Wi-Fi amplifier – how to increase the range
A Wi-Fi amplifier is a device that intercepts the Wi-Fi signal from your router, amplifies it and emits it again. You can get an overview of the available Wi-Fi amplifiers with the best performance and how to set them up in this article.
These are the best Wi-Fi amplifiers to increase the range
If the range of your Wi-Fi signal is too low, you can amplify the signal of your router by using a Wi-Fi amplifier, also known as a repeater. You can get inexpensive Wi-Fi repeaters, such as the Netgear EX6120-100PES, for as little as 42 euros. The AVM FRITZ!Wi-Fi Repeater 1750E and the Asus RP-AC66 also impress with a high range and easy operation. For a price of around 60 euros, however, these two repeater models are a bit more expensive.
How to set up a Wi-Fi repeater
Once you have purchased a Wi-Fi repeater, you still need to connect and set it up. The setup is possible both via WPS function and manually via the user interface of the device.
- To use WPS for setup, first place the amplifier near the router and connect it to the power supply.
- Then press the WPS button of the amplifier and hold it down until the LED flashes at Wi-Fi.
- Now press the WPS button of the router and wait until all LEDs on the Wi-Fi amplifier light up. The setup of the amplifier is now complete and you can set it up in the place where the Wi-Fi signal should be amplified.