How to Set Up WiFi in My Home
While you can choose to wire your home for fast and reliable internet, it’s common that households have gone wireless. If you are looking to set up Wi-Fi in your home, this article will help you decide the best way to go about setting it up.
Setting up wireless internet in your home
Setting up a wireless home network helps connect multiple devices easier than a wired connection, and it also helps keep your home decluttered from cables. While a wireless connection is convenient by allowing you to connect multiple devices and easily move throughout the home with your devices, Wi-Fi isn’t always the perfect solution. This is because Wi-Fi can run into some obstacles.
For example, if you are using a device upstairs in your home, but your wireless router is downstairs, your connection speed might be slow or non-existent. This could be for a number of reasons, but likely, it is because the router’s signal range doesn’t go far enough throughout your home. In this case, you will want to invest in a network adapter, a network extender, or both.
What does a network adapter do?
A network adapter connects your device to your home network. Adapters work on both wireless and wired networks.
What does a network extender do?
While a network adapter helps better connect a device, a network extender helps enhance the wireless (Wi-Fi) coverage in your home.
Which one do you need?
It can’t hurt to use both. However, they can be situational. If you live in a small space, or if you have a wired home network, an adapter may work better for you.
Whereas, if your home network is wireless, then a network extender might better suit your needs. However, since adapters work on wireless and wired networks, you can use both to cover all of your bases if necessary.
The Benefits of Wireless Internet
Whether you have a wireless or wired home network setup you can get a reliable internet connection throughout your home. Both are great options. However, if you have multiple computers, laptops, phones, and other connected devices, you will want a wireless network.
Wi-Fi has a benefit over a wired home network. With Wi-Fi you won’t have to worry about plugging your device into one port on your router or waiting for someone else to get offline so that you can jump on.
Securing your home network
Yes, home networking can be overwhelming. It might feel like there are too many things to consider. Things like different devices that you need to get started, which internet service provider to choose, you name it. And, once you finally figure it out, that’s when you learn that you need to manage your network to keep it running smoothly and keep it secure.