How to boost your WIFI signal
If your WIFI speed is great in one room, but rubbish in another, there is something you can do about it. It also costs less than you might think. An internet booster is a simple solution to most issues.
People often think that there is an issue with their broadband when getting a poor internet signal, but it may just be where your router is positioned compared to the device you are trying to access the internet on. This can be a daily frustration with a portable device such as mobile or tablet.
What causes a WIFI poor connection?
The main culprit of poor WIFI connection is the thick walls often found in older houses and external buildings. Lots of people these days have a home office in an outbuilding, and this can be problematic.
Even though you have a good internet speed coming into your router, you may not have good internet speed elsewhere in your property. The best way to boost your signal is my installing a ‘Mesh WiFi’ or ‘Whole Home WiFi system’.
Sleek and Discreet Design
Our units are designed to be discreet and look great in your home or office!
What is a mesh network system?
A mesh Wifi system consists of your main router, and a series of smart nodes positioned around your home, extending the signal in different rooms. The coverage system that we use at Wave Internet has a modern, sleek design so that they don’t look out of place in your home. It is the best mesh wifi for thick walls and large homes.
Each point to point node acts as a hop point to carry the signal around, so the node furthest from the router will still get a super strong signal.
“One light bulb can’t light every room in your home, and a single router can’t be expected to deliver wireless internet to every corner.”
That’s why we offer a Wave Whole Wifi solution.
Extend Wifi other rooms
Wave Wifi UltraBoost is designed to enable wifi throughout your property, creating a wifi mesh where you want it, to allow you to access the internet where you need it. Reaching every room in your home will no longer be a problem.
It uses multiple access points and Mesh technology to enhance your wifi and allow you to work, stream and play from every room. Our Mesh system intelligently routes traffic to avoid congestion, buffering and loss of connection.
Our Mesh Wifi extenders are perfect for:
- Large houses
- Old houses
- Thick walls
- Garages, outbuildings & home offices.
Say Goodbye to wifi dead zones. Our engineers fully configure, install and program the system.
I’m not a Wave customer, can I still take advantage of your Wifi Boost technology?
The answer is yes! You don’t need to have Wave Internet for us to enhance your internal wifi. If you are still in a contract with another provider but have lost faith in their services, we can still help provide you with the signal boost you need.
How to connect your WIFI booster
Our engineers fully configure, install and program the system, simply get in touch and arrange a suitable date.
For small or large properties we can make sure you have the number of extenders to suit your needs. ** We also have a business/office version of this solution.
3 Wifi Mesh Extenders
£7.99 per month
6 Wifi Mesh Extenders
£9.99 per month
Do WIFI Boosters Work?
The question is often asked if Wifi boosters will actually work. Well, this depends on the reason you are getting a poor signal. Boosters are a form of wireless repeater that simply extend the area around your main router’s wifi signal.
They can be helpful to give better coverage, especially if you have dropped dead spots in your home or office from an otherwise decent router. The technology of extending wifi has been tested for years and works very well.
The best way to test if using connectors will work for you is to test the speed of your broadband directly from the router.
How to test your WIFI speed directly from the router
- Ensure that you have a working internet connection on your PC or laptop. You need to take the sure test computer you use has a network port (Gigabit Ethernet).
- Use a network cable to connect the computer directly to the router.
- Make sure all other devices are disconnected from the WIFI during the test.
- Use a second computer that will act as the WIFI file receiver. Connect this computer to the Wi-Fi network.
- Transfer a file across and time the transfer. For more detailed instructions read this article.
- Once you have the speed, you can then compare this to your WIFI speed which you can test on a free website like speedtest.net.
By running these tests, you can see whether the WIFI boosters are performing or not when they are in place.
Frequently Asked Questions
Here are a few of the most common questions asked about WIFI boosters.
Where should I place WIFI boosters?
Where is the best place to put the wifi extenders in your building? Generally, you should place the wifi booster in between the router and the area that needs to pick up the signal. You can then move it around until you get maximum coverage.
What about windows?
If your building has lots of windows that are very reflective, this can cause interference to the signal. This means placing a wifi repeater near windows is not advised unless absolutely necessary.
How many wireless boosters should I buy?
You don’t want to get the cheapest wifi boosters you can find. You want a quality product that works and that won’t break down after a few months. It’s better to go for one powerful booster than several cheap ones. Also, bear in mind you will probably need two or more if you have a very large space to cover.
The product we provide not also performs it also looks modern and sleek to fit in rather than looking out of place.
What is the difference between a WIFI booster, extender, and repeater?
A wifi booster, extender, and repeater are basically the same thing. They all give your internet a boost to increase your speed or provide better connectivity.