Setting up a Wi-Fi connection could be an easy task but the range of the devices reaches to certain areas in the house. Places not reached by a Wi-Fi range are called Wi-Fi dead zones. One of the popular brands of Wi-Fi device is Eero; however, outfitting the Eero in a house in not cheap.
The device has white access points that cost $200. The company suggests at least three—sold online in a pack for $500. Until now the best router comes with a price tag of almost $200, notes WSJ.
If you find Eero too expensive, users can use few other ways to address Wi-Fi dead zones at home, and are as follows.
Move your router
Keep your Wi-Fi router at central location so the range could reach all corners of your room. Even though you can’t move your modem, Ethernet cable can be plugged to your modem to the router which can be placed in other room.
Try an Apple router
To expand an existing network with an iPhone or Mac, use the Apple’s $100 Airport Express.
Set up a power-line network
ZyXEL Powerline AV2000 Gigabit Adapter can be used which adds Ethernet jacks throughout the house by running Internet through your home’s existing electrical system.
Wait for another distributed option
D-Link will be selling its $370 Unified Home Wi-Fi Network Kit that comes with a router and an extender with similar to that of Eero. The device even has faster radios. By June, a $300 “seamless” two-piece network kit will be shipped, says Linkys.
Luma is a startup company that is offering a limited pre-sale deal on its mesh-network device. It costs $250 for three pack. The company also offers more software bells and whistles as compared to Eero along with a feature like Internet time limits for children. However, Luma’s device is in beta testing.