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Want To Own A Home With A Solid Wi-Fi Signal? Prioritize These Features When Buying

by Nathan Olson

With so many devices connected to the Internet, some people are within arm's reach of an Internet connection throughout the entire day—a smartphone in your pocket, an e-reader next to your bed, and a desktop computer to use for gaming, browsing, working, and everything else while you are at home. If you, your spouse, and your kids are all connected in the same way, you may have a household that relies heavily on a solid Internet connection to handle required and recreational activities at home. When you go house shopping, you need to look for properties that will provide you with a superb Wi-Fi signal.

Kitchen and Living Room Spacing

An ideal place to put the Wi-Fi modem and router is usually in the living room. The room may be large enough that you can install it so that it is in the middle of the house. But, the one thing that you need to watch out for is the kitchen because the microwave can have a negative impact on the connection. It is ideal when a home is either large enough to separate these two considerably or when the kitchen is on one side where almost no one in your family will be relying on an Internet connection in that area.

Closets with Mirrors

Mirrors are useful because they help you look at yourself when you are getting ready, but you do not want to have too many of them around when you need a reliable Internet connection. Since mirrors reflect signals, the most important thing is to avoid homes that have sliding closet doors with mirror glass. It may also be worth it to avoid bathrooms that cover a large portion of the wall in mirrors. You are better off strategically placing the mirrors in the corners of your home to avoid causing connection issues.

Open Floor Plans

A Wi-Fi connection weakens when it has to pass through obstacles such as walls. Interior walls may not be as thick as exterior walls, but enough of them will still give you a lower quality signal. Looking at homes with an open floor plan will help to minimize the obstacles that your Wi-Fi connection must face. This layout will make it easier for your Internet to provide a fast and reliable connection to all the bedrooms.

Buying a house with these features will have your entire family enjoying solid Wi-Fi at all times.

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