Poor Wifi signal at home? Should I buy Wifi extender?
Poor Wifi Signal? What type of router do you have at home?
Poor Wifi signal and wireless connection? The first thing to check before you buy a wifi-extender is to verify the type and model of your router. If your router at home is a wireless-N router then perhaps the best solution is to replace it first. There are newer and much better routers available in the market that offers fast wireless connection and wide range. Most AC routers are bit expensive than a wifi extender however, there a some AC routers that are affordable.
- Tenda AC10 AC1200 Smart Dual-Band Gigabit WiFi
- Mi Router 4A
- TP-Link AC1750 Gigabit Router Archer C7
- ZAPO AC 1200Mbps Dual-band
Why AC gigabit router?
AC routers offers fast wireless connections at 5GHz frequency. The number that comes after AC router models is the maximum bandwidth of a router. For example, AC3200 means 3200 Mbps, AC1900 means 1900 Mbps, AC1200 means 1200 Mbps. The higher the number the higher bandwidth and range you may get.
The 1.3 gigabits per second is the specified speed for 802.11ac standard. 802.11ac is vastly quicker and is expected to be three times quicker than the a 802.11n with 450Mbps maximum performance. When it comes to capacities, the 802.11ac theoretically can hold up to 100 users while 802.11n can only hold from 20 to 40 clients at optimum speed.
Is your house consists of multiple rooms and walls?
The most common issue we have at home when it comes to wifi connection is that our house have 3 or more rooms. Some rooms have poor wifi connection and signal. If this is one of your major issue then you should really need to purchase an AC router. There are multiple AC router available online that have wireless signal boosting technology both on 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz bands which broadens WiFi coverage. It also offers a technology that makes the signal outstanding behind multiple walls.
When to use wifi extender when you have poor wifi signal?
If you are using an AC router already then you may purchase a wifi extender. However, you may still want to check if the wifi extender that you are going to purchase is compatible to your router and it has to be an AC wifi extender as well.
- TP-Link AC750 Wifi Extender
- Tenda A15 Wi-Fi Dual Band Extender