Where is the best location for my broadband router?



Whilst you might be tempted to put your router wherever you have space, without giving it much thought, that’s a big mistake! Where you choose to place your wireless router can have a significant impact on your broadband’s quality and reliability, as a Wi-Fi signal can only travel so far – and the more walls, bookcases, or other materials it encounters, the greater that distance is reduced.


The best place to set up your router is in a central, unobstructed location to ensure your home Wi-Fi network has a strong signal anywhere in your house. Moving your router even just a few feet might save you from endless connection problems – and allow you to get the most out of your broadband subscription. 


To get your router in the best position:

  • Put it in a central location in your home
  • Minimise obstructions
  • Elevate it off the floor
  • Keep it away from other electronics.

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