Wireless radio frequency signals require a clear and
unobstructed transmission path. Do not place a router inside a
closed closet or cabinet.
The higher and more "open" your router is, the better the signal will broadcast. Think of your router as a
lamp and the light is the wireless signal. The more light shining around the room, the brighter and vice versa.
If you have a device that is located too far away from your
wireless router or which does not have wireless capabilities,
you might explore a
HomePlug Ethernet adapter. One unit plugs into the elctrical
outlet near your router and is cabled to the back of the router.
Additional units are plugged into electrical outlets where your
devices are, and cabled to that device. Your home's electrical
wiring connects your remote device to your router (and
Boosting Wifi Signals
There are a few products on the market that are
reasonably effective at boosting wifi signals in the home.
Securifi Almond is our first choice. It is both a router AND a booster. You buy one
and use it as a router, then buy as many more as you need as
Or, if you already have a router, just buy an Almond and use it
as a repeater.
Linksys Range-Extender is another option. It simply plugs
into a power outlet 30-50 feet away from your wireless router,
and "bounces" the wifi signal further throughout the house.
Open-Mesh creates ultra low-cost, zero config, plug-and-play
wireless mesh networks, but we've never tested them. If any has,
please let us know if it works.
Lastly, there are the "Foil-Hat
Solutions." If you saw the movie, Signs, this website makes
use of the "foil hat" approach. I have never tried these
techniques and cannot guarantee they will work, but you might
have fun trying.