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by John W. Simek, Vice President of Sensei Enterprises, Inc.

Wi-Fi Range Extender Ratings

December 14, 2021

As more and more people are working from home (at least a portion of the time), having a stable, consistent network is more important than ever. One relatively low cost alternative to extending your Wi-Fi range is to install a Wi-Fi range extender. Basically, a range extender connects to your current wireless network and then “boosts” the signal to cover more area. The Wi-Fi extender can help with dead zones or low signal strength for your Wi-Fi network. To help with your potential purchase, How-To Geek has a post with its recommendations for Wi-Fi range extenders. Various models from TP-Link are among the author’s favorites.

  1. TP-Link AC1750
  2. TP-Link AC750
  3. TP-Link AX1500
  4. Devolo Mesh WiFi 2 Kit
  5. NETGEAR Nighthawk EAX80
  6. TP-Link 2.4GHz N300

Just search Amazon for the various models listed. Wi-Fi extenders are a good alternative to improve your wireless network connectivity. My preference is to spend some more money and install a mesh network as the network name remains the same across all nodes. A Wi-Fi extender creates a new network name, but they are a lot cheaper than a mesh network.

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