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Wi-Fi waves are radio waves. similar to those picked up by your phone or radio. But are shorter and only 12.5 centimeters long. You can compare it to radio waves that are 100 cm in length. The signal weakens as it moves away from the router. And it can not reach a distance of more than 54 meters.
Therefore, place the router in the middle of your house. Because it broadcast signals evenly in all directions. The walls repel and absorb the signal so make sure to place it in an open place. And because the signal can pass through wood easier. Do not place it on the floor or on metal surfaces and choose wood surfaces.
Although antennas can be re-positioned on most routers, the best chance to cover a wider area is to position the antenna vertically.
Your router signal could be affected by many other electronic devices such as TV, computer, microwave and anything that has an engine inside it. So place the router away from the electronics. And if your computer has two antennas, you can put one in vertically and put the other in horizontal.
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Starting a new point from Earthlink requires you submit a request that contains the tower suggested a geographic location in KML format so that our technical staff can know and study the location. And in order to get the location in KML format, you must use
After logging in Google using your Gmail account, you can jump to Google Maps and click on the box near the search area “search Google Maps”. After that go ahead and click on “Your places”. On the new menu click on “ Maps” then choose “Create New” on the bottom of the menu. The site will take you to another page. Now, search for the tower location and locate it. You may use the “add marker” option that you will find on the upper part of the page, name the point and save it.
Now, you can save the map in KML format by clicking on the three dots on the front of the map’s name and choosing “Export to KML”. Put a Tick mark in front of “Export to a.KML file (for full icon support, use .KMZ).” and Download. Then attach the downloaded file with your request.