Places in your home/office which don’t receive Wi-Fi signal from the router are called as Dead Zones.
Wi-Fi is signal is prone to interferences which eventually block the signal. Things like cordless phones, microwave ovens, walls, ceilings, metal cabinets, doors can block the Wi-Fi signal and create dead zones.
Dead zones are also formed, if a router has a weak signal that cannot cover larger distance.
Dead Zones can be eliminated in the following ways,
- Keeping routers away from interfering devices like microwave oven & cordless phones.
- Using Wi-Fi booster antennas to increase the signal range.
- Switching to a non-overlapping wireless channel in case of 2.4Ghz.
- Using Wi-Fi repeaters/ Wi-Fi extenders to extend the Wi-Fi network.
- Access points can also be placed to cover the dead zones.