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Boosting Connection in ‘Dead Zones’

January 9, 2020

With more connected devices, we want to get the fastest, most reliable Wi-Fi possible. Unfortunately, in some homes, especially larger ones, some areas can be hard to reach. When you try to connect your device, you may be in a “dead zone,” where the Wi-Fi connection is either too slow or offers no signal at all. Read below for devices that extend your services and help you avoid those dreaded “dead zones.

Wi-Fi Repeater: A repeater is a small wireless device that you position between your router and the area that’s not getting a strong signal. Once installed, the repeater detects the Wi-Fi signal
coming from your router and rebroadcasts it.

Wi-Fi Extender:  Like a repeater, the Wi-Fi extender rebroadcasts the existing Wi-Fi signal from your router to the area where you’re not getting a signal. However, it’s different from a repeater in two key ways. First, the range extender is a dual-band device, which means it supports both the 2.4 GHz and the 5 GHz bands. As a result, there is little to no impact on your bandwidth. Unlike the repeater, when you’re close to the Wi-Fi range extender you will need to connect to a different Wi-Fi network, which can be inconvenient.

Mesh Wi-Fi: If you’re having challenges with dead zones and poor connectivity in some areas of your house, Mesh Wi-Fi may be the best answer. Find out if you qualify for South Slope mesh Wi-Fi services here. 

Want to learn more? Visit this article for an in depth looks at each of these devices and how they can work in your home.

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