of home networking system and WiFi-enabled devices. Electronic appliances, plaster, brick walls and baby monitors tend to have the most negative impact. On the other hand, obstruction including cabinets and furniture also weaken the WiFi signals.

Also, obstructions tend to be located closer to floor level, so installation of the router via high on a wall improves the signal 2x faster. Remember, WiFi signals bounce off windows, mirrors, metal file cabinets and stainless steel countertops, lessen both performance and the network range.

  • Netgear Support: Avoid installation of your router near those appliances that send and receives wireless signals

Place your Netgear router far away from anything that send and receive wireless signals. Such interference creating appliances include microwave ovens, treadmill, cordless telephones, baby monitors, home automation equipment, metal gadgets, and Bluetooth devices.

Also, those appliances that transmit in the 2.4GHz frequency range are most likely to produce WiFi interference. To fix this issue, install the router away from electrical equipment electric fans, fluorescent lighting, and other motors.

  • Adjust the router's antennas and Update Firmware on your Router Timely

In order to improve the network performance, keep the antennas of your device in straight-vertical position. Do not move them unnecessarily. Also, update the Netgear firmware on your WiFi router timely. Place it openly in a dry, clean, and neat place.

Netgear Support: Other Ways to Boost Your Wi-Fi Signal Range

Still cannot find a suitable location for your wireless router? If yes, then you still have alternatives.

  • You can upgrade the antennas of your base station.
  • You can also install a WiFi repeater (range extender) via
  • You might need to add a second router or access point to extend the range of your home networking system (in extreme cases).

So in this way, you can boost the range of your WiFi network 10x faster. Do try them and let us know if you need any help or assistance.

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