How to achieve the best WiFi performance

Optimized positioning of wireless devices

Every home has its unique conditions that affect the wireless connection. How thick are the walls and what are they made of? Other devices that transmit radio waves can also influence connection quality. Such devices include microwave ovens or Bluetooth devices. This makes it even more important to position the FRITZ!Box correctly, i.e. as close to the center of the home as possible.

Place the FRITZ!Box so that it is not covered by other objects and there are as few obstacles as possible between it and the other wireless devices. Metal objects and substances containing water interfere greatly with radio waves. The same applies for windows made of heat protection glass.

FRITZ!App WLAN and current software

You can easily measure the signal strength in different parts of your home using the FRITZ!App WLAN. This way you can identify sources of interference and position the FRITZ!Box or the WiFi devices according to the results. Also make sure that your wireless network has an individual name. Keep in mind that you can only enjoy the best wireless LAN with the latest WiFi software for all devices.

Fine tuning: Optimum radio channel

In general, your FRITZ!Box automatically chooses the optimum radio settings for best reception quality. Yet you can also manually determine the radio channel on which other wireless networks are most unlikely to interfere with your reception. Your FRITZ!Box will support you by showing your individual "Wireless Environment". You can learn about how to adjust the transmitting power, radio channels and the name of your wireless LAN network in the step-by-step guide.

Check list for the best wireless LAN:

  • Find the ideal location for the FRITZ!Box
  • Install the latest driver software on the FRITZ!Box and all WiFi devices
  • Exclude sources of interference such as microwave ovens or increase the distance to them
  • Assign the wireless network a unique name
  • Transmit data securely via WPA2 encryption

Additional WiFi boosters:

  • Set the maximum transmitting power in the FRITZ!Box
  • Select the best radio channel
  • Use the optional 5 GHz frequency band

By the way: FRITZ!WLAN repeaters and FRITZ!Powerline can expand the home network quickly and easily to areas further away from the FRITZ!Box.