How to boost Wi-Fi around your home
Get 900 Mbps Reliable Wi-Fi or better*
Doesn’t it seem like WiFi in the home is getting slower, dropped or no WiFi signal at all? Consider the requirements we put on our WiFi router: streaming TV shows, movies and music while we’re texting, emailing and playing online games. Did you know that one streaming HD TV show needs about 1,000 Megabits (Mbps) of Internet speed per hour while a 4K stream requires even more to the tune of over 25 Megabits per second!
That’s a lot of WiFi signal demands for one router to handle. What you need is a Wi-Fi home network that gives you consistent high-speed WiFi at 900 Mbps or better and WiFi coverage in every corner of your home.
*As seen in 3rd Party Testing conducted by the MoCA Alliance. Requires a 4x4 802.11ac Wi-Fi Client
Boost Wi-Fi around your Home to Ensure Quality Streaming
Getting that secure, high-speed 900 Mbps or better Wi-Fi boost isn’t difficult. It does requires scoping out three elements of your WiFi: age and capabilities of your wireless equipment; measuring your current wireless router speeds and adding WiFi Network Extenders along with your existing Wi-Fi router.
Ditching your old 2015 or earlier Wi-Fi router for a newer model with greater WiFi strength and newer 802.11ac Wi-Fi capabilities can help network performance. Keep in mind, replacing an old existing Wi-Fi router is just step one. You’ve still got WiFi devices all over your house that need quality WiFi.
Measuring Wireless Router Speeds
Next, test the speed of your WiFi router. ISPs typically have web tools on their home page you can use to measure those speeds. Also review your current service level agreement to understand the contracted speeds guaranteed by your ISP.
Your Wi-Fi router’s speed, location and type of wireless connectivity (802.11 ac or older 802.11 b/g/n) as well as the physical distance from your WiFi devices to a good WiFi signal are extremely important. Remember, a WiFi router’s wireless signal has a limited reach. Once your WiFi device goes beyond that reach, you will experience snail crawl WiFi speeds or no WiFi at all. If you’ve confirmed router speed as slower than slow while WiFi devices are all over your home, you’ll need to enhance the speed and performance by bringing a quality WiFi source to your WiFi devices. We call it bridging the WiFi gap. To get that WiFi source and bridge WiFi gaps, you may need is to add a Wireless Network Extender.
Bridge the WiFi Gap with an Internet Autobahn
A WiFi Gap is that physical gap from your Wi-Fi router’s signal to your wireless devices. For example, if your Wi-Fi router is in the downstairs den and your favorite 4K wireless device is in the upstairs bedroom, then the WiFi Gap is the gap of Wi-Fi existing between the 4K bedroom and the den.
Except for the smallest of homes, you bridge that gap by creating a superfast “Internet Autobahn” with a WiFi Network Extender using MoCA. Even third party testing confirms using a WiFi Network Extender with MoCA provides the best Wi-Fi boost at 900 Mbps or better.
WiFi Network Extenders including Actiontec’s WCB6200Q combine the ease of WiFi with a wired network backhaul using Ethernet or MoCA technology. These WiFi Network Extenders can offer 900 Mbps or better Wi-Fi.
Now you can simultaneously stream those 4K movies, watch an HD TV show, participate in the latest CS:GO team strike and catch up on after-work emails knowing your WiFi is speeding along at 900 Mbps or more.
How fast should your WiFi be?
Use our WiFi Planner to calculate how many WiFi Network Extenders are required to have the best WiFi coverage in your home.