Are WiFi booster sockets any good?
In conclusion, if you or your customers have a room or space that suffers from poor Wi-Fi I’d definitely recommend getting a couple of these sockets fitted. They’re also a great ‘up-seller’ for those occasions where you’re doing domestic work and spot the need for a customer.
Where do you plug a WiFi booster in?
The ideal location to place the Extender is half-way between your wireless router and your computer, but the extender MUST be within the wireless range of the wireless router. Tip: If you have to use a different location, move the Extender closer to the device, but still within the wireless range of the router.
How does a WiFi booster socket work?
A wifi plug socket can be easily swapped with existing sockets to boost wifi in any weak areas of a home or building without the need for additional wiring or adapters. They use a simple WPS connection to connect to your router, keping your connection as private and secure as any typical set up.
Does WiFi extender slow down internet?
WiFi extenders do not slow down or speed up the internet itself. WiFi extenders are designed to boost the WiFi signal emitting from the modem and send that signal throughout the house or wherever you are.
How do I turn off the WiFi extender socket?
Your Wi-Fi socket should be positioned half way between your router and Wi-Fi dead-zone. Use the signal strength on your mobile device to determine the mid-signal point. At the consumer unit, find the trip switch which protects the circuit and turn it all the way off.
Can you plug a WiFi extender into an extension cord?
Yes, you can do it. The extension cords might have filters that affect your speed, so it’s not recommended. It works if you don’t have a choice.
Do you just plug in a WiFi extender?
To get the best results, you have to plug the extender into a power outlet midway between your router and the dead-zone area. The extender can then pick up the WiFi signal from your router and push it deeper into your home.
Do WiFi extenders have Ethernet ports?
Many WiFi extenders have Ethernet ports, but they are usually only for setup and configuration. The are some models which offer an Ethernet bridge or wireless bridge feature which would allow you to connect gaming consoles or desktops which don’t have wi-fi.