Placing your ClassCloud effectively is the single most important step you can take to ensure your system provides fast, reliable WiFi to every room in your home.
Each home is different. Where you place your ClassCloud will depend on the layout of your home and the materials used in its construction. For example, walls of brick, stone, and metal will be hard for your WiFi to penetrate. Placement decisions will also depend on where you want strong WiFi coverage. If you want to get Internet on your back deck, for instance, you could place the ClassCloud inside the back door to extend the range of coverage beyond the perimeters of your home.
Placement isn’t an exact science, and you might have to experiment with the location of your ClassCloud for optimal performance. If you’re still stumped after trying some of our suggestions below, feel free to connect with our customer support team at firstname.lastname@example.org and we’ll help you through it.
DON’Ts: Here are some things to avoid:
- Heavy metal. Stream as much Motorhead as you can stand, as long as you don’t put your CC near your refrigerator or other heavy metal objects. These objects can interfere with wireless radios. If you’re placing a CC in the kitchen, we suggest placing it on a counter or shelf that’s as far from your major appliances as possible.
- Interference. CC works best when it is 20-30 feet away from objects that cause interference. Avoid placing your CC on top of, or near, these objects:
- Microwave oven
- Cordless phones (for your landline, not your cell phone) that use the 2.4GHz or 5GHz range. If these cause interference, try changing the channel your phone uses.
- Other 802.11 networks
- Power lines, power stations, or railroad tracks
- Radio leakage from Direct Satellite Service (DSS)
- Older coaxial cable from certain types of satellite dishes. If you have an older satellite dish, contact the device manufacturer to get newer cables
- Fluorescent lights
- Bad electrical connections