5 things that obstruct and block the signal of the Wi-Fi router The Wi-Fi signal in your home

 5 things that obstruct and block the signal of the Wi-Fi router The Wi-Fi signal in your home. 



 The position of the router is very important. Try to place it in a high place, away from other electrical devices that may interfere with it and from walls that may affect the signal propagation. Simple things like the floor, doors, or walls in your home can block your Wi-Fi router's signal, especially if it's made of metal, brick, or concrete.



On this occasion, we are going to review some of the items that may block or interfere with the Wi-Fi signal in your home.

- Televisions


Considering that many choose to place their TV on a piece of furniture so that they do not have to go through the process of hanging it from the wall with a bracket, it is not surprising that it is a question of using the remaining space in this furniture, for example, to place the router there.


Placing the router near or behind the TV can be a great idea for home design, but TVs and their internal metal components can act as a kind of electromagnetic shield that interferes with the signal from the router.


- shelves


Books are pretty dense, and if you put enough of them together, like lining an entire wall with bookshelves, it's basically like a huge signal damper. Crossing the length of a tall bookcase is more difficult for WiFi signals.



Mirrors and windows

In the case of mirrors, many experts say these materials cause the signal to bounce off to other areas. In addition, they can contain metallic elements that affect signal propagation.


Large wall mirrors have more impact than small mirrors, and older mirrors affect Wi-Fi more than newer mirrors because old mirrors even contain real silver. The same applies to windows.


- household appliance


Some components of microwaves and other devices can retain waves and affect the devices' Internet connection. Although the kitchen is not one of the best places to put your router, the proximity to certain devices may affect it.



For example, the refrigerator, washer, and dryer are equally thick metallic objects that are not Wi-Fi friendly. The same thing happens with the oven and even with the water heater, it also affects the wifi signal strength. The latter does it doubly well, because it's not just a giant metal cylinder, it's also filled with water.

- building materials


Another reason for poor WiFi access is the obstacles that may be present. For example, a wall, a wall, a piece of furniture ... all this will have an effect and can block the signal. There are things that have a greater impact, such as iron plates. In these cases we have to be more careful.



Barriers such as plaster, cement, stone, and brick walls are also an obstacle for a WiFi network to function optimally. For example, steel columns and beams interfere with the signal. The more metal in your home's walls, whether it's steel nails or painted insulation, the greater the problems of signal weakness.

However, the main enemy is the concrete walls, which are very good at the level of insulation, and for this exact reason, they are terrible for transmitting WiFi signal. Concrete block walls aren't much better, although they don't dampen the signal with the strength of solid concrete.

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