Wireless Installation considerations


NOTE and credit: This information was taken from the D-Link 615 wireless router user manual I bought. I found this information very useful and helpful.

1. Keep the number of wall and ceilings between your wireless router and the other network devices to a minimum.
Each wall or ceiling can reduce your adapter’s range from 3-90 feet (1-30 meters). Position your devices ao that the number of walls or ceiling is minimized

2. Be aware of the direct line between network devices. A wall that is 1.5 feet thick (0.5 meters) at 45 degrees angle appears to be almost 3 feet (1 meter) thick. At a 2 degree angle it looks over 42 feet (14 meters) thick! Position devices so that the signal will travel straight through a wall or ceiling (instead of at an angle) for better reception.

3. Building materials make a difference. A solid metal door or aluminum studs may have a negative effect on range. Try to position access points, wireless routers, and cmoputers so that the signal passes through drywall or open doorways. Materials and objects such as glass, steel, metal, walls with insulation, water (fish tanks), mirrors, file cabinets, brick, and concrete will degrade your wireless signal

4,. Keep your product away (at least 3-6 feet or 1-2 meters) from electrical devices or appliances that generate RF noise

5. If you are using 2.4 Ghz cordless phones or x-10 (wireless products such as ceiling fans, lights, and home securitysystems) your wireless connections may degrate dramatically or drop completely. Make sure your 2.4 Ghz phone base is a sfar away from your wireless devices as possible. The base transmits a signal even if the phone is not in use.

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