WHAT IS A WI-FI SIGNAL BOOSTER AND HOW DOES IT WORK?
A Wi-Fi signal booster extends WiFi network coverage space by boosting or amplifying existing signals. It enables all wireless devices within that expanded coverage space to connect to internet or similar wireless network. It is a unique solution that works by pulling in an existing weak Wi-Fi from transmitter. It then amplifies it before broadcasting the transmission to more spaces where needed. The WiFi signal booster helps to efficiently extend your current Wi-Fi network in the process reaching multiple floors in a building, all the corners of a home and even your yard, office or home.
Since you’re reading this, there may be times in your office or home when you might have noticed certain rooms or areas hardly have any Wi-Fi. With a WiFi booster, the wireless coverage will be boosted to cover larger areas of need. As a result, you will enjoy better internet usage speeds as well as other extra benefits that will be clarified below. We have two very powerful Wi Fi boosters and extenders: Fusion 7 Wi-Fi extender & booster (Consumer Grade) for up to 20,000 sq. ft. coverage, and Force 7 Wi Fi booster & extender (Commercial Grade) for up to 80,000 sq. ft. reception improvement. These also boost all cell service provider signals indoors over such large spaces.
One of the best determinants of whether a Wi-Fi booster is a good investment is the current wifi coverage in your space. In case you realize that diverse areas in your business premises or home have really weak wireless fidelity or the connection doesn’t reach, then such a wi-fi extender is a great gadget. It saves you from purchasing extra cables or more expensive networking gear including switches and hubs.
With the Wi-Fi booster, your current wireless coverage will be what is enhanced. At the end of the day, the transmission will be stronger as the reception is bounced across more spaces. This gives more people around you the chance to enjoy their gaming devices, play online games or work on internet-connected projects in many areas in a building or home.
Note that the poor connection can be due to either the router being out of range in specific rooms or obstruction brought about by various objects or structures such as furniture or thick walls. They actually interfere with the coverage by getting in the way. With a Wi-Fi booster, the problem is eliminated as the wireless transmission is captured from the access point or router and transmitted into the wireless device.
For perfect use of any Wi-Fi booster, it is paramount that you have a working broadband wi-fi Internet connection. Though it can be a really weak connection, it should be there. An access point or wireless router will already exist if this is the case. The access point integration with the router can be pre-existing or can be done easily by just connecting to an existing wired network in case there's one.
To purchase the most ideal Wi-Fi booster for use at home or in your business premises know how it works first. Essentially, a booster starts working once it has established a connection between the router or access point and your wireless device such as a laptop or cell phone with wi-fi turned on. For instance, to use the web connection on your cell phone without using a lot of data in your allotted data package, it would be wise to turn the access point or router on. The transmission is immediately sent by the router. If it doesn’t reach your device like a tablet in some corner, a wi-fi booster will help with such a situation.
The transmission is captured by the booster and returned or pushed into your cell phone with wi-fi feature turned on. The wireless sends booster the information before the router receives the transmission. After the router has accepted the information, it relays it to the web servers. Having completed this, the process begins once again.
The swiftness of the process actually depends on the router and type of Wi-Fi booster you have selected and each booster’s standard. For example the common standard most Wi-Fi reception boosters have is a Wireless N (802.11n). This supports a maximum of 300 Mbps network bandwidth. Per se, the standard provides an excellent speed and range and also very interference resistant in its coverage.
Other wireless standards exist, with the 802.11ac being one of the newest generation standards allowing a Wi-Fi booster to support the 5 GHz and 2.4 GHz bands. It also provides a 450 Mbps bandwidth for 2.4 GHz band and 1300 Mbps for the 5 GHz band. Of course the 802.11ac and 802.11n standards can be interfered with in the process lowering their bandwidth. At the same time, the internet provider can also limit the speed thus preventing the standards from hitting their top potential.