HOW TO GET STRONGGER WIFI IN YOUR APARTMENT
Is there anything more frustrating than being fully engaged with an episode on Netflix only to have the video start to buffer? So aggravating! If your Wi-Fi signal is acting unreliable, there are a few ways you can get a stronger Wi-Fi connection in your Valparaiso apartment rental with MJF.
Find The Best Place For Your Router
Half of the battle for Wi-Fi signal involves proper positioning of the router. Chances are you have your router tucked away somewhere out of sight, but that’s not good for your Wi-Fi signal. The ideal location for your Wi-Fi router is on a higher shelf or table in the center of your apartment. By positioning the router in the middle of your place, it has the ability to reach all corners of your rental much more easily. At MJF Rentals, we suggest cable Internet for the fastest speeds.
Your Apartment’s Balcony or Patio
Having one of these doesn’t necessarily mean smoking on it is permissible. You may not want to walk all the way down the stairs and outside for a late-night smoke break, but some landlords will require you to, as odds are your balcony is close to other residents’ windows, meaning the smoke could get into their apartments. Some other things a lot of tenants assume are fair game for balconies and patios are grilling and drying clothes. It’s not uncommon for landlords to have rules against these things, so be sure to ask first. Depending on which MJF Rental you have rented, there are covenants and neighborhood restrictions. If in question about what may or may not be allowed in your neighborhood, gives us a call. We’re here to help!
Don’t Hide The Router
Hiding your router may seem like a good idea aesthetically, but it can limit the reach of your router. If you really feel like the router is ruining your apartment’s decor, place a few photo frames or other decor around it, being sure to leave at least 3 inches around the router on all sides.
Keep Your Router Out of the Kitchen
When you are finding the optimal spot for your router, you should make sure to keep it away from the microwave or metal appliances. The microwave will literally absorb the Wi-Fi signal every time you run it, as will any large metal appliances such as your oven or fridge.
Keep Your WIFI Signal Secure
Your wireless speed is going to slow way down if other renters in your complex are piggybacking on your Wi-Fi signal. You should take steps to secure your signal, both to improve your speed and to protect your privacy. Put a password on your router and don’t share it with others.
Get A New Router
If all of the steps above don’t help to improve your connection, it may be time to find a new router. Older equipment does not function as well, so call up your ISP and see if you qualify for a free upgrade. If not, you can always buy your own router to use in your apartment. The ForRent article I mentioned in the previous tip has more information about the kind of router to purchase.
Apartment Rentals Valparaiso, Indiana 46383 46385
The Valparaiso, Indiana apartment rental market is red hot. We hope you enjoyed this months blog post and that it has helped you with your current apartment rental search and living. We aim to bring you helpful, entertaining, and money saving articles. If you have any questions or would like to view one of our apartment rentals, townhome rentals, or a house for rent in Valparaiso, Indiana 46383 46385 please call us today to speak with one of our friendly MJF Rentals property managers at (219) 477-4555