Do I need a WiFi extender?

A wireless extender expands your home WiFi network to give you better coverage and improved connectivity.

4 reasons you may want a wireless extender

Take this short quiz to help you decide if a wireless extender is a good choice.

1.  WiFi dead spots in your home


Are there dead spots in your house where your WiFi doesn’t reach? For example, maybe your WiFi signal is excellent in the room where your router is, but in your home office upstairs it’s much weaker, or in a room on the other side of the house it’s too slow to stream video without lags or buffering.


2.  WiFi access outside your home


Do you want WiFi access, or better signal strength, outside your house, such as in your yard, on your deck, or in your garage or shed?


3.  Poor WiFi coverage in a large house


Do you have a very large house, either with a sprawling single level, or with multiple floors?


4.  WiFi slower than wired connection


Is your wired internet speed pretty fast when you test it, but your WiFi connection is slower? 

If you answered “Yes” to one or more of these questions, you could benefit from using a wireless extender to get better coverage throughout and outside your home.

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