Position the access point/router
Before you install the access point/router, consider how you will position the access
The access point/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 access
point/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 access
point/router’s signal. WiFi access points can be routers, repeaters, WiFi range extenders,
and any other devices that emit WiFi signals for network access.
Position your access point/router according to the following guidelines:
•Place your access point/router near the center of the area where your computers
and other devices operate and within line of sight to your WiFi devices.
•If you use a power adapter, make sure that the access point/router is within reach
of an AC power outlet.
•Place the access point/router in an elevated location, minimizing the number walls
and ceilings between the access point/router and your other devices.
•Place the access point/router away from electrical devices such as these:
- Home security systems
-Base of a cordless phone
- 2.4 GHz and 5.8 GHz cordless phones
•Place the access point/router away from large metal surfaces, large glass surfaces,
insulated walls, and items such as these:
- Solid metal door
- Aluminum studs
- Fish tanks
User Manual262Position and Wall-Mount the
AC2000 802.11ac Wireless Access Point/Router WAC124