WiFi repeater or Powerline adapter? Mesh WiFi or LAN?

Would you like to enjoy reliable internet in all the rooms in your house? Maybe you have heard of WiFi repeaters or had a friend recommend a Powerline adapter to you. Then you would surely like to know what device would be better for the purpose you have in mind and for the rooms in your home. 

The option for which you should decide and the alternative that would give you a stable, fast internet connection depends on your requirements and on the conditions in your flat or house. For this reason, we will explain what you need to pay attention to when you are setting up your home network and which product is suited to what scenario.

As a rule, there are a number of concerns that need to be addressed, especially in modern home designs. The more you know about it, the easier it is to determine during planning which devices are helpful. Did you know, for example, that when you use a WiFi repeater, only half of the actual transmission bandwidth goes into action? No? Then this is where you need to be. We will, of course, also give you important background knowledge that will help you get the most out of your internet solution. 

Living room scenario. A devolo powerline adapter dLAN 1000 duo is plugged into a wall socket.

WiFi or LAN?

Connections via wireless LAN are the most popular option for getting internet access for smartphones, tablets, and laptops.But if high-performance connections are required, Powerline with LAN connections is better for uninterrupted surfing pleasure.


Expand your Powerline system

If you already own devolo Powerline adapters, you can expand your existing system without a hassle. This is because the devolo add-on adapters are available for both the Magic and for the dLAN series, and of course you have options for LAN ports or a Wi-Fi function.

Repeater or Powerline?

A router signal is often inadequate to supply a house or a large flat with WiFi. The WiFi repeater can be a simple way to expand your network, but usually can’t move the signal farther than about one room.

Router compatibility

devolo gives you reliable compatibility at all times, since it supports all common routers.If you are already using devolo products and just want to expand your network, you can do that without any problem, too.

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