Is there enough network cable laid in your house? Then you are among the lucky few who only need to use the network access points in the rooms and can conveniently connect to the internet. If not, you need an alternative. Connections via wireless LAN are the most popular option for getting internet access for smartphones, tablets, and laptops. But if high-performance connections for gaming on a game console or HD-quality streaming on a smart TV are required, Powerline with LAN connections is better for uninterrupted surfing pleasure.
WiFi connections are practical, since they require neither long cables nor connections on the devices to be connected. WiFi is especially well-suited to:
- Web radios
WiFi makes the use of these devices throughout the house flexible. These devices also frequently have no connection for a wire-based connection. WiFi is also usually the first choice for outdoors areas, such as the balcony, the garden terrace, and the garage workshop.
Consider the best room to install the router in
You shouldn’t put it in a far corner of the basement or in the attic.
Change the router location
Be sure not to place your router behind massive furniture or next to sources of interference.
Extend the router WiFi signal
For short distances, use a WiFi repeater; if there are several rooms the solution is a WiFi adapter.
WiFi has a limited range that depends on a variety of influencing factors. Only a few metres turn out to be an insurmountable distance for an interference-free connection to the internet.
Whenever speed and large volumes of data are decisive, a LAN connection is the best choice. In order to
- watch your favourite series on your smart TV without delays,
- order the Cyber Monday deals on your PC without long load times,
- show your friends who’s the champ during joint gaming sessions on your game console.
If you don’t have a network access point in all your room, your can simply convert any power socket into an internet connection using devolo Magic, and connect your devices via LAN. Our Powerline adapters are available with one, two, or three LAN connections. There are also WiFi-capable adapters, of course.
devolo Magic uses the existing power lines in the building. Data are transferred via the in-house power network. There is no need for complex wiring.
The Powerline network takes only a few minutes to install. Long distances, room ceilings, walls, and furniture no longer pose a problem. You internet reception is just as strong in your basement or attic is just as strong as it is in your living room.
All you need is at least two adapters for the power socket: You connect one adapter to the router, and the other transforms into a network access point in no time. You can use it to conveniently connect your smart TV, game console, or PC.
You want to find out more about WiFi range, getting rid of dead spots, or router and product compatibility?
Use our guidebook for optimisation tips and product recommendations