Wi-Fi Range Extenders: How to Boost Your Wi-Fi
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A home Wi-Fi network that is underperforming is telling you that it needs a boost. There are a handful of tools out there that can help enhance your network. One of which is a Wi-Fi range extender.

Wi-Fi range extenders are a type of Wi-Fi booster. Wi-Fi range extenders help your Wi-Fi signal coverage by stretching the reach of the signal to all areas. You can use a Wi-Fi range extender to get access to the Internet both inside and outside of your home.

 

How they work:

To use a Wi-Fi range extender, you can connect it to your router and place it between your router and the hard to reach area. You can connect the extender to your router wirelessly or with a wired connection. Either way, the wireless range extender re-broadcasts the existing Wi-Fi signal, so you want to make sure your Wi-Fi signal is strong to start.

The effectiveness of a Wi-Fi range extender can be hindered by things like:

  • The speed of the internet connection coming into your home
  • The distance placed from your router
  • The areas in your home that need Wi-Fi coverage
  • Your household Wi-Fi demands

The best Wi-Fi extenders are:

  • Easy to install
  • Secure
  • Flexible enough to support Ethernet, MoCA and Wi-Fi
  • Able to create a high-performing network

 

Why might you want a Wi-Fi range extender?

You would want to buy a Wi-Fi range extender if you are experiencing dead spots in your home. These are the areas where you get a weak connection or none at all. You can also use a Wi-Fi range extender to extend the reach of your Internet to hard to reach places like your basement, upper levels in your home, back rooms, the garage and even in your backyard.

The extender helps get your existing wireless signal to reach and eliminate dead spots (or dead zones). Dead zones occur because of interferences like thick walls, furniture or appliance obstructions or too much distance from your router.

Wi-Fi range extenders only work well if the signal is already strong. Otherwise, you are extending a weak signal, not boosting it. If your home Internet is suffering because your signal is weak in general, that is something you will need to fix before using a range extender.

Hitron’s Wi-Fi range extender offerings are a flexible solution to getting the high-performing home Wi-Fi network you want, whether that is through Ethernet, MoCA, or Wi-Fi. Ask your Internet service provider about Hitron’s Wi-Fi boosters today.

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