Everybody's got one: What items in your home block your router's Wi-Fi signal

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Everybody's got one: What items in your home block your router's Wi-Fi signal

Many factors affect the quality of a router's Wi-Fi signal, the most important being distance. The farther you are from the router, the weaker the signal will be, so you need to choose the right place to place the device. But most people do not even realize that some things can also affect this.

OBOZ.UA has compiled a list of items that block the Wi-Fi signal at home. Move them as far away from the router as possible to enjoy high-quality and fast Internet.

Electronic devices

Any electronic device can emit electromagnetic interference that interferes with the router's operation. Therefore, it is better to place it away from the microwave, refrigerator, flash drive, and other objects.

Wireless Bluetooth devices

Such devices should be turned off when not in use, as they weaken the signal.

Radio, baby monitor

These devices use the same frequency as wireless communication, so they have a significant impact on the router.


Do not place your router near mirrors, as they can reflect and weaken the signal, sending it in a different direction.


A router placed near an aquarium may give a weak signal because the glass affects it in the same way as a mirror.

Earlier, OBOZ.UA published two simple ways to quickly connect a router to a power bank.

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