The internet has become an integral, essential part of our lives. Wireless radio signals constantly surround us, be it in our office or home. Nowadays many of us cannot even imagine life without the internet. But, what if some areas of your prefab modular home do not get signal from your Wi-Fi router? Don’t worry—the tips below can help you fix Wi-Fi signal coverage issues in prefab modular homes.
It’s true that Wi-Fi routers aren’t the most attractive piece of equipment, but you shouldn’t place them inside closed cabinets. Mirrors, walls, floors, doors, and windows of your home can affect the signal from the Wi-Fi router. It’s important to place the router centrally so all areas of the home will receive a clear Wi-Fi signal. Another important thing is to place the router as high as possible as the wireless antenna of the Wi-Fi router send signals in the form of a canopy.
After you place the router centrally in your prefab modular home, ensure nothing is interfering with the signal from the router. Signals from devices like baby monitors, cordless phones, and microwave ovens can interfere with and disrupt the Wi-Fi signal. If this is the case, you will need to change the wireless channel the router uses. To do this, you can refer to the user’s manual provided with the router. If the manual isn’t available, you may need to contact your internet service provider for instructions to change the channel.
Use Wi-Fi Repeater
If none of the above steps fix the Wi-Fi signal reception issues, you may need to use a Wi-Fi repeater to boost the signal so that it can reach all the areas of the home. Some of the commercially available repeaters are simple devices that can be plugged into a wall outlet, whereas some others are complex ones. A Wi-Fi repeater is used to extend the signal from the router, but you need to keep in mind that these signals get weaker when you move away from the router.