The broadband in our house has never been fantastic. So as we were watching quite a lot of YouTube on the tv which seemed to take up most of it, we decided to purchase fibre broadband as we were quite excited about going from 10MB to up to 70MB as it would make viewing a lot easier especially with the Smart TV apps, catch up apps and other things we watch via the net, not to mention the fact that we like to sit in the garden from April through to September and also like to take our viewing with us. Normally we’d sit in the garden and it would be hit and miss whether we even connected to the net. Until enough was enough (and the fact that I was tethering on my old Three phone and that gave up the ghost) and we received a P-Link AC1750 RE450 WiFi Range Extender.
We already have TP Link Repeaters over the house as there are various places that have never received the signal as well as perhaps in the living rooms we were used to the brand. But at the time we were also changing over routers since the router/modem we had decided it too wanted to play up. So it was time to sort it all out and hopefully with the range extender would be able to use our laptops in the garden and enable me to use my phone to catch up on comedies in the bathroom when I have my showers (due to my anxiety, I can’t spend any time in the bathroom alone, so I need something to take my mind off that which helps when I download comedy programmes on 4OD, BBC iplayer etc.
The TP-Link AC1750 RE450 WiFi Range Extender is super easy to set up once you have a decent working internet connection. As we had initially bought the wrong router, it took us two days to get it connected but once we had the right one, 20 minutes later and we were up and running. Then all you have to do is connect the plug via an ethernet cable to connect it to your network, unplug it and plug it in wherever you want it. So we did. Set it up and plugged it into the conservatory. Hallelujah! We now have internet in the garden which was amazing, but as the bathroom is just above the conservatory we have a decent signal in there too so I can finally stop downloading programmes via apps and stream them instead while I’m showering. The signal is finally consistent now all over the house including the dead zones.
To be honest, I didn’t actually think this extender would work as we’d tried similar before (a completely different brand however) and it had monumentally failed so we didn’t really go looking for another one until we saw the one at Maplin and I’m jolly glad we did too.
If you want to buy one, they’re available at Maplin for just £54.99. Cheap considering all the problems we’ve had trying to get a connection in the garden, but suffer no more!