The point of WiFi is to have a wireless network that you can go anywhere and connect to. Unfortunately, if there are dead spots in your home, it can be frustrating!
However, with WiFi range extender, you can get better coverage throughout your house. This means fewer dead spots and faster internet speed for all of the devices on your network.
WHAT IS A DEAD SPOT?
A dead spot is where your WiFi signal is weak or not working. It can happen for several reasons:
- Your router might be too far away from where you’re trying to use it, so the strength of your WiFi signal is reduced by distance.
- Other wireless devices, like phones and tablets, may cause interference with your strong WiFi signal when they’re close together.
- Thick walls or large pieces of furniture can block the wireless signals that travel through the air from your router to other electronic devices in your home (or business).
HOW TO FIND OUT WHERE THE DEAD SPOTS ARE AT HOME AND HOW TO REDUCE THEM?
You can use a WiFi analyzer app on your phone to find the dead spots in your home. You can also use a “WiFi Coverage Map” tool to check where the strongest and weakest signals are at home. This tool is available on Android and iOS devices.
TYPES OF WIFI EXTENDERS
- A wireless repeater. This is the simplest type, and it operates just like a regular repeater (a device that repeats a signal). You plug it in, and it picks up your existing WiFi signal for a room or two, making those areas stronger.
- A wireless range extender. These range extenders are made specifically for extending networks over larger distances than standard repeaters can manage—around 12,000 square feet (1,100 meters).
- A wireless access point/bridge/router combo device is essentially an all-in-one solution: It offers access point mode (wireless bridge mode) as well as router mode so that it can serve as both a central hub for all your wired devices as well as provide WiFi coverage throughout your home or office.
HOW TO CHOOSE THE BEST WiFi EXTENDER?
When choosing a WiFi extender, you should consider the location of the dead spot. You also need to think about how many devices you want to connect to your network and how far away they are from your router’s signal.
It’s also important to consider how many walls and floors between the router and where you’re experiencing poor coverage. If there are any walls or floors between them, then it may not be worth buying an extender because they won’t be able to help very much with improving wireless signals in those locations anymore.
Finally, think about how many devices will be connected through this extender—if it’s just one laptop or phone, then having a single extender doesn’t make much difference in terms of range or speed compared with having no WiFi at all!
You can use a WiFi extender to extend the range of your home’s WiFi network. This means that you’ll be able to get stronger, more consistent signals throughout your home. You’ll also enjoy faster speeds on every device connected to your network, whether it’s in another room or upstairs in another part of the house!
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