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How to Connect Your Yagi Antennas to Your Router?

Before anything else, let us try to have a clearer definition of what a Yagi antennas is all about, and what it can do for you in terms of router connectivity concerns. 

We’d qualify this antenna as a directional type. They are also  significantly helpful in singly improving radiation. This radiation can be either reception of energy or transmission, like that of a cell signal.  

There are a variety of applications for a Yagi type of antenna. At an industrial level, you can take advantage of them when you are working with radar technology. They help in movement detection or for ham radio. 

At a consumer level, you can use them to enhance Over-the-Air TV reception. The good news is, if you are not aware yet, you can now use Yagi type of antennas to boost cell and WiFi signals. This works to the advantage of those who are maintaining a home network. Offices with WiFi  networks can benefit from this, too. 

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However, if you are intending to use it on boosting your cell signal while inside your vehicle, we are not going to encourage you to do that.  

Hooking up or establishing a link between your WiFi router and Yagi antenna will make it possible for you to repeat a far-off network signal and receive the same. 

This will also make it possible for you to share your network connection to other nearby devices or another structure on your property sans the need to run cable. Attaching your Yagi type of antenna to a repeating router will help in getting the job done.  

Step 1

At the back of your WiFi router, you need to disconnect an antenna to give room for one more. Then grab your Yagi cable antenna and plug it into the empty antenna socket. Make sure to point your antenna towards the network direction you want to repeat.  

Step 2

Connect your desktop computer to your WiFi router, and from here head to the router configuration page. 

By default, this should be accessible by typing in onto your browser url section. In the basic configuration page, replace or make changes to the IP address of your router to “”.

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By this measure, your router will not get in the way of the network you want to repeat. Don’t forget to hit the “Save” button to apply the changes you made. 

Step 3

Go to the top and click on the “Status” tab. Then look for the “wireless” tab and make your way to the bottom part of the page. You will find it there and click on the “Site Survey” button. 

Click on the “Join” button, which is usually following the network name you are intending to repeat. Then, finally, click on “Continue”, to allow your changes to take effect.  

Step 4

From “Wireless Mode” change it from “Client” to “Repeater”. Don’t forget to hit the “Save” button. You will find this at the bottom of the page.  

Step 5

In the “Virtual Interface”, click on “Add” tab. From here you can come up with a name intended for your repeated network. When you are in the range of this router, you can connect to this network name. 

Should the network you are repeating happens to come with wireless encryption, it will be necessary for you to supply it with the correct password and encryption type. The “Wireless Security” tab will let you do this. 

Choose the security mode intended for the “Physical Interface”, then provide the correct password. To reboot your router and apply the changes made, click on the “Apply Setting” tab.  

Make sure to follow the suggested steps provided above to establish connection between your router and Yagi antenna. 

What is a WiFi Antenna Booster?

To survive, we as human beings need to have access to these 4 basic elements, food, water, shelter, and air. Nowadays, however, there is another item that most of us can’t seem to live without. Hence, we should add this one as the fifth item of must-haves for human living. To many of us, it has become a “necessity” to modern living – WiFi and WiFi antenna booster. 

We often rely or depend so much on WiFi for a lot of things, and traveling is one of those areas where we usually use it. We make use of translation apps, Google Maps, currency converters, and a sundry of social platforms that help us reach out and stay connected with family and friends back home. And all of which require access to the Internet via a WiFi connection.  

While the working principle behind WiFi technology continues to grow and further developments about it are underway too, there are still a lot of many people out there, especially in remote regions where Internet access is sluggish or difficult to come across.

One way to get around this issue is by taking advantage of a WiFi antennas booster. It is a substantial addition to your travel arsenal must-haves.  

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Booster For WiFi Antenna?

One of the key selling features of a laptop computer is its wireless connectivity. They usually come with built-in wireless cards to enable them to detect and access WiFi signals. Thus, giving you wireless access to the Web, sans using a LAN cable. 

However, there is a downside to what the wireless cards are capable of. The wireless signal or range they produce is quite limited. This will leave you suffering from a frustratingly sluggish connection, or it disconnects you.  

A WiFi antenna booster is a boon to wireless connectivity concerns in many households, and even in many enterprises today. It amplifies the WiFi connection range of your wireless devices, starting from laptop computers, desktop computers with wireless connectivity (because of a wireless adapter), mobile phones, tablet PCs, smart TVs, and other similar devices.

There are two key benefits when you boost a wireless signal – it lets you access a WiFi network that would have otherwise been out of reach. Second, it improves the connection speeds of signals that are within range. 

Aside from those two points, they can also help significantly extend your range of 200-300 yards further than opposed to just using a wireless card alone. 

WiFi antennas come in many kinds, most of which are easy to use. You can plug some of these wireless antennas into the USB port of your laptop computer while others are ultra-lightweight, which makes them your perfect travel companion. 

Why Might You Need a booster for Your WiFi Antenna?

There are many instances that a booster/enhancer for a WiFi type of antenna could help you out, and as earlier mentioned here it is extremely useful when you are traveling. 

Maybe, for whatever reason, you would want to work outside a café, however, the signal outside is weak. Or you may be out, say, on a beach, it can help in extending your reach to hotspots that are nearby.  

WiFi boosters are also useful in commercial establishments like hostels and hotels. You may notice that these places would have good signals everywhere, throughout the hotel itself and its rooms.

But there are also occasions that the signal would be strong only in the reception areas, but the signal reaching the rooms is very poor. In case that you need to get some work done and you need to access the Internet, or that you want to relax and watch a movie in your room, a boosted wireless signal will be most helpful there.   

It is also the same bane inside our homes. Sometimes a certain room or a corner inside our house that the WiFi signal would be weak or there is completely nothing.

If your home has an attic and you are having a hard time getting a strong wireless WiFi signal there, a wireless booster can help remedy the situation.