ArtsAutosBooksBusinessEducationEntertainmentFamilyFashionFoodGamesGenderHealthHolidaysHomeHubPagesPersonal FinancePetsPoliticsReligionSportsTechnologyTravel

WiFi for iPhone; How to Extend Range

Updated on April 16, 2015
brakel2 profile image

Audrey's interest in computer technology convinced her to research and write about other areas of technology.

Choose a WiFi Network Extender

Did you ever become frustrated over your iPhone's inability to work with your WiFi, known as a wireless networking system? You wish you could extend the range. No one tells you when you set up your wireless network that it may have a certain range due to the material in your walls or interference. You learn about it when you take your iPhone or even a laptop to a different room. The bars showing the WiFi strength don't look very strong with some beginning to fade. You may even pick up a neighbor's WiFi signal unless locked. If so, it will show a lock in front of the network name in the WiFi list in settings. You may be discouraged, as you can't text your kids or fire up your laptop. The solution to the problem is a wireless range extender, a small price to pay for peace of mind. You will learn about this electronic achievement and how to easily set it up to assist you with your tasks and accomplishments.

Extends iPhone Range

House Range
House Range | Source

Extend Range with Wireless Range Extender

We purchased a wireless range extender, as our router would not extend the range from our computer to our back bedroom. Placing the new appliance on a shelf midway between the computer room and the bedroom, worked so well for us.The range extender has four green lights which turn on when you connect the wire. With this new equipment, the signal picks up on the iPhone and even a laptop in the farthest room in the house.

Some homes have material in their walls that prevent the signal from penetrating and need the extender. You may live in a large home that might need two extenders. Such a simple purchase solves so many problems,and people need to have this information. If you ever see a yellow light on the extender, that means the signal is weak.Other issues could occur.

Occasionally, you might lose the signal for WiFi, but it can be easily fixed. You need to reboot the connection by unplugging the router and modem and range extender for one minute at a time. Don't forget the WiFi password, as it may request it at times. Do not become frustrated, and if you have further problems, refer to link for twin article.

iPhone Needs Range Extender

This iPhone may need a range extender to serve an entire house.
This iPhone may need a range extender to serve an entire house. | Source

Uses of Extender

The Netgear works well for us. A very strong signal goes to our far bedroom. We use it for telephone calls and texting from the iPhone. If you try to download photos to a laptop, it may not have such capability. However, you can use a laptop and other devices with the extender. From the ports of the extender, you can even connect other electronic devices. Following is information about our WiFi extender, which you might consider purchasing. Other network extenders are also available.

Use Wireless Laptop or Desktop in Bedroom


Netgear Universal WiFi Range Extender

NETGEAR N300 Wi-Fi Range Extender - Desktop Version with 4-Ports (WN2000RPT)
NETGEAR N300 Wi-Fi Range Extender - Desktop Version with 4-Ports (WN2000RPT)

This range extender is like the one we own. Another family member also has the same one in his home. They are supposed to be a little bit tricky, but both range extenders work for us. At this price, you can't go wrong. As long as you set it up correctly, you should have no problem.


Description and Features

The Netgear Universal WiFi extender Wn2000RPT contains a 4-port adapter, a power adapter with 90-day warranty from date of sale and runs on Internet Explorer, Firefox, or Safari. It has four ports to connect, finds best location, and there is no CD to install. It has security through encryption and push and connects on router and extender. Arrows on extender show strength. You can purchase this extender at Amazon for a decent price.

Extend Range for iPhone with Purple Stand

iPhone with Purple Stand
iPhone with Purple Stand

New Wireless Location With Range Extender

Computer Move
Computer Move | Source

Moving Desktop to Another Room

We decided to move our desktop computer to another room, using our extender and a wireless adapter. The adapter attaches to a slot and synchronizes with our existing router in the computer room. The computer room is in one side of a 2000 sq ft house, and the computer move was to a middle room in the house - the same room where the extender is located. It is a total wireless setup and works perfectly. It is very exciting to set it up without paying an extra fee to our Internet Service Provider.


If you have an electronic device such as an iPhone, you definitely want to use it in various rooms in your home. You will be very frustrated to find the range of your wireless computer to shorten that space. It is vital to extend the range of the wifi for the iPhone. It is almost magical that for a very low price, you can achieve that goal. It will also save you money if you have to pay a provider to use data. With this gadget, the only time you need data is when you are away from home or you have connection problems with your computer or provider.. Your enjoyment will be greatly enhanced, especially since you seldom learn such an option exists. Go for it!

Wireless Range Extender Setup


Did you know there was a way to extend your WiFi range before you read this hub?

See results


    0 of 8192 characters used
    Post Comment
    • profile image


      2 years ago

      Can anyone who has used one of these help me out? I'm looking at getting my wireless signal into the garden from my kitchen which isn't far I know there are outdoor repeaters as a specific thing but I was looking at this SR10000 do you think this would reach from indoors into the garden if it was only a wall in between?

    • brakel2 profile imageAUTHOR

      Audrey Selig 

      5 years ago from Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

      We love our extender. We had poor reception in the bedroom and main part of our house. Now it is perfect most of the time. I think someone on HP may have told me about it in answering a question. Now my son is excited about it, as he had dead spots in his house. I wish we could learn information in an easier way. Reading is important, as that is how I learn most of what I know. Thank you for reading my hub and commenting. It is always great to hear from you. Stop by again. Audrey

    • Pamela99 profile image

      Pamela Oglesby 

      5 years ago from Sunny Florida

      This is good to know. We have iPhones and only have one area of the house where there are problems, and that also includes one computer. I will look into buying one of these. Thanks for the information.


    This website uses cookies

    As a user in the EEA, your approval is needed on a few things. To provide a better website experience, uses cookies (and other similar technologies) and may collect, process, and share personal data. Please choose which areas of our service you consent to our doing so.

    For more information on managing or withdrawing consents and how we handle data, visit our Privacy Policy at:

    Show Details
    HubPages Device IDThis is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.
    LoginThis is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.
    Google RecaptchaThis is used to prevent bots and spam. (Privacy Policy)
    AkismetThis is used to detect comment spam. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide data on traffic to our website, all personally identifyable data is anonymized. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Traffic PixelThis is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.
    Amazon Web ServicesThis is a cloud services platform that we used to host our service. (Privacy Policy)
    CloudflareThis is a cloud CDN service that we use to efficiently deliver files required for our service to operate such as javascript, cascading style sheets, images, and videos. (Privacy Policy)
    Google Hosted LibrariesJavascript software libraries such as jQuery are loaded at endpoints on the or domains, for performance and efficiency reasons. (Privacy Policy)
    Google Custom SearchThis is feature allows you to search the site. (Privacy Policy)
    Google MapsSome articles have Google Maps embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    Google ChartsThis is used to display charts and graphs on articles and the author center. (Privacy Policy)
    Google AdSense Host APIThis service allows you to sign up for or associate a Google AdSense account with HubPages, so that you can earn money from ads on your articles. No data is shared unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Google YouTubeSome articles have YouTube videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    VimeoSome articles have Vimeo videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    PaypalThis is used for a registered author who enrolls in the HubPages Earnings program and requests to be paid via PayPal. No data is shared with Paypal unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook LoginYou can use this to streamline signing up for, or signing in to your Hubpages account. No data is shared with Facebook unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    MavenThis supports the Maven widget and search functionality. (Privacy Policy)
    Google AdSenseThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Google DoubleClickGoogle provides ad serving technology and runs an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Index ExchangeThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    SovrnThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook AdsThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Unified Ad MarketplaceThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    AppNexusThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    OpenxThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Rubicon ProjectThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    TripleLiftThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Say MediaWe partner with Say Media to deliver ad campaigns on our sites. (Privacy Policy)
    Remarketing PixelsWe may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.
    Conversion Tracking PixelsWe may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.
    Author Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide traffic data and reports to the authors of articles on the HubPages Service. (Privacy Policy)
    ComscoreComScore is a media measurement and analytics company providing marketing data and analytics to enterprises, media and advertising agencies, and publishers. Non-consent will result in ComScore only processing obfuscated personal data. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Tracking PixelSome articles display amazon products as part of the Amazon Affiliate program, this pixel provides traffic statistics for those products (Privacy Policy)