Improving your Wi-Fi signal is not this complicated. There’s all sorts of stuff you can do to your Wi-Fi router’s software to improve its signal strength. I think that’s a pain in the ass. Let’s do it in less than a minute and without any keyboard-touching.

Placement

Radio waves fall down and laterally. That means getting your router as high as possible: on a piece of furniture or the highest floor possible. If you’re not trying to reach an upper floor at all, hang the router high and upsidedown.

Put it in a central location.

Barriers

Give your router some breathing room from the wall — at least a foot if possible. Large furniture, appliances (especially microwaves) and even your own computer will also stand in the way.

Reflection

Anything metal will reflect your signal — even if it’s very thin. So, the small metal sheet in a mirror is going to screw with things. But you can use this to your advantage. Try using trial-and-error with a compact disc or some tin foil to bounce the signal back into your domain.

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