The most important things to keep in mind when placing your AirTies devices in your home are:
Check the light signals on your access points along the way to make sure they are connected and successful in contacting each other.
Because each device sends signals in all directions, placing a device close to an outer wall will send half the signal out of the house. This can be nice if there is a terrace or garden on the outside where you want coverage, but otherwise, you will probably benefit from placing the device more centrally.
Hallways are often good locations for reaching several rooms- Staircases are favorable because they provide more open passage for the signals.
Heavy building materials cause significant signal loss.
If you have any of the following:
... these will tend to block the signals. Place the access points so that they can be reached both by each other and by the client devices that will connect to them.
Check that the signals do not have to go through the fireplace to reach clients or the other access points.
It is especially favorable to place the access points near a staircase when there are obstacles in the ceiling and floor.
If there is a bathroom with steel walls, underfloor heating and similar that is situated between other rooms in the home, try to make sure that the line of sight between access points goes around and not through the bathroom.
See also the article 10 things that interfere with and block Wi-Fi signals here in Wi-Fi Central.
DO NOT place the device behind electronics, such as television sets, and try to keep a distance from other possible sources of interference, such as ceiling fans, alarm systems, microwave ovens, and cordless phones.
The ideal access point placement is high up with a clear line of sight and nothing to cover it, typically:
It is especially important to avoid placing the devices behind other items on the same shelf, notably electronics like TV sets, speakers, and so on. This can block and disturb the wireless signals.
Three access points are sufficient to provide full coverage and stable performance for the vast majority of homes.
Very large housing, demanding layouts, and difficult building materials can make it necessary to add more devices to get full coverage. This also applies if you have a garage, a garden terrace or a larger annex you want to cover.
In such cases, it may also be a good idea to consider a wired internet connection for more than one of your access points. See Setting Up AirTies Ethernet mesh for requirements and instructions.
This is a four-room apartment of 90 square meters. By only having Wi-Fi from the router located in the living room, you would struggle to get good coverage and acceptable performance in the bedroom that is farthest away.
Three access points placed as illustrated will provide you with good wireless coverage throughout your home.
In this two-story house the router is centrally located in the living room next to what becomes placement #1. The coverage is poor in the bedrooms on the same floor, and in the basement the signal strength is minimal.
The problem is solved by placing the three AirTies devices as illustrated. #2 provides coverage for the bedrooms, and with #2 and #3 both located near the stairway, signals between floors should be taken care of. #3 provides coverage on the lower floor.