Setting Up Your Wi-Fi Router
Get the best signal for your home
At Horizon, we want you to have the best internet experience possible. So, when you’re setting up your router, we want to be sure you’re armed with the information you need to get started—and that means knowing a few secrets that will deliver the best signal possible.
Here are three simple things to keep in mind when selecting a location for your router:
Pick the right spot
Putting your router inside a cabinet, behind a wall, or next to something metal can weaken the signal—routers are most effective when they are out in the open and placed in a central location. Furthermore, placing your router in the highest location possible, such as the second floor of your home, or even a high shelf, can give a boost to your speed!
Avoid signal eaters
Certain home appliances, like microwave ovens or wireless phones, can have adverse effects on your Wi-Fi signal. Investing in a dual band router can help with this, but placing your router farther from these appliances is also a good idea.
Consider getting a boost
Even when you have a great router placed in the best location, you’ll occasionally find that you have dead spots in your home where the signal can’t reach. That’s when it’s handy to know about Wi-Fi boosters, Wi-Fi extenders, and mesh networks. Wi-Fi boosters and extenders are relatively inexpensive ways to make your signal go farther. Wi-Fi mesh networks can be slightly more expensive, but can provide whole home coverage when you’ve got a larger home or want the signal to reach all corners of your property.
Horizon is here to help!
As the world speeds up, we like to keep up with it, and here at Horizon, we’re proud to provide the fastest internet available. By paying attention to the simple issues outlined in this article, you’ll be in good shape to have that speed delivered to all the devices in your home.
And if you ever have any questions about your service, we’re here and we’d love to hear from you!
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