If you’re having issues with devices in a dead area it’s probably the time to get a Wi-Fi signal booster. These devices boost existing WiFi signals to give you better speeds. They’re also easy to install and use. You’ll need a WiFi router to plug into an outlet and a power source to put it in and the direction you want it directed. Some boosters have additional features, like an USB port to charge wireless devices.
How to Install a Signal Booster
A WiFi booster, also known as a range extender, is a basic device that connects to your router wirelessly and can be used wherever you have an internet connection. It takes the signal from your router and transmits it to an area nearby, so you can access the network from your basement or in your backyard. Just make sure you place it between the place in which the signal is lost and your router and point it at that area.
It’s important to know that while a booster increases internet speed, the speed offered by your internet service provider isn’t increased. The speed you pay for is dependent on your broadband service and not the distance you are from a wireless signal.
Another thing to keep in mind is that wireless signals are greatly hampered by water, which means water sources like a waterfall, aquarium or even drinking a cup or two of coffee can affect your signal. You can minimize this by keeping your WiFi booster and cellular signal amplifier out of the reach of any water sources.