Done with the Linksys WiFi range extender set up just now? You can relocate the extender to a new place now. But wondering how to choose the best place for the extender in the home? We are going to help you with this. We have taken Linksys extender RE6300 as a reference but you can use these suggestions for every other Linksys extender model. But before you proceed make sure that you have completed Linksys extender setup RE6300 in a proper manner. Otherwise, you might face network issues with the Linksys extender. Without any further ado, here we begin.
Where to Place Linksys WiFi Extender in Home?
- Choose a Central Location
Choose a central location in the home to keep your Linksys WiFi extender RE6300. Do not select a corner of the room. If you are placing it in the center then the signal given out by it will be easily accessible from all parts of the home. Placing it in a corner means most of the signal gets wasted. Thus find an available wall socket in the central location of the home to connect the extender there.
- Opt for an Open Place
You need to choose an open place in the home to keep the Linksys RE6300 extender. A direct line of sight from the extender to the accessing devices will help you get a better network. Thus with fewer obstacles around you can make this sure that the signal is not getting obstructed and that you are getting an optimum signal. So, avoid placing it in a congested and enclosed place in your home.
- Place it on Higher Shelf
Do you know that networking devices give out signals outwards and downwards? If you are placing it on a lower shelf then there is more network wastage. So we suggest you place your Linksys WiFi extender RE6300 on a higher shelf in the home so that you can make the most out of the network signal.
- Keep Away from Interference
This point is very important. You need to keep your Linksys WiFi extender RE6300 away from any other networking device in the home. Moreover, you need to keep it away from other home appliances in the home. The reason being, these devices also operate on the same frequency that the extender works on. This causes network interference which deeply affects the network quality that you receive. Thus make sure that you are plugging your Linksys extender away from other networking devices and home appliances.
- Keep it Closer to Router
During the setup process, you place the Linksys RE6300 extender closer to the router. But after the setup is completed, you can place it at some other place. But while you are doing so, you need to keep in mind that the extender works by receiving the signal from the router. Thus you need to keep the extender in the network range of the router. Only when the extender gets the signal from the router, it will extend the signal further. Thus keep them closer. But you are not supposed to keep them very close. The signals of both devices will clash otherwise.
We are sure that by now you have chosen the best and most appropriate location to place your Linksys range extender RE6300 in your home. Apart from these factors, there is one more way that will help you make the most of your extender. It is to keep your Linksys extender updated all the time. You can download the firmware on your PC first whenever an update is ready. After that, you can install it on your Linksys extender. But you need to make sure that you download the correct file and also do not interrupt the firmware update process. Otherwise, you may need to do Linksys extender reset and again complete the setup process. Thus be careful while you update the firmware.