Motorola AC1200 WiFi Range Extender with Gigabit Ethernet, Dual Band, Model MX1200

Motorola AC1200 WiFi Range Extender with Gigabit Ethernet, Dual Band, Model MX1200

Wi-Fi is an excellent technology that eliminates messy cables and gives users more freedom to use their laptops, tablets and other mobile wireless devices. However, Wi-Fi routers are still produced products and are therefore vulnerable to problems. Connectivity is a common problem, especially in large rooms or houses with heavy walls. A Wi-Fi amplifier can help solve this problem but there are a number of factors that Internet users should consider before buying a device.

Motorola Extender Gigabit Ethernet MX1200

Motorola AC1200 WiFi Range Extender with Gigabit Ethernet, Dual Band, Model MX1200

Motorola AC1200 WiFi Range Extender with Gigabit Ethernet, Dual Band, Model MX1200 Motorola AC1200 WiFi Range Extender with Gigabit Ethernet, Dual Band, Model MX1200

A WiFi repeater or extension is used to extend the coverage area of your Wi-Fi network. This works by receiving your existing Wi-Fi signal, amplifying it, and then radiating the extended signal. With a Wi-Fi repeater, you can effectively double the coverage area of your Wi-Fi network – reach the corners of your home or office, separate floors, or even extend to your backyard.

Motorola Extender Gigabit Ethernet MX1200

You can also buy adapters to extend the cable connection through the electrical wiring of your home. You connect an Ethernet cable to your router, the other end is connected to an adapter in a socket. A second adapter will plug into the outlet near the device you want to connect, and you can run a second Ethernet cable from the device. This is ideal if you only have a device that requires a solid connection and will be much faster than an extender.

There are also technologies that create their own network. This can work well for something like the Sonos audio system, allowing wireless transmission without increasing the traffic on your Wi-Fi network. But if you're looking to expand your Wi-Fi coverage seamlessly to devices like smartphones and tablets, it should be followed as the device disconnects from the old router and connects it back to the new network.

Motorola AC1200 WiFi Range Extender with Gigabit Ethernet, Dual Band, Model MX1200