LONDON, Nov 10 — A UK survey of 2,000 people has found that more than half are positioning routers near objects that can weaken wifi signals.
Huffington Post reports that according to Post Office Telecoms, unexpected items can slow down your wifi. One such item are Christmas lights, which create a small electromagnetic field that can interfere with the signal.
Routers broadcast radio signals that are picked up by wifi capable devices, but electronic devices interfere with this signal because they compete for frequencies.
Wifi also doesn’t transmit easily through water, so expect a slow connection when a router is near a fish tank, which has both electrical circuitry and lots of liquid.
Experts advise that routers be placed centrally within the house, away from windows or corners, in order to secure a strong wifi signal. — Reuters