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Surely you can amplify WiFi!

Surely you can amplify WiFi!

The WiFi amplifier is perhaps the most misleadingly sold device. On average, everyone has one in their closet. Why is it that the WiFi amplifier still sells so massively, while most amplifiers then end up on the shelf? This is because the WiFi amplifier seems to be an affordable/fast solution, to a problem that occurs in almost every home: Poor WiFi coverage in part of the home.

A WiFi amplifier (officially WiFi repeater or WiFi range extender), is a device that receives WiFi signal from an access point and transmits a new WiFi signal. This is technically possible, but only in the "free field" (the same space). In addition, each amplifier causes delay and disruption because all communication goes through the amplifier, rather than directly with the access point. For example, you can use a WiFi amplifier if a room is not fully covered by the shape of the room.

Many people buy a WiFi amplifier because they have poor WiFi coverage in part of their home. But here the WiFi amplifier offers no solution. To resolve this, the cause of the poor coverage must be determined. In most cases, these are walls, floors, glass, ceramics and insulation. UnlimitedWiFi.com has the right knowledge and specializes in analyzing luxury homes for the construction of opaque and self-roaming WiFi networks.

Common situation

Example: You want WiFi in the attic room (2nd floor), where you currently have no WiFi coverage. The access point sits in the living room and you have 100% WiFi signal. In a 1st floor bedroom, you still have 30% of the signal left. Each floor has a concrete floor. Can you then use an amplifier to achieve a usable WiFi signal on the 2nd floor?

Answer: no. The floor has a 70% reduction. If you place the amplifier in the living room, the amplifier will receive good signal, but the amplifier's signal will also be attenuated, due to the concrete floor of the 1st floor. If you place the amplifier on the 1st floor, the amplifier receives 30% of the original signal and it appears as if the signal becomes 100% again. But that is only the new signal from the amplifier. Only 30% signal arrives at the amplifier, which in turn transmits it as 100%. The concrete floor of the 2nd floor will again reduce this signal by 70%. Which ultimately leaves 9% of the original signal.

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