16th October 2019
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Image showing an Aerial Systems Wi-Fi extender installation at a location in Chichester.

Extending the reach of your Wi-Fi

Are you having problems getting a Wi-Fi signal around your home or office, or even in a yard or garden?

Then a Wi-Fi extender, also referred to as a range expander, is probably the answer. We were asked recently to install a weatherproof Wi-Fi extender at a location in Chichester, to boost the signal strength and, expand the network reach to those dark corners at the extreme limits of a standard wireless router’s range.

The Wi-Fi extender is simply connected, via ethernet or wireless, to the router or an access point. This enables the extender to retransmit the signal, thereby expanding the Wi-Fi network catchment area.

The transmission speed for clients connecting through a Wi-Fi extender, whilst very good, may not quite reach the strength of the source signal, simply due to latency for each hop. The fewer the hops, the greater the Wi-Fi strength will be.

Either way, it is normally a massive improvement for those receiving a weak signal or none at all.

Was the security of the extended Wi-Fi compromised? Not at all! Wi-Fi extenders offer the same levels of security as the source Wi-Fi routers, so all clients connecting to the wider network have the same peace of mind.

Whilst at the installation location, we were also asked to fit a Freeview TV digital aerial, together with a DAB and FM radio aerials. These can be seen in the image, attached to the chimney.

A good job, well done!

If you would like to know more about Wi-Fi extenders, increasing the reach of your Wi-Fi network, or simply wish to discuss your next TV, Satellite, or radio project, then why not give us a call on 0800 316 1218. We’d love to hear from you.

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