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Poor WiFi Signal In Your House? You better read this


Poor WiFi Signal In Your House? You better read this

Frustrated with the poor WiFi signal in your house? Or would like it to extend into the garden or turn a spare room into an office and then find out you can’t access the internet in there?

Like many other people, you need a solid and reliable WiFi signal in your home. Weak or spotty WiFi can be annoying and get in the way of your daily life, whether you’re working from home, streaming your favourite TV show, or just surfing the web.

There are a few everyday things that could be causing your WiFi signal to be weak at home. One possibility is that your router needs to be stronger to cover the area you’re trying to connect to. Also, if your router is old or cheap, it might need more range or power to reach all parts of your home.

Interference from other things is also a common problem. For example, many electronic devices, like baby monitors, cordless phones, and even your microwave, can mess up your WiFi signal. All of these things can send out signals that can interfere with your WiFi and weaken it.

The strength of your WiFi signal can also be affected by where your router is. For example, if your router is in a corner or closet, it might not be able to reach some parts of your home. Also, if you live in a house with more than one floor, your WiFi signal might not get to the upper floors as well as the first floor.

I think I have the answer for you, Powerline adapters. There are many different types so you need to make sure before you buy which Powerline adapter would be right for you. The two main types are ethernet only and WiFi, the WiFi adapters generally have ethernet and WiFi.

Powerline adapters are very simple to install and will have you connecting all your devices in no time. You simply plug one Powerline adapter into a power socket close to your router and attach it to your router via an ethernet cable(most power line adapters come with at least one ethernet cable but please check this) then you plug the other Powerline adapter into a power socket close to where you want your new WiFi signal to be boosted from. You can also plug an ethernet cable in here too if you would like to hard wire a PC, Laptop or another device.

You can also get Powerline adapters that have a passthrough power socket this way you would not lose the power socket you put the adapter in. So simple, quick and easy to set up you will have internet all around your home and garden.

The cheapest Powerline adapters run at 200Mbps which is good enough for most really but if you are looking for extra speed there are 500Mbps and 1,200Mbps options. Please note this will not make your existing internet speed faster these are speeds data could be transferred between the two Powerline adapters.

So now you have decided which Powerline adapter you are wanting i.e. WiFi or just Ethernet I will link the best buys below for you:

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Poor WiFi Signal In Your House

  1. BT WiFi Home Hotspot 500 Kit HERE  This is an all-rounder,500Mbps with WiFi and Ethernet.
  2. TP-Link TLPA451KIT AV500 Kit HERE This is a basic Powerline adapter without WiFi.
  3. Trendnet TPL-420E2K 1200Mbps HERE This has it all and 1200Mbps too for high-performance wired networking.NO passthrough on this one.
  4. Solwise AV2 MiMo Passthrough HERE A very good price and does the lot.

It’s worth mentioning that some of these will let you add to the network by buying an extra adapter and extending it even further.

Well, I hope this has helped you out and if you have any questions please click the Contact Us button on the right or email me directly and I will get back to you ASAP.


Here are a few other tips:

  1. Upgrade your router: If your router is old or low-end, consider upgrading to a newer, more powerful model. Look for a router with a strong antenna and high data transfer speeds to get the best performance.
  2. Move your router: Try moving your router to a more central location in your home. This will help the signal reach all areas of your home more evenly.
  3. Use a WiFi extender: If you have a large home or a lot of interference, a WiFi extender can help boost your signal and reach areas of your home that your router can’t.
  4. Use a wired connection: If you have a device that you use frequently and need a strong, stable connection, consider connecting it to your router with an Ethernet cable. This will give you a much stronger and more reliable connection than WiFi.

By following these tips, you should be able to improve your WiFi signal and enjoy a more stable and reliable connection in your home.


Happy networking!

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