the Wi-Fi, and why not say it, also the flat rate of the Internet, are two of the great inventions that have brought the Internet to the whole world. Although we should also add a third party: the Wi-Fi extender.
With the current price of mobile internet rates, there is no alternative but to use Wi-Fi to take advantage of your flat rate with your mobile phone, while offering Internet to other devices in your home, from TV to your computer.
The biggest handicap of Wi-Fi, which almost everyone suffers, is its limited reach. Even in small houses or offices, a few natural obstacles that exist, such as a door, furniture, or mirrors, Wi-Fi will not reach all corners of the house or premises, or will do so with cuts and a lower connection speed.
But that you already know, right?
The question should be – What’s the solution? It’s the Wi-Fi range extenders.
Let’s see how a Wi-Fi extender works, and why it’s so important that you buy one. Could you live without a fixed Internet at home? To be honest, our generation can’t. Let us guide you how to deal with this.
How to Improve the Wi-Fi Signal
Given this common problem, there are several solutions: buy a router with more powerful Wi-Fi, create a Wi-Fi network in mesh, or extend the signal with a mywifiext, or a PLC device (through the electrical network).
Ideally, start by making a Wi-Fi map of your home or premises. In this article we explain how it is done. So you will know if Wi-Fi coverage is only a minor problem, if you have blind spots (no Wi-Fi), gray points (arrive, but little) or if you really need to cover several points of the house located in opposite places. This is important, because it is what will decide which device is the most appropriate to carry the signal to the whole house. If you only have a gray dot in a corner it does not make sense to spend a big amount on a router, for example, when a much cheaper option – Wi-Fi extender is enough.
How to know that it is so important that you buy one….
If you have several blind spots away from each other, the most effective option could be to buy a Wi-Fi router with a more powerful Wi-Fi signal, if you still do not reach it because the house or the premises is very large, you have the option to install a meshed Wi-Fi network or Wi-Fi Mesh, using mywifiext.net setup and the old routers that you have, but it is an expensive option and not all routers are compatible.
If your house has more than one floor or is very large, the most likely thing is that Wi-Fi extenders do not reach all corners because the walls, floors and stairs, especially if they are made of wood, slow down the signal. In that case you will have to install more than one extender, or choose to bring Internet through the electrical network by different plugs, with PLC devices with Wi-Fi.
To sum up
if your house is not very big, the most practical and economical thing is to use a Wi-Fi extender, also called a repeater or Wi-Fi amplifier. The Netgear extender is very simple to set up. Once connected to the power supply, it can be connected to the main router via WPS for network-wide expansion applications. Also, the second available option is the Netgear genie setup. However, a less user-friendly part is that WPS can only automatically connect to a 2.4GHz network instead of a 5GHz network, so you still need to go to the web settings page or use the Netgear Wizard mobile sprite application to switch.