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Most of us have probably ten devices connected to the internet at any given time – not just your iPhone or iPad; but also your printer, your smart TV, and even your kitchen appliances. And although it may seem like a lot, as homes become more intelligent, every device needs to be connected to a Wi-Fi connection to make the most of it. Of course, if you have a big place, it might be tough to get connections everywhere. Even if your home isn’t that big, some routers don’t have enough power to cover your whole house or apartment. In cases like that, it’s best that you get a Wi-Fi extender. Not only will they help you with your connection, but some might even become your smart home assistant. Here are seven great options.
SignalTech Booster is a modest yet powerful Wi-Fi extender that offers a combined speed of up to 733Mbps and operates on the 2.4GHz (300Mbps) and 5GHz (433Mbps) band and the SignalTech Booster has a useful LED indicator that helps you quickly find the best position for the extender.
You can also use the SignalTech Booster as an access point and simply connect your wired internet connection to its Ethernet port. As such, it essentially provides the functionality of two networking devices in one package that plugs directly into any standard electrical outlet.
Not only that, but its small design ensures that you can place it basically anywhere, and you won’t even notice it’s there. It’s perfect for people who want the best of both worlds and don’t want something so big (or expensive).
People love this mesh system by TP-Link, and for a good reason. It is considered to be one of the best Wi-Fi extenders, with a coverage of 5,500 square feet.
This is an excellent system if you want to go out to your garden a still hold a strong Wi-Fi connection. Granted, you’ll probably need a small garden, but it’ll still get the job done.
Likewise, the Deco M5 router uses the AC1300 Wi-Fi standard to achieve speeds up to 1.3 GB. It is more than enough for watching HD videos or playing heavy video games online.
The design is quite simple, too, and it’ll remind you of those routers/extenders that you can find in hotels and other large structures. Plus, its flexible and light design will allow you to install it almost anywhere.
The NETGEAR Nighthawk AC2200 Wi-Fi Range Extender is the first Wi-Fi extender with MU-MIMO, a set of multi-input and multiple-output (MIMO) technologies for wireless communication. And in case you don’t want to deal with finding the perfect spot, this system has a light indicator that’ll let you know the best area to place it.
The AC2200 can extend an existing Wi-Fi network up to 2,000 square feet with powerful internal amplifiers and several antennas. An extender like this is excellent for delivering a solid and stable Wi-Fi signal to multiple users concurrently at the maximum dual-band transmission rate of 2.2Gbps, far more than traditional Wi-Fi range extenders can offer.
Google Nest Wi-Fi is one of the best systems to expand Wi-Fi coverage throughout your home. It is a mesh kit consisting of three pieces that you can place anywhere, like on a piece of furniture or a nightstand. Since its design it’s pretty minimal and even elegant, it can fit anywhere, feeling unintrusive. It also comes in different colors so that you can match it with any room’s color.
Setting it up is easy, and the management is straightforward, and, since it’s from Google itself, you know you’ll have a bunch of features available for you to play around with. For one, the Google Nest also works as a smart speaker! You can fully use Google Assistant and control all your smart home devices while producing a fantastic Wi-Fi connection.
Another great option from TP-Link is the Archer A7 AC1750. It’s a super-fast and powerful Wi-Fi extender. Despite the lower price, this router reaches high speeds of up to 1,300Mbps at 5 GHz and up to 450Mbps at 2.4 GHz. Plus, the four GB LAN ports help to achieve high speeds and reduce buffering.
If you’re not a tech-savvy person, just know that you’ll have everything you need for a smooth connection anywhere in your home. Additionally, this system also has one USB port, three high-gain external antennas, VPN server support. It makes the coverage more reliable and increases the connection speed. And the best part? You can control everything from your iPhone by using the TP-Link Tether app.
Even with good performance, the router is low-cost, and its plastic components look quite nice.
The Netgear EX5000 Wi-Fi extender has thousands of positive reviews on Amazon, so you’ll know you’ll be more than satisfied with it. It’s a device capable of extending your Wi-Fi signal up to 1,500 square feet. You’ll be able to connect over 25 devices without experiencing any problems with the connection. The EX5000’s wireless technology allows speeds up to a maximum of 1200 Mbps dual-band with FastLane technology. Not too shabby from a device that looks like a wall plug.
The universal compatibility, able to extend the signal of every modem router on the market, the ethernet port to connect more devices, and the security make this product one of the best in the low price range. Plus, installation is so easy; just press the WPS button to connect to your router, and you’re all set.
The D-Link AX1800 won’t win any beauty contests, but it’ll take care of those Wi-Fi dead zones you have at home. Its dual-band technology offers a maximum combined speed of 1,800 Mbps to ensure a fast and smooth connection. Plus, with such a small design, all you need to do is set it and forget it. And since you only have to push a button to start it, setting it up couldn’t be any easier. You can also download the free D-Link app to manage and change this device’s settings with just a few taps.