Install a Wi-Fi booster if you are experiencing issues using your devices in an area of dead. These devices boost existing WiFi signals to give you better speeds, and are easy to install and use. All you require is a WiFi router, an outlet and the direction in which you’d like to point it. Some boosters come with additional features, for instance, a USB port to charge your wireless devices.
How to Install a WiFi Signal Booster
A WiFi booster or range extender is an easy device that can be utilized anywhere with an internet connection. It connects wirelessly to your router. It receives the signal from your router, and then rebroadcasts it to an area nearby, so you can access the network even in your basement or in your backyard. Install it halfway between the router and the location where you lose the signal, and place it in the direction you want it to go.
It’s important to know that while a booster improves internet speed, the speed provided by your internet provider is not increased. This is because the speed you pay for comes from your broadband service, and is not dependent on how far away you are from a WiFi signal.
Another thing to keep in mind is that wireless signal transmissions are highly hampered by water, meaning water sources like a waterfall, aquarium or even a cup of coffee can reduce the signal. You can avoid this by keeping your WiFi booster and wireless signal amplifiers out of the reach of any water sources.