Want faster wifi? Here are 5 weirdly easy tips.

Want faster wifi? Here are 5 weirdly easy tips.


So wifi waves are basically just radiowaves,
so that’s the same as the electromagnetic waves you pick up with your cell phone or
a radio. But wifi waves are fairly short. They’re only
12 cm long, the conventional kind. Compare that to AM radio waves, which are
hundreds of meters long. The signal gets a lot weaker as it gets further
from the router. And generally they can’t go more than 150 feet from a single router.
They actually get absorbed and blocked by walls and metal surfaces.
So the way you position your wifi router makes a huge difference in how strong your signal
is throughout your house. One thing you definitely want to do is put your router
near the center of your house. Because it broadcasts the signal out in
equal strength in all directions. You want it out in the open. If it’s in a closet, the walls of the closet
are going to absorb and block some of the signal. And if you have it closed up in a cabinet,
it’s the same thing. A good way to think about it is just use line
of sight. From whatever position you can see the furthest
in your house and you can see the most number of rooms, that’s probably a good place to
put your router. You also want to lift your router up off the
ground because the signals can’t penetrate some of
the materials that make up floors, like metal, or concrete, or cement. And also, the way most routers are designed,
they broadcast the waves slightly downwards, so that way you’re projecting less of it down
into your basement for no reason. A lot of other electronics can interfere with
the router’s signal, things like TVs, computers, microwaves, pretty
much anything that has a motor inside it. So you want to keep the router away from other
electronics. Most routers have two antennas in them. Ideally
you could position one vertically and one horizontally. Devices work best when their internal antenna
is parallel with the router’s, so most antennas inside laptops are horizontal, But if you’re using a mobile device or a tablet,
it totally depends on how you’re holding it. So that way if you have one horizontal and
one vertical, you have the highest chance of having a parallel match with antennas. If you find that your network isn’t working
well, you can go around and measure your signal strength. There are a lot of apps that you can download
on your phone. You could create a rough map and
figure out what you need to do to fix it.

Danny Hutson

100 thoughts on “Want faster wifi? Here are 5 weirdly easy tips.

  1. My thoughts, the point your antenna in opposite direction (other antennas are 90deg. off-axis), that action depends really
    If your router supports beamforming, a technology in w/c the AP(WiFi Device) can direct the RF signal to the receiver works well the more antennas it has, since it can point more RF signals to you(the client) -> this increases throughput. Beamforming with one antenna will still work, but still a consideration.

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  3. thx bro since my dad come back our wifi need to handle 1 more person's phone and he always stays at home and use it and he would leave after a few weeks. But when I use your tips my house I can download the game from steam faster(i mean really really fast, here is the example if my game need 1 day to download it can download in 3 hours now how fast <3 I love you dude I'm gay)

  4. Too bad box always hires homosexuals to do it tech reviews otherwise all of this money it wastes paying under qualified voice actors might go somewhere

  5. For the best reception, I keep my router inside my microwave (and leave the microwave running all the time, of course).

  6. I have a question
    Can a device with a virus spread through wifi to other devices and give them viruses? Please give me your best answer

  7. hey a question my internet started going down randomly for little and when i refresh page i get this error "NET::ERR_CERT_AUTHORITY_INVALID" but at the same time my phones internet also goes down. it happens at the same time. i tried it with another router still happens the same. We have 2 router at home but they were working together perfectly fine untill today. if i am not mistaken my friend set up another router today but wasnt working properly i am not sure if its still in the port at wall or not but could it be the reason of this problem?

    Thanks in Advance!

  8. 0:35 "because it broadcasts the signal out in equal strength in all directions" Wrong.
    Radio waves travel out and down much better than out and up therefore placing the router higher up is better than lower down. Wifi quality above the router will always be worse than below the router.
    1:25 That's not the reason why you can change direction of your antennae. Vertically orientated antennae are better at broadcasting wifi signals "wide" while horizontally alligned antennae are better at broadcasting WiFi signals "high"

  9. Cool went from 10 to 18 mbps, placing a can behind the one pointing up and pointing the second antenna down. Also made it level on a table instead of hanging on the wall which also had a small concrete column blocking the right side. Boom

  10. I just put the darn Wi-Fi router in my living room which is often the middle of the house so I get internet wherever, plus it is a small 3-bedroom house.

  11. My router is on top of my Xbox and the actual antenna that transmits the signal to my ISP is on my roof. My house is 14 meters tall so it has no problem transmitting the signal.

  12. I’ve been telling my dad many times but he just doesn’t listen. Guess it’s time to show him this video.

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