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BRITS are only just realising there is a simple and free way to boost their home’s WiFi speed.

Moving your router away from this common household item will mean your internet will run much more smoothly.

Moving your router could improve your WiFi


Moving your router could improve your WiFiCredit: Alamy

Microwave ovens use electromagnetic waves around the same frequency as some WiFi standards.

Microwave ovens are designed to keep most of the waves in, but can experience “leakage”.

This can interfere with your WiFi, so it’s a good idea to keep your router and devices away from your microwave oven.

And even if you ignore all of that, a microwave oven is still a large metal box.

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So it would be a bad idea to put a router next to a microwave oven for that fact alone.

Similarly Baby monitors often use similar frequencies to some WiFi standards.

So placing a baby monitor right next to your router could create interference.

It’s a good idea to keep your baby monitor away from the router to avoid this.

Meanwhile, it’s extremely common for people to place their routers right next to their TV.

If that’s your favorite spot, make sure to keep it to the side or above the TV.

Putting a WiFi router directly behind or underneath a TV can lead to signal interference.

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