Have you ever had the feeling that your home WiFi signal is not working properly? It is likely that it has happened on many occasions, but the "worst" of this matter is that the connection is stable, that is, that it does not present problems on the part of the operator. If this is so, the fault is at your own address. We tell you 4 objects that make the WiFi signal in your home worse .
The logical thing is that your router is located on a desk, furniture or similar, right? If it is made of wood there will not be so many problems, but if it is made of metal or with mirrors around it , here you can have one of the main reasons for the failures caused.
The metal works as a true barrier with the waves transmitted by the router. In other words, they are not able to transfer the material correctly, hence losing strength and, therefore, it arrives in worse conditions to your device.
2. The walls
Let's go to the next basic point: the walls of your house . Yes, you cannot throw them down, we already know that, but you can place the router in an ideal area so that the signal circulates more easily.
The advice we always give is that the signal should start from a central area . If we achieve this, the wave will reach all parts of the house equally, with greater intensity in that central area and less in the outer radius. Of course, it also depends on how you use your WiFi. If you are using your PC all day in a room in the house, it is best to have the router near the computer, of course.
In your kitchen is one of the biggest enemies of your WiFi network: the microwave . You weren't expecting it, right? That wonderful gadget that serves to heat your food is also the cause of your connection going a little worse sometimes.
This is because both the WiFi signal and the microwave use a very similar band of the radio spectrum (the first at 2.4 GHz and the second at 2.45 GHz). Despite this closeness, new frequencies in the WiFi signals around 5 GHz are gradually being adapted.
4. Appliances in general
The last object is a sum of them: appliances . We have already put in a microwave independent point, but after this we must add what would be the washing machine, the dishwasher, the radiators, the fridge, etc.
All of these have quite a few characteristics in common, such as being made of metal, now having connectivity to the network and, most importantly, running on water (those who work with it, of course). The pipes, the liquid that can remain clogged, etc., also acts as a wall to the signals, although we already tell you that not to a very high degree.