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18 WebsiteCompass FAQs Dr. Webbie Answers your frequently asked questions QUESTION: How do I know if I might need a Wi-Fi range extender? ANSWER: If you’re having trouble getting a reliable Wi-Fi signal in certain areas of your home, the first thing to try is moving your Wi-Fi router to the most central location possible. If that doesn’t help, check on your router’s age. A router that’s been around for several years probably needs to be replaced with a newer model. Should neither of these steps improve your signal strength and coverage, a Wi-Fi range extender might be the answer. This device picks up your router’s Wi-Fi signal, amplifies it, and rebroadcasts the boosted signal. To get the best results, you have to plug the Wi-Fi range extender into a power outlet midway between your router and the dead-zone area. The extender can then pick up the Wi-Fi signal from your router and push it deeper into your home. With a Wi-Fi range extender, you may be able to extend your coverage area to serve areas such as a second floor bedroom, basement family room, or backyard deck. But keep in mind that a Wi-Fi range extender has its limitations. You’ll likely experience a significant drop in speeds in the “extended” network, due in part to the fact than an extender relies on the same frequency band as the router itself. The data that originally would have traveled directly from the access point to your connected device is now going through an intermediate step, which can reduce the Wi-Fi signal’s speed by about half. Depending on the size and configuration of your home, as well your family’s internet usage, you may be better served by a mesh router system than a Wi-Fi range extender. Ask your Internet Service Provider about it. QUESTION: I’m the curious type. What are the most-visited websites in the U.S.? ANSWER: The answer to that question will vary depending on the day, source, and specific data used to determine the website ranking. The top 10 list below was updated in June 2021 by Similarweb, which bills itself as the official measure of the digital world. It gives you a good idea of which websites typically get visited the most. Other frequently visited websites by users in the U.S. include eBay, Netflix, Zoom, DuckDuckGo, Bing, Linkedin, ESPN, AccuWeather, Myshopify, Fandom, Pinterest, and Yelp. What websites do you visit most often? Are your favorites on the list? 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10.