Choosing the best place for a Wi-Fi router

Begin by choosing the best location for your router. Of course, the router must be located in the part of the apartment/house that provides the maximum signal range (radius). For example, the corner room of a three-room apartment is not suitable for this role, but the living room, usually located in the center, looks much better. In a two-story house, you need to choose a place so that both levels fall into the coverage area.

Signal amplification using manual channel selection

We have already said that all kinds of wireless devices near the Wi-Fi router can seriously impair its signal. The same devices include other routers, which may be very numerous in the vicinity. Some special tools and applications allow you to scan surrounding wireless networks for used channels and overloading them. One of the most popular programs of this type is inSSIDer. Download it from the web and study the functionality.

Remember that the inSSIDer application is best suited for desktops, laptops, and tablets. “. So run the tool, select the adapter type (in our case, D-Link DWA-125 is used) and click “Start Scan”. According to its results, all nearby Wi-Fi networks with full characteristics will be displayed – MAC address, name (SSID), channel involved and signal strength (RSSI). We are primarily interested in channels, but before you start working with them, it doesn’t hurt to find out what it is.

Modern  Wi-Fi routers can operate in two frequency bands – 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz. How to overcome signal problems in Congo The 2.4 GHz frequency (in fact the 2.4-2.4835 GHz range) is the most common and is supported by most routers currently offered. For this frequency band, channels 1-13 are reserved in the Russian Federation. At 5 GHz (5.15-5.35 GHz), only the latest models of Wi-Fi routers can work, and channels 34-64 are used. So in the inSSIDer table, we can see which channels are used by nearby routers (“Channel” column) and what is the signal strength (RSSI column). The inferior the RSSI number, the improved the signal. For convenience, the following charts are shown – channel chart and time chart.