In this article, we will answer an increasingly frequent question in this new technological world: How to get WI-FI signal in a distant room.
The size of our houses and the quality of the concrete walls make it difficult for high-frequency radio waves to pass through these obstacles.
However, technological evolution has also brought solutions to these problems.
There are a few different ways you can try to get Wi-Fi signal in a distant room:
Move your existing router to a better position.
Before spending any money on other solutions, you should, if at all possible, try this one: place your current router closer to that room.
Upgrade your Router
An old, out-of-date router can cause poor Wi-Fi performance – especially at the edges of your network. If you’ve had the same router for more than five years and notice issues like your network going down frequently, it’s time for an upgrade.
Use a Wi-Fi range extender
Use a Wi-Fi range extender or booster: These devices amplify the signal from your router and can help extend the range of your Wi-Fi network. You can place a range extender in the room where you want to get Wi-Fi and connect it to your router using an Ethernet cable. The range extender will then amplify the Wi-Fi signal and broadcast it to a distant room.
Use a wireless access point
Use a wireless access point: A wireless access point (WAP) is a device that allows you to connect wired devices to a wireless network. You can place a WAP in the distant room and connect it to your router using an Ethernet cable. The WAP will create a wireless network in the room so you can connect your devices.
Use a powerline adapter
If you’re still not lucky, use a powerline adapter: A powerline adapter uses your home’s electrical wiring to extend the range of your Wi-Fi network. You can plug one adapter into an electrical outlet near your router and connect it to your router using an Ethernet cable. Then, you can plug a second adapter into an electrical outlet in the distant room and connect your device to it using an Ethernet cable. The second adapter will create a Wi-Fi network in the room so you can connect your devices.
Use a mesh Wi-Fi system
Finally, use a mesh Wi-Fi system: A mesh Wi-Fi system consists of multiple devices that work together to create a seamless, high-speed Wi-Fi network throughout your home. You can place one of the mesh devices in a distant room to get Wi-Fi coverage in that area.
Keep in mind that the best solution will depend on the specific layout and characteristics of your home and the distance between the router and the distant room. You may need to try a few different approaches to find the one that works best for you.