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Network Extender can enhance your wireless coverage within your home. It will help ensure that you can always access the top data speeds and the best calling connection available through our wireless network. When it comes to amping the WiFi signal in your home, a rose by any other name is not as sweet. The type of device you use matters. It’s important to understand the differences between alternatives.
I have trouble getting WiFi signal in some corners of my house. What should I try first?
There are a couple of solutions to try before opting for a WiFi extender. The simplest is to try moving the location of your WiFi router. It should be in the most central location possible. If that doesn’t help (or if changing location just isn’t practical) check if your router needs to be upgraded. If you’ve had an older model for many years, it could be time for an upgrade to a more powerful model.
What’s the difference between a WiFi Extender, Booster or Repeater?
WiFi extenders boosters, and repeaters are mostly the same thing - devices to improve WiFi coverage. There isn’t a clearly defined difference between devices that manufacturers describe as “repeaters” and devices described as “extenders”. However, not all WiFi extenders work in the exact same way. There are several different kinds of devices available and below we aim to explain what those differences are and how they work, so that you can choose the best WiFi repeater for your circumstances.
What is a WiFi Extender?
A WiFi extender is a type of WiFi booster that extends your main router’s internet signal to another location. It connects to your home network via an Ethernet cable or coaxial cable. Basically, it’s like adding another router to any WiFi “dead zone” in your home. Because a WiFi extender uses a wired connection, it does not reduce your bandwidth or get weaker from thick walls or radio waves like a WiFi repeater does. Also, you will not need to sign in to different WiFi networks with an extender.
What is a WiFi Booster?
A WiFi booster is a general term for both WiFi repeaters and WiFi extenders. Since both devices boost your network’s signal, you will see WiFi repeaters and WiFi extender called WiFi boosters.
What is a WiFi Repeater?
A WiFi repeater is a type of network booster that expands the range of your WiFi signal. It has antennas that receive a WiFi signal from your router, just like your smartphone or laptop. Then it rebroadcasts that signal over a wider area. While a WiFi repeater will expand the range of your WiFi signal, it will also make your WiFi signal weaker. Since a WiFi repeater creates a new network that you have to connect to, it will reduce your network’s bandwidth by 50%. That means your devices might be slower, especially if you are streaming or transferring large files over your network.
Types of Wi-Fi Extenders:
While Wi-Fi boosters, repeaters and network extenders are nearly interchangeable terms for the same piece of equipment, there are different types of network extenders that work in slightly different ways:
External Antennas: Some extenders have external antennas that connect to wireless devices to send and receive WiFi signals. Generally, these are plug-and-play devices that require little to no technical knowledge to install.
Powerline Adapters: Another standard design for a Wi-Fi range extender is a powerline adapter. This kit allows the electrical circuit in your home or office to send the internet signal. The package usually comes with two plugs. One plug goes into the router and the other plug installs on the device you wish to connect to the internet. This type of setup is most often used with game consoles and smart televisions. This type of extender does not typically experience the network lag issues sometimes seen with other extender types.
Wi-Fi technology has improved greatly in recent years, but it’s not one-size-fits-all, especially when it comes to businesses. Large office spaces with heavy traffic typically utilize Wi-Fi access points, while small offices with limited users are more likely to have Wi-Fi routers and range extenders. Let’s take a look at how their features compare to find the best Wi-Fi solution for you. Access points also known as wireless access points (WAP), range extender or AP that connects directly to a wired local area network, mostly ethernet, that allows a Wi-Fi device to connect to a wired network. In general cases it connects to a router either as single device or an integral component of the router called access point router. It basically spreads the network for the connectivity of multiple wireless devices.
Wireless repeaters/extenders are a great quick-fix solution to a lot of smaller households with low WIFI usage/devices but, considering the loss of performance and potential speed drops and network loss, the Wireless Access Points are the go to if you have the ability to route cables and willing to spend a little more. With the Wireless Access Points being able to outperform the wireless repeaters in many ways, especially if you want to watch Netflix or use it for gaming, or even just watching your smart TV in the shed, due to the very minimal loss of performance and receiving maximum speed. Also, being able to have a single wireless name across the entire wireless range allows for a cleaner and user-friendly environment.
What is an Access Point?
An access point is a device that creates a wireless local area network, or WLAN, usually in an office or large building. An access point connects to a wired router, switch, or hub via an Ethernet cable, and projects a Wi-Fi signal to a designated area. For example, if you want to enable Wi-Fi access in your company's reception area but don’t have a router within range, you can install an access point near the front desk and run an Ethernet cable through the ceiling back to the server room.
What is a Range Extender?
As its name implies, a range extender lengthens the reach of an existing Wi-Fi network. Since range extenders connect wirelessly to Wi-Fi routers, they must be placed where the Wi-Fi router's signal is already strong, not in the location of the actual dead spot. For instance, if your router is in the basement of a two-story building, installing a range extenderon the ground floor (where coverage from the Wi-Fi router is still strong) will eliminate potential dead zones on the second floor.
What is a Wi-Fi repeater?
A Wi-Fi repeater, extender, or booster is a device that forwards wireless signals from the router to cover a larger area, such as multiple floors of a house. The repeater creates a new network based on signals from the originating network, and the clients that connect to the repeater are thus on a separate network. If you have more than one repeater, each repeater adds its own network.
A repeater does not have router or modem functionality, nor can it function as a standalone wireless access point; it relies on getting wireless signals from another access point that it can pass on (repeat). Wi-Fi repeaters come in many models and configurations – we strongly discourage the use of repeaters because the vast majority of them are cumbersome to use, and because they use capacity (airtime) from the wireless router.
What Is a Mesh Network?
A mesh network is a wireless network made up of multiple access points that distribute wireless signals throughout the home and balance the traffic load between themselves. The user connects with a single SSID and password and the mesh network determine which access point will provide the best coverage for which clients at any given time. Most enterprise and other professional Wi-Fi solutions are based on mesh technology, but it is also becoming increasingly common in the home. Here at Eye Networks, we sell Zyxel mesh solutions, other examples include Airties Wi-Fi, Eero, and Google Wi-Fi.
Mesh access points are not repeaters, and they usually do not contain router or modem functionality; they are dedicated and specialized wireless devices. A mesh network can be made up exclusively of such dedicated access points, or the router's built-in access point can be included as a node in the mesh network; this will vary between the different solutions.
The Difference between Wireless Access Points and Wireless Repeaters:
Wi-Fi access points (WAPs), and extenders/repeaters (sometimes also known as boosters) are often confused. This is partly due to the fact that some devices can be placed in different modes allowing them to do several things, including extending/boosting a Wi-Fi signal, as well as act as an Access Point depending on network requirements.
Wireless Access Points (WAP):
A Wireless Access Point device attaches to your router (or a switch) with an Ethernet cable, and transmits/receives its own signal via in-built radios. Wi-Fi devices (clients) such as smartphones, tablets, and laptops etc. can connect directly to it (as a hotspot), and depending on the size of the premises or area needing coverage several WAPs may be required, but can work simultaneously allowing a seamless wireless network (Single Wireless name – SSID). Clients can usually roam between each access point, for example inside an exhibition hall, as if they are connected to a single network, minimizing drop outs, non-connectivity and loss of performance. Wireless Access Points, however, do have a disadvantage as these need to be hardwired into the router using a network cable (e.g. RJ45 Cat5 cable) and may need a Power over Ethernet (POE) Injector/switch to power them in cases where power isn’t easily accessible or, a power socket near the device to allow use of the supplied mains cable, which can be more expensive.
A repeater/extender is very similar to an access point but its job is to simply expand existing router signal coverage over a larger area by using a separate wireless name (SSID). Therefore, creating two networks i.e. Router wireless name (NETGEAR) and the extender Wireless name (NETGEAR_EXT). This is ok in certain situations, particularly for home users with few existing Wi-Fi devices, and with no desire to route cabling around their home. The downside to a repeater/extender, however, is the fact it has to talk in two directions, i.e. take the router signal, and then throw it out for client devices to pick up. This effectively halves any available signal at the client end, meaning you could see up to 50% loss of performance and speed. For example, you may have a download speed of 20mbps next to your router but as you go to the extended signal room you may have only 10mbps, so each repeater/extender needs careful placement in order to maximize Wi-Fi reception and speeds. Also placing your repeater/extender too far away from your router may cause it to lose signal intermittently, causing loss of network and/or internet connectivity. Unfortunately, the user does not see this as the repeater is still providing a wireless signal but without internet/network. Also, with the two wireless network names, it has been known for wireless devices to keep dropping out as it tries to select the best performing network.
Weather-Proof Extenders: There are weather-proof designs that can boost WiFi signal. These are great for adding more coverage to areas like a backyard, several different floors of a building, basement area or anywhere that has previously been a challenge for devices to receive WiFi signal.
Router/Extender Combos: Another design that is gaining traction with users is the combination router and range extender. This combo unit plugs into your modem and leverages a satellite that receives, repeats and boosts the original WiFi signal. These devices use a single name on the network (SSID), so the connection is simple and seamless. This type of WiFi extender may also be designed with Gigabit Ethernet ports to enable wired devices and a faster WiFi standard.
Improve WiFi Around Home
When everyone in the house is using WiFi at once, things can slow down and get spotty. You may even have dead zones in and around your home where you get no WiFi. When streaming video, your screen might freeze or buffer for a few seconds intermittently. In these cases, you can purchase a network adapter or extender to bring the WiFi network to those places where it’s typically weak or non-existent.