Ten tips for optimizing your home WiFi network reception

Posted on Monday, Feb 24 2020 @ 18:54 CET by Thomas De Maesschalck
In a new article, ARS Technica investigates the bests ways to improve your home WiFi network. In particular, the article focuses on how many access points you need, and where you need to put them to create WiFi valhalla. You can read it over here.
Rule 5: Above head height, please
The higher you can mount your access points, the better. A single human body provides roughly as much signall attenuation as an interior wall—which is part of the reason you might notice Wi-Fi at your house getting frustratingly slower or flakier than usual when many friends are over for a party.

Mounting access points—or a single router—above head height means you can avoid the need to transmit through all those pesky, signal-attenuating meat sacks. It also avoids most large furniture and appliances such as couches, tables, stoves, and bookcases.

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