TechDrink chief says router placement can boost wireless signal

Wednesday, May 16th 2012
Wireless broadband signal can be improved by moving routers to a more prominent position, Ben Greenwood of TechDrink has said.
TechDrink chief says router placement can boost wireless signal
Router placement and the choice of channel can have a major impact on the quality of wireless broadband services, according to TechDrink founder and editor Ben Greenwood.

In a guest post for the Plusnet blog, the tech expert said there are several steps that consumers can take to ensure they gain the maximum benefit from their super-fast broadband connection in every room in their house.

Rather than hiding the router out of view, Mr Greenwood insisted the device should be placed in a prominent position, such as high up on a bookcase or on a mantelpiece or end table.

"Placing it on a windowsill may seem like a good idea too, but your router could receive interference from other wireless networks in your street," he cautioned.

Mr Greenwood added that broadband customers should switch wireless channels to find the one that works best in their area.

BT also recommends changing channel as a way of stopping wireless services being interrupted by signals from other devices and networks.

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