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What Is A WiFi Booster? Does My Chicago Home Or Business Need One?

Updated: Jun 18


Wifi Booster in Chicago - Corsiga
What Is A Wifi Booster

With more people working and learning from home than ever before, having a reliable and fast internet connection is crucial. However, many people experience slow or spotty internet in far corners or different levels of their homes. If you are having trouble getting reliable wi-fi in certain areas of your home or business, you may need a wi-fi booster.

These devices help to "push" the wi-fi signal from your wireless router out to more distant areas of a building such as bedrooms, offices, and even outdoors. There are many different names for wifi boosters including wifi repeaters and wifi extenders. The type of wi-fi extender that will work best in your situation depends on the size and shape of your building, the speed of your wifi network, and other factors.


If you are experiencing unreliable or slow internet in parts of your Chicago-area home or business, Corsiga Audio & Visual offers several wifi range-extending solutions. Give us a call today and we'll have one of our knowledgeable technicians will talk with you to understand the issue and recommend a solution that fits your needs and budget.


How Do WiFi Boosters Work?


There are several different types of wifi boosters or extenders that work in different ways. One type of wifi extender is a powerline ethernet adapter. This type of wifi extender works with the ethernet wiring that is already in your walls to extend the wifi coverage to further areas of your home using two adapters, one by the router and one in the area you want to extend the wifi signal to. Powerline ethernet adapters are a great option if you are concerned about losing speed because the hard-wiring makes them less likely to have speed problems.


Another option is a wifi repeater. This is exactly what it sounds like. The device is placed in an area away from the main wifi router, but where it can still pick up the signal. The wifi repeater will then broadcast the signal out from its location, extending the range. Wifi repeaters can experience some speed loss, but using a dual-band wifi range extender can reduce the amount of loss.


Corsiga AV Can Help Install Wi-Fi Range Extenders All Around Chicago IL


If you think your home or business in the Chicago IL area needs better wifi coverage, call Corsiga AV. We will come out to your property to test the wifi signal strength and determine what kind of wifi extender will work best in your situation.


Corsiga Audio & Visual is a leading provider of all kinds of tech services in the Chicago area including Woodridge, Naperville, St. Charles, and more. We provide AV services to both residential and commercial customers. Some of our other services include home theater setup, surround sound installation, whole-home wiring, and more. When you are ready to take your home or business's technology up a notch, give us a call. We offer free, on-site estimates for most of our services.


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