Securifi Almond 3
While it’s capable of creating a high-speed network all on its own, the Securifi Almond 3 really shines as a security-focused repeater. An onboard control panel allows you to configure it, as well as any connected sensors, without needing to use a computer.
- Integrated smart home support
- Relatively poor coverage area
- Comparatively expensive
The TP-Link AC1200 helps eliminate dead zones by extending the WiFi range by up to 1,500 square feet. It is compatible with all routers and is easy to set up, with its Intelligent Signal Indicator lamp that helps you determine the optimal location for installation.
- Can be managed via its own app
- Connects with up to 25 devices
- No ethernet connection
With its one-touch configuration, the D-Link DAP-1955 can be connected to any WPS-compatible router in seconds. It also features a dedicated iOS and Android app, which can be used to manage the network and access various settings.
- Dual-band connectivity
- Signal strength indicator
- Hard to configure with some routers
By transmitting a signal across existing wiring, the TrendNet TPL-430APK can greatly increase reception in crowded areas or buildings with thick walls. Simply connect the base unit to the main access point, plug both devices into the wall, and press the clone button.
- Electrical outlet passthrough
- Introduces minimal lag
- Below-average multi-user performance
Rock Space AC1200
Anyone trying to squeeze a couple more years of life out of an older router should consider the Rock Space AC1200 . It isn’t made by a very well-known company but, in real-world testing, it’s among the most reliable and easiest to set up.
- Near-universal compatibility
- One of the most affordable options
- No advanced wireless ac features
The TP-Link RE650 is a simple device that can plug into any outlet in your home to extend your wireless range up to 14,000 square feet. It’s powerful enough to handle 4K HD streaming, as long as your Internet service provider’s speeds are up to the task.
- Four compact antennas
- High-speed gigabit ethernet port
- Inconsistent at long range
The Netgear EX7700 connects using your existing SSID credentials, enabling seamless roaming within your network. It provides speeds of up to 2,200 Mbps over 2,300 square feet, and its settings and performance can be managed via its app.
- Two gigabit ethernet ports
- Supports up to 45 devices at once
- Universally compatible
Linksys Max-Stream RE9000
From one of the most recognizable names in networking, the Linksys Max-Stream RE9000 can increase your wireless performance, thanks to its use of beamforming. It also uses automatic band steering to direct devices to the 2.4- or 5-gigahertz wavelengths as appropriate.
- Tri-band communication
- Great for multiple users
- Relatively easy to set up
Powerline adapters such as the TP-Link WPA8630 use a building’s existing electrical system to create a hotspot in areas where there’s significant wireless congestion. This is one of the best options for improving signals in upper floors and basements.
- Plug-and-play installation
- 128-bit aes encryption
- Status leds can be turned off
Netgear Nighthawk Mesh X6S
With a combined speed of up to three gigabits per second, the Netgear Nighthawk Mesh X6S is suitable for the most demanding users. It utilizes “FastLane3” technology to minimize latency and increase bandwidth for the devices that need it most.
- 4 gigabit ports
- Quad-core processor
- Prevents dropouts when roaming