Here's how to make your broadband work harder for you
Many of us are paying out for wireless broadband and yet few of us are totally happy with the service we are getting. A common problem is that the wireless signal doesn’t reach every room; meaning family members and flat mates sit in doorways hoping the WiFi signal doesn’t drop.
There are solutions for this problem and here’s a secret: they won’t come from your service provider!
Wireless range extenders are widely available and provide a steady stream of Internet connectivity, ensuring your browsing is uninterrupted. After doing a bit of research, I opted to go with some products by TPLink.
TP Link's Powerline Homeplug comes as two plugs; one connects to the back of the wireless router via an Ethernet cable and the other to the back of the device (computer, laptop or Smart TV) via Ethernet cable. This strengthens the Internet connection and provides a consistent connection. This type of device is ideal for those with Smart TVs.
For those with multiple smartdevices that struggle to connect and remain connected to the wireless signal, it is worth considering TPLink’s Wireless Router. This wireless router works alongside the wall-plugged Ethernet bridge, mentioned above.
When hooked up to the Ethernet bridge the wireless router creates a new network connection for devices to connect to, bringing wireless into rooms the ordinary signal cannot reach. There is no limit on the number of devices that can connect to the wireless router.
There was very little set up involved in this process and I've found that my signal now stretches throughout my home.