Saturday, November 02, 2013

Wi-Fi Range Extenders

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Those with technophobia, should look away now!

If you live in a house where certain parts of it don’t receive a very good wireless signal from your router (because of thick walls or just physical distance), then there’s a good cost-effective solution available. Called a ‘range extender’, these bits of tech, ‘do exactly what they say on the tin’ - except they don’t come in a tin! There are quite a few models around, but the one that’s simplest to set up and is probably the cheapest (costing you less than 30 of your English pounds) is the snappily titled (deep breath…)
 TP-Link TL-WA850RE 300Mbps Universal Wall Plug Range Extender

Best price seems to be from Amazon UK HERE at just under £26!

Once you are setup, you simply plug it into any mains socket, (ideally sited half-way between where your router lives and where you require the boosted signal), and it’ll imitate your router and boost the signal.

My signal downstairs went from 1 bar to 4 (out of 5). With a bit of repositioning, I may be able to hit a top signal strength of 5!