It is recommended to check the range of a wireless router before you install it. Electrical appliances, fluorescent lights, and metal structures interrupt the wireless signal. To check the best placement of a wireless router, you need to do a real-world test. You must check consistency and signal strength from time to time in every corner of your coverage area.
Below are the steps that you need to follow to measure the range of your Wi-Fi router.
Step 1: Set up your router.
Step 2: After that, power on your computer and then connect it to your wireless router.
Step 3: Go to the Windows Control Panel and then open the Network and Sharing Center. You can check the signal strength of your network by going to the active network connection window.
Step 4: Now, take your laptop away from the router and keep the signal strength display open. Stop when you see poor signal strength on the display.
Step 5: Launch command prompt on your PC and then type "ping 192.168.1.1--t" to ping the router. Search for any incomplete messages or gripped packets.
Step 6: Wait for 10 minutes and then stop the Ping command by pressing Ctrl-C.
Step 7: Now, move your laptop close to the router until you see no transmission error in the command prompt. On your site map, mark this location as the corner of coverage.