While the Internet in our home is not the fastest, I know firsthand that having top-of-the-line hardware is one of the best things I can do to ensure a good Internet experience for my family. Last month I upgraded our current router to the incredibly powerful and versatile NETGEAR NightHawk AC1900 Smart WiFi Router and I noticed the difference immediately. To improve my Internet experience even more, NETGEAR also sent me its AC1200 WiFi Range Extender and I couldn’t wait to set it up and start using it.
The setup process for the extender was very similar to the router. I simply plugged it in, opened the WiFi connection manager on my laptop and connected to the new extended network. Then I opened up my browser and the NETGEAR genie automatically launched to walk me through the rest of the setup. I love how easy using the NETGEAR genie is when installing a new device. The step-by-step process is simple enough that even a technology newbie would likely have no problem getting devices up and running. And for routers with WPS buttons, the setup is even easier, taking just the push of a button.
Once the NETGEAR WiFi Range Extender was connected to my network, I moved it to the place in my house with the weakest WiFi signal. And in this house, that’s the second floor. I found a spot in my bedroom to plug in the extender and then adjusted the signal to ensure it was operating at maximum strength. Then it was time to sign into the extended WiFi network!
Since the boys often stream a show off Netflix downstairs while I work upstairs, it’s important to me that both of us have fast and strong WiFi. The NETGEAR AC1200 WiFi Range Extender was the perfect choice for that since I could leave the boys connected to the original network downstairs and then connect my laptop to the extended network. The extender’s dual core processor delivers maximum performance and the 700mW design ensures the best range possible.
Combined with the NETGEAR router, this extender takes the relatively slow Internet that we have here in small-town Saskatchewan and makes it work as effectively as possible for our family. And while I appreciate the smooth streaming, responsiveness and faster downloads since installing the devices, what I love even more is the increased upload speed. Posting a video to YouTube would literally take me hours at times with my old devices. Now, thanks to NETGEAR, the last video I posted was uploaded in less than 15 minutes!
Whether you have a large house and your WiFi tends to work poorly in some areas or you just want to make sure that the signal in your house is working its best, the NETGEAR WiFi Range Extender is here to help. And since it works with any WiFi router, it’s a great versatile addition to a home network. Give it a try and enjoy increased range and performance that will help you make the most of your Internet!