Boost Your WiFi with a Range Extender

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by Dan O’Halloran for Techlicious

Boost Your WiFi with a Range Extender

I love the WiFi service available in my home. I have my PC, my smartphone and my tablet hooked up to it so I can check my email or surf the web from anywhere in the house. Well, almost anywhere. The WiFi box is installed towards the back of my place and the further I go towards the front of the house, the worse the signal. If I try to do much more than check email in my front room, it takes forever. Streaming YouTube or Netflix is out of the question.

Fortunately, this is why they make WiFi range extenders. These are small boxes that can extend the range of your WiFi signal by boosting it and retransmitting it.

What brand to buy?
When looking for a WiFi range expander of your own, you don’t need to buy from the same manufacturer as your WiFi box (though it doesn’t hurt, either.) The features you are looking for are easy set up, matching frequency band (2.4 and/or 5Ghz) and a signal-strength indicator.

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