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How To Connect Wi-Fi To Your Garden Shed

How To Connect Wi-Fi To Your Garden Shed

The first thing most people think about when moving into a new home is how to connect to the Wi-Fi. So it’s not surprising that a lot of people are now creating a Wi-Fi set-up in their garden shed.

If you are installing a new shed or you want to upgrade your 5-year-old shed, then look no further. We have compiled a step-by-step guide to shed Wi-Fi connection just for you.

Everyone deserves to enjoy being surrounded by the outdoors without having to sacrifice their daily dose of screen time.

The benefits of Wi-Fi in your shed

We’re sure you’re already aware of the benefits of Wi-Fi by now; it’s fast, it’s efficient, and it allows us to keep up with trends on social media. 

But you might be wondering what wifi could be used for in a shed. 

Remote working

With working from home, you need a reliable Wi-Fi system that can keep you on the web all day long. Therefore, it only makes sense that you need to be able to access the Wi-Fi from your home in your garden office. 

From team Zoom calls to adding and editing documents, you need to be able to do it all. Creating a garden office provides you with your own distraction-free environment, separating your home responsibilities from your work responsibilities, even if it is just venturing to the bottom of your garden.


An entertainment den is the perfect space to kick up your feet and enjoy your favourite TV shows and games away from your noisy household.

But without Wi-Fi, your dream hideaway is only a dream. A strong WiFi signal ensures that you can stream content in high definition, enhancing your viewing or listening experience. 

Smart gardening

Not only is Wi-Fi beneficial for activities inside your shed, but it can also be used to monitor your garden and allow your plants to flourish.

For sheds with indoor plants, smart lighting systems can be programmed to provide optimal light conditions for different types of plants. 

With growth tracking systems, you can track plant growth over time, providing insights into the variables that are affecting the health of your garden.


With any structure that stores expensive or important equipment, extensive security systems need to be put in place.

Wi-Fi allows you to place security cameras and remote systems, such as smart locks and alarms, around your garden shed. For anyone who is using their shed as an office or entertainment area, this is the perfect solution to protect your equipment.

Steps to connect Wi-Fi to your garden shed

1. Assess current Wi-Fi strength

  • Check the number of bars that are currently available in your shed to access the strength.
  • On IOS, Go to "Settings" > "WiFi” and view the three-bar icon that indicates signal strength.
  • You can also use a Wi-Fi strength meter to measure it more accurately.

2. Choose the right equipment

  • Wi-Fi extenders: With easy installation, you plug this device into a power outlet or USB port to amplify the existing signal for a fast connection.
  • Powerline adapters: For this, you plug one adapter into an electrical outlet near your router and the other in your garden shed. Then, connect them to your devices via Ethernet cables.
  • Mesh Wi-Fi Systems: Ensure your main router's firmware is up to date, then use an Ethernet cable to connect the main node to an open LAN port on your existing router. Plug the main node into a power outlet and turn it on.

3. Position your equipment

  • Place Wi-Fi extenders halfway between the router and the shed for optimal signal boost.
  • For powerline adaptors, place the second one in an electrical outlet inside the garden shed and connect it to your devices via Ethernet or WiFi.
  • Place mesh nodes within a range of each other between the main router and the garden shed.
  • Ensure there are minimal obstructions between devices. Keep the router away from walls, electronic devices and metal objects to avoid interference. 
  • Consider outdoor-rated equipment if placed outside, making sure it is weatherproof beforehand. 

4. Secure your connection

  • Change the default usernames and passwords for your router- use a strong password that is easy to remember.
  • Update firmware regularly for efficient security and connection, and add a VPN for additional protection.
  • Consider setting up a guest network for the shed to separate traffic for quicker connection. 

5. Test the connection

  • Use a WiFi signal strength app on your phone to check the connection in the shed or check the built-in indicators on your devices.
  • Stream videos or download files to check for any lagging and delays.
  • Connect multiple devices to the Wi-Fi to test if it can handle the load.
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