Getting WiFi out to a detached garage is a serious challenge that many homeowners struggle with when they are setting up wireless connections. Fortunately, there are several different solutions that can effectively solve the problem with a bit of hands-on. Below are the best options from simplest to most difficult to employ.
If you don’t have time to read the whole content, here’s a simple summary of the methods I discussed in the following content:
Ways to Extend your WiFi Range to Garage and Outdoors:
- Reposition Your Router – If you already have a powerful router, you can often get the range you need just by moving your router around.
- Invest in a More Powerful Router – If you have an older router, or you can’t get enough range with a basic router, you can increase your WiFi network range by investing in a more powerful product.
- Use a Wireless Repeater – This is an affordable way to stretch your wireless network in one direction, but only works well over short distances.
- Invest in a Powerline Adapter – Choose this option if you have quality wiring through your home and don’t want to run Ethernet lines inside or out.
- Buy an External USB Antenna – This is an affordable option that can increase your network strength when a powerful router is already installed.
- Use a Point-to-Point Antenna Setup – This is the best option when going over distances longer than 300 or 400 feet.
- Bury an Ethernet line and use an Access Point – Do this for the most stable internet connection.
- Use an Outdoor Access Point – use this to extend your network to multiple outdoor locations, or into larger outdoor spaces.
Plug, Pair and Play!
Plug the TL-PA4010 in the wall and connect it to the router with an Ethernet cable.*** Then plug the TL-WPA4220 in any desired power outlet.
Press the ‘Pair’ buttons on both adapters to create a secure network.
There you go! Just enjoy the seamless, high speed wired and wireless network.