Let me know  if you ever thought of pointing both router antennas straight up was better for Wi-Fi reception? According to a former Apple Wi-Fi engineer, the best angle placement is to have one antenna vertical and the other horizontal. In an enlightening post about Wi-Fi from the Mac Observer, The Creator of Wi-Fi utility iStumbler explains why the perpendicular orientation is better:

Perpendicularly Pointing Your Wi-Fi Router Antennas to get Good Reception
The main reason is that the radio reception, maximized when both client and access point have matched and complete similar polarization (antennas pointing along the same plane).
Other client devices have antennas in vertical orientation, some horizontal. The current crop of MacBooks, (for example) have their antennas in the black plastic part of the hinge in a horizontal orientation and it may depend on other notebook manufacturers not (Wireless card model, Orientation of the Antenna, Voltage of the wireless card) there are nifty things to be considered. 
By pointing antennas both ways, you'll maximize radio reception no matter which way your device's antenna is oriented.

  • http://lifehacker.com/the-best-way-to-point-your-wi-fi-router-antennas-perpe-1605924745
  • http://www.macobserver.com/tmo/answers/4-wi-fi-tips-from-former-apple-wi-fi-engineer

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