Since routers transmit a signal out for any device to receive, it requires a clear path. Therefore, every time that the signal is hindered by an object, it is affected. Moreover, for every cupboard, ceiling, wall, or window that the signal passes through, the Wi-Fi signal gets weaker.
The router should be:
- Centrally Located
- High up on a shelf
- Situated where it passes through the least amount of objects (doors, walls, ceilings)
- Away from other electronic equipment
- Put in an area mostly used by devices on a wireless signal