I'm having some weird wifi issues at home which I cannot figure out.

My problem is that the wifi connection randomly drops and, sometimes, will not reconnect.

My home property is an apartment with 3 rooms. My broadband/wifi router is located in my lounge area. I have an office and I connect to the wifi in the lounge.

The connection drops all over the property, but what is particularly weird is that it seems the closer you are to the wifi, the worse the connection! The connection does drop in the office, but it's much worse in the lounge.

The broadband router is a BT Home Hub 5.

My laptop sees the most problems connecting. It's a 2008 MacBook Pro running Mavericks.

Other devices on the network include:

  • A Chromecast, located in the lounge about 30 centimetres from wifi router, which falls off the network often.
  • An iPhone 5s, which never seems to have a problem, maybe once or twice.
  • An Apple Airport Express, seems ok, but I don't use it a great deal so hard to tell.

I'm at a loss about what to change or how to fix?

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  • Take a look at Why does my microwave kill the Wi-Fi?, try changing router's Wi-Fi channel (make it 1, 6 or 11, other ones only make things worse according to Cisco experiments), update router's firmware. – gronostaj Jan 24 '15 at 22:12
  • Thanks do you have a link for those "Cisco experiments" ? – jordelver Jan 25 '15 at 11:37
  • I think someone posted the link here on Super User, but I don't remember which question it was. Something multiple routers-related, I think. – gronostaj Jan 25 '15 at 21:33

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