“I love the Wi-Fi service available in my home. I have my PC, my smartphone and my tablet hooked up to it so I can check my email or surf the web from anywhere in the house,” Dan O’Halloran reports for TIME Magazine. “Well, almost anywhere.”
“The Wi-Fi box is installed towards the back of my place and the further I go towards the front of the house, the worse the signal,” O’Halloran reports. “If I try to do much more than check email in my front room, it takes forever. Streaming YouTube or Netflix is out of the question.”
“Fortunately, this is why they make Wi-Fi range extenders,” O’Halloran reports. “When looking for a Wi-Fi range expander of your own, you don’t need to buy from the same manufacturer as your Wi-Fi box (though it doesn’t hurt, either.) The features you are looking for are easy set up, matching frequency band (2.4 and/or 5Ghz) and a signal-strength indicator… But what if an extender can’t get the Wi-Fi to the room you want? Then it’s time to consider a powerline adapter kit.”
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