Placement of the first Omni node:
The first Omni node must be connected to your wired internet connection.
- If your internet connection is located behind the TV bench, we recommend that you place the first Omni node high up.
- If your internet connection is located in a technical room / cabinet with metal, we recommend that you place the first Omni outside, and high up. Metal cabinets shield wireless signals very well, and are therefore a bad location.
Location of remaining Omni nodes:
The remaining Omni nodes can be placed around the home. In order for the Omni system to work as well as possible, we recommend the following:
- Imagine that the signals between the nodes should have as unobstructed a path as possible.
- Free view of the area will cover
- Place the nodes as open and high up as possible
- Avoid "wrapping" the nodes by placing them in drawers, cabinets, rear TVs, behind sofas, etc.
- If you are going to place the Omni nodes on different floors, think about the type of materials between the floors. Placement in the stairwell can be a good tip.
Examples of bad / wrong placement:
- Behind furniture (eg sofa, sideboard, etc.)
- On the floor
- In a drawer / cabinet
- In the TV bench / next to the TV decoder
- Fuse box / Technical cabinet made of metal
- Close by concrete / brick wall
What is it that affects and / or hinders the signals?
Every type of obstruction in a home affects the wireless signals to some degree. In general, the heavier / thicker walls / constructions the signals have to go through, the greater the signal loss.
- In cases where wireless signals are to go between floors, waterborne heat and / or heating cables may interfere.
- In homes with thick concrete / masonry walls, the signal will be significantly lost.
- Other wireless networks (from neighbors)
- Own wireless network. If your internet modem is equipped with WiFi, this could interfere with the signals to the Omni system, and we therefore recommend that you turn this off / off on your modem. If so, contact your ISP for assistance.