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Position Your Modem Router
The modem router lets you access your network anywhere within the operating range of your WiFi network. However,
the operating distance or range of your WiFi connection can vary significantly depending on the physical placement
of your modem router. For example, the thickness and number of walls the WiFi signal passes through can limit the
range.
Additionally, other WiFi access points in and around your home might affect your modem router’s signal. WiFi access
points are routers, repeaters, WiFi range extenders, and any other device that emits a WiFi signal for network access.
Position your modem router according to the following guidelines:
Place your modem router near the center of the area where your computers and other devices operate and
within line of sight to your WiFi devices.
Make sure that the modem router is within reach of an AC power outlet and near Ethernet cables for wired
computers.
Place the modem router in an elevated location, minimizing the number walls and ceilings between the modem
router and your other devices.
Place the modem router away from electrical devices such as these:
Ceiling fans
Home security systems
Microwaves
Computers
Base of a cordless phone
2.4 GHz cordless phone
Place the modem router away from large metal surfaces, large glass surfaces, insulated walls, and items such
as these:
Solid metal door
Aluminum studs
Fish tanks
Mirrors
Brick
Concrete
If you are using adjacent access points, use different radio frequency channels to reduce interference.
Install and Access the Modem Router and Its Network
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Nighthawk X4S AC2600 WiFi VDSL/ADSL Modem Router Model D7800
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