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Technology increase my WiFi range

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grannysue05 Fri 01-Sep-17 16:54:11

Can anyone please help.
My WiFi range is limited and I am thinking of adding a WiFi extender.
Is this simple to do, or should I leave well alone?
I have a Netgear router.
Thanks in advance.

chelseababy Fri 01-Sep-17 17:15:16

I got a booster from my provider which at the time was Sky.

chelseababy Fri 01-Sep-17 17:15:48

Sorry should have said it was easy - just plugged in

maryeliza54 Fri 01-Sep-17 18:18:00

Yes me too - it was BT - amazing difference. If you are short of sockets, make sure you get one that allows you to continue to use the socket for other things

Charleygirl Fri 01-Sep-17 22:30:49

I bought my booster from Amazon and it is plugged in upstairs to my TV there.

kittylester Sat 02-Sep-17 06:29:18

We got ours from Maplins. We find them really helpful.

Howjado Mon 18-Sep-17 16:33:41

My BT modem is upstairs next to my computer. If I buy a new tv in my lounge downstairs and it needs internet connection, will one of these plug in thingys do the job?

tanith Mon 18-Sep-17 16:54:35

My BT modem is upstairs too the wifi works well all over the house and very long garden we've never needed a booster 'Howjado'

missourisusan Tue 21-Nov-17 19:09:01

I read in my tech that you can make a semi circle with aluminum foil and put it around the antenna with the closed part toward the window or other area you never use your wifi. Put open part toward area you want to extend to. It was on youtube How to make a parabolic WiFi booster with aluminum foil - Video _ Wonder How To.flv

Willow500 Tue 21-Nov-17 20:21:22

We have a booster plugged in upstairs which extends the range from this little office all the way up to my bedroom at the other side of the house - you just plug it in to a spare socket. Hive also recently sent us one as they must have seen that our system wasn't being picked up on anything - it just arrived in the post and worked right away. You can pick them up in most electrical places like Maplins