Extending your Wi-Fi
It is a question we get a lot in our shop, "how can I get Wi-Fi in the other room"..
Easy question, many possible answers.
As always it depends on a lot of factors, how big is the area you want to cover, how many walls are in between, how many users are connected and what bandwidth do you need..
It is different to have just enough signal to send an e-mail, or if you want to stream HD quality video.
Let’s go thru some possible solutions, and if you still don’t see what you are looking for i am sure we can find the solution together with you.
- 1Improve the quality of your wireless router. You can try to upgrade the firmware of your router and even replace the antenna for a more powerful one, and this could already make a difference. But if your router is a few years old, replacing the router will give you more result. The new routers have better quality wireless cards and have a faster possible connection speed, of course this depends on the machine you want to connect but most recent laptops, tablets and smart phones will notice the improvement if you move on to a good quality Wireless N Router with 3 antennas.
- 2Cabling. From a central point bring network cables to strategic points in the house, where you later can connect direct to the LAN connection, or connect a Wi-Fi access point. In existing builds mostly a costly solution, but in new builds or during a big reformation definitely the best solution.
- 3Wi-Fi extender.
- 4Power line Adapters (PLC-adapters).
- 5UniFi (Scalable, Reliable, High‑Performance Wi‑Fi). There are also more professional solutions where you can create a wireless cloud in and around your home or business, where you have more control over the different access points and bandwidth usage per user.
Even the best solution will still need the internet supply to match the demand; depending on your location we can advice you on the best solution.
Also on existing setups we can help you improve the system, sometimes relocating bits of equipment or finding the source of interference can make the difference between a good wireless connection or a poor connection.