How to Setup Netgear Wi-fi Extender
What is Wi-fi Extender?
Boosters and extenders extend the range of WiFi networks by amplifying or boosting existing signals. In this expanded coverage area, the wifi extender allows all wireless devices to connect to the internet or similar wireless networks. An existing weak Wi-Fi signal from the transmitter is pulled in as part of this solution. The transmission is then amplified before being broadcast to as many areas as necessary. By boosting your WiFi signal, you may be able to reach all corners of a building, multiple floors in a home, and even your yard, office, or home.
How Does The Wi-Fi Extender Work?
You must first understand how a Wi-Fi booster works before you can select the right one for your home or business premises. When you turn on your wireless devices such as a cell phone or laptop with Wifi turned on, a booster starts working after establishing a connection between your router/access point and the device. To avoid using up your allotted data package while using the web connection on your cell phone, you may want to turn on the router or access point. When you turn on the router, the data is transmitted immediately. A wifi booster can help you with this situation if your wireless signal does not reach a device such as a tablet in a certain corner.
Setup For Netgear Wi-fi Extender
Here are a few Netgear Wi-fi Extender Setup points:
- Choosing Your Wifi Extender Brands And Model
Since this guide is not intended as a comprehensive guide on Wifi extender buying, we won’t discuss the brands or best models of Wifi extenders, just suggesting you purchase an extender of the same brand as your router. In the case of a Netgear router, you might consider buying a Netgear wifi extender. When you have a Motorola router, you should use a Motorola wifi extender.
- Choosing the Right Extender Speed
Choosing the Wifi Extender based on its speed rating is also an option. Your router’s speed rating is usually the defining factor when choosing a Wifi Extender. You will lose resources by having a slower access point or node within your extended WiFi network since the whole WiFi network is only as fast as the slowest link.
You will need an Extender that has an N or higher version if your router is connected to an 802.11N network. You should use an N300 router and an N300 extender if you have an N300 router, and vice versa for an N600 router and N600 extender.
- Optimal WiFi Extender Placement
The next step is to install the Wifi Extender and place it appropriately after you buy the best Wifi Extender suited to your needs. The most common reason for your internet connection to drop or disconnect is having the wrong physical location.
Your WiFi extender should be viewed as a wireless access point or pseudo-router, where information from your devices is wirelessly transmitted to your main router. The best placement of routers must be followed, so each best practice needs to be followed.
Your relayed signal to the main router will be unstable if the signal between your extender and router is not stable and drops often.