Is Power line st ill relevant?
If your Wi-Fi has trouble reaching every corner of your home, you’re not alone. It could be because your home is on multiple floors, or because there are numerous walls between the device you’re using and your Wi-Fi router.
One way to fill in these ‘not spots’ is to use an 802.11ac router such as the latest model of AirPort Extreme (£169, apple.com/uk) or AirPort Time Capsule (from £249), which boast beamforming technology and better antennae to help your Wi-Fi network reach further by targeting the signal towards 802.11ac devices for a stronger signal. Another option is to extend the reach of your network using a Wi-Fi extender, such as Apple’s AirPort Express (£79).
A third option is to use powerline technology, which shuttles data around your home over your home’s electrical wiring. Devolo’s dLAN 1200+ac (£160, devolo.co.uk) comprises two powerline transceivers; you connect one to your broadband modem and a power socket at one end, and the other where you want to get internet access. Handily, it also includes 802.11ac Wi-Fi as well.