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Is Your Internet Connection Losing Signal?

Updated: Nov 4

Read these 2 reasons that impact on your internet service.

Before going through the below items, you need to make sure that the issue isn't with the router hardware itself. 1) Is the router on? 2) Are the data cables connected?.




Where is your router placed?

Placement of your router matters. It can be affected by the structure of your home, your walls, your kitchen appliances, your aquarium, your baby monitors, or — among other possibilities — your cordless phone. The reasons for these things are many:




  • Routers placed in corners, near to the ground, and behind walls of concrete, metal, or wood make it hard for the signal to pass and can create dead zones.

  • Household electronics operate often on the same wireless band, causing disruptions to the WiFi signal while those household electronics are in use.

  • Things like aquariums reflect radio waves and can act as a barrier to WiFi signal.

Solutions: Think before you place the router in your home to make sure the signal is reachable and not barred by walls, furniture, or other barriers or impediments. Use newer electronics in the home that operate on a different frequency.



Weather

Weather can affect your WiFi connection. Generally, your router is inside, so it won’t be affected by the elements on any given day. Rain and temperature, however, can affect it. Radio signals are absorbed by rain droplets and if your router is within range of rain, the signal can be interrupted. As for temperature, it affects the equipment rather than the signal. If the temperature is too high or too low, it makes the equipment work harder, thus, producing a poor signal.

Solution: Wait out the storm! Your Wi-Fi problem may be temporary.



Summary

  • The weather can affect your Wi-Fi connection, but that will be intermittent and is not a cause for regular lost Wi-Fi connection.

  • Investigate the environment of your home for reasons for poor internet connection: condition of the router, placement, walls, body of water, furniture.

  • Investigate the router itself to make sure the settings are correct and the network isn’t overlapping with your neighbor’s Wi-Fi.

  • Once you identify the problem(s), correct it accordingly either by changing the location of the router and/or purchasing new equipment.

If none of these things seem to help, maybe the solution is changing your internet service provider — switching to one that provides reliable service, excellent customer support and just people who know what they are doing. then contact Uhuru Connect today.


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