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How a Wi-Fi Extender May Help You Improve Your AT&T Internet Performance

What are Wi-Fi extenders?

Your home wireless internet works by broadcasting a Wi-Fi signal from the gateway to your connected devices. In some cases, however, something can block the Wi-Fi signal from reaching parts of your home. For example, if there is a wall between the gateway and your computer, that might cause issues. Longer distance from the gateway can also cause connectivity or performance issues.

Wi-Fi extenders are devices that may help solve this problem. They take the signal from your Wi-Fi gateway, and they expand it to other areas of your home to reduce signal weak spots and dead zones. Some Wi-Fi extenders can extend the signal up to 1,000 sq. ft.

How to know if you need a Wi-Fi extender

If you’re having issues with your home internet, you might be wondering if a Wi-Fi extender can help. One great way to find out is by using AT&T Smart Home Manager.[1] Here’s how you can do that in five easy steps.

  1. OpenSmart Home Manager by logging into your AT&T account online, or by downloading the Smart Home Manager mobile app from your respective app store.
  2. Select Tools.
  3. Choose Do I need Smart Wi-Fi extenders?
  4. Answer the questions shown.
  5. Select GET RECOMMENDATION.

This will let you know if a Wi-Fi extender can help you improve your home internet performance or not.

Hopefully, this post helped you understand how useful Wi-Fi extenders can be and how to determine if you need one.


This article is AT&T sponsored content written by Matt Johnsen, a TechBuzz contributor. The statements in this article are his own and don’t necessarily represent the positions, strategies, or opinions of AT&T.


[1] AT&T Smart Home Manager is available to AT&T Internet Service customers with a compatible AT&T Wi-Fi Gateway. Limited to Wi-Fi network. AT&T Smart Wi-Fi Extender(s) sold separately.

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