Do you think your wireless router is noisy? It’s probably not — but it also might be. The truth is that every single wireless router is prone to its own noise and interference, especially in small houses or other locations where a lot of electronic devices are operating at once. That’s why it’s a great idea to move your wireless router to another room. Moving the router to another room can help you avoid common sources of interference such as metal objects, appliances with motors, or even radio stations. This will help your home internet connection run faster and more smoothly. Here are some tips on how to move your router to another room so that you can get faster speeds and better performance from your home Internet connection.
How To Move Your Router To Another Room
Check for Wireless Router Noise
First and foremost, make sure the noise you think you’re hearing isn’t actually coming from your wireless router. Typically, the most common sources of noise will be electromagnetic interference (EMI) and radio frequency interference (RFI). EMI is caused by appliances such as vacuum cleaners and microwaves, as well as other electrical devices such as cordless phones and hair dryers. RFI comes from devices such as garage door openers, baby monitors, and even cordless phone bases. If you think you’re hearing noise from your wireless router, try moving it to another outlet in another room. If the noise is gone, then you know that it was your wireless router causing the interference. If the noise is still present, then you’ll know it wasn’t your router. If the noise is gone after moving the router, then you can rest assured that it was indeed your router causing the interference and that moving it to another room will help.
Run Ethernet Cable to the Room You Want
If you don’t want to move your wireless router to another room, that’s okay. You can always run an Ethernet cable from the router to the room where you want your new modem to be located. Ethernet cables are typically shorter than the range of many wireless routers, which means that you’ll need to put the modem right next to the computer or device you want to connect to it. This is a great option if you have a device that cannot connect wirelessly, such as a smart TV or a gaming console. Just make sure to get a long Ethernet cable and enough cable mounting clips to secure the cable to your wall so that it doesn’t fall off or get in the way.
Choose the Location Carefully
If you do decide to move your router to another room, remember that you’re not just moving it to any old room — you’re moving it to the room where you want your strongest connection. You’ll want to move your router to a room that’s away from metal and other electrical devices. You want a room that has as few walls as possible so that the signal can blanket your entire home. If there’s no room in your house that’s away from metal and that is large enough to house your wireless router, you may want to consider renting a co-working space that has a wide open floor plan. This will give you plenty of room to place your wireless router without having to worry about interference.
Install a Wireless Repeater
If you can’t (or don’t want to) move your wireless router to another room, you can always install a wireless repeater. Wireless repeaters are small devices that accept a wireless signal from another router, amplify that signal, and retransmit it to the rest of your home. You can purchase a wireless repeater that accepts a 2.4GHz signal from your router and retransmits a 5GHz signal. This will help you avoid signal interference and give you a stronger, more powerful signal. There are quite a few different wireless repeaters on the market, so make sure to choose one that is compatible with your current router’s signal. If you don’t know which one to get, you can ask an employee at the store where you purchase your router.
Install a Wired Router
If you really don’t want to move your wireless router to another room, you can always install a second router in another room and run an Ethernet cable between them. This is called “hard wiring” your routers together. You can purchase a router that comes with two or more Ethernet ports, allowing you to hard wire a second router to your first router. This way, you’ll be able to enjoy fast wireless speeds in every room of your home. This option is best if you want to connect two or more computers to each other. If you want to connect a computer to the internet, you’ll need to spend a bit more money and purchase a router with a modem built in.
How To Increase The Wifi Range?
Change the router location
The first step to improving your wireless network is to find the best location for your wireless router. The ideal location for your wireless router is away from all metal and electrical devices.
Add a Wireless Repeater
If moving your wireless router doesn’t improve the signal, you may want to consider installing a wireless repeater. A wireless repeater will simply repeat and amplify the signal from your existing router. You can purchase a 2.4GHz wireless repeater to transmit a 5GHz wireless network.
Change the Wireless Channel
Each wireless router transmits on a different channel so make sure that your router is not using the same channel as another nearby router. If you notice that your signal is weak in one area of your house, you may want to change the channel. To find out which channels are less crowded, you can use a free program like inSSIDer to scan for wireless networks in your area and look at the activity level of each channel. To change the channel on your router, log into your router’s configuration interface and look for an option called “Wireless Channel” or “Wireless Network Mode” or something similar. Click on this option and choose another channel number from the drop-down menu (make sure it’s not already used by another nearby access point). Once you have changed to a new channel, click on “Apply Settings” and then reboot both routers so they can pick up their new settings
Change the Wireless Standard
If changing your wireless network name and password doesn’t solve the problem, you will need to change the standard that your equipment uses. To do this, log into your router configuration interface and look for an option called “Wireless Standard Mode” or “Wireless Network Mode” or something similar. Click on this option and choose another standard from the drop-down menu (make sure it’s not already used by another nearby access point). Once you have changed to a new standard, click on “Apply Settings” and then reboot both routers so they can pick up their new settings.
Move the Router
If changing the wireless channel and changing the wireless standard doesn’t help improve your signal, your last option is to move your router to a different location. The ideal location for your wireless router is away from all metal and electrical devices.
Moving your wireless router to another room is a great way to reduce interference and get faster speeds in your home. You can also run an Ethernet cable between rooms or install a wireless repeater to help increase your connection strength and reduce interference. If you can’t move your wireless router to another room, you can always install a second router to increase your coverage.
Q1: How can I get wireless coverage in all of my houses?
A1: One of the easiest ways to extend your wireless network to the rest of your home is to install a second wireless router and connect it wirelessly to your main router. Together, they will cover every inch of your home with Wi-Fi. This is a great option if you can’t run an Ethernet cable from one room to another because there are too many walls or other obstacles in the way.
Q2: My house is huge, how do I make sure my wireless signal reaches everywhere?
A2: Even a large house can have Wi-Fi coverage everywhere with the right equipment. If you have a large house and want to create a seamless Wi-Fi network throughout the entire building, consider installing one or more access points or repeaters throughout each floor. You could also run Ethernet cables between rooms where you need more coverage than you can get from a single access point.
Q3: I’ve heard about mesh networks, what are they?
A3: Mesh networks are similar to standard Wi-Fi networks in that they use routers and repeaters to extend your Internet connection throughout your home. The difference with mesh networks is that multiple routers are set up in different areas around your home (such as on each floor) and work together as one seamless network so that every area of your home is covered by at least two routers.