Despite subscribing to an Internet box, which therefore has wifi access, it happens that certain rooms in your home do not receive enough – or even at all – the signal. Also called “white zones”, these places may require the installation of a wifi repeater. The question being: how many wifi repeaters are needed for optimal coverage, depending on your home? Explanations.
You want to watch a series while cooking, listen to music while taking your bath or answer your emails from your bedroom upstairs. Problem: some rooms in your home do not receive the Internet network from your box, located in your entrance or in your living room. To be able to take advantage of all the freedom and activities offered by a fluid connection, such as watching movies in streaming on platforms, listening to music on Deezer, communicating with loved ones online, it is essential to have a wifi fast and stable throughout the housing. But then, in this situation, what to do? To fill these “white areas”, there is a very specific solution: wifi repeaters.
The wifi repeater: a solution that can be very useful
In concrete terms, a wifi repeater is a small box allowing you to amplify the Internet coverage of your box when certain places in your home are “out of range” of the wireless network. It is very useful, since it allows you to “repeat” the wifi signal of your box, to broadcast it in the corners of your home which does not receive it, or not enough. For it to work perfectly, you have to try to place it in the best possible place. To do this, you will have to try several configurations, until you find its final place. The key is to place it neither too close nor too far from your box, so that it does not encroach on the initial network coverage of a room and that it covers all the white areas.
How many wifi repeaters for optimal Internet coverage?
In some dwellings, very large or on several floors, it may be necessary to install several wifi repeaters. But then, how do you know if you should opt for more than one box in your home? We enlighten you. First of all, you should know that the configuration of the accommodation is decisive for the coverage of the Internet network. In reality, the need to acquire one or more wifi repeaters depends on several inherent characteristics: the thickness of the walls, the number of square meters, the layout of the rooms, the number of floors are all elements that affect wifi coverage. It is particularly recommended to have one wifi repeater per floor in a house. And here is what is recommended in terms of surface:
For accommodation of less than 70 m2
If your accommodation does not exceed the surface area of 70m2, you will not, except in special cases (for example thick walls), need to equip yourself with a wifi repeater; the range of your box alone should be enough to emit an effective Internet signal in all rooms.
For accommodation between 70 m2 and 120 m2
If you live in a dwelling whose complete surface is between 70m2 and 120m2, to cover all its corners, you will certainly need to install a wifi repeater.
For accommodation over 120 m2
For a dwelling of more than 120m2, two wifi repeaters should be necessary, to benefit from optimal network coverage.
How to install your wifi repeater with SFR & Me?
The good news for the happy owners of a state-of-the-art SFR Box 8 is that they will benefit from Smart WiFi repeaters which can be installed in two steps, three movements thanks to the SFR & Me application. Once you have your SFR credentials, here are the few steps you will need to follow:
- Open the SFR & Me application;
- Identify yourself;
- Press the “Smart WiFi” button;
- Press on “Install my repeater”;
- Follow directions.
These Smart WiFi repeaters for the SFR Box 8 allow all members of a household to benefit from the power of Wi-Fi 6, on all equipment, without interruption, and regardless of the size of the home. Cherry on the cake ? These accessories are offered as an option for only 3 euros per month per unit (without commitment) at SFR!
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