There is no simple rule to calculate the amount of coverage your modem will offer. For everyday use, like surfing websites, streaming videos or sharing photos, your Wi-Fi network will provide great coverage throughout your home.
The speeds you can achieve within various coverage areas varies with distance from the modem along with other factors.
Your modem will be able to provide coverage throughout your home. On average, maximum speeds and best coverage are achievable within 2000 sq ft
around your modem. As you move into further coverage zones, your speeds will slow down.
As illustrated below, the darkest green coverage zone represents the area that you enjoy the best speeds for applications that require intensive internet connectivity; such as watching high definition and 4K videos on Netflix or YouTube. Further out, you can enjoy standard definition videos, sharing photos and more. Finally, the further out you go (represented by the lightest green coverage zone), you will be able to browse and respond to emails, along with activities that do not require high internet speeds.
The size of each coverage zone depends on your usage and home’s unique characteristics. Here are some of the key factors that impact your Wi-Fi coverage and speeds:
What can you do to improve speed and coverage?
Here are some tips to optimize your coverage:
: The 2000 sq ft radius is based on testing conducted in real homes on the TELUS Advanced Wi-Fi modem. Individual results may vary depending on the construction materials of your home, location and configuration of your Wi-Fi modem, location and capabilities of Wi-Fi devices, number of nearby Wi-Fi networks, number of active Wi-Fi devices or other factors. For a description of Wi-Fi performance, please read the
Wi-Fi Performance Explained