If you’re having issues with devices in a dead area, it may be time to install a WiFi signal booster. These devices are easy to set up and use, and enhance WiFi signals to improve speeds. You’ll just need an WiFi router to plug it into an outlet for power to connect it to and the direction you want it to be pointed. Some boosters come with additional features, such as an USB port to charge 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 broadcasts the signal from your router to a different location that allows you to connect to the network in your backyard or basement. Place it half-way between your router and the area in which you lose the signal, and direct it towards that area.
It’s important to be aware that while a booster improves internet speed, the speed provided by the internet service provider you use is not increased. The speed you pay for is dependent on your broadband service and not the distance you are from the wireless signal.
Another thing to keep in mind is that wireless fidelity signal transmissions can be severely impeded by water, meaning the presence of a fountain, an aquarium or even coffee or a cup of tea can degrade your signal. You can prevent this from happening by keeping your WiFi booster and wireless signal amplifiers out of the reach of water sources.