How to get the best Wi-Fi performance from your Fritz!Box

How to get the best Wi-Fi performance from your Fritz!Box

Find the best position for your router

Every home has its unique conditions that affect the Wi-Fi connection. How thick are the walls and what are they made of, for example? Other devices that transmit radio waves can also influence connection quality, including microwave ovens and Bluetooth devices. This makes it even more important to position your FRITZ!Box in the best possible place, i.e. as close to the center of the home as possible.

Position the FRITZ!Box on a flat surface so that it is not covered by other objects and there are as few obstacles as possible between it and other wireless devices. Metal objects and substances containing water interfere greatly with radio waves, as does double/triple glazing.

If your FritzBox is on its edge or wall mounted this will seriously affect your WiFi signal also make sure that the leading edge is facing into the room not to the wall or a window.  The cables should face the wall or a window.

You should also not expect a WiFi Device to achieve 900Mbps speeds, this is very unlikely, normally speeds over WiFi will be in the 3-500Mbps range given a very good signal.

FRITZ!App WLAN

You can easily measure the signal strength in the different parts of your home using the FRITZ!App WLAN for Android and iOS. You can also use the app to identify sources of interference and move your FRITZ!Box or wireless devices based on the results.   It can also help you identify the "not so hot spots" in your home.  Also keep in mind that you can only enjoy the best Wi-Fi with the latest Wi-Fi software for all of your devices.

What to do about "not so hot spots"

The FritzBox isn't likely to cover your whole home with an excellent WiFi signal. (See this article for further information) If you find a "not so hot spot" you can always add a mesh repeater to your package.  It costs an additional £5 per month and will extend your WiFi signal seamlessly.  Alternatively if you have a larger home, you may want to take our WiFi guarantee add on which delivers minimum speeds guaranteed in every room of your home, excluding outbuildings,  The cost for this is just £10 per month.

Just contact our sales team at hello@gigabitnetworks.co.uk or on 01163 800290 for more information.

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