Have you ever heard of a home WiFi booster? If not, let us enlighten you on how this device can change your life in so many ways.
Do you remember the days of dial-up internet? If you’re a ’90s kid, you likely remember that problem. While it was agonizingly slow, it was at least guaranteed to connect you to the internet. Nowadays internet speed has thankfully progressed tenfold and our biggest challenge is avoiding WiFi dead zones – you know, those areas of your home that just can’t seem to connect, or do, but painfully slowly. Thankfully, there’s a solution: a home WiFi booster. Not only are WiFi boosters great for enabling internet throughout your entire home, but they can even make your Netflix experience better, enable you to work (or watch movies!) by the pool and so much more.
Whether you live in a 19,000-square foot mansion or a 400-square foot apartment, here are the top five reasons you need a home WiFi booster:
5.) Dead Zones Are Unavoidable
A WiFi router’s signal will only travel so far. Did you know that common household items like furniture, walls and more can reduce the signal strength and cause dead zones? Even household appliances such as microwaves, cordless phones and wireless baby monitors can interfere with your WiFi network. Dead zones happen when the WiFi signal transmitted by the WiFi router is too weak to fully connect.
You may be thinking, “I live in a tiny apartment – why do I need a home WiFi booster?” Well, no matter how tiny your apartment, there’s likely to be at least one area that just doesn’t want to connect to the internet. Maybe the WiFi is slower in that spot; maybe it goes in and out; or maybe it just doesn’t function. You should fix that. After all, you’re likely paying more than you want for WiFi service anyway (aren’t we all?), so it should work everywhere. This is where a WiFi signal booster can help.
4.) It Makes Your Netflix Nights Even Better
Does your perfect Friday consist of a night in with a glass of wine,some popcorn and a great film streaming on your TV? And if there’s ever interference with the streaming, do you just want to pull your hair out? If so, you need a home WiFi booster.
Have you ever been in the middle of streaming a film or TV show when suddenly the signal starts buffering or just stops altogether? We have, and it’s awful. It happens because your WiFi isn’t up to par. It could be because the broadband plan you signed up for is too slow, or maybe because someone was using the microwave and it affected your coverage. Or maybe too many other WiFi networks in your area were using the same wireless channel, or the streaming device you were using was located too far away from the router. Whatever the case, it’s not something you want to happen on a regular basis.
Rather than suffering through buffering, consider investing in a WiFi signal booster. It’s a cost-effective way to instantly speed up your connection and help you enjoy your movie.
3.) You Like Speed!
Most people think home WiFi boosters are only for dead zones, but this is false. Yes, they help with dead zones, but WiFi speed boosters can also be used to increase the speed of your connection in hot zones (i.e., zones that typically have solid WiFi service) to give you the fastest WiFi possible. Some can even add new features to your WiFi network without you having to replace your router.
Fast cars, fast boats, fast WiFi: What could be better? If you have a need for speed and want the best of the best, consider a WiFi speed booster. Home WiFi boosters can help you upgrade to the latest WiFi technology, including 802.11ac speeds, without having to spend money on a new router. Let’s be honest: There are few things worse than slow internet connections.
2.) You Have a Lot of WiFi Users in Your Household
Do you have multiple people in your household always wanting to stream videos or download data at the same time? Maybe you like to watch Netflix and your roommate likes to play video games and your other roommate likes to watch popular YouTube videos and you all tend to do it at the same time every night. Chances are, however, if you’re all trying to connect to the internet at once, the WiFi will slow a bit and you’ll all start to suffer. Maybe your videos will start buffering, your roommate will loose the connection to her game, and your other roommate won’t be able to finish her YouTube clip. It’s true: Too many devices on one network will indeed affect the speed and quality of your WiFi.
With a home WiFi booster, your internet signal will strengthen so that service won’t be interrupted, no matter how many users and devices are being used.
1.) You Want To Work by the Pool
If we haven’t fully answered your “Why do I need a home WiFi booster?” question yet, maybe we will now: Home WiFi boosters enable you to work out of the house, in areas WiFi wouldn’t typically reach.
If you’re lucky enough to have a pool and an employer who lets you work from home from time to time (or all the time!), why not work by the pool? Well – if you don’t have a home WiFi booster, that “Why not?” might be answered with “I can’t get any WiFi out there!” If you don’t have a pool, it’s still nice to work outside, whether on a deck, porch or even a picnic blanket in the back yard. A home WiFi booster can help you do just that.
If you want to work outside the house, you can install a home WiFi booster in the part of your home that’s closest to the outdoor area where you want coverage and you’ll be good to go. Just make sure you don’t drop your laptop or tablet in the pool!
Do you have a home WiFi booster? Tell us your favorite thing about it!