Strong signal! If you are having troubles with download speeds or streaming movies, these Wi-Fi extenders will boost your internet network’s signal and you can easily extend the range of its coverage area at home or office. Just simply placing them between your router and any device to allow you to connect from anywhere while maintaining a strong transfer rate!
#7: Netgear’s EX6150
This wifi extender is a plug-in AC1200 extender that can give a good long-range 2.4GHz connection. If your device It can extend dual band WiFi up to 1200Mbps. However, if the device does not have a direct line of sight to the extender, you cannot get a working connection at all.
#6: Amped Wireless REC22A
This wifi extender also has 2.4GHz speeds but its 5GHz speeds were 60 percent to 70 percent slower at long distance. It offers a one Gigabit Ethernet port but cannot function as a wired access point. Plus, it can add up to 10,000 additional square feet of Wi-Fi coverage and eliminate dead spots!
#5: D-Link’s DAP-1620
This wifi extender is fast on wireless-ac at long range. It has Smart Signal Indicator that helps you find the best location for optimal coverage. It has only one Gigabit Ethernet port, plus it is small and portable that is compatible with any existing brand router!
#4: D-Link DAP-1650
This wifi extender can double as a wired access point. It has four Gigabit Ethernet ports on the back as well as a single USB 2.0 port and it can double as a wired access point. Plus, it has the high-speed wired connection up to 4 PC’s/devices.
#3: Asus RP-N53 Dual-Band Wireless-N600 Range Extender
This wifi extender is enough for Web browsing and 1080p Netflix streaming at long range. You can use it as a wired access point by running a cable to its single Fast Ethernet port. However, it rarely has available stock.
#2: Linksys AC1200 Max Wi-Fi Range Extender RE6500
This wifi extender might struggle on long distance, it is the second best 5GHz line-of-sight performance. It is not a wall-plug extender rather it needs a wall power but it doesn’t risk blocking multiple power outlets. You can connect speakers or headphones to a 3.5 mm audio port on the back of it and play music via DLNA/UPnP. However, it does not have indicator lights to show you if you’re putting it in an appropriate place but you can always check its signal strength at Spot Finder option in its Web configuration screen.
#1: TP-Link AC1750 Wi-Fi Range Extender RE450
This extender made it to the top of our list for the best wifi extenders you can buy. It has a long range and supports the fastest wireless speeds of most devices, even MacBook Pro. It offers triple-digit speeds on our easier long-range 5GHz test with its long-range 2.4GHz performance. You can use its WPS button to automatically connect it to your router or just connect the extender to your existing Wi-Fi network and set up the extender’s Wi-Fi networks. If the light is blue, it’s a good connection, if it’s red, move the extender closer to your router. You can also use the single Gigabit Ethernet port to connect a wired device such as a PC, a game console or a DVR to your extender.