How to extend your Wi-Fi network correctly

Wi-Fi is so important to many of us. We spend a lot of time using the internet every day to play games, do internet banking or complete our food shop online. Over the last 12 months, many of us have had to work from home and have not been able to see our loved ones. You may have had to make many video calls during this time and if you internet isn’t up to scratch, then you may well struggle. A lot of issues with internet come from the speed you are able to get in your home. It may be that you only pay for a certain speed in which case your internet may be being throttled down. If you are not reaching the speeds you were promised, then it is likely there is an issue somewhere. This could be an issue at the Exchange, with the wiring from the exchange to the wiring coming into your property or something internally with your home. Once this has been rectified, you will usually find that your speed jumps right up.

If you are struggling to get Wi-Fi in certain parts of your home or your garden then you may want to try and improve your network. The first thing to do is to check that it is working correctly and you are getting a good speed. If you only have 5-10 mg to start with then boosting it will not give you better speeds. If you have a good Wi-Fi speed but just need to hard wire in a TV box or games console for example, then powerline adaptors or Wi-Fi adaptors are a great choice. You connect one to your router and pair the other unit. You can then plug the other unit in somewhere else in your home and plug a device in to it. This should give you faster and more reliable speeds than if you were having to just connect via a Wi-Fi connection.

Sometimes it is worth calling in a telecoms or broadband engineer as they will be able to set your network up correctly to ensure you are getting the fastest and most reliable speeds. They will also be able to do tests on your line to find out if there are any issues and where they problem may lie should they find anything. It may be that you then need to contact your internet provider to sort the issue or pay an engineer to fix it if the fault is your responsibility.