Where should I place my Wi-Fi range extender?

18th Jul 2018

This article will guide you how to position your extender effectively.

WiFi range extenders help you keep mobile devices, media players, and computers connected to WiFi with a reliable connection and expanded coverage in every corner of your home. The key to maximize the coverage of an extender is by choosing the right location.

The best location to place the Extender is half-way between your host router and your computer, but the extender MUST be within the wireless range of the wireless router.image002.jpg

Always check the color of extender LED on the extender to gauge the connection of the wireless router and the extender. Green is best and Red is bad.

The best connection is established when there is a clear line of sight between the Extender and the wireless router and also a clear line of sight between the Extender and the computer you are using. If this straight path is blocked by a thick wall or other materials, move the Extender to a different location half-way between the computer and the router.

If there is no power outlet nearby, or you prefer to place the Extender elsewhere, move the Extender closer to the computer. If the extender LED is green, the Extender is working as expected.

The extender relies on your wireless router or access point for a internet connection. The extender loses internet access if:

  • The wireless router or access point loses internet connection.
  • The wireless settings on the wireless router or access point are changed.
  • The Wi-Fi signal of the wireless router or access point fails to reach the extender.
  • The extender is out of range of the wireless router or access point.