Poor Wi-Fi Signal
Strong Wi-Fi When Close to Router
If you have strong Wi-Fi near the router on multiple devices, but not far away, then you should consider investing in a mesh satellite Wi-Fi extender. These devices can carry strong Wi-Fi throughout your home. If you have a MEC router, you can get a mesh unit for $5/mo.
Weak Wi-Fi Everywhere
If you have little or no Wi-Fi even when you are in the same room as your router, try testing an additional device. If multiple devices seem to have trouble with Wi-Fi when near the router, try power cycling your router. Watch this quick video tutorial on how to properly perform a power cycle on the MEC 844 GigaCenter. If you have a different MEC router, please give us a call at 800.492.5989 and we can help.
Make Your House Wi-Fi Friendly
- Get your furniture out of the way: Large pieces of furniture can act as a barrier to Wi-Fi. When it's practical and possible, place large furniture along the exterior walls of your home to prevent it from blocking your signal.
- Reflect on mirror placement: Mirrors reflect the Wi-Fi signal from your router, ultimately decreasing the signal's strength. We suggest limiting the use of mirrors where possible. Trust us, you already look great!
- Location, location, location: Wi-Fi routers need room to breathe. They should not be hidden behind speakers or other electronics that can cause interference. Microwave ovens, in particular, can negatively impact your Wi-Fi signal.