If you live in a large house, you probably find yourself struggling at times to use your Wi-Fi connected devices in areas that are located either far away from the wireless router or on a different floor.
Dealing with a poor wireless signal can be frustrating because you’ll often have just enough signal to allow your devices to connect, but the connection speed is either horribly slow or you keep dropping the connection altogether.
There are a couple of common methods for dealing with a weak or non-existent Wi-Fi signal in a home, both of which can be problematic:
1 – Run long Ethernet cables through walls, floors, attics and basements in order to deliver a wired Ethernet connection to a distant room.
It isn’t always easy or cost-effective to run such a cable, especially if you have to hire someone to do the work for you.
2 – Use a standard Wi-Fi Network Extender to boost the existing Wi-Fi signal enough to reach the outer areas of your home.
The problem with this approach is if you have to place the Wi-Fi Extender near the outer fringe of the signal footprint, the signal is already so weak by the time the Extender receives it that your data transmission speeds will probably be as slow as a sleeping snail.
As you can see, both of these two methods of dealing with poor Wi-Fi coverage can be poor options. But there is a third option that works like a charm…
You can use an inexpensive Powerline Networking / Wi-Fi Extender Kit to provide fast wired and wireless connections to any part of your home without having to run any wires! These awesome devices are easy to install in just a couple of minutes, and they work typically extremely well.
You can even use one of these kits to extend your Wi-Fi network to a detached garage or other outbuilding as long as the other building is connected to your home’s primary circuit breaker panel!
These kits typically contains two devices: a Powerline Ethernet Adapter and a Wireless Network Extender. Using them is about as simple as it can get:
1 – Connect the Powerline Ethernet Adapter to your router with an Ethernet cable, then plug the device into the nearest electrical outlet.
2 – Plug the Wireless Network Extender into any electrical outlet in the remote area of the house where you wish to extend your Wi-Fi network to.
That’s it – you’re done! Pretty easy, huh?