Real Talk: Combating Wi-Fi Dead Spots

Suddenly lost your Wi-Fi connection at home during an important call? If you find yourself losing your ‎internet connection in certain areas of your house, it’s likely due to a Wi-Fi dead spot.‎

What are Wi-Fi Dead Spots and How Do I Pinpoint Them?‎

A Wi-Fi dead spot is an area in your home or office that should have Wi-Fi but doesn't. ‎

It isn't difficult to figure out which parts of your home are affected. All you need to do is connect your ‎phone or laptop to the Wi-Fi network and walk around, monitoring how strong your connection is. When ‎the signal strength, as indicated by the Wi-Fi bars, begins to weaken, slow down and take note where it ‎cuts off. You've found your Wi-Fi dead spot. What can you do once you've found it?‎

What Causes Wi-Fi Dead Spots?‎

First, we need to understand what creates these Wi-Fi dead spot zones. Here are some things that can ‎affect Wi-Fi connectivity, leading to the creation of a Wi-Fi dead spot:‎

– Physical barriers such as walls
– Large metal objects, including fridges and filing cabinets
– Distance from the router
– Metal wiring inside walls

Long story short, anything that may interfere with Wi-Fi radio waves can negatively impact Wi-Fi signal ‎strength. ‎

How to Fix Wi-Fi Dead Spots

M1, Singapore’s trusted internet service provider, has everything customers need to maintain optimal ‎wireless broadband speeds — even if there’s a Wi-Fi dead spot somewhere in their home.‎

This includes:‎

Google Nest Wi-Fi, a mesh system that offers reliable connection throughout the home with the ‎added bonus of Google Assistant.‎
Linksys Velop. Priced from just $10/mth on M1’s 1Gbps Fibre Broadband plan, it delivers ‎coverage wherever you are in your home. Offering full-strength Wi-Fi throughout your living ‎space, you can even log in across multiple nodes. ‎

So, if you’re after comprehensive wireless broadband coverage in your home, sign up for a home ‎broadband plan with Singapore’s premier internet service provider today.‎