What are Wi-Fi extenders?
Your home wireless internet works by broadcasting a Wi-Fi signal from the gateway to your connected devices. In some cases, however, something can block the Wi-Fi signal from reaching parts of your home. For example, if there is a wall between the gateway and your computer, that might cause issues. Longer distance from the gateway can also cause connectivity or performance issues.
Wi-Fi extenders are devices that may help solve this problem. They take the signal from your Wi-Fi gateway, and they expand it to other areas of your home to reduce signal weak spots and dead zones. Some Wi-Fi extenders can extend the signal up to 1,000 sq. ft.
How to know if you need a Wi-Fi extender
If you’re having issues with your home internet, you might be wondering if a Wi-Fi extender can help. One great way to find out is by using AT&T Smart Home Manager. Here’s how you can do that in five easy steps.
- OpenSmart Home Manager by logging into your AT&T account online, or by downloading the Smart Home Manager mobile app from your respective app store.
- Select Tools.
- Choose Do I need Smart Wi-Fi extenders?
- Answer the questions shown.
- Select GET RECOMMENDATION.
This will let you know if a Wi-Fi extender can help you improve your home internet performance or not.
Hopefully, this post helped you understand how useful Wi-Fi extenders can be and how to determine if you need one.
This article is AT&T sponsored content written by Matt Johnsen, a TechBuzz contributor. The statements in this article are his own and don’t necessarily represent the positions, strategies, or opinions of AT&T.
 AT&T Smart Home Manager is available to AT&T Internet Service customers with a compatible AT&T Wi-Fi Gateway. Limited to Wi-Fi network. AT&T Smart Wi-Fi Extender(s) sold separately.