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List of brands we tested in this review.
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Price paid in May 2017
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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.
The number of ports for connecting wired ethernet devices.
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The number of ports for connecting USB devices.
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The wireless bands that the unit connects with - 2.4GHz or 5GHz or both.
Wi-Fi standards supported (802.11x)
The wireless 802.11 standards that the unit supports - 802.11ac is the latest and fastest standard. Other standards are supported for compatibility with various client devices.
Close range speed (MBps)
Close range speed is the speed achieved with extender in the same room as the router; this is a best-case, line-of-sight scenario using the 5GHz network. MBps is Megabytes per second.
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Extended range speed (MBps)
Extended range speed is the speed achieved with the extender at a distance to extend the network using the 5GHz band; this was not a line-of-sight test and covered a distance of approximately 20m between parent router and client, with the extender placed in between. MBps is Megabytes per second.
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A Similar model is identical in most aspects except for a few. This means that a majority of its test results are identical so you can reasonably expect to get the same results from the model we tested, but for those aspects which aren't identical, we'll note these as "Not Tested" in the Compare tables.
A Tested model refers to a model that is still current and available in the Australian market. You should be able to order this model through your local retailer, or find it online.
These models can't be found in retailers or online or are no longer manufactured. You may still find these models on second hand websites, or in second hand dealers. Test methods may change over time, so criteria which can't be directly compared will contain an N/A.
An Identical model is exactly that. Performance characteristics will be identical and the only difference will be something trivial such as colour, which won't have an impact on performance.
These are models we haven't yet tested but that are available.
Included in this review
- Overall score
- Buy now
- Performance score
- Ease of use score
- Close range speed (MBps)
- Extended range speed (MBps)
- Yearly running cost
- Good points
- Bad points
- 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
- Extender size (mm, H x W x D)
- Extender weight (g)
- Warranty (years)