About Wi-Fi Range Extenders
What does a WiFi range extender do?
WiFi range extenders connect wirelessly to existing routers to lengthen the range of a WiFi signal and cover wireless “dead zones” to provide internet connectivity where connection is low.
How do WiFi range extenders work?
WiFi range extenders contain two wireless routers, one of which picks up the existing WiFi network in your home or office and transfers the signal to the second router. This then transmits the boosted signal to provide a higher level of connection.
Do WiFi range extenders increase speed?
The purpose of range extenders is to boost your WiFi signal, not to increase internet speed. For optimum performance, you should choose a range extender that has the same WiFi speed as your existing router.
To avoid reducing the speed of your connection, it’s best to place the range extender halfway between the “dead zone” and your computer. This will immediately boost your bandwidth and signal strength.
How to set up a WiFi range extender
Setup methods will vary depending on the range extender you choose, but broadly speaking, you should put the WiFi range extender in an area that receives WiFi from your existing router, and then simply attach the power supply.
Next, log into the WiFi range extender from your computer using the login details of your current WiFi network. Once the range extender has connected to your existing router, it will begin to boost the signal.
We have a selection of WiFi range extenders on offer here at MyMemory. To choose the right one for you, browse the full collection below.