A Review of the Best Wi-Fi Boosters in 2017 for Offices and Homes

A Review of the Best Wi-Fi Boosters in 2017 for Offices and Homes

The best Wi-Fi boosters are equipped with robust as well as consistent signal boosting capability and are easy to install too. With these devices, you can ensure your home becomes a uniform Wi-Fi hotspot where devices connect to the web at top speeds both indoors and outdoors. The ten devices reviewed in this comprehensive guide are selected for their versatility in use, robust design and functionality even when paired with high latency networks. While some of the repeaters may only work with certain network speeds, only the ones which are compatible with the whole range of popular router brands in the market have been included in this guide.

10. NETGEAR Trek N300 Travel Router

NETGEAR Trek N300 Travel Router
Portable, convenient and easy to set-up on any network network, this is yet another wireless network range booster which proves why Netgear is such a force to reckon with in the industry. The booster can be plugged to any Wi-Fi or Ethernet based network in order to boost the range and improve the performance of the devices connected.

As incongruous as it is, the booster is also good enough to extend and boost performance of a public Wi-Fi network, helping access whenever you may be on the road. With this in mind, the designers of the device have ensured it comes with a set of options for powering. You can plug it directly to a wall socket or you may use a portable power bank. Alternatively, you can use the USB port of your laptop or desktop PC.

9. Motoraux Wireless-N Wi-Fi Range Extender

Motoraux Wireless-N Wi-Fi Range Extender
This is a Wi-Fi network booster especially designed to increase the range and strength of your Wi-Fi network. It is worth noting that it is specifically designed for compatibility with 2.4Ghz networks though. That is the only major restriction of the design. Otherwise, it will work flawlessly with all router brands.

Much smaller and lighter than competing devices in the market, it is easy to set up and conveniently portable. On the surface you will notice a set of blinking signal strength indicators. These help you in identifying the right spot to place the router in order to extend the power of your network to the maximum.

8. Wavlink 300Mbps Wireless Range Extender and Access Point

Wavlink 300Mbps Wireless Range Extender and Access Point
If you have a 2.4 gigahertz network at home that is underperforming, you can ensure all the interconnected devices perform at their peak by installing this wireless booster at an appropriate range. It comes with a functional software wizard that will guarantee intuitive installation is well as compatibility with a variety of routers in the market. Enjoy the versatility of WPS quick set up button as well as maximum WLAN security with WPA2 technology. A comprehensive guide also offers you strategies and tips to eliminate Wi-Fi dead-zones and ensure consistent signal strength even in times of high demand.

7. Amped SB1000 Wireless High Power 1000mW Wi-Fi Signal Booster

Amped SB1000 Wireless High Power 1000mW Wi-Fi Signal Booster
The 1000mW booster by Amped is designed to not only boost the range as well as the performance of your wireless devices. The SB1000 replaces the functionality of your standard wireless router’s removable antenna and multiplies the capability of your router several times over. It comes with one of a kind omni-directional antenna that boosts Wi-Fi signals over a considerable distance in all directions irrespective of barriers in the way.

It is also fitted with a set of signal filters to guarantee only clean and safe signals around the home or the office. The device is also built for limitless convenience. Its design allows for multiple installation options. It will function well if you opt to just place it on the desk but its equally suited for on-the-wall mounting. With a magnetizable base, the Amped Wireless High Power Wi-Fi Signal Booster can also be stuck fast on a metal surface such as the side of a desktop computer’s case.

6. TP-LINK TL-WR710N 150Mbps Wireless N Mini Pocket Router and Repeater

TP-LINK TL-WR710N 150Mbps Wireless N Mini Pocket Router and Repeater
With its sleek, portable design; this is router and signal booster which will help multiply the performance of your networked devices several times over. It comes with a smart built-in adapter, freeing you from the need to work with a bulky/ cantankerous power adapter/charger.

With two Ethernet LAN ports, you can link it directly to your conventional provider’s router and, by the same token, use its capability to improve the performance of non-wireless electronic devices in the home. While it is designed to functions as a wireless router by default, you can easily toggle to other performance modes including the Client Mode, Access Point Mode and the Repeater (Wi-Fi booster)Mode when there is need.

5. Netgear AC1900 Nighthawk Wi-Fi Range Extender

Netgear AC1900 Nighthawk Wi-Fi Range Extender
Available in two c0nfigurations, the NETGEAR AC1900 Nighthawk can be purchased as a dedicated wireless network range extender or as a combo that includes a DSL modem router. Configured to support dual-band Wi-Fi with speeds of up to 1,900 megabits per second, this is a Wi-Fi booster with a difference in the industry. It can also extend the existing range of your Wi-Fi network by as much 10w, 000 square feet.

To achieve such a mammoth capability, the Wi-Fi booster is housed in a 700 mW device and incorporates a 1 Gigahertz Intel processor onboard. The Netgear Nighthawk AC1900 Wi-Fi network booster also comes with a total of 5 gigabit ports capable of connecting as many high bandwidth devices such as IPTV smart television sets or even gaming consoles.

4. TP-LINK N300 Wi-Fi Range Extender

TP-LINK N300 Wi-Fi Range Extender
Kiss away the trouble of intermittent Wi-Fi connectivity in hard to reach areas when you install this Wi-Fi rage extender at home or the office. But this is more than just a booster and range extender, its ingenious design means it allows you connect more devices without suffering latencies in the connectivity of each. And it is not just PC based devices which can be interlinked using the TP-LINK N300 Wi-Fi Range Extender, it is compatible with the entire spectrum of smartphones, media players and gaming consoles in the market.

While it is basically a wireless router, the handy RE (range extender) button will immediately switch the router to the Wi-Fi boosting mode with a simple one-touch convenience. The booster is also as smart as they come. It is fitted with a digital signal indicator which intuitively guides you to identify the most suitable location to locate it in order to extend the network for the best results.

3. Cisco Linksys RE1000 Wireless-N Wi-Fi Range Extender

Cisco Linksys RE1000 Wireless-N Wi-Fi Range Extender
This is a single Wi-Fi booster with the capacity to extend the network coverage of your wireless connection throughout your home. Moreover, the device works as a bridge to connect any devices not fitted with wireless capacity in the home. For this purpose, this Cisco wireless booster is fitted with a fast Ethernet (10/100 mbps) port. With a set of extendible antennas too, you can easily extend the range to a wider area when there is need.

It offers very broad compatibility with many b/g/n Wi-Fi devices you are likely to have at home or in the office. While the Wi-Fi booster is actually refurbished, it is sold alongside all the relevant accessories and is backed by Linksys’ inimitable w90 day manufacturer’s warranty. For even greater convenience, this Cisco Linksys RE1000 Wireless-N Wi-Fi booster is available in both desktop placement and flexible wall configurations.

2. Securifi Almond Touchscreen Wireless Router and Range Booster

Securifi Almond Touchscreen Wireless Router and Range Booster
Designed for easy set-up, many customers take only a couple of minutes to get this range booster working. For this purpose, the device comes with its own touchscreen interface as well as a set of progressive dialogs so you can follow quick prompts to boost your Wi-Fi network in a flash. You do not need a computer or to download any software utilities to complete the set-up. While it does not come with a built-in DSL modem, the device is perfectly ready for use as a primary router for your home network where it can be set up as the network’s primary router or perform auxiliary duties as a range extender or wireless bridge.

The Wi-Fi booster is also designed to offer complete versatility, working well to any hardware platform of your network. Everything from Linksys to Cisco and NETGEAR or Belkin routers are supported. Just as well, the underlying platform of the devices connecting to the booster is not a barrier. The Securifi Almond Touchscreen Wireless Router is compatible with Windows PC, Mac, Linux, iOS, Android and even XBOX devices.

1. NETGEAR N300 Wi-Fi Range Extender

NETGEAR N300 Wi-Fi Range Extender
Get your Wi-Fi to work over an extended range including your entire home when you invest in this NETGEAR range extender with capacity to work with wireless networks of speeds up to 300 mbps. To ensure much better performance even indoors, the booster is fitted with pair of extendible, telescopic antennas. With a convenient plug-in design, all you have to do is plug it directly to the wall in an appropriate location and it will immediately link up with your router, boosting connectivity and increasing speeds across different devices.

The booster is designed to work with different routers and there is no need for complex installation. To ensure all bases are covered, the router is fitted with an Ethernet port so you can connect any wired device such as a Blu-ray DVD player or gaming console. In other words, the NETGEAR N300 Wi-Fi booster represents the very essence of convenience irrespective of whichever angle you regard it from.


Conclusion:

If you have been frustrated by your home internet connection’s inability to serve a multiplicity of devices that require constant connectivity, you need to think of investing in a Wi-Fi booster or maybe a couple of them. However, with so many signal repeaters coming to the market in the last couple of years or so, it is not always straightforward to purchase such a device. Our comprehensive guide to 2017’s best Wi-Fi boosters should give you a clear idea of what is on offer and which products represent true value for money for your purposes.

 

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