Telstra looks to extend wireless coverage in the home with new Smart Wi-Fi Booster

Telstra has announced the new Telstra Smart Wi-Fi Booster, a device that allows customers to extend their wireless coverage to low signal areas in their home or office.

Jana Kotatko, Head of Fixed Products, said the Telstra Smart Wi-Fi Booster was tailor made for Telstra customers, particularly those with larger homes or rooms that were hard to reach with their modem’s standard Wi-Fi signal.

“The booster, which is the first of its kind to be offered by an Australian provider, is affordable and easy to set up, and features the latest Wi-Fi technology to seamlessly connect household devices to the strongest and fastest Wi-Fi source,” said Ms Kotatko.

“With the NBN now available to more than six million homes and businesses, and the rise of connected devices being used within Australian homes, our customers expect to be able to get online in any area of their property including their yards, garages or even bungalows.”

Telstra is confident in the reliability of their NBN service and has also announced a 30 day NBN satisfaction guarantee which gives customers the freedom to leave Telstra without penalty if they’re not happy with their NBN service.

The Smart Wi-Fi Booster comes in a pack of two, with one booster connecting to the modem and the other placed in another area of the house where the Wi-Fi signal starts to drop off.

Ms Kotatko said the seamless transition between boosters is a key advantage to this home Wi-Fi solution over existing Wi-Fi extenders.

“Many Wi-Fi extenders require a customer to manually choose which Wi-Fi point they want to connect to, or the signal needs to drop out completely before their connection switches over to the extender. This drop in service is enough to cut a call using Voice over Wi-Fi or Skype, make websites much slower to load and cause videos to buffer. With Telstra Smart Wi-Fi Booster, customers should be able to do all these things with fewer interruptions in more places,” said Ms Kotatko.

Ahead of the launch, Telstra trialled the Wi-Fi Booster in 100 homes and found that the vast majority of participants saw a lift in their Wi-Fi speeds and coverage, with 80% also reporting an improvement in streaming video performance.

“We’ve found customers naturally want to place a booster at the edge of their Wi-FI coverage, but in reality, placing it where the coverage has just started to drop off but is still relatively strong van provide a much better overall experience,” said Ms Kotatko.

“To help make this easier, we’ve updated our free Telstra Home Dashboard app which walks customers through a few simple steps to find the best areas in their home to set up their Smart Wi-Fi Boosters.”

Telstra’s Smart Wi-Fi Booster is also expected to assist the growing number of Australias adopting Smart Home technology helping them to connect devices to Wi-Fi which may not have reached before like an outdoor camera or motion sensor in the garage.

The Telstra Smart Wi-Fi Booster is available for $180 outright or $7.50/month over 24 months at or in Telstra stores across the country.

Join the newsletter!


Sign up to gain exclusive access to email subscriptions, event invitations, competitions, giveaways, and much more.

Membership is free, and your security and privacy remain protected. View our privacy policy before signing up.

Error: Please check your email address.

Tags TelstraWi-FiHome Networking

Keep up with the latest tech news, reviews and previews by subscribing to the Good Gear Guide newsletter.
Show Comments

Cool Tech

Toys for Boys

Family Friendly

Stocking Stuffer

SmartLens - Clip on Phone Camera Lens Set of 3

Learn more >

Christmas Gift Guide

Click for more ›

Brand Post

Most Popular Reviews

Latest Articles


PCW Evaluation Team

Aysha Strobbe

Microsoft Office 365/HP Spectre x360

Microsoft Office continues to make a student’s life that little bit easier by offering reliable, easy to use, time-saving functionality, while continuing to develop new features that further enhance what is already a formidable collection of applications

Michael Hargreaves

Microsoft Office 365/Dell XPS 15 2-in-1

I’d recommend a Dell XPS 15 2-in-1 and the new Windows 10 to anyone who needs to get serious work done (before you kick back on your couch with your favourite Netflix show.)

Maryellen Rose George

Brother PT-P750W

It’s useful for office tasks as well as pragmatic labelling of equipment and storage – just don’t get too excited and label everything in sight!

Cathy Giles

Brother MFC-L8900CDW

The Brother MFC-L8900CDW is an absolute stand out. I struggle to fault it.

Luke Hill


I need power and lots of it. As a Front End Web developer anything less just won’t cut it which is why the MSI GT75 is an outstanding laptop for me. It’s a sleek and futuristic looking, high quality, beast that has a touch of sci-fi flare about it.

Emily Tyson

MSI GE63 Raider

If you’re looking to invest in your next work horse laptop for work or home use, you can’t go wrong with the MSI GE63.

Featured Content

Don’t have an account? Sign up here

Don't have an account? Sign up now

Forgot password?