Improving the cell phone signal at home
One of the biggest reasons of discussion, pondering, and frustration surrounding wireless networks at home and work is dead spots. Maybe the dead spot is in an upstairs bedroom where you would like to stream a movie to your notebook, or perhaps the signal flat lines in the backyard, where you would love to use your iPod while sunbathing poolside. Or maybe you have a spot in your home that’s so far from the router that, while the signal there doesn’t completely die, it’s so weak that Internet browsing slows to a miserable crawl.
Of course, one could connect a new device in the farthest reaches of a home or work space with a wired connection, but unless he actually needs a fully wired speed, do you really want to run long, unsightly cables, or spend the cash it would take to wire your home for wide-spread network connectivity? And cables to the pool just don’t really work at all. These are few queries that we keep pondering upon.
Networking vendors have come up with two major solutions to extend wireless and Internet connectivity: wireless signal extenders (often known as Wi-Fi boosters) and a technology known as– PLC power line communication.
The main disadvantages of PLC and extenders are it is difficult to set up and deploy. They cannot alleviate dead or weak spots if the right equipment is not selected for a specific space.