Improve Your Home’s Wireless Connectivity
Some people find networking devices, such as routers, unappealing in certain areas of their homes. Because they are quite expensive, most homeowners ensconce them behind furniture or inside cabinet drawers. Sometimes they are placed instead in an inconspicuous corner of the house where they’re out of the way, but still out of sight.
Unfortunately, the aforementioned places can’t be considered an optimal location for a router. Positioning your router in any of such places runs the risk of coming across an interference or something that would be getting in the way of the wireless signal.
Relocating the router or moving this particular networking device to the central location in your home is a must. It is the first step toward optimizing your home network.
If networking issues continue to persist, or if there is no possible way you can relocate your router, there are other options that can be taken into consideration. One of which is looking into different types of antennas.
If you have a wireless gateway, a router-modem, or another device without a detachable antenna, you can connect it to a wireless router using an ethernet cable.
Increase the WiFi Antennas Signal Strength in an Office Building.
In terms of size and area, office buildings and similar workspaces are significantly larger than residential homes. Very often, these structures have more obstacles in them that get in the way of the WiFi signal, keeping it from covering the entire building.
Much like what you’d do in your home, you need to station your office router optimally, and if it comes with detachable antennas, you can have them replaced instead to improve performance and coverage.
Printers, laptops, computers, and smartphones are all commonplace in an office. In such scenarios, the best type of antenna to use is an omnidirectional kind.
It is possible to increase the wireless signal in expansive spaces, but you need to make use of the ceiling dome antennas. Besides, you can have them in residential spaces or homes, but homeowners most of the time are not familiar with it, therefore they tend to be less common.
Enhance Outdoor WiFi Signal
Wifi antennas signal can get blocked or can deteriorate due to big, solid objects like doors, walls, and furniture. The reason behind that is because they either absorb or deflect the WiFi signal itself.
If you wish to extend the transmission, consider using an omnidirectional antenna outdoors. You can either link the router to the WiFi extender with the help of a POE cable.
Alternatively, you can connect directly the extender to an outdoor access point, such as a range extender for WiFi with a POE connector.
For outdoor use, a low-gain antenna will provide you with the best coverage you can ever ask for. The design of WiFi signals is more circular, resulting in signals that are spread closer to the ground.
In the case of an antenna that comes with a high gain, it could boost the signal strength too far away, leading to a stronger signal outside your property but weaker at your location.
If what you want is to extend the reach of your wireless signal, say, for example, to a field, we suggest that you consider a directional antenna. Make sure it’s pointing in that direction.