When you have a large area to cover or several rooms in your house that need to get reliable Wifi, Wifi extenders are your perfect solution as they boost Wifi signals from their source to your other preferred sources.
Below are the best Wi-Fi extenders of 2020:
Netgear Nighthawk X6S EX8000 Tri-band Wifi Extenders
Bands: 802.11a/b/g/n/ac 2.4/5GHz simultaneous | Connectivity: 4 x RJ-45 10/100/1000M LAN ports Features: Tri-band
Possibly the only drawback for this extender is its price because other than that; it is the best. The Netgear Nighthawk X6S EX8000 Tri-band Wifi Extender creates a single, large mesh reliable network that can connect to all areas of your house. And it is easy to setup.
Netgear Nighthawk X6 EX7700 Mesh Range Extender
Bands: 802.11ac 5GHz and 2.4GHz | Connectivity: 2 x Ethernet | Features: Wifi Protected Access (WPS), Mesh connectivity
This Netgear Nighthawk X6 EX7700 Wifi extender is comparatively cheaper than the EX8000 but also brings you the best features for your house. It provides a seamless connection to your entire home while allowing you to stream 4k content, play online games. And another addition is, it also has Ethernet ports included.
TP-Link RE650 AC2600 Wifi Range Extenders
Bands: 802.11ac 5GHz and 2.4GHz | Connectivity: 1 x Ethernet | Features: Wifi Protected Access (WPS), LED shows connection strength for easy placement
Apart from being readily available and affordable, the TP-Link RE650 AC2600 Wi-Fi Range extender is easy to use, covers a large area and also offers good performance. The only drawback is that it is not the fastest, but, it gets the job done.
Bands: 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz | Connectivity: 4 10/100/1000 Gigabit LAN ports Features: Gigabit Ethernet ports, Wifi Protected setup, MMO technology
The D-Link DAP-1650 has a sleek cylindrical shape. Beauty aside, this extender does not only cover a large area while also improving signal strength, but it also has 4 gigabit Ethernet ports with speeds of 300 and 867 Mbps. The only drawback is that it is only available in the US and UK at the time of writing this.
Linksys Velop Wi-fi extender
Bands: 802.11ac 5GHz and 2.4GHz | Connectivity: 2 x Gigabit Ethernet per unit (1 WAN and 1 LAN each) Features: App-based setup; dual-stream (2×2), 802.11ac networking; 716MHz quad-core ARM Cortex A7 processor, beamforming.
The Linksys Velop has a user-friendly easy setup that anyone with a smartphone can use. It combines both the jobs of the router and a range extender making it a perfect option for one of the best Wifi extenders. The only drawback is that it is a bit on the pricey side.
Trendnet Wifi Everywhere Powerline 1200 AV2
Bands: 802.11n (up to 300Mbps) 802.11ac (up to 866Mbps) | Connectivity: 3x Gigabit LAN ports Features: 300m range over electrical power lines, Auto-connects to other TRENDnet powerline adapters, QoS Management support
The Trendnet Wifi Everywhere Powerline 1200 AV2 may be one of the best of them all. It not only covers your whole house area, but it also has a clone button that clones the SSID and WPA key to enable it to double as a Wi-Fi extender. Its drawback, which includes price being a bit high and its beautiful quality is more than made up for by its magnificent performance.
At the time of writing, it is only available in the US and UK.
Linksys RE7000 Max-Stream AC1900+ Wifi Range Extender
Bands: 802.11ac dual-band | Connectivity: 1x Gigabit LAN ports | Features: Seamless roaming, dead spot finder
The Linksys RE7000 Max-Stream AC1900+ Wifi Range Extender is small but does its work well. It can cover a large area, and you can fetch it for a low price. Its ‘dead spot’ finder enables you to locate where your Wi-Fi network is weak so that you can install it there and boost your system.
Compared to the rest, however, it does not offer the best performance.