THERE'S nothing worse than having a bad Wi-Fi connection.
But did you know that the room you've put your hub in could be the cause of your connection woes?
Placement is everything when it comes to the router.
Certain objects are a complete menace and should be avoided if you want to maintain steady broadband throughout your home.
And some rooms are better than others.
Here are three of the worst you should not put your router in if you can.
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The kitchen is full of metal objects – and Wi-Fi signals don't like metal.
There's the microwave, fridge and oven which are all big electricals that can have an impact.
And if your kitchen is part of an extension – as is common these days – it could be even worse because of the metal beams used.
The cellar is a poor choice to put your router in because of the location itself.
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Being underground makes it hard for the signal to reach your devices.
A central spot is best.
Under the stairs
While not strictly a room, under the stairs is another bad place for your router.
It's closed away making it harder for the signal to spread out.
A good rule of thumb is to test whether you have a line of vision with your router – if you can't actually see it, chances are your connection wouldn't be as good as it could be.
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