Are you facing issues with your internet connection? Do you get a poor internet connection upstairs and other far-off areas of your home? Reading this blog post will help you.
In this technological era, everyone needs an internet connection. As per a survey done, there are 311.3 million internet users in the USA in Jan 2023. On average, one person spends at least 400 minutes online. To meet the internet needs every house has its own home network. People buy WiFi routers to get internet.
With increasing internet needs a single router at times fails to meet the needs. So, people prefer investing in mesh WiFi systems and WiFi range extenders by Netgear. We shall discuss both of them in the upcoming sections.
Getting Rid of Poor Internet Connection Upstairs
If you have a home that has multiple rooms, multi multi-storeys and that is built in a way that there are certain areas where you get no internet connection, consider getting either a Netgear mesh WiFi system or a Netgear WiFi range extender is recommended. If you are getting a poor internet connection upstairs and are looking for a solution then the next sections will help you.
Mesh WiFi System Vs WiFi Range Extender
A mesh system comprises more than one device that are placed in different parts of the home creating a virtual WiFi mesh. One of these devices, known as the main router, gets connected to the modem or the DSL gateway. The other devices connect to the main router. That means the main router gets input signals from the modem and the other devices get input signals from the main router. These devices are then placed in different areas of the home and you can connect to the WiFi of the specific device close to you.
A Netgear wireless range extender is connected to the main router or the DSL gateway in the home. The WiFi extender simply repeats the existing signals to increase its network range.
If you wish to extend your router’s signals upstairs to fix poor signals, then we recommend you get a WiFi range extender installed.
How to Install a Netgear Wireless Range Extender?
Let us help you install a Netgear WiFi range extender to get rid of poor internet connection upstairs and other WiFi dead spots. We will discuss the manual method that involves accessing the setup page on a browser using mywifiext.net URL.
- You should place the Netgear WiFi extender closer to the host router during the installation process.
- With the help of a LAN cable, connect the Internet port of the extender to the LAN port of the router.
- Plug in the router and turn it on.
- After that, power on your Netgear extender.
- Get your PC connected to the extender’s network now. Connect to its WiFi or make a LAN connection.
- Run a browser and type mywifiext.net in the URL bar.
- Upon hitting the Enter key, you will reach the setup page of the Netgear extender.
- Keep on following the prompts that appear on the screen and install the Netgear WiFi extender.
This completes the Netgear WiFi extender installation. You can also do this process using the Netgear Nighthawk app and WPS buttons.
Once the setup is completed, shift your Netgear WiFi extender to a new location. You can choose to place it near a window so that you can get signals upstairs. Or find a location that is ideal to eliminate poor internet connection upstairs.
The place that you are choosing should be:
- Within the range of the host router.
- Able to provide internet signals to devices upstairs.
- Open and airy space.
- Away from other electronic devices and home appliances to avoid signal interference.
You will no longer get poor WiFi signals upstairs. You can now get the devices upstairs connected to the Netgear WiFi extender’s network and enjoy a seamless and lag free internet connection.
This blog post helps you learn two different options that you can select from to eliminate WiFi dead spots in your home. So, if you are getting poor internet connection upstairs or any other area in the home, then either get a Netgear WiFi range extender or invest in a Netgear mesh WiFi system. Use the instructions provided above to install a Netgear WiFi extender if you opt for it. We are sure that you will no longer be troubled by poor and intermittent internet signals in your home. All you will have is a lag free WiFi network throughout.