Today, here in this post we will discuss how wifi extenders work? We will also give an idea on how to choose the right wifi extender. So let’s start:
WiFi Extender is a useful electronic device that repeats the wireless signal from your existing wifi router to expand its coverage. A wifi extender functions as a bridge, it captures the WiFi from your router and rebroadcasts it to those areas of your home or office where the WiFi is weak or nonexistent. Wifi extender improves the performance of your home Wifi. WiFi extenders are usually plugged into electrical outlets and use two antennas to receive, reproduce, and extend a designated connection.
Wifi extenders are specifically beneficial if there are connectivity dead zones or tricky areas, often caused by stairs, corners, electrical appliances, and various WiFi repelling building materials. In addition to homes, WiFi extenders are best for bars, cafes, and restaurants that have multiple seating areas/floors. As the wifi extenders effectively ‘boost’ the signal, WiFI extenders are also commonly referred to as boosters.
How To Choose A Wifi Extender?
Before you buy a wifi extender there are some important things that you should keep in mind. How many extra rooms would you like the extender to cover? If it’s just one small room, then a basic Wi-Fi extender would do the job perfectly.
However, if you want to cover a big area with a strong WiFi signal, you need to buy a dual-band WiFi extender with 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz support. You should also make sure that the wifi extender is compatible with the latest WiFi standards and support technologies such as beamforming and MU-MIMO, which stands for multi-user, multiple-input, and multiple outputs.