How to get better WiFi signal strength in low coverage areas

It's awful when you have a WiFi connection available but the coverage is so poor that not all devices can connect to it. Here's how you can boost the signal so you can connect all devices to the network

Using an hotel as an example and assuming you have a laptop PC with Connectify Hotspot installed: To setup your Hotspot as a Wi-Fi repeater, you must already be connected to your Hotel's Wi-Fi network. With Hotspot running, click on the “Wi-Fi Repeater” button at the top of your Hotspot screen.

Hotspot will broadcast an access point with the same SSID and password as the original network. Clients that connect will be bridged directly onto the original network using Hotspot’s network bridging capabilities.

Moreover, you can also make it seem like you only have one device connected, if there are network restrictions in place - see here how to do this andSet it up in just 4 easy steps:

  1. Download, install and purchase a Connectify Hotspot MAX license.
  2. Once installed, click the Wi-Fi Repeater Mode button.
  3. Choose the Wi-Fi network you want to connect to from the “Wi-Fi Network to Repeat” dropdown.
  4. Click “Start Hotspot” button and you Hotspot will act as a repeater to extend your Wi-Fi signal.

Note for Students: The more students are trying to get work done on the same network at the same time, it might decrease the quality of the Wi-Fi even more. If you’re in need of a stronger connection while working on that last minute paper or just want to enjoy some streaming video, you can use Speedify. Combine all of your available Internet connections for one better, faster connection. Read more about that here.

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