Wifi signals and walls are never a great mix, are they. At home, our wifi router sits in the kitchen open area, whilst my bedroom sits at the front of the house with multiple brick walls in between to kindly lessen my signal strength. Ugh.

As I say having a coffee and ham & cheese croissant today the conversation I’d shared with a work colleague the day before reverberated, she mentioned using a signal extender in her home to boost strength, so I looked up the cost of these not having seen them before. Staying relatively inexpensively at $99, I could get something to plug into a power board, or it just blew out from there. Of course I went the $99 option, I didn’t need it to make my coffee after all, not yet anyway.

The Netgear range extender was relatively simple to get going, just activate WPS on the wireless router and make sure you have the extender nearby when setting up. The hardest part in its setup was actually the router, it didn’t want to turn in WPS for some reason, but we got there in the end and the extender was connected. From there, unplugging and moving to my room to then plug into an electric socket after a brief moment it was connected to the router.

I needed to update my Apple TV to the latest 15.6 release, this went even quicker than normal. Best of all, my smart TV which has had issues of late connecting to wireless accepted the extenders network, so hopefully I can again use the apps without issue here.

Great to have a more stable connection from my room, with every penny.

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