Gaming on a wireless network can be frustrating, especially if your WiFi signal is struggling. Since WiFi is vulnerable to interference, gaming on a wireless network (WiFi) often results in lagging which is every gamer’s nightmare.
WiFi boosters make your gaming experience better by making your WiFi better. These devices help by spreading WiFi coverage across your whole home. There are different types of WiFi boosters, both wireless and wired. Some types are better for your gaming setup than others. Kinds of WiFi boosters to know about are:
- Wireless repeaters
- Wireless range extenders
- Wireless network extenders
- MoCA adapters (Ethernet over coax)
- Mesh WiFi
Which WiFi Booster Should You Use for Gaming?
Depending on how large your home is, you may choose Mesh WiFi to blanket your home in WiFi. However, this is not the best solution for everyone. If you are specifically looking to improve your gaming experience, then WiFi range extenders and MoCA adapters can help you.
WiFi range extenders are a type of WiFi booster that can enhance your gaming. They are easy to use because they are single plug adapters that you plug into a wall socket. They capture and amplify the existing WiFi signal from your main router and extend the reach for better coverage across your home. WiFi range extenders are great for:
- Playing slower paced, turn-based games like golf, chess, strategy-based games, and certain RPGs.
- Playing nearby your router to get the very best signal possible
- Your network isn’t too congested
As far as wireless solutions go, WiFi range extenders can be an efficient and helpful solution for better gaming. But if you try one and still have lag or connection issues, try a wired solution like MoCA technology for gaming.
MoCA adapters are also a type of WiFi booster that can enhance your gaming. They consist of a pair of adapters plug right into a coax outlet and gaming device, and the other into your router. The two adapters communicate through the coaxial cable wiring that already exists in your home and create an Ethernet over coax network. Because this is a wired solution, the adapters create a direct Ethernet-like connection for your gaming device and eliminates lag. A MoCA network is the best of both worlds – wired and wireless. Because MoCA adapters convert your coax wiring into an Ethernet network, you get a wired connection that won’t be affected by interference, giving you a reliable and fast Internet backbone. MoCA adapters are compatible with virtually any device with an Ethernet port, which means you can connect to a wireless router, mesh WiFi access point, gaming or streaming devices.
With WiFi boosters you get better wireless reception at a distance from your router, or a direct line of connection via Ethernet over coax depending on which solution you choose. Either way, WiFi boosters are designed to create better WiFi signal coverage, giving you a stronger connection for gaming.
Need to boost your WiFi? MoCA technology is the way to go. You can enhance your WiFi connection in every corner of your home with HT-EM4 MoCA adapters. Want to learn more about WiFi boosters? Please check out Hitron’s Learn page or Blog.