CAN’T CON­NECT IN THE KITCHEN

Mac|Life - - BUILD A BETTER NETWORK -

If your de­vices have trou­ble con­nect­ing in a spe­cific room that isn’t re­lated to how far you are from the router, the likely cul­prit is network in­ter­fer­ence from other equip­ment, such as older cord­less phones or even your mi­crowave. This tends to af­fect the 2.4GHz band most — switch­ing to the 5GHz network may help, though that band’s shorter range may itself pose a prob­lem.

If that doesn’t work, con­sider up­dat­ing your cord­less phone to a newer DECT model (make sure it’s DECT 6.0, which avoids in­ter­fer­ence with Wi-Fi). Oth­er­wise, leave your kitchen while us­ing the mi­crowave. Test other wire­less gad­gets — ra­dio­con­trolled cars, for ex­am­ple — and cheap wall charg­ers by switch­ing them off. If your Wi-Fi sig­nal im­proves, you’ve found the cul­prit.

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