Telework has many advantages, but the quality of your Wi-Fi connection in your home may be poor. Your distance with the router through the thick walls and the number of people simultaneously connected to your WiFi network is very busy.
We have selected the best solutions to improve the flow of your Wi-Fi network, regardless of your situation. You will see a simple tool can literally change the quality of your wireless connection and greatly improve your working comfort at home.
Box, modem, router, switch: what are we talking about?
A router is the device used to create a WiFi network. The latter is connected to a modem, which is itself responsible for converting your incoming connection (by telephone line or fiber for example) into an Ethernet connection.
It is this Ethernet connection from the modem to the router that allows the router to access the internet, so that it can in turn create a local network and broadcast the Wi-Fi connection to the various devices in the house.
A switch designates the Ethernet sockets allowing the internet connection to be distributed to several devices, but only by wired connection. These sockets are located on the back of the router, of your internet box, or can be purchased in the form of a box (mainly for businesses).
Your operator’s box is an all-in-one solution comprising modem, router and switch that you plug into your telephone socket to access the Internet. You can then connect your box to the internet, via Ethernet cable or using Wifi.
But there are dedicated routers, like the ones we will present to you in our selection, which can be more efficient than your hardware, to make the most of your current internet connection.
The more efficient your router is, the better the quality of your connection. Discover without further delay our selection of the best products to improve your Wifi network.
How to improve network quality at home
Now that we have laid the foundation, let’s review the different solutions available to improve the quality of your internet connection, usually through the internet service provider box (Orange, Free, SFR or Bouygues).
Connect a router to its box
By doing so, the new router replaces the one built into your box. The advantage is that this new equipment can (and must) improve the range of your Wifi connection and the quality of the bandwidth (speed). The router can also provide additional services as we will see in our selection of the best products.
Connect a WiFi repeater
This last bit connects to your box and / or at the edge of the zone where you receive the Wifi network. The repeater then takes care of amplifying the WiFi signal to broadcast it further than what the router in your box is capable of. An ideal solution for large houses and apartments where certain rooms are far from where the box is located.
Install a PLC network
The CPL (carrier current online) is a solution for connecting your devices to the Internet through your electrical network. This solution generally consists of two boxes. Each box consists of an electrical outlet and at least one Ethernet port.
The installation is very simple: connect a first box with an Ethernet cable to your router (box), then connect the box to a wall outlet. Then connect the second box to your PC, still in Ethernet, and plug the box into a wall outlet.
Here, your internet connection now goes through your electrical network. If the CPL kit and your electrical network are of good quality, you can obtain higher speeds than with your Wifi connection, but also a more stable connection.
A solution for each connection problem
Whether you have a weak Wi-Fi network connection, an insufficient ADSL speed or you just want to take advantage of the quality of a good network connection, you now have all the cards in hand to improve the quality of your home network.
Web pages that load quickly and video conferences with minimum latency are yours, so you don’t waste time due to hardware problems.
Tell us what type of connection you have at home and if it allows you to telecommute in good conditions.