Whether you’re trying to stream a movie in the basement or follow a tutorial on how to install laminate flooring, it’s crucial that your WiFi signal move from one area to the next. In order to eliminate WiFi dead zones and boost your internet speed, you’ll need a Wi-Fi signal booster or extender.

A WiFi signal booster (also called a wireless range extender) takes an existing weak Wi-Fi signal and amplifies it prior to broadcasting it to more areas. The process effectively extends the WiFi network coverage space and allows users to connect to the internet, without using the data they have or being disconnected.

The most well-known type of WiFi booster is a powerline extender for Wi-Fi. It is able to use the electrical wiring in your home to broadcast the WiFi signal and increase your internet speeds. It is installed quickly and easily by plugging it into an electrical outlet near to your router or in the area that you require an additional boost in WiFi.

There are a myriad of WiFi signal boosters that differ in design in terms of range, power, and of amplifying. Some of them have an integrated wall plug or desktop style, while others are much larger and have stronger external antennas which will boost WiFi signal across multiple rooms. Additionally certain devices can function as both a Wi-Fi repeater and an extender. Select the one that best meets your requirements. You should position the device in a space that is not cluttered by appliances or walls.