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How To Extend Wi-Fi to Your Garden Office or Shed

How To Extend Wi-Fi to Your Garden Office or Shed

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How To Extend Wi-Fi to Your Garden Office or Shed
If you're working from home, the last thing you want is to be constantly losing your internet connection. In fact, in this day and age, this is often the deciding factor on whether people can work from home at all. There are a few things you can do to try and extend your Wi-Fi signal to your garden office, and we've listed them below:

Wi-Fi Extender

By far the easiest way to get Wi-Fi in your garden office is by using a range extender or repeater - these work by amplifying the signal it receives from the router and is then bounced to your devices in your garden office.

One thing to keep in mind with range extenders is that they will halve your bandwidth - ie. if you have a 100mbps connection, an extender will give you 50mbps in your garden office.

Now, as technology advances, they will get better over time, however, for now, it’s still something to keep in mind…

Depending on the thickness of the walls in your house, you've probably used or, at least seen a range extender before - these are often used in large homes to extend the reach of a Wi-Fi signal.

The benefit of using extenders is that they are incredibly easy to set up and usually don't require any wiring. You can just plug it into an outlet and it starts working right away. All you need to do is pair them with your router and you're good to go.

Wi-Fi PtP (Point-to-Point)

The odds are, you've probably never heard of Wi-Fi Point-to-Point (PtP). The technology has been around for a while but only recently has it become popular.

PtP is very similar to using an extender except, instead of plugging it into an outlet, you hardwire it to your router with an Ethernet cable. It requires two units; one to connect to your router and another to sit outside in your garden office.

The benefit of using PtP is that you won't lose any bandwidth in the same way you would with an extender - a 100mbps connection via PtP, you'll still get 100mbps in your garden office.

Another benefit is that it's more reliable than an extender, ie. you shouldn't get any dropouts or inconsistencies in speed.

The downside of PtP is that it's more expensive than an extender and it does require some wiring. If you're not comfortable with running a cable through your house, this might not be the option for you.

Fast establishing itself as one of the more popular ways to extend your Wi-Fi signal is the Ethernet cable, which can be run from your router out to your garden office.

This is by far the most reliable way to extend your Wi-Fi signal - you won't lose much speed and you'll always have a consistent connection.

The only downside is that it requires some wiring and it is not something to be attempted without the help of a professional and may bump up the cost of installation.

Note: If you have a power cable installed for your garden office, you may be able to get an Ethernet cable installed at the same time; this would make running the wiring much easier + save you a bit of cash.

Have you found other ways to extend your Wi-Fi signal to your garden office or shed?

We would love to hear about them in the comments below. In the meantime you can get an idea of finishes by taking a look at the some of the already completed garden rooms on our website at www.cabinmaster.co.uk. For additional inspiration take a look at our downloadable free e-book The Ultimate Guide to Garden Rooms.

 

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