Top Wifi Range Extender review : 2017 : Buyer’s Guide :
Most of the time, wifi routers can cover almost all areas of a small house or office. But, there are some areas left where network speed is slower or wifi signal is not same as rest of the house. in that case, you can either buy a new high range wifi router or you can plug wifi range extender to extend the signal. Wifi extender should be placed somewhere near the wifi router. The extender spreads the wifi signal to all your connected device. Having a wifi extender is like having routers at different places of your home or office.
There are plenty of wifi rang extenders available. But we have picked out the top 5 wifi range extenders currently available. Let’s take a look :
|TP-Link N300 Wi-Fi Range Extender||300 Mbps||1||no|
|NETGEAR N600 Wifi Range Extender||600 Mbps||1||1|
|TP-Link AC750 Dual Band WiFi Range Extender||N/A||1||no|
|Securifi Almond Touchscreen WiFi Wireless Extender||N/A||1||1|
|NETGEAR AC1200 Desktop WiFi Range Extender||1200Mbps||4||N/A|
5. TP-Link N300 Wi-Fi Range Extender, AP mode Supported(TL-WA855RE) :
N300 wifi range Extender is a small sized affordable extender with a really good performance. It has a LED indicator to indicate if the place has a good wifi connection. Place it anywhere where it marks green and expand the signal to all other places. It is compatible with any wifi router and supports wireless speed up to 300 Mbps. You can also turn it to an access point or connect any wired device with its Fast Ethernet port. Additionally, TP link provides 2 years of warranty and 24/7 technical support for free.
Key Points :
1. Access point and ethernet port
2. Small size and easy to install
3. 2 years warranty and customer support
4. NETGEAR N600 WiFi Range Extender (WN3500RP) :
The NETGEAR N600 Wifi Range Extender supports dual band wifi coverage simultaneously , so you can connect your devices on both 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz bands. This wifi extender allows you to play musics wirelessly over the wifi network on any music devices. It also has one USB port and one Fast ethernet port , that can be used to connect any printers or other wired device and you can access it wirelessly from any device. This wifi extender can be used with any wifi router and it can deliver speed up to 600 Mbps. Before installing it at your home, you can download Netgear Wifi analytics application and check the network status at different location of your home. Install it easily with any browser, no additional software is required for that.
Key Points :
1. Dual band wifi with upto 600 Mbps.
2. USB and ethernet port
3. Easy installation
3. TP-Link AC750 Dual Band WiFi Range Extender :
Using dual band speed of AC750 you can improve your wi-fi range up to 10000 square feet. It works with any wi-fi router and best for extending wifi to Echo, Smart Plugs, Smart Bulbs, Smart phones, Smart Tv , playstation etc. It also has one ethernet port , that can be used for any wired device.It is compatible with 802.11 b/g/n and 802.11ac wifi routers. One thing we have loved about this Network extender that you can find the best spot at your home to place it using its “intelligent signal detector ” . i.e. it will automatically inform you if the place is having a good wifi connection or not. You can also download TP-LINK Tether App for your android smartphone or iPhone and manage the wifi network connectivity. Additionally , TP-LINK provides 2 years of warranty and 24/7 customer support .
1. Compatible with all wifi routers
2. Intelligent signal detector
3. Android and iPhone app
2. Securifi Almond Touchscreen WiFi Wireless Router/ Extender :
Securifi Almond is not only a wifi range extender, it can also be used as a wireless router. Even it can also be used as access point or wireless bridge . No computer is required for the setup, you can easily set it up with its easy touch screen interface. As claimed by Securifi, 95% of customers can set it up in 3 minutes. Almond is compatible with most of the wifi routers, even it can be paired with amazon Alexa. Using Alexa, you can set up voice activated features like parental control , guest networks etc. Additionally, you can get network notifications on your phone like who is using your wifi , block unwanted devices , parental control etc.
1. Can be used as Wifi range extender, router, access point and wireless bridge
2. Easy Setup
3. Phone notification
1. NETGEAR AC1200 Desktop WiFi Range Extender (EX6200) :
And, on first place, we have NETGEAR AC1200 Wifi Range Extender. This wifi range extender has 700 mW high powered amplifiers and 5dBi antennas for covering a large area. Thanks to its dual core processor, even multiple devices connected at the same time will not reduce the wifi speed. All the devices we have seen above has at max 1 ethernet port. But NETGEAR AC1200 has 5 Gigabit Ethernet ports to connect your wired devices directly. It can be used as an access point. Also , you can use NETGEAR wifi analytics app to get advanced information of your wifi network like network status, wifi signal strength, wifi strength by location etc. Use this app and find out the best place for this extender.
1. High powered amplifiers and antennas
2. Dual core
3. 5 Ethernet ports
Wifi extenders are useful but most of time they cannot provide same wifi speed as providing by a router. I would suggest you to take a look into the best wifi routers review article before placing an order. NETGEAR AC1200 Desktop WiFi Range Extender is great if you want a powerful extender . Also you can go for Securifi Almond , that can be used as a router as well as an extender. Choice is yours. And if I have not wasted your time, please leave me a valuable comment 🙂