Guide to Choosing Wi-Fi Extend...

Basement Defender™ has a recommended Wi-Fi extender, which has the appropriate configuration options to be compatible with our devices.

Recommended Unit: TP-Link WiFi Extender

However, if you should choose to purchase a different Wi-Fi extender, our units work with nearly all Wi-Fi extenders. When purchasing a Wi-Fi extender, please ensure that it has the following configuration options:

You are able to name the extended Wi-Fi network differently from the main Wi-Fi network.

The extender should support a 2.4 gHz Wi-Fi frequency, with the ability to either turn off the 5 gHz frequency or given the 5 gHz frequency a different name. (The Basement Defender™ system is set to work with 2.4 GHz Wi-Fi and will not work on 5gHz networks in order to provide wider coverage. 2.4 gHz penetrates walls and floors much better than 5 gHz networks.)

Once you are ready to set up the extender, please refer to our Wi-Fi Extender Instructions.

Roy Spencer - President of Basement Defender
Roy is a respected authority in the waterproofing industry, with over 40 years of experience under his belt. His company, Perma-Seal, has earned a reputation as Chicagoland’s premier waterproofing contractor, thanks to Roy’s unwavering commitment to quality, integrity, and customer satisfaction. His latest innovation, the Basement DefenderTM, is a testament to his dedication to providing homeowners with the best possible protection against basement flooding, representing a major leap forward in the industry’s efforts to prevent water damage and save homeowners from costly repairs.