To increase your WiFi range to bad WiFi areas, we recommend you use a Powerline adapter. This technology uses your in wall electrical copper power cables to carry your broadband to a remote position in your home. Power Line adapters are ideal for supplying wired and Wifi to locations that are not performing as you would like.
WiFi signals cannot traverse through metal. Some other things that can prevent your Wifi getting around you home are
- Metallic insulation in your walls
- Metallic underlay under your timber floors
- Metallic foil on the back of your ceiling or wall plasterboard.
- Also too many walls between main router and where you want to use the WiFi can also reduce you WiFi signal strength hence reducing the speed of your WiFi.
- Additionally if you are in a built up area with many other access points near your router, these other WiFi access points can interfere with your WiFi access point (5Ghz WiFi is less susceptible than 2.5Ghz WiFi to interference).
Watch our video 5 on power line adapters. Remember if your bad WiFi is due to too many access points in your neighbourhood this video 5 may not help your WiFi situation.
Tip – when buying a Powerline adapter don’t go for the cheapest one, look for a Powerline adapter that supports the new faster WiFi band of 5Ghz, these are slightly more expensive but the benefits of faster 5Ghz WiFi are definitely worth having. Model that supports 5Ghz WiFi are the TP-Link WPA8630KIT or Link TL-WPA7510 Powerline adapter. These are a little more expensive than normal, but we recommend them as they support the superior 5G WiFi (Supports 2.4G & 5G WiFi).
Lastly be cautious that you purchase the superior Powerline Adapter technology and not the inferior WiFi Repeaters technology which look very similar.