Improving your WiFi range

Modems will usually give you good coverage in a large room. WiFi range is effected mainly by physical obstacles. Distance is the most obvious problem—there is a certain optimal range that the wireless signal can travel.

Modem’s range is mainly affected by the environment of the surrounding area and individual conditions in that particular household. WiFi range can be improved in 2 possible ways:

2.4Ghz vs 5Ghz

1. Location of the Modem

This is the key to the best Wi-Fi coverage possible. The shorter your signal has to travel, the faster your speeds will be and the further it has to travel, the slower it will become.

It’s vital to put your Melita Router in the right place: the nearer it is to where you use it, the better. If you want the best wireless coverage, put your Melita Modem in a central location in your home, you’ll reduce the number of walls slowing down your signal. Make sure that the modem is located in the room or area where you mostly use your Internet via WiFi.

Refer to the below picture for instructions on what can affect your range:

Modem location for an improved WiFi range

2. WiFi Range Extenders or professional Mesh System 

All internet modems are only capable of broadcasting reliably up to a certain distance. Any further, and the signal gets weak. If your wireless network covers a larger area or more rooms, you need a wireless range extender to help boost your signal.

For starters, they pick up the existing Wi-Fi signal from your wireless modem and simply rebroadcast it for further distance. You can either buy WiFi range extenders from computer stores or else we do offer you a seamless solution through our StellarWifi Pods.

Mesh system

WiFi Range extenders help bring connectivity to dead zones, but also have their limitations. If you want seamless connectivity everywhere in your home, consider a WiFi Mesh system instead.  You can buy WiFi Mesh systems from computer stores or in computer equipment specialising in e-Shops.