WiFi Router Placement Guide

WiFi Router Placement Guide

Welcome to the WiFi Router Placement Guide. At PTCL we strive to provide you with the best Unlimited Internet service possible. To make sure you get the most out of your internet experience we ask that you please follow our recommendations provided below.

The purpose of this guide is to provide you with tips for Wi-Fi Router placement, so you may receive an optimal Wi-Fi experience within your home.

Please follow the tips below to ensure the best Wi-Fi coverage. 

  • Central Location: Place the Wi-Fi router in the middle of your home.
  • Don’t Place the Wi-Fi Router on the Floor:  Try to place the router at a height (on top of a shelf, table or mantelpiece)
  • Router Should be visible: Do not place the router in a trolley, cupboard or underneath a staircase as this will reduce the distance that the Wi-Fi signals can travel.
  • Don’t Place the router next to a Window: Doing so will cause Wi-Fi signals to travel outside
  • Keep it away from other electronics: Do not place the router near microwaves, refrigerators or Cordless phones. Furthermore, the router should not be placed in a kitchen or areas with metallic surfaces as this will impact the quality of the Wi-Fi signal in your home.
  • Avoid Thick Walls:  Do not place the router next to a thick wall. Concrete and bricks tend to absorb Wi-Fi signal instead of reflecting.

If you are unable to receive full Wi-Fi coverage at your home despite following our recommendations above, this may be due to the large size of your house or obstructions which are preventing full reach of the Wi-Fi Signals. In such a case we recommend you use a Wi-Fi extender which is a device designed to extend Wi-Fi coverage. Please visit http://staging.ptcl.net.pk/wifi/d-link/for a list of our partners from who you may select from a wide range of Wi-Fi extender devices. As our valued subscriber, these devices are available to you at discounted rates.