Finding out how to get more wireless range from your router is something my daughter has been pestering me about a lot lately. When I was asked to feature the D-Link Wireless Range Extender on my site, I thought it might be exactly what I’ve been looking for. I recently purchased my daughter a new laptop. Her old one would have cost more to repair than it was worth. She absolutely loves her new laptop except for one thing. For some reason, the router in my office (our living room) doesn’t reach her bedroom any longer. She has to sit out in the hallway outside her room in order to get wifi coverage for her laptop.
This obviously doesn’t make her very happy. While I love having her downstairs in the living room more often, she would rather watch movies or play video games upstairs in her room. I can understand that. I may be a Mom now but at one point, I was a teenager too.
How to Get More Wireless Range from Your Router
Originally, I was certain that learning how to get more wireless range from your router would be complicated and difficult to do. I had visions of running wires or installing new routers. I was definitely intimidated and put it off as long as I could. When I received the D-Link Wireless Range Extender (DAP-1320), I was pleasantly surprised. The box included the Wireless Range Extender and installation information. After opening the box, I learned that the wireless range extender extends your existing wireless network coverage with the push of a button. Yes, that’s all there is to it.
You just plug the extender into an outlet, push and hold the button on the extender and the router so they can connect and the extender delivers up to 300Mbps for whole home coverage. I have no idea what 300Mbps actually translates to but I can tell you that in my 1500 square foot home from the far end of one side of the house where my office is, my daughter can now get wifi coverage all the way on the other end of the house in her room. You are supposed to plug in the extender in between your router and the area that you want to extend the wifi to. It will work with a variety of wifi enabled devices including laptops, tablets and game systems. If the button pressing method does not work for you, there is an online method to activate your extender as well.
I love how compact the D-Link Wireless Range Extender (DAP-1320) is. We have very few outlets in our home and I am glad that it is compact enough that I can still use the other outlet while it’s plugged in. It literally took just seconds to get it up and running. The D-Link Wireless Range Extender (DAP-1320) is definitely a great solution for anyone who wants more wireless coverage in their home.