When a device has a weak Wi-Fi signal, you can experience signal loss. This causes slow Wi-Fi performance and sometimes dropped connections. Signal loss can be caused by:
- The construction of your home. Walls and floors make it difficult for your Wi-Fi signal to pass through.
- The position of your modem. Hiding your modem where it doesn’t have a clear line of sight can make it difficult for the Wi-Fi signals to reach the modem.
- The distance between your modem and Wi-Fi device.
How to reduce signal loss
- Try moving your Wi-Fi device to a location that is closer to your modem and has less obstructions to see if speed improves.
- Place your modem in a location where it will have an unobstructed line of sight to your Wi-Fi devices. Do not put it in a cabinet or behind a wall. Walls, floors and furniture all contribute to signal loss.
- If you cannot avoid obstructions or move your Wi-Fi device closer to your modem, you can try a Wi-Fi extender to boost Wi-Fi strength in other rooms. Bell recommends the D-Link DAP 1620 Wi-Fi extender.