Wi-Fi signal that are not strong sometimes bother your daily activity and your work. Weak Wi-Fi signal is usually caused by router location is quite far and doesn’t cover your area. That’s why you need to know how to boost Wi-Fi signal. One of the way to boost Wi-Fi signal is using Wi-Fi repeater. However, do you already know how to boost Wi-Fi signal using a wireless repeater?
How to Boost Wi-Fi Signal Using Wireless Repeater
Wireless repeater is very useful to increase the distance range of the Wi-Fi signal that has been obtained or set, so that it can be used only for one Wi-Fi. With this tool, you don’t need to use your smartphone as repeater anymore. Many kinds of wireless repeater are sold freely on the market such as TP-Link, D-Link, and Linksys. TP-Link and D-Link are usually used by most people, because the standard quality and the price is affordable. Meanwhile for Lynksys, it is a high-quality brand and the price is much more expensive.
Even though there are many kinds of wireless repeater, but how to use and manage them is almost similar to each other. For the Access Point type, you can connect the router via wireless. As for the router as a signal amplifier, you need to use an additional cable to connect the two routers at once.
Here is a quick summary of how to boost the Wi-Fi signal using a wireless repeater. Some of them may need minimal technical knowledge but, we will explain in detail how to boost the Wi-Fi signal using a wireless repeater.
There are 2 ways on how to boost Wi-Fi signal using wireless repeater by connecting a Wi-Fi router with a wireless repeater, first is by using a LAN cable and second is by using an Access Point and connecting it to the Wi-Fi router wirelessly. But the best way to do it is using a LAN cable so that your network performance is stable compared to connecting it wirelessly. The steps to using a LAN cable are:
- Make sure that the Wi-Fi router is set and connected to the internet
- Install the LAN cable
- Plug the cable end into the Wi-Fi router to the LAN port that is usually in gray color
- Plug the other end of the cable into the wireless repeater to the modem/WAN port which usually in yellow color
- Setting on the wireless repeater. Then give the IP address and make sure the gateway of the wireless repeater points to the router’s IP address so that the extender also connected to the internet.
So that’s how to boost Wi-Fi signal using wireless repeater. You can use the step above to your chosen wireless repeater device. Because, even though there are many kids of wireless repeater on the market, but the way to use it is pretty similar to each other.