Slow internet speeds, dropped Wi-Fi signals, or limited coverage are all symptoms of a weak internet signal. And we all hate having bad internet. Thankfully, there are several things you can do to improve your connection and widen your Wi-Fi coverage area.
Here’s a quick guide to getting the most out of your home internet connection.
Get a Wi-Fi booster
Wi-Fi boosters are one of the best and easiest ways to extend your network coverage.
Wi-Fi boosters expand your internet coverage area by boosting or amplifying the wireless signal. They take an existing signal from a wireless router or access point and re-broadcast it to create a second network.
There are several different types of Wi-Fi boosters. But the most common and effective boosters are the wall plug booster and the desktop design booster.
Plug boosters plug into an electrical wall socket, creating a new network in that room. They do a good job of improving the signal in one particular room or area of the home with poor Wi-Fi coverage.
Desktop boosters sit on a desk, table, or shelf and use external antennas to send a stronger Wi-Fi signal to multiple rooms.
How far does a booster extend the Wi-Fi range?
Most standard routers have a range of around 150-300 feet. Devices outside that range will experience connectivity issues. A Wi-Fi booster can increase that range by up to 2,000 feet, giving you much greater internet coverage.
Are Wi-Fi boosters safe?
Wi-Fi boosters use the same level of security as all Wi-Fi routers. Your information and data should always be safe when transmitted across a booster system.
Do I get more internet with a booster?
No. Boosters can speed up your internal Wi-Fi connection, but they won’t improve your external connection.
If you pay for 100Mbps per month, you’ll only ever receive a maximum of 100Mbps, no matter how many boosters you put around the house. Boosters simply maximise your bandwidth potential. They help ensure you get all the internet you pay for, but no more.
What is a mesh Wi-Fi router?
A mesh Wi-Fi router, or mesh system, joins multiple Wi-Fi access points together to create and share a single, seamless Wi-Fi network. It provides total coverage to even the largest homes and buildings.
Should I get a Wi-Fi mesh system?
If the Wi-Fi router or boosters you use in your small apartment don’t provide the full wireless connectivity you want, then a mesh Wi-Fi router system is the perfect solution.
They’re ideal if you have a large home or live in a property with an unusual layout that rises more than two stories.
The benefits of mesh routers
Mesh systems offer loads of great benefits and advantages, including:
- A mesh system means no dead zones and the same fast and reliable speeds in every part of your home.
- Mesh networks are easy to manage. They’re automated and can be controlled via smartphone apps. Mesh-router apps let users quickly scan their speeds, cut off Wi-Fi access to specific networks, create guest networks, test the quality between the various connection points, and connect to smart home devices.
- Streamlined connections. Unlike a booster system, a mesh network doesn’t require constant reconnection as you move from room to room around the house. A single, seamless mesh network minimises lag, jitter, buffering, and dropouts.
What is better, a booster system or a mesh network?
Boosters are good. But mesh systems are excellent.
Mesh networks are the best choice for broadband customers looking for broader network coverage and better connections.
Mesh networks are faster, more secure, more reliable, and guarantee the same level of connection in every corner of every room. They also give you more control over your network and can help improve, for example, the streaming speeds to your TV.
Why can I get a mesh Wi-Fi system from?
6G Internet’s ‘Wi-Fi Wherever‘ broadband system supports 100% total Wi-Fi coverage in every room, every single time.
The Wi-Fi Wherever mesh system uses multiple hard-wired routers to create a single network. It identifies your device and location and assigns the strongest available signal.
With Wi-Fi Wherever Mesh, you can log on and use your broadband anywhere in the home without losing speed or picture resolution. This is Wi-Fi Wherever you are at home – guaranteed.
6G Internet’s Wi-Fi Wherever packages start from just £29.99 p/m.