Internet surfing over Wi-Fi often becomes a challenge for users who have many devices on their network, or if the wireless signal is limited. One option to solve these problems seems to be getting the modem and router into another room, in order to keep other networks from affecting it. Let’s take a look at how this could work.
Why do I need to move my modem and router?
People often need to move their modem and router to another room for a number of reasons, including Wi-Fi congestion, signal strength, or to prevent electrical interference from other devices.
To move the modem and router without interrupting your network’s connectivity, there are a few things you’ll want to consider. First, make sure you know where the power supply is going to be located in the new location. Next, measure how far your new cable will have to be so that the connection is stable and not interrupted if it’s going through walls. Finally, if you’re installing new cables for Ethernet or coaxial connections in any rooms with this setup, make sure they’re long enough before you go ahead and do anything else.
How do I move my modem and router?
The next step is to actually move your equipment. While it may sound like a job for professionals, it’s actually fairly easy for those with enough time and patience with these instructions:
1) Unplug all cables going into and out of the modem: this includes power, Ethernet (if applicable), telephone, and coaxial cables.
2) Remove the router from any mounting stands, or take it out of its case if necessary. Place it in a protective casing, and put the mounting stand back together if applicable. Wrap this securely in bubble wrap or other suitable packing material to prevent breakage during shipping, and place it inside another box that’s the same size, but slightly larger.
3) Place the modem in a protective casing, and place it in another box that’s not much bigger than the modem itself. This will prevent any damage to the device as you transport it from one room to another. Take special care when setting up the new location for both items where they’re going to be plugged in.
4) When you’re finished, flip the breaker for your modem (make sure it’s unplugged!) and connect everything back into place. Everything should work without any problems!
Do I need any additional equipment for this process?
As an additional note, just bear in mind that if you have a coaxial connection, this will also need to be connected to the new modem.
5 Tips for setting up the new location of your devices
5 Tips to setting up the new location of your devices:
- Place them near a window.
- Place them at higher elevations.
- Place them in calming colors (reds, greens, browns, etc).
- Keep our electronics off of furniture that is easily stained.
- Use carpeting or thick pads to help reduce disruptions in WiFi signal.
It’s a common misconception that your modem and router need to be in the same room as your TV. In fact, they should ideally be located near an outside wall or window for best connection speeds. If you’re looking for new ways to make the most of your limited Wi-Fi bandwidth, it may not hurt you to try our tips on how to set up these devices in another area of the house. We hope this article has helped shed some light on why moving them is important–and what equipment might come in handy along the way!