A Wi-Fi extender, also known as Wi-Fi repeater or booster is used to extend the coverage area of your WiFi network. It works by receiving your existing WiFi signal, amplifying it and then transmitting the boosted signal.
Many people assumed that Wi-Fi extender is used to pull Wi-Fi, but as a matter of fact, you can only place Wi-Fi extender in areas that have Wi-Fi coverage then further extend it to areas that were not covered before.
With Wi-Fi extender, you can effortlessly double your Wi-Fi coverage and making sure your whole home is fully covered by your Wi-Fi network – leaving no rooms uncovered. Here are some benefits of using Wi-Fi extenders.
WiFi Extenders Are Cheap & Affordable
Compared to other alternatives, you can get decent Wi-Fi extenders that work decently in less than RM100, which is much cheaper and affordable than buying new routers, mesh WiFi, not to mention, hacking and cabling.
Simple Setup – Just Plug & Play
WiFi Extenders are very easy to install. All you have to do is place the repeater in a location that can receive your existing WiFi network, and then attach the power supply.
The setup that comes with Wi-Fi extenders are relatively simple too, all you need to do is to plug and play, and you can setup in less than 10 minutes.
Similar or Same Security As Your Router
If you’re concerned about security, fret not. Most Wi-Fi extenders offer the same security level as your router, they offer the same security levels of WEP, WPA & WPA2.
Some Extend Both 2.4Ghz & 5Ghz Band
Dual-band Wi-Fi extenders are capable of extending both bands (2.4Ghz & 5Ghz), which can provide much faster throughput than typical extenders.
If you would like to extend your 5Ghz frequency – which is a much faster and stronger bandwidth, then you will need to opt for a dual-band wifi repeater.
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