[ad]Hello Computer Lady,
You have been very helpful to the “older generation” and I have a question.
I have wifi in my home, but if I go to the back porch with my i-pad, I have no wifi access.
Was told to purchase a wifi extender but it is expensive, do you have any other alternative for me, other than
to stay in the house when using my iPad?
Thank you, Dana
I love to sit on my back porch and read or sew, so I can relate to your problem.
Before you start purchasing new items like a wi-fi extender, I would try moving your router. The signal from your router covers an area kind of like an umbrella protects an area from rain.
So, if you position your router in the middle of your home, and fairly high up, it will reach farther than if it is on one side of your house in the basement or down low on the first floor.
My router, for example is located in the center of my home, on a high shelf. (I have to use a ladder to get to it).
If you are using an older router, purchasing a new, stronger one might also do the trick. Don’t get the cheapest one you can find, but go with the middle price range.
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