With the advancement of technology and desires for more information access, the world is constructing a network web where everyone can get access to it as long as there is wireless network. I guess nowadays almost everyone has a router in households to get access to the internet. But sometimes you may get frustrated by the small wireless coverage. Because routers can only do so much. Even if you have the fastest and most expensive router at home, there are situations wherein you will need to increase your local network’s coverage such as: to accommodate more devices to connect to the network and to extend the wireless network range. In this post, some types of devices will be recommended to extend your network range for your reference.
A switch is a device that enables you to connect computers and other devices to a computer network through the use of an Ethernet cable. The switch is not capable of sharing Internet connection across the network. However, it allows more wired devices to be connected to the local network. You may share Internet connection by connecting a switch to a router.
S3800-48T4S high performance Metro Ethernet switch is designed to meet the demand of cost-effective Gigabit access or aggregation for enterprise networks and operators customers. It adopts high performance and low power processor to provide full speed forwarding and line-dormant capacity.
S3800-48T4S supports multiple configuration modes to make it easy for network management and maintenance. It offers flexible port combination form to facilitate user operations so that you can directly connect to a high-performance storage server or deploy a long-distance uplink to another switch. The switch comes with a one-year limited warranty, including any quality problems during the free maintenance.
A wireless access point (WAP) is a device that adds wireless capability to your existing wired network. This is very helpful especially if you already have an existing local network that doesn’t have wireless capability or running in Wireless-B or Wireless-G speeds. By using a WAP, you can grow your network by adding computers, printers and other wireless devices without stringing cables. It can even upgrade the older wireless networks to Wireless-N performance for your optimum Wi-Fi experience.
AP-S300 is a versatile wireless solution offering single band operation and fast Ethernet for high performance networking. Featuring integrated power over Ethernet (PoE), it offers easy installation and placement, even on high ceilings, drop ceilings, walls and other locations where power may not be available. Our AP software is based on the OpenWRT program and updated through U -BOOT technology. When a new version comes out, you can refresh the firmware on the original basis. The AP doesn’t support multiple VLANs but you can use AC to configurate one VLAN.
A wireless range extender repeats and extends the wireless signal coming from your access point or wireless router. It increases the distance over which a wireless signal can spread and thus, enhancing overall network signal quality. The range extender can connect wirelessly to a router or an access point. However, it should be configured to have the same wireless settings with the source of your wireless connection for it to work.
The Linksys RE6500 is the latest range extender from Linksys with 802.11ac technology. It lets you repeat the wireless signal of any access point or router to provide Internet connectivity in hard to reach areas through a wireless connection on either the 2.4 GHz or 5 GHz frequency band.
A wireless bridge is a device that allows any wired device to be part of the wireless network. It converts wired Ethernet devices such as HDTVs, Blu-ray players, DVRs, game consoles and etc. for use on a local wireless network.
The Linksys WUMC710 is a single band Wireless-AC Wi-Fi 5GHz Universal Media Connector Bridge with 4-Port Switch capable of connecting Ethernet devices to a wireless network. This media connector has Wireless-AC technology which is compatible with Wireless-N (5 GHz) and wireless-A routers or access points.
Four different devices have been recommended to extend your network range. Hope it will be helpful to you.