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WiFi Issues?

Echo Workshop has lots of networking upgrades like Wireless Access Points to help boost your signal.

WiFi Issues?

So, you’re having WiFi issues!?  It can be a very frustrating experience trying to fix the problem, and there’s a good reason for that.  There are literally dozens of reasons why your WiFi signal may not be where you want or need it to be. 

Let’s begin by discussing a few things you can do right now to see if you can improve your WiFi signal.  First, get your router off the floor (optimally 5 to 7 feet off the floor).   While you’re at it, move your router to as close to the center of your home as possible to allow the signal to get to as many rooms in your house as possible.  Is your router behind the TV or in an enclosed console?   That’s also not optimal, although we understand the desire to hide it.  Letting the signal be broadcast without anything blocking it can greatly increase your speed.  Okay, so those are some basics, but there are many other factors to consider when troubleshooting WiFi signal issues.

Building materials are a big one.  If you have marble or concrete floors, you’re probably going to have issues with your WiFi signal between floors.  Are your walls concrete, stone or metal?  These are beautiful aesthetically, but also amazing WiFi blockers.  Even things like energy-efficient glass or a fish tank can impede your WiFi signal (we know – Goldie is fun to look at, but he isn’t good at boosting WiFi). 

From a technical perspective, there are a few easy things you can do to troubleshoot your signal issue.  First, check for damaged cables and make sure that cables are pushed in all the way.  Next, have you considered the age of your router and the devices that you are using via WiFi? Older devices have limited capabilities and it may be time for you to consider an upgrade.  It’s also important that you make sure you are running the latest system software. 

With so many things to consider when troubleshooting WiFi signal issues, we know that it can feel overwhelming at times, but we are here to help.  Echo Workshop has lots of networking upgrades like Wireless Access Points (WiFi 6 is available and WiFi 7 is on its way) to help boost your signal, as well as expert technicians to help you diagnose the culprit and improve your WiFi signal. 

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