WiFi signal strength depends a lot on its location where it is placed and from it may be accessed. For example if you have placed your router at lower floor in your home and you are trying to access it from upper floor. In this case you may get low signal strength. Even 192.168.1.1 linksys setup wizard may not help to solve this slow internet problem.
Let’s put some important considerable points to place our router for effective use.
Place it at central location
For scattering the WiFi signal in all around area, prefer to place your router at the central area of your home. Even if your desktop is placed at some other area, try to extend Ethernet wire and place the router at central location.
Avoid impenetrable obstacles
WiFi signal (radio waves) travel through walls but it loses its signal strength. Wall absorbs the waves and act as obstacle for WiFi signal. So we should try to place our router beyond less thicker walls. Like walls some other things are also responsible for making WiFi signal strength week.
Fish tank, other electrical devices like TV, microwaves also create distraction for WiFi signal. So it’s required to place router away from such places.
Between upper and lower floors
When you have a house or office with more than floor then placing router at correct location is vital. Often accessing internet at the floor where router is not placed is somewhat difficult or WiFi signal is low at that floor.
WiFi signal travels downwards, so router should be placed at top floor and accessed from both floors.