My house has Wi-Fi dead spots. How can I extend my Wi-Fi signal to cover my whole house?

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If you have a multi-storey home or a very long one that is made of concrete, you may find that the Wi-Fi signal from your modem/router doesn’t carry right through the house. This can be frustrating as your mobile devices keep switching back to 3g when they lose the signal.

There are a couple of options to fix the issue.

One is a wireless repeater. This is an access point placed within wireless range that connects wirelessly to your existing router. It boosts the wireless signal from its position. With this solution results vary widely and even change day-to-day.

A much better solution we have found is to use Powerline devices. These connect into the 240v power system of your house to work as a substitute for Ethernet (blue cables). Plug one in where your router is and connect it into the router. Plug the other one in out near the dead spot and you will have a solid Wi-Fi connection throughout your house. Powerline devices do rely on the power outlets being on the same phase and circuit. We have Powerline devices in stock and can install and configure them on-site if you are faced with this issue.

Authored by Ian

Ian

Ian Johnson is a Director of OJ Networks. He has been working in IT since 1995. Mentored by the best, Ian started as Technical Support Officer for an innovative dialup ISP in Brisbane “Hub Communications”. He progressed to become a Web Design and Programmer in ASP, ASP.NET and PHP during his time at “The Lab Development Group” with David Vandenberg amonst others. Ian has been working as a Consultant on the Sunshine Coast since 2001 and became a Microsoft Certified Information Technology Professional (MCITP) Server Administrator in 2010 after which he formed OJ Networks. He has assisted numerous small businesses to reach their potential through IT Infrastructure Planning and Implementation and Web design, Development and Web Marketing. You can connect with Ian on Linked In.

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