How I Manage My Router Setup to get the Best of my Network

19 Feb 2019 18:54 731 Hits 0 Comments
Today the manufacturers have been a little more careful in the design of their routers, even eliminating the antennas (actually the antennas are internal). But it is still true that a nice vase with flowers, a picture frame or even a wireless speaker is better than that device with lights that twinkle and with a pair of cables, one of them connected to the modem of the Internet provider, with its own lights and, obviously, more cables.

Today the manufacturers have been a little more careful in the design of their routers, even eliminating the antennas (actually the antennas are internal). But it is still true that a nice vase with flowers, a picture frame or even a wireless speaker is better than that device with lights that twinkle and with a pair of cables, one of them connected to the modem of the Internet provider, with its own lights and, obviously, more cables.

But it is what there is, for now. We will have to manage to hide the cables, camouflage them behind that that they gave us when we moved but the antennas have to be high and visible. I understand that this will cause a number of home disputes, but it is necessary to stand firm. With physics, it is rather pointless to argue. But here are the things that you could try to get best of your router as well as the Network.

Beware of the obvious

The light bulb is a preliminary analogy. Routers are not lamps, and therefore they sometimes behave in ways that challenge intuition.

My new house has many angles and corners. From the design point of view, it's very cute. But in comparison, the barracks was a piece of cake. My only ally here is that there are many large windows. Fortunately, glass (except that it has metal) is transparent for microwaves.

As I moved recently, the optimization of the home wireless network using the Routerlogin net login is still a work in progress. But we have some ideas that work well. The main router was, again, on the top floor, and halfway to the rooms. The signal has few chances to go down unharmed by the corridors and stairs, and much less to cross the thick slab of reinforced concrete. That is why I installed it in a room with a large window facing the garden. In the same way as in my previous house, I bet that the signal would come out freely through that window and it would be possible to capture it from the living room window on the ground floor.

Locating the Repeater

The next step was to put the repeater in the living room. For obvious reasons, it must be arranged at some point where the signal from the main router arrives with enough force. This is where the analogy with the lamp starts to waver. You can move less than a meter to achieve substantial improvements until you find the perfect place. Maybe we have planned to put a sofa, the cellar or a painting. It is not important. If the signal arrives with more intensity, the repeater will have more to repeat. It is pristine.

Enter the Wi-Fi Analyzer app such as apps for Router login net netgear or the android apps. As the microwaves are not seen, we need help to find where the signal is better, until we get a reliable map of the place. It does not help the eye or intuition. For example, at home, although common sense suggested that the signal would be stronger near the ladder, Wi-Fi Analyzer confirmed that near the large window of the living room it obtained a much stronger signal. Not too close, perhaps because of the closeness to the metal frame. Additional benefit: there is also a good sign in the garden, which is essential in the beautiful days.

Change the Channel

Dense obstacles, corners, and metal meshes are not the only enemies of your wireless network. Your neighbors' routers (and even a cordless phone) may be interfering.

I keep my word of not entering technical jargon. You only need to know here that routers can work on several channels. Wi-Fi Analyzer will show you which of those channels are being used by a greater number of routers. With this Routerlogin net index data, we must leave the most congested areas; here I am saying zones because of the channels, in addition, overlap. For that, of course, you have to go into the configuration of the equipment, go to the wireless connection section and change the channel in which your router operates.

In general, it is set to Auto, but if you see that there are a number of signals in the same group of channels, you can try to change it by those that appear free.

So that’s it, but here’s a tip- at any point of time you feel you are doing something wrong, get in touch with the official Support page of your Router to eliminate committing any errors.

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