Apple DPR2320TM User Manual
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How Do I Select and Place Wireless Network Devices?

How Do I Select and Place Wireless Network Devices?

You can use a large variety of wireless network devices with your gateway cable modem. These include computers, PDAs, etc. On the wireless network, all devices impact the characteristics of the network, because each device transmits a wireless signal. Contact your cable service provider or consult the documentation for your wireless network device for more information on selecting the appropriate wireless network devices for your home or office network.

Where is the Best Location for My Wireless Network Devices?

You should work with your cable service provider to choose the best location for your wireless network devices. Consider these recommendations:

Distance from the gateway cable modem to the wireless network devices.

Do not place the gateway cable modem near metallic surfaces that may block the wireless communications path. Wireless communication is “line-of-sight” throughnon-metallicwalls. However, the more structures (walls) the signal must pass through, the weaker the received signal.

Do not place wireless network devices near a microwave oven. When operating, microwave ovens can interfere with wireless transmissions.

Do not place your wireless network devices near 2.4 GHz wireless telephones because these telephones may also cause interference with your wireless network.

Now that you have selected a location for your wireless network devices, the next step is to place and install your wireless network devices. Go to How Do I Install Wireless Network Devices, next in this guide.