You can test the RangeXTD WiFi Booster internet access by connecting a different device to it, such as a mobile phone, tablet or computer. A range extender is a solid lower-cost alternative to buying a new router if you're looking to beef up your Wi-Fi network, with many now supporting advanced features like MU-MIMO and mesh networking. You'll need Xfinity Internet and an xFi Gateway to get started.
After frustrated customers advised they’ve spent 2 days straight trying to figure out how to setup the Wi-Fi extender. Generally, instead of wasting their time any further we’ll direct them to a more permanent solution, perhaps suggesting a Wi-Fi access point installation instead, depending on the user’s requirements.
The 2.4 GHz band is better at passing through walls and furniture, and it may even get Wi-Fi out to your backyard. City birds usually use the 5 GHz range since they’re living in tight conditions with hundreds of other people in their apartment building using the same frequency. The 5 GHz band is faster, but it doesn’t pass through obstacles as well as the 2.4 GHz.
So you can stream music in the back yard, video chat in your kitchen, or play online games in the basement. In other words, a range extender lets you take WiFi where it’s never gone before. Before you set up your WiFi Range Extender, download NETGEAR’s WiFi Analytics App to test WiFi strength in rooms throughout your home, helping you identify where your coverage is weakest. Once you’ve installed your WiFi Booster, use the app once again to test signal strength and see how your network speed has improved.