This article will explain the best way to set up your modem to ensure its Wi-Fi (wireless) network signal is as strong as possible.

Placing your modem router

  1. Put your modem in a clear, central place in your home. A typical indoor Wi-Fi signal has a range of about 30 metres, but this distance can be reduced by a large amount of obstacles (e.g. walls, cupboards) between you and your modem.
  2. If you have a larger area to cover, you may want to buy a Wi-Fi signal repeater or  extender. This device will plug into a power outlet and relay your Wi-Fi signal for another 30 meters.
  3. Place your modem on a desk or elevated shelf;  "Wi-Fi signal travels better downwards". A modem should never be placed on the floor as the ground causes a lot of signal interference. It is better to place modem in First floor or second floor.
  4. Keep your modem away from any trees, plants, microwaves, metal objects and also any other devices that broadcast a Wi-Fi signal. Try to avoid having these obstacles between you and your modem while you’re using the Wi-Fi.

Changing your Wi-Fi network mode

  1. Select 802.11g only in wireless setup. This mode can have a greater range and stability than the newer 802.11n or older 802.11b mode.
  2. Make sure Transmitter power is 100% or FULL. 

    Finding the best Wi-Fi channel to use
  3. The best channel for your Wi-Fi is the one not being used by most other Wi-Fi networks around you
     (e.g. the neighbors).  For example, if most other Wi-Fi networks are using channel 6, try using channel 3 or 11 in your modem's Wi-Fi settings. Do not use auto channel mode.
  4. Always change the default SSID name “BSNL_AP”  to “BSNL_WIFI” or “BSNL_Wireless” .
    Avoid space character in SSID.
  5. Disable WDS or WPS function –It can be hacked by software and android APPS.