If you’ve ever had Wi-Fi problems at home with either your desktop or laptop computer, you may well have longed for some other way to get online and stay online. In this post, John Espirian explains a handy alternative to Wi-Fi in the home.
These days, Wi-Fi is a necessity in many homes – anyone who has a smartphone or tablet knows that. But what if you’ve got a computer in a room that doesn’t have a stable Wi-Fi signal? You probably won’t want to move the computer to another room just to get online. So, what to do?
We usually have one of two options for getting online with a broadband router:
- Wi-Fi – convenient but not always stable
- Ethernet – stable but not always convenient
Both systems have pros and cons, and neither is perfect. My suggested alternative is to use Powerline.