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How to maximize your Wifi Performance

Your Internet and WiFi experience is defined by several factors, and there are several things you can do to get the best out of your service:

  • Placing your modem and WiFi router
  • Avoiding signal blockers
  • 5 GHz only
  • Channel width
  • Identifying dead spots
  • Rebooting your modem and router.

Placing Your Modem and WiFi Router

There are two primary choices and tradeoffs on where you and your technician set up your modem and WiFi router:

  • If you use WiFi equally throughout the house, the modem and WiFi router should be placed as close to the middle of your home as possible. This helps provide the best possible WiFi signal throughout. If we install your service, your technician will place the modem and WiFi router in the best possible position in your home.
  • If there is a primary media room where you use WiFi the most, the modem and WiFi router should be placed there. This allows you to wire devices that require more bandwidth, such as streaming video or gaming systems, directly into your WiFi router and minimize the wireless needs from these devices. If your media room isn't in the middle of your home, the WiFi signal strength for other devices could be impacted the farther you move from the modem and WiFi router.

Avoiding Signal Blockers

Don't block your WiFi router's signal.

  • Avoid placing it in a closet or cabinet or putting it behind something (such as a TV, aquarium or staircase) that might weaken the WiFi signal.
  • Don't place it on the floor or low to the ground.
  • Don't place it next to windows.
  • Open any doors to the room where you've placed the modem and WiFi router.

It's important to provide a clear “path” for your modem and WiFi router.