Where to set up your Wi-Fi router at home

Jamie McKane

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Where to set up your Wi-Fi router at home

To find out how to properly set up a Wi-Fi router, MyBroadband asked DrayTek South Africa for the basic guidelines.

DrayTek is a manufacturer of high-performance routers and access points, with support for a variety of specialised applications.
 

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Mine is just below the ceiling in the centre of the house. Cover the whole house and yard, Mounted such that I can see all the led's by simply walking past it.
 

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Using PoE WiFi extenders.. u can get the PoE adaptor & PoE WiFi unit as a Tp-Link bundle. Does the job when an intemediatary WiFi repeaters just aren’t doing it (most times the case.. I find these do ok job only if signal good).

What’s interesting is additional PoE WiFi Adaptors just add additional WiFi points where no coverage. I use a repeater thing too but generally have to reboot it every so often unlike the PoE stuff.
 

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'radio waves spread outwards and downwards from the source '

Gravity's a bitch.
 

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"Router placement is limited to where the DSL line or fibre CPE terminates, but there are ways to place your router in this area optimally, said DrayTek. "

No it's not....not at all. Maybe if you are a lazy pork chop.

Mine is just below the ceiling in the centre of the house. Cover the whole house and yard, Mounted such that I can see all the led's by simply walking past it.

I honestly believe that if you have a house with a normal A-frame roof and standard ceiling this is the best option or even better in the ceiling itself as you can jump over every wall quite easily.
 

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Using PoE WiFi extenders.. u can get the PoE adaptor & PoE WiFi unit as a Tp-Link bundle. Does the job when an intemediatary WiFi repeaters just aren’t doing it (most times the case.. I find these do ok job only if signal good).

What’s interesting is additional PoE WiFi Adaptors just add additional WiFi points where no coverage. I use a repeater thing too but generally have to reboot it every so often unlike the PoE stuff.

PoE or EoP?
 

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MMMMMmmmmmm, I take it you guys switch that DNA destructive **** off when you don't need it.
 

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'radio waves spread outwards and downwards from the source '

Gravity's a bitch.
... meaning that there is no ground-to-air communication with in-flight aeroplanes, or with space shuttles, etc.

Some fools in the olden days actually tried to convince me that short-wave frequencies rise and bounce against the ionosphere before trudging back to Earth, to bounce back up again over and over, allowing for iner-continental communication. These folks said that frequencies in higher bands do not bounce back, but shoot out to space and beyond...
Dangd old folks had no idea of real, 21st century science, apparently. ! Sarcasm ends
 
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