Video Blog: How to Set-Up A Wi-Fi Booster Kit

August 11, 2016 at 8:00 AM

Everyone could use a boost to their Wi-Fi connection. Fortunately, L-com has an entire family of wireless booster products designed to improve your wireless signal as well as amp up your operating range and performance. But how do you install a booster kit? No worries, we’ve got you covered.


Our instructional video walks you through the 6 simple steps to install our laptop Wi-Fi booster kit. This kit can be purchased by anyone in the United States and is FCC certified. With no special license required and such easy installation, anyone can use this Wi-Fi Booster kit. In less than 1.5 minutes we will show you exactly how easy it is to boost your wireless performance.



Our wireless booster/amplifier product lines include models that operate on 900 MHz, 2.4 GHz, 5.8 GHz, 4.9 GHz and 4G/LTE cellular frequency bands. They are ideal for applications such as 802.11a/b/g/n Wi-Fi, SCADA, RFID, Public Safety Service and Homeland Security. L-com’s Wi-Fi booster kits make it easy to take your wireless performance from ordinary to extraordinary.


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Video Blog: Installing an Outdoor Wi-Fi Amplifier

June 9, 2016 at 8:00 AM


When your Wi-Fi signal needs a boost, an outdoor Wi-Fi amplifier is a perfect solution to improve range, performance and coverage. Wi-Fi amplifiers are ideal for a variety of applications including 802.11a/b/g/n Wi-Fi, WLAN, SCADA, RFID, Public Safety, Homeland Security and more. Outdoor Wi-Fi boosters are designed to withstand the elements and feature rugged, cast aluminum construction and easy to read transmit and receive LEDs for at-a-glance troubleshooting.


Even though they are easy to install, you may want some guidance for your  DIY booster installation. Our instructional video shows you how to properly install an outdoor Wi-Fi amplifier to get maximum performance and avoid damaging your equipment. We walk you through five simple steps from start to finish. With 2 minutes of your time, you can boost your knowledge and your Wi-Fi signal.


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How To Extend Your Wireless Signal Range

March 3, 2016 at 8:00 AM


Extending Your Wireless Signal RangeEveryone wants to extend the range of their wireless signal. In fact, that is one of the most popular questions our customers ask here at L-com. If your router isn’t giving you the coverage you need, here are 5 tips to make sure your Wi-Fi signal goes the distance.


1.       Higher Gain Antenna

Antenna gain designates the ability for a signal to be transmitted or received. Using a higher gain antenna is one of the easiest ways to increase your wireless signal range. You should mindful of signal directionality though, because too much antenna gain can lead to a loss of vertical signal coverage.


2.       Wi-Fi Amplifier

Wi-Fi amplifier kits are easy to install and provide strong signal extension and coverage. Wi-Fi booster kits are available for anyone to purchase and don’t require special FCC licensing. There are also RF amplifiers available that support frequencies ranging from 900 MHz to 5.8 GHz and are available for export, military and FCC licensed users.


3.       Upgrade your Standard

If you currently use 802.11b or 802.11g wireless adapters and access points, an upgrade to 802.11n will give your wireless signal range a super boost. With more frequencies supported, higher bandwidth and almost twice the range of 802.11g, 802.11n offers significant advantages over earlier IEEE standards.


4.       Higher Power Access Point

Typically, a newer MIMO Wi-Fi router or access point transmits approximately 100mW to 800mW of power. A simple upgrade to one of these newer MIMO higher power access points or routers can improve your wireless signal and extend its coverage.


5.       Line of Sight, Fresnel Zone and Multipath Interference

Every wireless installation must take into consideration Line of Sight, Fresnel Zone and multipath interference. These factors, plus obstacles and obstructions posed by the physical environment, will all affect signal strength and range.


There are many factors that affect your wireless signal range, but there also a lot of ways to improve your coverage. Using one, or a combination of the changes listed above can ensure your wireless signal reaches its long distance destination.


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