If you are struggling with poor coverage in some areas of your home, the solution can be to buy a Wi-Fi extender or repeater. An extender or repeater receives the signal from your router and relays an enhanced signal. For example, if you cannot get a proper internet connection on the second floor, at one end of the house or outside in the garden, you will benefit greatly from a wireless internet extension.
To set up your network extension, plug it into the wall outlet and connect it to your internet. It is important that you place it centrally in the area where you want to improve the signal. As with a wireless router, it is important to place the network extension in height and not store it away in a cabinet or behind a piece of furniture.
If you have a Dual Band router, it is important to buy an extender or repeater with the same functionality. Likewise, make sure that the network extension has the same networking standard as your router. If your repeater or extender does not have these functionalities, it will be like a bottleneck and your devices will not take advantage of the good network connectivity.
If you have a large house, it will often not be enough with a network extension. Essentially, you must use a wired connection whenever possible. However, we get more wireless devices like smartphones, tablets, laptop computers and cameras with Wi-Fi where it is not possible. For some purposes, it is best to use a repeater / extender, while in other areas it is best to use a homeplug.
A network extender or repeater is very similar to a homeplug, but they have completely different functionalities. Both models are available with a power outlet, but a homeplug is designed to carry a wired connection via the mains, whereas a Wi-Fi extender is used to wirelessly enhance the internet at home. If you want to read more about homeplugs, you can read about them here.
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