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WiFi for iPhone; How to Extend Range

Updated on April 16, 2015
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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.

http://brakel2.hubpages.com/hub/Fix-Broken-WiFi-Iphone-Settings

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

Laptop
Laptop

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.

Conclusion

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!

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      WolfTrader 17 months 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 http://wifirepeaters.net/best-wireless-repeater/ do you think this would reach from indoors into the garden if it was only a wall in between?

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      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

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      Pamela Oglesby 5 years ago from United States

      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.

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