If you're finding your wireless network is not providing the coverage you need you may find yourself looking at a number of options available to extend your coverage and to eliminate any black spots. But before you decide to spend any money on hardware it is always worth trying a few simple things first to get the most out of the wireless router you already own. I know that most people who are reading this may have already thought about most of these tips, but just in case you've missed some, here are a few tips that can help with extending WI-FI range: The first and perhaps most important thing to think about is the location of your wireless router. Think about where most of the devices using the network are located and try to move your wireless router to a location that is centralized to those devices. Also remember that WI-FI is a lateral technology, which means that it was designed to transmit a signal horizontally and not vertically so if you live in a 2-storey house, don't expect the signal to be fantastic up stairs, though sometimes you will still get away with it. cvConnect the adapter downstairs to your router via ethernet cable. You'll probably already have a spare power outlet next to your router so this shouldn't be a problem. Then up stairs, you will probably need another wireless access point to be plugged into the powerline adapter. Essentially this will create two wireless networks, an up stairs and a down stairs network but due to the powerline ethernet adapters they are connected to form one larger home network. Change the channel that your router is transmitting on. In Canada and the United States, routers use channels 6, 11, and 1. You may have interference on one of the channels so try the others to see if it improves the situation. If you are from a country other than the USA or Canada, please make sure you check for any regulations in regard to the channel you should operate your router on. Most routers will request you to choose your country and only offer you the channels that are permitted in your location anyway. Make sure you have the latest firmware for your router. Sometimes firmware updates can greatly increase your routers performance and reliability. This is often overlooked. If your router has a removable antenna, perhaps consider purchasing a high gain antenna. These can be rather inexpensive and may be all you need to get the coverage you need. It's certainly worth a try.