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Handling dead zones

What are dead zones?
Dead zones are specific zones in a home where WiFi signal doesn’t work reach or WiFi doesn’t work properly.

How to tackle dead zone at home?
There are multiple ways to tackle dead zones at homes.
From changing the placement of your router to adding a secondary router or range extender, we will go through some of the ways you can tackle dead zones at your home.

Changing the position of the router.

The easiest and fastest method of tackling dead zones is changing the position of the router.
It’s best to place your router in a place that is free of obstructions around it.
Placing your router behind objects or inside cupboards is always a bad idea.
Make sure that the router is set on a higher place as this helps improve coverage and speed.


Upgrading to a better router

Older the router, higher the chances of dead zones.
Older routers usually have lower power antennas and thus lower range or speed
support.
Upgrading to a better router can sometimes solve both speed as well as dead zone problems.


Adding secondary router/range extender

In bigger or multi-storied houses, a single router cannot cover all the nooks and crannies with WiFi signal.
As such, it is better to add a secondary router or a range extender to improve the connection.
You can use your old router or buy a new router or range extender. Nowadays, some ISPs also have a dedicated provision for a secondary router or range extenders.
These provide a hassle-free troubleshooting experience though they might be a bit costly. You can contact your ISP for more details on their services.

Are there any other ways to tackle dead zones? Comment below what method you prefer or if we missed any.

1 comment

  1. May 25, 2022 at 1:26 pm
    Shree Kumar

    Very nice and useful Article. Thank You for sharing!

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