How to boost your WiFi signal using a WiFi extender

The CenturyLink® WiFi/Ethernet Extender helps deliver strong signal coverage to every corner of your home through advanced technology.

Are you looking for a way to increase the WiFi coverage in your home or business? If there’s a dead spot where your devices can’t connect to your WiFi, or experience a slower connection, it may be time to consider using a WiFi extender. Discover how to boost your WiFi signal strength with an easy-to-use piece of technology, the WiFi extender. 

What is a WiFi extender? 

The device does exactly what it says — extends signal quality throughout your home or business. That means better coverage and download speeds. WiFi extenders help to reduce buffering issues and dropped connections when devices are farther away from your router. WiFi extenders take your existing WiFi signal and help it gain strength throughout a given area. 

How does a WiFi extender boost your WiFi signal? 

The CenturyLink WiFi Extender kit is built on a best-in-class standard called, which stands for “Gigabit home network.” The kit uses your home’s existing electrical wiring system to carry the high-speed internet connection from your modem to the access point unit, which can be placed anywhere in your home that needs extra coverage.

In more technical terms, a Powerline Network Adapter (bridge) is used in combination with at least one Wireless Network Extender (access point) to stretch your wireless signal. By using the existing electrical system in your home or building, you can get a better connection to your modem or router by extending your wired connection, avoiding some of the physical limitations of usual wireless connections.

What you need to set up a WiFi extender

All the WiFi Extender kit requires is two electrical outlets to plug directly into, and a modem with a high-speed internet connection. Note that the devices should not be plugged into power strips or extension cords or they will not work properly. One device (called a bridge) gets plugged in near your modem, and the other device (the extender) can be plugged into any other outlet in another part of your home where you need extra coverage. 

Self-install your WiFi Extender kit 

The CenturyLink WiFi Extender starter kit includes three pieces of equipment:

  • 1 Network Adapter (Bridge), model CTLPB – WF-802G
  • 1 Wireless/Ethernet Extender (Access Point), model CTLAP – WF-802GW
  • 1 Ethernet cord

Fast and simple instructions are included, and the Extender devices are fully supported by CenturyLink’s customer service and help desk, so you can call at any time if you have any trouble with setup.

How to order your WiFi Extender kit 

Simply give us a call at 800-201-4099 and a Customer Care Representative will be happy to help you order the WiFi Extender Kit. 

Simply give us a call at 800-244-1111 and a Customer Care Representative will be happy to help you order the WiFi Extender Kit. 

Simply give us a call at 800-244-1111 and a Customer Care Representative will be happy to help you order the WiFi Extender Kit. 

The current price for the full WiFi/Ethernet Extender kit is $99, plus taxes and $4.95 for shipping. There is no installation fee, as this is a self-installed device.

Warranty and Return policy

Returns can be made within 30 days, and there is a 1-year warranty on the equipment.


CenturyLink makes it easy to boost your WiFi signal strength with the WiFi/Ethernet Extender kit. Call CenturyLink today at the number shown above to get your WiFi extender kit and improve WiFi coverage in your home or business. 

Wireless Extender FAQs

How do WiFi (wireless) extenders work? 
How do I know if I need a WiFi extender?
Will a wireless extender work at my house? 
Will a wireless extender work with my current CenturyLink modem? 
Can I use the extender with a modem I bought somewhere else?
What is the coverage range of wireless extenders?
Can I connect one network adapter to more than one extender? 
Can I move the wireless extender from one room to another? 
Can I do some research on my own?
How can I get a wireless extender, and how much does it cost? 
Can I return my WiFi extender if I decide I don't want it?
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