WiFi repeater or Powerline adapter? Or a precise bridge?

Would you like to enjoy reliable internet in all the rooms in your house? Maybe you have heard of WiFi repeaters or had a friend recommend a Powerline adapter to you. Then you would surely like to know what device would be better for the purpose you have in mind and for the rooms in your home. 

The option for which you should decide and the alternative that would give you a stable, fast internet connection depends on your requirements and on the conditions in your flat or house. For this reason, we will explain what you need to pay attention to when you are setting up your home network and which product is suited to what scenario.

As a rule, there are a number of concerns that need to be addressed, especially in modern home designs. The more you know about it, the easier it is to determine during planning which devices are helpful. Did you know, for example, that when you use a WiFi repeater, only half of the actual transmission bandwidth goes into action? No? Then this is where you need to be. We will, of course, also give you important background knowledge that will help you get the most out of your internet solution. 

Things to know about internet optimisation

  • Is your Internet missing?
  • WiFi or LAN?
  • Repeater vs. Powerline
  • Causes of WiFi dead spots
  • Router compatibility
  • Secure internet

Where do you not have an internet connection?

Would you like to move your office to the terrace, but your reception there is unreliable? The WiFi signal often doesn’t reach to the far corners of a flat. Common internet dead spots are the bedroom, the basement, the kitchen, and the garden terrace.


devolo lights up the "dark corners" of your home

WiFi or LAN?

Connections via wireless LAN are the most popular option for getting internet access for smartphones, tablets, and laptops.But if high-performance connections are required, Powerline with LAN connections is better for uninterrupted surfing pleasure.


Make the right choice for all terminal devices and rooms

Repeater vs. Powerline

A router signal is often inadequate to supply a house or a large flat with WiFi. The WiFi repeater can be a simple way to expand your network, but usually can’t move the signal farther than about one room.


We will help you make the right decision for the space you have

Causes of WiFi dead spots

Concrete walls, metal, and microwaves: there can be many causes of WiFi failure to reach all rooms or into the garden.The result is WiFi dead spots – places where there is only a weak connection to the network or none at all.

Find out more about causes of and solutions for slow WiFi


Router compatibility

devolo gives you reliable compatibility at all times, since it supports all common routers.If you are already using devolo products and just want to expand your network, you can do that without any problem, too.


Find out more about compatibility and the basics of optimising your router

Secure internet

Anyone who spends time online should observe a few basic rules to avoid pitfalls. This is especially true for children and teenagers, so adults should also take time to learn about online security.


Find out more about online security

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Improve WiFi range

In theory, relaxed surfing on the couch or streaming blockbuster films on you new Smart TV is very simple. In practice, however, WiFi often means not only wireless freedom, but also long loading times. A few simple tuning tips can take your WiFi to lightning speed at the blink of an eye.

dLAN optimisation

dLAN adapters are designed for optimal data transmission in your home. In rare cases, individual power sockets in the house may have low transfer rates. We explain how you can optimise transmission among adapters.

Installation and guidance

Want to understand your devolo product better, or need advice on a particular matter? Get help from our support team for any questions you have about service, warranty, functions, software, drivers, firmware, and product information.

Questions & answers

Everything you need to know about devolo products in our FAQs.

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devolo Cockpit

Manage your dLAN home network using our cockpit tool.

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You want to find out more applications such as gaming, streaming, and using WiFi in the kitchen?
Use our application guidebook for tips and product recommendations


Application overview