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By: JeffC | July 05, 2016

WiFi Signal Image  

I recently decided to dig into why WiFi signals seem to do better "down" than "up."  I have known for a while that the higher the router the better (2nd floor vs. 1st floor) but I was not sure why.  I also had heard that the number of walls, the wall materials, and the angle of walls can affect your signal.  Again, I did not know why. So what can you do to improve your WiFi signal and speed?
  1. Place your router as high as you can.  Wireless signals are electromagnetic waves travelling through the air. There is less chance for signal interference higher in a room because fewer objects are up high. This decreases the dispersion of the signal and keeps the signal stronger for longer distances.
  2. Place it in as central a locat...