Fixing Wi-Fi Dead Zones At Your Home

By | November 8, 2017

We are always surrounded by the Wi-Fi waves that provides Internet access. Wi-Fi can be a life saver whenever we are travelling abroad for continuous connectivity. But it becomes frustrating and inconvenient when we lose signals when we are surfing through the web.

In the Wi-Fi industry the range between our device and router has to depend on the quality, speed and even connection to the Wi-Fi. They are just radio waves. And when these radio waves disrupt or get hindered then it generates wireless “dead zones”. As a consequence, we might miss out connecting to our friends and family on our trip abroad.


What causes a Dead Zone?

The primary reason is interferences to our Wi-Fi radio. Below are the potential causes for such interference.

  • Distance –The distance between our router and our device has to do a lot with this problem, especially if our accommodation is very large. In order to avoid such issues the solution is to move our router and reduce the distance in such a way that radio waves have to travel in a way that it appears that the router is at a more central spot.

  • Structure – Maybe the place we reside in was not made with Wi-Fi in mind. Old buildings may have thick plaster and metal support wiring that block Wi-Fi signals.

  • Interferences – Other interferences like big filing cabinets, large metal objects like shelves and desks and metal walls are also responsible for interferences. These might be serving as a blockage between our Wi-Fi router and device. The fewer the obstacles, the more the strength.

  • Other Wireless Networks –If we are in a building with a large number of other Wi-Fi devices then chances are that interference of signal might take toll on our Internet’s speed.

How to Diagnose Dead Zons?

Detecting a dead zone is a piece of cake, when our signals drop to zero then it means the spot is a dead zone. For further examination, we may take our devices in different rooms and stream things over it. For example let’s consider that the lounge area in our hotel room is flawless but sluggish connectivity is there in the bedroom, then our bedroom is a dead zone.

Or maybe even if we could use tech tools such as the free Android Wi-Fi Analyzer app for the detection of dead zones and analyzing signal strength.

Maybe even after trying different rooms and removing obstacles does not work while we are abroad and dead zones are dead yet, then maybe we should use some technical support. We can purchase a Wi-Fi extender.

A Wi-Fi extender can help fix dead zones by picking up the existing Wi-Fi signal from our wireless router and it will simply rebroadcast it. They are used extending the range, strength, and utility of our Wi-Fi network coverage wherever our router is not useful. There are many Wi-Fi extenders available on Amazon and we must make sure that

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