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  • Writer's pictureBurton Kelso, Tech Expert

How To Setup a WiFi Extender in Your Home or Office for the Best Signal

Wi-Fi has become an essential part of our digital lives that when you don't have access to it or have a weak signal it can leave you feeling frustrated and lost. Dealing with weak Wi-Fi means you have to deal with the stress of kids who aren't able to learn distantly or play games. It also means that you have to deal with slow loading websites and Zoom calls that freeze up or drop altogether. A good solution to fixing Wi-Fi dead zones in your home is to get a wireless range extender. The challenge is making sure you set them up to make them effective to reach all of the areas in your home. Struggling with the concept of range extenders and how to set them up, check out my tips that will help you get a full signal throughout your home or office.

What are Wi-Fi extenders? The best explanation of Wi-Fi range extenders is these are devices that take your current wireless signal in your home and extend it further than your router can reach. When installed properly, this allows all your smart devices such as your smartphones, laptops, tablets, and printers to communicate effectively. The standard router is only designed to reach the area of a 2,500 square foot home or office and works best in open-air environments. However, your home or office could have things that get in the way of your wireless that can disrupt and reflect your signals such as drywall, concrete walls, and ceilings. You probably didn't know your appliances such as washing machines, microwaves, washing machines, and televisions send out electromagnetic waves that can play a major role in getting in the way of your WiFi Signal. Extenders can be a single device to extend your wireless signal or a group of devices that form a 'mesh' network that casts a Wi-Fi net of a wireless signal to reach all areas of your home or office.