Wi-Fi boosters are designed to improve your Wi-Fi signal coverage. When your Wi-Fi signal is strong and your whole home is covered, your Internet performs better. So, yes, Wi-Fi boosters improve your Internet. Here’s how Wi-Fi boosters work:
How Wi-Fi boosters work
There are a few different types of Wi-Fi boosters: Wi-Fi repeaters, Wi-Fi range extenders, and Wi-Fi network extenders. There is also mesh Wi-Fi.
The difference between the 3 types of boosters is the way they re-broadcast your existing Wi-Fi signal.
A repeater and range extender are pretty much the same thing, and they re-broadcast the same quality of signal that they receive. These devices sit between your router and the hard-to-reach area of your home and create a separate network for your devices to connect to. This separate network is the extension of your original one so that the coverage goes farther.
A network extender does the same thing as a repeater or range extender. However, the difference is that it doesn’t create a separate network to do it.
Mesh Wi-Fi is completely different than the rest, even though it is also a booster that improves your Internet. Mesh Wi-Fi requires specific equipment that works together, including a mesh-specific router and nodes that you place throughout your home to extend the reach of your Wi-Fi signal.
How these Wi-Fi boosters improve your Internet
Wi-Fi boosters can do more to improve your Internet than just extend your signal’s reach. By filling in dead spots, they help improve speed. Your Wi-Fi signal is directly related to Wi-Fi speed. So, when your signal is strong and reaches every corner of your home, your Internet performance improves as a result.
Using a combo wired/wireless Wi-Fi booster is a win-win solution. This is because it leverages the speed and reliability of a wired connection to reach a far corner of the home. Combo booster devices use your home’s existing wiring to extend the home network. For example, coaxial cable wiring for MoCA-based devices.
It can be hard for a single Wi-Fi router to cover an entire home with a fast and robust wireless signal. But with Hitron’s offerings of Wi-Fi Boosters supporting your router, you can stream video, online game, and browse the web easily no matter where you are. Hitron’s offerings work with Ethernet, MoCA, or Wi-Fi. Ask your Internet service provider (ISP) about Hitron’s Wi-Fi boosters to improve your Internet today. Want more like this? Check out Hitron’s Learn Page.