WiFi is poor at penetrating such things thick walls and metal structures, especially in older houses which tend to be more solidly built than newer houses. WiFi can also be susceptible to electrical interference from a wide range of everyday household electrical items, such as microwaves, baby monitors and cordless phones. Always try to locate your router in a central location within the premises if possible to give the best coverage throughout. If an additional broadband socket is required to achieve this, I can install this if necessary after giving you appropriate advice.
If you are struggling to get a stable or strong WiFi signal throughout the premises it may be worth installing additional access points in strategic locations to improve this. Contact me for advice and a competitive quote. There are various solutions I offer from running a new cable to the access point, to using your electrical wiring as a data carrying circuit.
All options will be discussed to find the most appropriate for your situation. The equipment I use is top quality but not the cheapest, as I feel that cutting corners with this is a false economy.
There are a number of reasons why WiFi can be unreliable within a property. This can be due to interference from other electrical devices within the premises such as microwave ovens, cordless phones and even baby monitors. The most common reason for wireless drops is due to interference from other WiFi networks in neighbouring properties.
WiFi is transmitted from your router on one of 13 different channels, which are universal to all routers in the UK. If there are several signals on the same channel in your area, interference will almost certainly occur. I carry test equipment which will determine the extent of the interference and also which channel is currently the least used in the locality.
This information can be used to change the channel of your router for the most reliable WiFi signal. Please contact me for advice as changing the channel will involve accessing the menu structure of your router.
A lot of laptops and wireless devices using the signal are unable to process internet speeds above 40mb due to the WiFi receiver built into them only being rated up to that speed. For the best connection speed on a fibre product it is always advisable to use an Ethernet (hard wired) connection to the router wherever possible.