Thank goodness for Wi-Fi. It's great that we no longer have to be tethered to the wall anytime we want to look up when the local DMV closes or which Jay-Z album had "Big Pimpin'" on it. (It's from Vol. 3... Life and Times of S. Carter.) But too often we become Saddy McFrownface when we're not getting a good signal. Well, some smart people have released a video with tips that will turn Saddy McFrownface into Happy McSmileface.
Keep your router out in the open where the signal won't get blocked by walls or doors. According to this video, the best place to put your router is the place from which you can see the most of your house.
Don't put your router directly on the ground. Routers send a signal in all directions, including down. So why waste all that perfectly good signal on the ground below you? If the mice that live below you want internet access, they better pay for it like everybody else.
4. Tip No. 3: Keep Your Router Away From Electronics
Televisions, microwaves and computers are all electronic bullies that can interfere with your Wi-Fi signal by beating up the little nerdy router and taking its lunch money (and its signal). It's best to keep them apart.
Laptops and smartphones have internal antennas that pick up the Wi-Fi signal, and the connection works best when the router's antennas are parallel. So to make sure you have a higher chance of a parallel connection, flop one of the router's ears down.
Still having Wi-Fi problems? Use one of many signal-checking apps to walk around your home and create a map of where the treasured Wi-Fi signal be hidden. Then set sail t' figure out how t' lift the curse of the weak router, me hearties.
7. Tip No. 6: Watch The Entire Video And Learn
Watch the full video for a more thorough description of how to get your Wi-Fi poppin'.