How to connect Wi-Fi extender to Verizon Router
Verizon is a reliable Wi-Fi provider that focuses on providing the highest speeds to its customers. Sometimes, even with the strongest Wi-Fi service available, the signal may not be strong enough to reach every corner of your house or office. A Wi-Fi extender is the solution.
A WiFi extender is a device used to boost Wi-Fi signals in areas that are not getting the best coverage. Wi-Fi extenders should cover all areas in your house or office, without leaving dead spots. There are so many options available, it can be difficult to choose the right one.
Here is how to connect the best WiFi extender for your Verizon router.
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Find the best Wi-Fi extender to fit your Verizon router
When choosing the best Wi-Fi extender for your Verizon router, there are some essential features to be aware of.
The profile of the extender should be considered. This includes whether it is plug-and-play, desktop, or a combination of both. The most practical and take up the smallest amount of space, wall plug extenders are best. To make it work, you just need to attach it to a wall socket.
These extenders can be used as desktop options. These extenders look like routers with external antennas or built-in antennas. These need a little more space as they must be placed on a flat surface.
There are three frequency options for Wi-Fi extenders: single 2.4GHz or dual-band 2.4GHz. Most extenders on the market support a single frequency of 2.4GHz. A dual-band extender might be the best option for you, but it is important to make sure your router can support dual-band frequencies.
The Dual Band 2.4GHz frequency extenders or the 5GHz frequency extenders are generally the best options.
You should also check the Wi-Fi extender’s range. Also, be sure to measure the bandwidth. The router’s limitations will affect how the extender performs. This will give you an indication of the maximum throughput or bandwidth that the extender can handle.
Performance can be described as:
You need to review the specifications of your router to determine its standards capability. If in doubt, you should always choose a universal extender that is compatible with all 802.11a/b/n/ac routers. Compatibility is key to integrating your extender with your router’s network.
Modern Wi-Fi extenders offer WPA2-PSK security support. This is a great Wi-Fi connection security level that can be used at home. However, it is important to make sure that your extender can protect your network and all devices connected to it.
An Ethernet port is essential for wired connections. The plug-in extenders have one to two Ethernet ports while the desktop port has five ports that can be used for different machines.
It is always a good idea to use the router’s extender as well. The frequency and compliance are the most important aspects. The right extender should be able to support the same frequency range as your router’s 2.4GHz frequency. If the specifications of the router and extender match, it is possible to integrate them.
How to connect Wi-Fi extender to Verizon router via an Ethernet cable
- Unpack the Ethernet Cable, extender, and AC adapter. Plug the adapter into an electric outlet. Next, plug the power jack into your Wi-Fi extender.
- Connect the Ethernet cable to the LAN ports of the Wi-Fi extender. Then connect the other end to the Verizon router. To establish a secure connection, the LED light will blink briefly.
- Now the extender is activated.
How to wirelessly connect Wi-Fi extender with Verizon router
- Take the Ethernet cable, extender, and adaptor out of the box. Connect the AC adaptor to the extender to the power supply.
- Press the pairing buttons to establish a WPS connection between the extender and your Verizon router. To ensure pairing takes place quickly, make sure the devices are not more than one meter apart
- The LED light will turn from red to blue once the connection is made.
- Move the extender to desired locations, and then check for Wi-Fi signal strength and signal strength.