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    How to boost wifi?

    Aerial Specialists

    Is there a way to boost the wifi signal in my house, where is the best place for the router? I’ve heard of something called a wifi repeater but I’m not sure if they work.

    Asked by Beverley on 10th Apr 2020
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    S.A.S Satellite Aerials Security

    "Hi,

    The best way to improve your wifi coverage would be to install a ubiquity AP that would improve your wifi upto 100 meters. It looks like a smoke alarm and can be installed on the ceiling."

    Answered on 10th Apr 2020 - Member since Aug 2019 - report
    Modtech

    "Best thing to do is place your router central to the home. This in most cases clears any lost dead spots at home. The WiFi extenders you mention do work but there are many different variations of these out there. Do your research on these first before buying the right ones.
    Hope this helps."

    Answered on 10th Apr 2020 - Member since Sep 2019 - report
    MAG Electrical Services Ltd

    "Hi, you can buy a plug in WiFi repeater from Argos for around £20-30 and yes they work. If you need more advice please get in touch."

    Answered on 20th May 2020 - Member since Apr 2020 - report
    DNA Electrical Contractors Ltd

    "Internet routers now have 2g and 5g signals. 5g internet has faster speeds but will struggle to send signals through the house.

    BT make WiFi repeaters that look like disks and for the cost are pretty spot on. You need to maximize the coverage so the best thing to do is place one in the opposite corner of your house.

    I've placed a BT signal booster in a bedroom window before and had signal at a summerhouse at the bottom of the garden.

    Thanks

    David Aston
    DNA Electrical Contractors Ltd
    www.dnaelec.uk"

    Answered on 12th Apr 2020 - Member since Feb 2020 - report
    Telekomm Solutions Ltd

    "Hello there,

    You can get a WiFi booster the best ones are by cabling from your router to AP (access point) this will allow you to log on to AP which should give you the same speed /extended coverage.

    Kind regards

    Mark"

    Answered on 10th Apr 2020 - Member since Feb 2018 - report
    Perimeter Technical Services

    "Hi Beverley,
    The best place would be the very centre of the area you will be using the Wifi. I would usually install it in the living room or hall but that depends on customer permission with cable routing etc. You can get wireless repeaters. One piggybacks off the others Wifi signal and the other second type is connected to the router via an ethernet cable. Option 2 would be my preferred option.
    I would start by moving the router to a more central location to see if that sorts the issue before purchasing any unnecessary hardware etc. If you need any more info please do not hesitate to contact me."

    Answered on 10th Apr 2020 - Member since Mar 2020 - report
    Lumia Av & Electrical car charging

    "There are a couple of options. Firstly, if you have Virgin Media you can enquire that the WiFi signal isn't strong enough and they will supply plug-in WiFi extender. These just plug into a normal socket.

    The other option is to install another WiFi router maybe up stairs. Depending where your current WiFi router is housed. A TP link router from Curry's or Amazon is perfect. This can then be created using a Mesh network or turn the router into an extender in the settings. Assume you have a good knowledge of the admin settings as you will need to know your way around settings such as IP address etc.

    Hope this helps

    Lumia"

    Answered on 10th Apr 2020 - Member since Nov 2019 - report

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