If you want the ability to stream videos or surf the Internet from anywhere in your home or yard, you'll need a strong Wi-Fi signal that reaches as far as you want it to go. A Wi-Fi range extender can help spread coverage to your basement, patio, yard, garage and workshop.
How Does a Wi-Fi Extender Work?
A Wi-Fi extender, also called a Wi-Fi signal booster or wireless repeater, works with your existing router to extend your Wi-Fi network throughout your home and property. If you have a large home or poor network coverage, a Wi-Fi extender helps boost your coverage and improve performance.
When you place a Wi-Fi booster approximately halfway between your router and the area in your home where you need more coverage, the Internet booster picks up the signal from your router and repeats it to cover the surrounding area. You can connect to this extended network by using the new network ID for your Wi-Fi range extender.
Finding the Best Wi-Fi Extender Locations
Whether you're watching TV on your media streaming device in the basement, or catching up on Facebook with your tablet or Chromebook outside on the patio, a Wi-Fi extender makes it easy to connect to your network anywhere you want. If you want the signal to reach your backyard, basement, garage or workshop, you may need one or more Wi-Fi boosters to get the job done.
The best place to install your Wi-Fi extender is approximately halfway between the router and the area you want to cover. Make sure there is an electrical outlet nearby to plug in the extender.
Wi-Fi Extender Installation
If you need help getting your home network set up, Geek Squad® can help maximize performance, recommend solutions for dead spots and secure your network. You may also want to consider using a surge protector to safeguard your devices.