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Wireless Wi-Fi range extender reviews

Last updated: 25 July 2017

Our experts test home Wi-Fi extenders to see how they can eliminate home wireless blackspots and which offer the best combination of ease of use and performance.

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Our testers give every Wi-Fi extender a thorough workout to help find the products that:

  • give the best performance
  • are the easiest to set up and use

The interactive comparison tool helps you find out which Wi-Fi extenders give the best performance and have the right features. Find:

  • which wireless extenders can also be set up to act as a wireless router 
  • the wireless bands that the unit connects with - 2.4GHz or 5GHz or both 
  • yearly running costs for all the devices we tested

Because relaying the network signal with an extender can slash Wi-Fi performance, we also tell you what speeds, in MBps, the devices can achieve.

Our Recommended list will help you see quickly and easily which Wi-Fi extenders come out on top.

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    Wi-Fi Protected Set-up button – provides a one-button easy setup of the device without needing to configure manually via a web browser or wizard interface.

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      • Overall score
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      • Performance score
      • Ease of use score
      • Close range speed (MBps)
      • Extended range speed (MBps)
      • Yearly running cost
      • Recommended
      • Good points
      • Bad points
      • Brand
      • Model
      • Price
      • Extender type
      • Wi-Fi bands
      • Wi-Fi standards supported (802.11x)
      • Connection to clients (GHz)
      • Connection to router (GHz)
      • Creates unique SSID by default
      • Antenna type
      • Access point mode
      • Router mode
      • WAN port
      • Ethernet ports
      • Power switch
      • WPS button
      • USB ports
      • Obscures adjacent power outlet
      • Indicators
      • Extender size (mm, H x W x D)
      • Extender weight (g)
      • Warranty (years)
      • Website
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