Wi-Fi is a wireless networking technology that allows computers and other devices to communicate over a wireless signal. It describes network components that are based on one of the 802.11 standards developed by the IEEE and adopted by the Wi-Fi Alliance.
Wi-Fi is a wireless networking technology that allows devices such as computers (laptops and desktops), mobile devices (smart phones and wearables), and other equipment (printers and video cameras) to interface with the Internet.
What are the types of WiFi?
The five Wi-Fi technologies are A, B, G, N and AC. B and G use the 2.4 GHz frequency; A and AC use the 5 GHz frequency; and N uses both 2.4 and 5 GHz frequencies. Your choice for your home or business will come down to three: Wireless G, N or AC. Routers that only support Wireless B are no longer manufactured.
WHAT ARE WIFI RANGE EXTENDERS?
Wireless range extenders are stand-alone equipment which sit between your wireless router and the location where you want better wireless coverage. Similar to a wireless repeater, a wireless range extender grabs existing WiFi signal from your wireless router and re-broadcasts it.
Wireless Range Extenders
Wireless range extenders are stand-alone equipment which sit between your wireless router and the location where you want better wireless coverage. Similar to a wireless repeater, a wireless range extender grabs existing WiFi signal from your wireless router and re-broadcasts it. Range extenders rebroadcast on a different wireless channel from the one used by your wireless router. The challenge with range-extenders is location. Incorrect placement means a range extender may not obtain sufficient WiFi signal from your router to simultaneously rebroadcast, stream and engage in online gaming or watching a video. To solve this challenge you can hardwire a wired range extender to your router, improving the speed of your entire network.
WiFi Network Extenders
WiFi Network Extenders are the best WiFi boosters for consistent, reliable high speed WiFi to every floor and corner of your home. Unlike repeaters or range extenders that rebroadcast existing WiFi signals, Actiontec’s Wifi Network Extenders communicate directly with your gateway or WiFi router using a wire.
Just like cellular towers, WiFi Network Extenders use a “wire” or cable as the means of communicating back to the router or source.
As you may know, the further away a WiFi device is from the WiFi access point/router, the slower its speed. So by using WiFi Network Extenders around your home, you can shorten the distance between your WiFi devices and the WiFi signal thus increasing each device’s speed and improving performance.
Actiontec WiFi Network Extenders are the key to unlocking complete WiFi home network coverage as the ultimate WiFi booster.
5 Reasons you need a WiFi Booster
Getting reliable and fast WiFi around the entire house can be a challenge. Maybe there’s a dead zone in an upstairs bedroom where your kids want to stream a movie, or maybe the signal drops in the backyard. WiFi has become as indispensable as electricity in many homes, yet WiFi performance can be temperamental. Given all the devices, metal appliances, and architectural features that can cause interference in the typical house, even the most powerful WiFi router can miss some spots.Here are five common scenarios where a WiFi booster can help improve your wireless experience:
Simple Tips to Boost your WiFi
Tired of videos buffering when you’re binge watching on Netflix? Are there places in your home where surfing speeds slow down to a crawl? The broadband plan you signed up for promises blazing fast speeds, but that’s not what you are getting in the living room. Sometimes a simple change in your home network can crank up the speed and make a huge improvement on your surfing, streaming, and gaming experience. If you’re suffering with slow speeds and patchy Wi-Fi coverage, here are several things to try to boost WiFi:
How to Configure my Range Extender
This article is specifically for range extenders that do not have a DHCP server. To learn how to set up models TL-WA750RE and up, click here.
Before configuration, make sure you have the necessary root router information:
Information of Root Router:
● LAN IP: 192.168.1.254
● SSID: 2WIRE_TEST
● Encryption Type: WPA2-PSK with AES
● Passphrase: testtplink
●Since the DHCP function on the Range Extender is disabled by default, you’ll need to manually assign an IP address as 192.168.1.x to the computer to match the default IP address of the range extender. Click here for detailed instruction. For TL-WA830RE, the LAN IP is 192.168.0.254, requiring you to assign 192.168.0.x to your computer.
●Connect the computer to the Range Extender with an Ethernet cable. And disconnect the wireless from the root router.
Range Extender Configuration
Log into the range extender’s management page. Click here for detailed instructions on how to do so.
Click Network. Make sure the range extender’s IP address is in the same IP segment with the root router. In this instance, we can change the IP to “192.168.1.250”. Then click Save.
Notice: If the root router is not in the IP segment 192.168.1.X, (for example,192.168.0.254) you’ll need to change the IP of the range extender to 192.168.0.250. and click Save. Then, change the IP of your computer to 192.168.0.100. Afterwards, log into the range extender’s management page by using the new IP 192.168.0.250.
Click Quick Setup. Then, click Next > Wireless. Select Range Extender as the Operation Mode. Then click Search.
Find the root router’s SSID on the list, then click Connect.
Click Wireless > Wireless Security. Select WPA-PSK/WPA2-PSK, and Encryption AES. Input the password testtplink in the PSK Password field. Then click Save. The security settings on the range extender must be the same as the root router.
If you’re unsure of the correct security information, contact your router’s technical support.
The range extender should now be working properly with the root router.
How to Confirm:
Click System Tools > Diagnostic. Then, type in the root router’s IP 192.168.1.254 in the IP address (or IP address/Domain Name) bar. Then, click Start.
Set the computer to obtain the IP address automatically.
If the Ping is not successful, check all above settings carefully, or contact TP-Link support for help.
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