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Do You Need A WiFi Extender? You Can Win One Too!

Have you ever thought about a WiFi extender? I hadn’t until recently. I have pretty decent WiFi when it’s working (which isn’t a lot recently). But recently I started to notice it was wavering in certain parts of the house. I like to blog in the kitchen and my router is in the living room. Granted I don’t have a big house so I didn’t think I would have such an issue.

But an issue there was albeit a small one. I need to be able to work as quick as possible when I have deadlines looming and if the WiFi isn’t up to scratch it doesn’t make life easy for me. Hands up who gets stressed when they can’t get online! *raises both hands in the air* So when the opportunity arose to put a WiFi Extender to the test I thought I would give it a whirl and see if it made any difference.

What Does A Wifi Extender Do?

In a nutshell it extends your WiFi signal. It receives your signal, amplifies it and then transmits the boosted signal giving you more coverage than previously. It’s that easy.

Does It Work?

First I have to mention that lately my router keeps booting me off my network (if that’s the right phrase) oh the joys! So it took me a while to manage to get connected to my router. Talk about bad timing. I first attempted to connect my PC to the network but it wasn’t having any of it and refused to be connected.

So I took my laptop into the kitchen and tried with that. I found it a struggle to actually figure out how to connect it. I blame that on me being a complete tech phobe. But I got there in the end, eventually after some choice words and persistence!

How To Connect.

So I received a WR01 WiFi extender from Pix-Link on Amazon. It retails at £10.99. It comes with a leaflet with step by step instructions on how to connect. Instructions that I couldn’t follow, sounds about right for me. As someone who doesn’t really know about IP addresses and such it took a little bit of figuring out on my part. All you need to do really is to connect to the default ip address on the back of the extender. Log in with the username/password and then change the setting to match that of your home network. Not hard really is it!

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However when I got it it was all good. I connected and stayed connected. I have had full bars ever since, even in the kitchen. Result! Maybe a WiFi Extender is exactly what I needed after all. I have had it connected for a little while now and fingers crossed my issues are solved. So far I am still able to get internet in all corners of the house. I can see this being a big help. Especially for Olivia who gets frustrated when the WiFi isn’t as strong as she needs it when watching Zoella.

If you would like to order a WR01 Extender for a limited time (expires 31/01/17) you can use code NEVCN65H to get £3 off over in the Amazon Store.

Fancy Winning One For Yourself?

Pix-Link have kindly offered to give out a WR01 WiFi Extender to one lucky winner. All you have to do is follow the steps correctly in the Gleam widget to be entered.

T’s &C’s.

Please make sure to enter all options fully and correctly doing so will invalidate your entries, all of them. This competition. UK delivery only and over 16’s please. The prize is 1x a WR01 WiFi extender supplied and fulfilled by Pix-Link trading on Amazon. The winner will be drawn and contacted within 5 days of the competition end. Please allow 28 days for delivery. The winner has 28 days to make contact and acknowledge the win before another winner is drawn. Competition will run from 08/12/16 to 11.59pm 01/01/17.

*Disclaimer: I was provided with a WiFi Extender for purpose of this review. Al thoughts and opinions (and technical difficulties) are my own. Make sure to visit Pix-Link on Amazon on December 10th 2016 for their special offer Lightening Deals

 

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40 Comments

  1. Natalie Crossan

    January 1, 2017 at 8:47 pm

    The summer house in the garden x

  2. Deborah Mackenzie

    January 1, 2017 at 7:53 pm

    Bedroom as I play on my ipad there and hate that the connection always drops!

  3. Diane Duggan

    December 31, 2016 at 8:18 pm

    The bedroom – I’d love to be able to use the tablet upstairs.

  4. Fiona jk42

    December 31, 2016 at 7:33 pm

    for some reason the wifi doesn’t work in our kitchen, which is frustrating when you want to use a recipe that you have found on-line

  5. Sheila Reeves

    December 31, 2016 at 5:38 pm

    For our living room as it’s furthest away from the line into the house

  6. Kim Neville

    December 31, 2016 at 12:21 pm

    Our bedroom as furthest away

  7. nicola ithell

    December 31, 2016 at 10:01 am

    my son’s bedroom is terrible for reception and keeps booting off his ps4 so a wifi extender would be ideal for his bedroom. 🙂

  8. Sirley Young

    December 31, 2016 at 9:49 am

    My shed 😀 my husband works from home and often finds having two kids underfoot rather distracting, so he uses his phone hotspot in his shed, but it’s not ideal. With a wifi extender we could use the house wifi in the shed, the kids wouldn’t have to tiptoe around and he could be more productive in his “home office ” 😀

  9. Sirley Young

    December 31, 2016 at 9:49 am

    My shed 😀 my husband works from home and often finds having two kids underfoot rather distracting, so he uses his phone hotspot in his shed, but it’s not ideal. With a wifi extender we could use the house wifi in the shed, the kids wouldn’t have to tiptoe around and he could be more productive in his “home office ” 😀

  10. Sandra Jo Siddall

    December 30, 2016 at 7:01 pm

    We so need one for our bedroom because the signal is barely there and I would love to be able to watch Netflix from my lovely comfy bed 🙂

  11. Sheri Darby

    December 30, 2016 at 5:40 pm

    My eldest son’s bedroom – the wifi doesn’t seem to reach there

  12. Anthea Holloway

    December 30, 2016 at 4:19 pm

    In the bedroom – it simply does not reach from the hub downstairs!

  13. Cheryl Price

    December 28, 2016 at 11:32 am

    My sons room, which is a massive problem as he is 15 and likes to go online alot.

  14. Victoria Prince

    December 28, 2016 at 10:42 am

    The extension (which happens to be my room :-\) – have horrendous problems in there, just cannot get the wifi at all. This would be life changing, really must look into getting one!

  15. janine atkin

    December 27, 2016 at 7:39 pm

    i could do woth one for the bedroom

  16. Alica

    December 27, 2016 at 5:52 pm

    For the bedrooms 🙂

  17. Harline

    December 27, 2016 at 8:06 am

    The bedroom always furthest away it would be so useful

  18. Susan B

    December 24, 2016 at 12:24 pm

    Our little bedroom has our desktop computer in it and the signal drifts in and out all the time. Would love the extender to help us use that machine.

  19. Jodie A Harvey

    December 20, 2016 at 9:17 am

    our bedroom, signal is rubbish up there!

  20. Niki Wardle

    December 19, 2016 at 12:07 am

    This has been on my “must buy at some point” list for a while now, my living room signal is poor as the router is at the back next to hubby’s computer, it drives me potty!

  21. Ruth Harwood

    December 18, 2016 at 11:38 am

    It would be great to have a better wifi signal in my Bedroom xx

  22. Spencer Broadley

    December 18, 2016 at 9:17 am

    The bedroom is definitely most needed

  23. Chris S

    December 18, 2016 at 8:31 am

    I would like it in the kitchen/snug which is where we seem to spend all our time

  24. Chris S

    December 18, 2016 at 8:29 am

    I would need one for my kitchen/snug – it’s where we all spend our time and the signal just isn’t very strong there.

  25. Margaret GALLAGHER

    December 18, 2016 at 12:28 am

    My kitchen yhe WiFi is poor there

  26. A S,Edinburgh

    December 17, 2016 at 10:57 pm

    The living room, it could do with a bit of a boost.

  27. kelly wheelhouse

    December 17, 2016 at 8:56 pm

    I’d need one for my bedroom as the signal is really bad in there

  28. Kat C

    December 17, 2016 at 8:25 pm

    Our back room as the signal is so weak there!

  29. Susan Smith

    December 17, 2016 at 8:10 pm

    I have a room where i do some crafting, would love wifi in there

  30. Angela Treadway

    December 17, 2016 at 3:44 pm

    kids bedroom x

  31. Peter Watson

    December 17, 2016 at 2:41 pm

    2 bedrooms upstairs

  32. Katie

    December 17, 2016 at 8:06 am

    My living room as then I can watch films in here… our box is upstairs

  33. Francis Armstrong

    December 17, 2016 at 7:46 am

    I need this in my life we can only get a WiFi signal downstairs

  34. Tracy Nixon

    December 17, 2016 at 5:00 am

    For the girl’s bedrooms!

  35. Libby Noack

    December 15, 2016 at 12:17 pm

    It would be great to have better WIFI in Our Bedrooms 🙂

  36. Stephanie

    December 10, 2016 at 9:09 pm

    My daughters bedroom upstairs, limited wifi is soooo frustrating for a 14 year old with a new Boxset!

  37. ruth robinson

    December 8, 2016 at 3:44 pm

    MY LIVING ROOM AND BEDROOM THANK U FOR THIS USEFUL PRIZE

  38. Pauline jaconelli

    December 8, 2016 at 12:10 pm

    Oh this would be fantastic because I sleep on my couch most nights to watch my tablet before I go to sleep because the wifi won’t stretch upstairs! It’s so annoying. I’d love to sleep in own own bed again but I need TV before bed! Boooo but fingers tightly crossed for this, it’s a lifesaver

  39. relentlesslypurple

    December 8, 2016 at 7:47 am

    Ah I keep thinking about buying one of these so the tablets have a stronger signal the other end of the flat! Xx

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