Setting Up An Optimal Wireless Network For A Larger Home

Setting Up An Optimal Wireless Network For A Larger Home

Range Govindan
Oct 12, 2010

When you have a large home, covering it adequately with a wireless router can be an issue. This is why we decided to give you some easy ideas on how to properly cover your home, allowing you to access the Internet from the porch and the garden, or the pool house.

If you've got a big home, a simple wireless access point or wireless router won't be enough to cover your whole home. This is also true if you want to boost the strength of your WiFi signal to every single inch of your property. For example, in the summer, you might want to surf in the garden or the porch, or near the pool. This can also be true if you've got a garage, pool house, or barn that's been converted to use for your family and older children.

The easiest way to extend your wireless network is to use something called an wireless network extender or expander (here's a link to Linksys offering). This is a small device that looks like a wireless router. It's usually smaller than a router and has got some antennas. This device needs to be plugged into an outlet. Unlike wireless access points, these wireless extenders do not have to be plugged into a router. They just need to be within the range of a wireless access point or a wireless router. They will in effect augment the overall range and bounce signals out to remote devices.

This is pretty sweet since you don't need to setup wires to build this wireless infrastructure. This repeater or relay station can even cover reflective and hard-to-reach areas. This repeater is perfect for multi-story and other large homes.

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