When smart home security products first started hitting the market, customers complained that their doorbells and cameras could not connect to the internet beyond a certain range. However, since then, smart security device manufacturers like Eufy have extended their products’ Wi-Fi ranges.
The Eufy camera can be placed 300 feet from its Homebase, and there are Wi-Fi extenders that you can buy to extend this range. Your Wi-Fi extender’s field will depend on the type of product you buy, as well as your internet bandwidth.
If you have multiple cameras, you may be wondering how you can get the most out of your internet connection. Read on to learn about how you can position your devices to get the most out of your system and how a Wi-Fi extender could improve your router’s signal.
Eufy’s Homebase acts as a Wi-Fi repeater, meaning that it creates a new network after connecting to your router. This is different from a Wi-Fi extender, which extends your router’s current signal without affecting the connection’s strength.
With a Wi-Fi extender, you could place your Eufy camera even farther away than the standard 300 feet. However, this will depend on a variety of features, including:
Your Wi-Fi extender’s specs will also determine how far you can place your cameras from the Eufy Homebase.
If your Eufy products are getting weak Wi-Fi signals, there are some things that you can do to get the most out of your system. First, consider the proximity of the Homebase to your router. Ideally, they should be adjacent to each other without any obstructions blocking the signal.
If you are still having problems with the strength of your Wi-Fi signal connecting to your devices, consider the following:
While testing out what location works best for your system, you can go into the Eufy Security app and test the connection. Here, you can get a firsthand look at the strength of your Wi-Fi signal and make changes accordingly.
Eufy knows that every residence has a different layout. As such, you can extend the strength of your Wi-Fi signal by using a Wi-Fi extender.
When deciding which Wi-Fi extender meets your needs, you will need to consider:
In 2018, Eufy said that they would be releasing their brand’s Wi-Fi extender in quarter one of 2019. While this has not happened yet, this does not mean that the company will not release the product in the future.
Eufy’s products are designed to connect to signals 2.4 GHz and higher, so a Wi-Fi extender is not necessary in most cases.
Before opting for a Wi-Fi extender, here are some things to ask yourself first:
You do not need an extender to get the most out of your smart home security system. However, by opting for one, you can improve your Wi-Fi signal’s power and reduce the likelihood of disconnections.
To conclude, the Eufy camera can be up to 300 feet away from the Homebase, and with a Wi-Fi extender, it could be even farther.
While you can extend its range using a Wi-Fi extender, this is not necessary. You would only need to do this if your products could not connect to your router or unable to maintain a steady, strong connection.
Your router’s power, the layout of your house, and other factors will determine whether you will need to purchase an extender. If you are using an extender and still have problems getting your devices to connect, you can reach out to Eufy’s customer support network.