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How Do Powerline Extenders Work?

There are a lot of elements that influence the strength of your Internet connection. If you’re facing frustrating buffer screens or dead zones in your home, it could be due to the location of your router, the materials your home is built with or even the appliances in your home. Fortunately, you can extend your WiFi connection with powerline networking.

How Powerline Networking is Useful

  • With powerline networking, you can avoid expensive rewiring work in your home and save money on installations. With the help of powerline networking, you’re free to wall mount your smart TV in any room of your house.
  • Powerline extenders provide a simple solution to common WiFi woes, like dead zones and blocked router signals.
  • Easy set up means you can DIY your WiFi connection without the hassle of an installation appointment with a tech specialist.

How It Works

G.hn is a powerline network solution that uses existing powerline wires in your home to overcome poor WiFi performance. Wireless powerline networking requires two components: a powerline extender and a powerline adapter. Once you have the two components, setting up a powerline couldn’t be easier. Simply plug the powerline extender component into a wall outlet in the area that needs a WiFi boost. Then plug the powerline adapter into an outlet by your router. The powerline extender pairs with a powerline adapter by your router to create a wired connection from the adapter/router to the extender. The extender provides both a boosted WiFi connection to wirelessly connected devices and an Ethernet port for a wired connection to a specific device.

Is your WiFi up to date and optimized for anything? You can take control of your home network with Optim Managed WiFi. OptimTM Managed WiFi solution is available through reputable Service Providers.  Ask for it by name.

 You can learn more about home networking and WiFi security with Actiontec’s Complete Guide to WiFi Networking. For more tips to improve your home WiFi and other networking tricks, check out Actiontec’s blog.

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