Although having WiFi today at home, in our work or in almost any commercial area is something we are already used to, the truth is that this technology does not take too much time between us. Specifically, we talk about a technology that was technically launched in 1999, but whose massive implementation does not reach until approximately 2010. Therefore, as with Bluetooth, we are using a very modern technology that is still somewhat green in many ways.
One of them is the connection security offered by the network. Something that companies in the sector are beginning to solve, although more slowly than would be desirable. What they are not solving are the range and coverage problems that Wi-Fi networks often have, which causes the sales of WiFi repeaters, amplifiers and antennas to skyrocket, as additional elements so that these networks can reach where necessary .
Where is the problem
Although there are several reasons for this type of products to be fashionable, the main one has to do with the poor quality of the devices that our telecommunications operator gives us to connect to your network. Something unfortunate in a time when technology is relatively inexpensive, even more so for a large company. And even more if we take into account the abusive prices that all these types of services entail for consumers.
But despite this, the problem is in the presence of a router of low quality and balance price, which is given to users as the only option to enjoy our internet service, unless we go through the box and change the device for another of higher quality. This problem affects both the speed of the connection that is obtained through this WiFi network and the scope of it, so it is common that that network does not completely cover our entire home, nor does it offer the speeds at which we should navigate . Something as surprising as the fact that many of the routers we have installed do not even have external antennas, which is a serious damage when it comes to having WiFi coverage of a certain quality.
As if all this were not enough, even during the installation process of this third-party device, the quality of the assembly and the correct distribution of the signal are taken into account. When this installation is carried out, the most frequent is that the technician who performs it looks for the location in which it is more comfortable to work and not the one that may be more convenient for us. So the little that the technician can do to improve our coverage in the end does not.
The solution to bad coverage
At this point, then, we do not have many more options to improve the coverage of our WiFi network other than to physically intervene in the network. An approach in which perhaps changing the router for a more efficient or quality one would be the starting point, but that generally has WiFi repeaters, amplifiers and antennae as protagonists.
The explanation is simple: these devices have the advantage of being very easy to install, versatile in terms of assembly, and usually do not have considerable costs in terms of the price of acquisition and commissioning of the product. In fact, some devices are around prices of about 15 or 20 euros, with an installation process that requires no more than a plug and about 5 minutes of configuration to start navigating with greater speed and efficiency.
However, we talk about products that, like our operator’s routers, are of a basic nature. That does not prevent them from being among the best selling products within the wide range and demand of the best WiFi repeaters and other similar elements that we have in the market. However, for certain specific uses or for more specific needs, it is necessary to take a step forward, in terms of the type of solutions we use.
To big troubles, big solutions
If the equipment that, generally, we have installed in our home or office does not already offer quality in the conventional coverage of our environment, even worse they are able to meet our needs at the time we have some kind of special need, well due to the complexities of the environment or the distance necessary to cover a specific area with WiFi.
This is another factor that explains the high amount of sales of the products we are recommending, given that all users with these types of problems are forced to resort to this type of alternative products. However, it is also true that the wide range of products, from indoor repeaters or amplifiers to long range antennas, also means having a specific device for every need.
As proof, we can talk about the interior repeaters of advanced cutting, which increase the coverage somewhat beyond the usual, compared to the usual models. These products are suitable for uses ranging from large homes, those that have several floors or those that have walls so thick that they make signal transfer difficult. For all these problems there is a solution.
Something similar happens in case we have to send the WiFi signal to remote areas. It does not matter if we talk about two buildings separated by a dozen meters or send the WiFi signal to an area located several kilometers from the base from which we are broadcasting. In both cases, we also have cost-effective solutions that make it easy to enjoy quality data. Therefore, with so much to choose from, it is easy to understand the reason why these products “are so fashionable.”