FRITZ!Box 7340 Service - Knowledge Base

FRITZ!Box 7340 Service

Finding the ideal location for the FRITZ!Box

Placing the FRITZ!Box in the ideal location lays the foundation for a stable and fast wireless network in your home network. Smartphone and tablet users are especially dependent upon stable wireless reception. Since they change their location frequently, the wireless network should ideally cover all rooms. This means that you must select a location for the FRITZ!Box where the range of the wireless network is not already limited by certain factors. You can use the following points as a guide:

  1. If possible, position the FRITZ!Box in a central location. FRITZ!Box has omnidirectional antennas. The wireless signal is therefore emitted spherically in all directions.
  2. Do not position the FRITZ!Box directly in the corner of a room.
  3. Position the FRITZ!Box so that it is as unobstructed as possible, i.e. not directly in back of or under an obstacle such as pieces of furniture or a heater.
  4. Position the FRITZ!Box as high in the room as possible, for example on a shelf.
  5. Position the FRITZ!Box so that there are as few obstacles as possible between it and the wireless devices. Even small objects in the immediate vicinity of your FRITZ!Box can greatly reduce the coverage area of the wireless signal. Metallic objects or objects containing water, for example radiators, refrigerators, or even houseplants, significantly reduce the quality of the wireless signal.
  6. Position the FRITZ!Box away from other radio transmitters, for example microwaves, wireless speakers, or Bluetooth devices.