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DIY WiFi Range Extender

Wifi Range Extender – A Gadget to Increase Wireless Speed and Coverage At Home And Office,Almost every individual living in this modern world is dependent on the internet. This hobby or to some – this necessity has even contributed to the need for a computer. And going wireless – most professionals carry laptops. You may not need a specific internet connection, with wifi range extender, sharing of the internet is highly possible. With a few gadgets such as the wifi range extender, you got your savings an Functions Of The Wifi Range Extender.The wireless range extender can increase the distance over which the WLAN signal spreads in a certain location. Thus it covers a wider area. This is done because it can overcome obstacles and it can also enhance the signal capacity of a certain networks. Wifi range extenders,The range extender is also called range expander or signal booster. This device may be used only on a limited basis as it works with a specific set of equipments. So when buying a sample, you have to check the manufacturer’s information on compatibility. Here are 3 brands of wifi extender/expander. Cisco-Linksys WRE54GRefurb Wireless-G Range Expander,tation capabilitiesThis is an easy way to increase the coverage of any wireless network. Unlike linking to a traditional access point, this gadget allows you to get connected to your network without the need for any data cable. You just have to place it in a location near the wireless router or the main access point. Netgear Universal Wifi Range Extender WN2000RPT,The technology keeps intact your present wireless equipment. It improves or even eliminates dead zones. Using this will enable you to roam anywhere in the house or office and you do not have to worry about coverage. This works with wifi protected set-ups and it is compatible with wireless b/g/n routers. It goes with a bonus feature – a 4 Ethernet ports that will enable you to connect to gaming consoles, blu-ray players and internet TVs. This is a Netgear technology Hawking HWREN1 Hi-Gain Wireless-300N Range Extender.This is a Hawking technology – external, wireless and a repeater. It functions to double the range of any wireless network. This is a repeater with high compatibility with other devices as it can work with most networks and access points. What is Wi-Fi range extender?A Wi-Fi range extender, sometimes called a range expander, is a type of wireless repeater used to expand the reach of a wireless LAN. Important considerations about Wi-Fi range extenders: How to Set Up a WiFi Range Extender.A wireless network allows computers equipped with wireless adapters to connect to the network wirelessly. However, the wireless signal only travels for a limited distance, therefore limiting the coverage area of the network. To correct this problem, you can use a wireless range extender.

Wifi Range Extender – A Gadget to Increase Wireless Speed and Coverage  At Home And Office

Almost every individual living in this modern world is dependent on the internet. This hobby or to some – this necessity has even contributed to the need for a computer. And going wireless – most professionals carry laptops. You may not need a specific internet connection, with wifi range extender, sharing of the internet is highly possible. With a few gadgets such as the wifi range extender, you got your savings and use of the internet in the fast and adequate hook-up.

Functions Of The Wifi Range Extender

1.              The wireless range extender can increase the distance over which the WLAN signal spreads in a certain location. Thus it covers a wider area.    This is done because it can overcome obstacles and it can also enhance the signal capacity of a certain networks.

2.              It also functions as a network repeater or a relay wherein it can pick up the wifi signals from a router on a base station.

3.              It can connect wirelessly to any wifi router or to a given access point.

Wifi range extenders

The range extender is also called range expander or signal booster. This device may be used only on a limited basis as it works with a specific set of equipments. So when buying a sample, you have to check the manufacturer’s information on compatibility. Here are 3 brands of wifi extender/expander.

Cisco-Linksys WRE54GRefurb Wireless-G Range Expander

This is an easy way to increase the coverage of any wireless network. Unlike linking to a traditional access point, this gadget allows you to get connected to your network without the need for any data cable. You just have to place it in a location near the wireless router or the main access point. The signals will be bounced into distant and hard to reach areas. Its repeater and relay s will enable you to build a wireless network structure. This is compatible with both the wireless-G and wireless-B devices. Installation is fast and easy – just plug and press the button. It will then find your wireless network and configure by itself. This is Cisco technology.

Hawking HWREN1 Hi-Gain Wireless-300N Range Extender

This is a Hawking technology – external, wireless and a repeater. It functions to double the range of any wireless network. This is a repeater with high compatibility with other devices as it can work with most networks and access points. It eliminates various wireless dead spots, whether it is used at home or in the office. It is easy to set-up because of its set-up wizard.

Netgear Universal Wifi Range Extender WN2000RPT

The technology keeps intact your present wireless equipment. It improves or even eliminates dead zones. Using this will enable you to roam anywhere in the house or office and you do not have to worry about coverage. This works with wifi protected set-ups and it is compatible with wireless b/g/n routers. It goes with a bonus feature – a 4 Ethernet ports that will enable you to connect to gaming consoles, blu-ray players and internet TVs. This is a Netgear technology

What is Wi-Fi range extender?

A Wi-Fi range extender, sometimes called a range expander, is a type of wireless repeater used to expand the reach of a wireless LAN. The device is situated in between a base router or access point and a client that is not close enough to receive acceptable service or one that is on the other side of a barrier.

The range extender connects wirelessly to the router or access point, picks up the signal and retransmits it. Transmission speed for clients connecting through a range extender is not usually equivalent to direct service from the base station, and there is an increase in latency for each hop. Range extenders are more effective for clients that can access a weak signal than for those that cannot access a signal at all.

Important considerations about Wi-Fi range extenders:

  • The range extender must be in range of both the signal source and the client device.
  • It needs the associated encryption keys if the signal is encrypted.
  • It has a static IP address so it isn't identified as a client.
  • The signal transmitted by the device will generally be the same as that of the source.
  • The process works best if the range extender uses the same chipsets and software as the base router or access point.

How to Set Up a WiFi Range Extender

A wireless network allows computers equipped with wireless adapters to connect to the network wirelessly. However, the wireless signal only travels for a limited distance, therefore limiting the coverage area of the network. To correct this problem, you can use a wireless range extender. The range extender picks up the current wireless signal, then broadcasts it beyond the range of the network's wireless router. To set up the Wi-Fi range extender, you will need the current wireless network's name and pass key.

Instructions.

  1. Plug one end of the power cord into a wall socket and the other end into the Wi-Fi range extender.
  2. Connect one end of an Ethernet cable into the Internet port at the back of the range extender and the other end into the Internet port on your wireless router.
  3. Insert one end of another Ethernet cable into the LAN port on the range extender and the other end into an open Ethernet port on any computer that is connected to the network.
  4. Launch a Web browser, then type the IP address of the Wi-Fi extender into the address field. An example of a common IP address is 192.168.3.1. Refer to the user manual for the exact address of the range extender. The extender's login window will open.
  5. Type the login information into the open boxes. Check the user manual for the specific login information for your wireless extender. The extender's configuration page will open.
  6. Click the "Wireless Settings" or "Wireless" tab, then enter the network's wireless name in the "SSID" box. Click "Save" or "Apply." Click "Wireless Security" or "Security." Select the wireless network's security type such as WEP and type the security key in the "Password" or "Security key" box, then click "Save."
  7. Unplug the Ethernet cords connecting the range extender from the computer and the router. Position the extender within the range of the current wireless network.

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