Closed Doors and Wi-Fi Connection: Do They Really Affect?

A Wi-Fi connection is something that can be affected by numerous external factors, such as the interferences produced by other devices, and even by some electrical appliances, due to the simple distance at which we are from the router and, of course, due to the obstacles that the signal finds in its path.

It is a proven fact that not all materials have the same impact on a Wi-Fi connection, but not everyone is clear to what extent something so simple, and seemingly innocent, like a closed door, can end up affecting the strength and quality of a Wi-Fi connection. Some believe that deep down, the difference between a closed door and an open door is minimal, but is it true or is it a myth?

In this article we are going to focus on this interesting question, and we will tell you everything you need to know about it. As always, I invite you to leave any possible questions in the comments, and we will be happy to help you solve them. Without further ado, we begin.

Do closed doors affect Wi-Fi? Yes, but not all the same

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That is the short answer, and it is very easy to understand. When we close a door, we are creating one more barrier that our Wi-Fi connection has to overcome. The question now is simple, to what extent can the gate block the signal? If it is made of wood and has a hollow interior, the impact on signal strength will be minimal, although in certain cases it can make the difference between a dead zone and a low signal.

On the other hand, if the door is made of solid wood, its impact on the signal intensity will be much greater, and if we go to those that are reinforced with steel, the difference will be even greater. I am sure this will help you understand things such as, for example, why the Wi-Fi connection at the door of the house does not reach you (if it is made of wood and reinforced with steel) and if you just start to receive it open it.

It is important to note that, in addition, the vibrations generated by slamming a door they can momentarily affect the signal of our Wi-Fi connection, to such an extent that we can lose it for a few seconds. It will not be a permanent problem, we will recover it again in a short time, but the vibration will have interrupted the signal temporarily, and this can become very annoying in certain situations, since it is enough to leave us thrown in a game, to give an easy example to understand.

The conclusion that we can draw from all this is very simple. When we receive the signal without problems in a room, close the door of this shouldn’t cause a problem in most cases, due to the materials they use. However, it is evident that any obstacle ends up blocking the signal to a greater or lesser extent, and that therefore, in certain situations, something as simple as opening a couple of doors can end up with a dead zone.

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