I have a WiFi problem in my house. All walls and floors are solid concrete filled with rebar. That means getting WiFi to the whole house is extremely difficult. I’ll include links to Amazon for my solution and I do get a tiny commission if you buy using my links. I had to pay for my router, no freebies at all.
Several times I’ve written about range extenders, most recently in TP-Link WiFi Range Extender Brings Stronger Signals at Longer Distances. I’ve got some range extenders and they are very helpful. Unfortunately the main signal still needs to get through the floors and walls to reach the range extender. Even that is a tough process. So it was time for me to do more.
Even though the walls and floors are solid, the house does have wired Ethernet between the floors. So the solution was simply getting another WiFi router so that I have one on each floor. I already have one TP-Link router that I like so I simply got another one in the TP-Link AC1200 Gigabit Smart WiFi Router. I didn’t need a ton of fancy features so I wasn’t going to go for the top-of-the-line routers. Given that all of my other WiFi devices are from TP-Link, it made since to stick with them for this option.
It delivers a strong signal at both 2.4 and 5GHz, it allows the configuration I want and the price was right. That made it the perfect choice for me!
Foster D. Coburn III is author of 13 best-selling books on CorelDRAW and has been a contributor to numerous technology and graphics-related magazines. Foster has taken many projects, including this Web site, from the early design stage through to a finished piece. He has been a featured speaker at many graphics conferences. His first Web site was built in 1995 and he has been working exclusively in WordPress since 2013.