Due to the coronavirus, many of us have not yet blocked settings, and telecommuting-which means that consistent, reliable wifi extender takes precedence over the nearest storage. More importantly, if you are trying to build a home office far away from the office, then you will accept it in the most difficult way-a land without people will be huge torture.
Enter the WiFi extender. As the name suggests, it can help you improve the system by accepting the remote signal from the switch and amplifying it to a greater distance. Most are also easy to use just select a suitable location, insert it, and press the WPS buckle to adjust it via the switch. In most cases, compared to your switch, you can even use a remote range extender from an unexpected manufacturer. The best part is that you have many options that will not cost you without a doubt.
But don’t start thinking that these things are exchangeable. I chose a cordial alternative to mainstream financial plans commonly used by major manufacturers and spent a few days trying to incorporate them remotely. Most people are disappointed, and it’s not too surprising when you are discussing large pieces of plastic that cost $30 or $40. In any case, a person is a firm champion, enough to make me point out that this is the best choice for almost everyone. (Please note that I am experimenting with size-restricted gadgets at the home-this post will be updated as needed as I prepare for more testing.)
The best Wi-Fi extender for almost everyone
TP-Link RE220 WiFi Extender
The TP-Link RE220 costs $35 and is the most economical range extender I have tried, but that doesn’t stop it from beating all the other methods I have tried. It is fast, powerful, can be used with almost every switch, and it is very simple to use. Also, at the time of writing, its price is even lower than what I paid only $30 on Amazon.
Plug it in and press WPS capture to combine it with your home system, and it will start broadcasting its own system on the 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz groups. Both provide consistent speeds throughout my home, including normal download speeds on the 5GHz band of 5 Mbps per second in every room I have tried and stable transmission speeds. RE220 didn’t even lose contact with me once, and its speed was predictable in various long-term tests during the day and night.
None of the other options I have tried can reconcile this level of execution, which puts the price of RE220 at $30. All this determines it for anyone who wants to support the sign to the backroom too far from the switch range. Read the information about improving Wi-Fi at home step by step.
We tried different supplements
This is the main range extender, it figured out how to reach three digits during the test, and at night, the normal speed in my room was 104Mbps. The arrangement is as simple as what I encountered in TP-Link. I can choose to stream high-definition video, browse the network carefully, and make the video enter the extender’s system without any problems.
However, there is a conflict in system speed-and the operating speed during the day is much slower, and the drop is greater than what TP-Link sees. During my speed test, the gadget also reduced my Lenovo a bit. The app is also too picky about my preferences and refused to let me log in with the provided gadget secret phrase and change the settings, which finally prevented me from resetting the gadget.
In addition to the programming troubles, this extender does seem to accept the device, and since it is not the latest model of D-Link, it is very likely to find it in a cheap place. A businessman recorded a new record on Amazon for around $40, but considering the price of the main TP-Link RE220, I couldn’t spend more than $30.
Netgear WiFi Range Extender EX3700:
This is an outdated gadget, in my tests, it is by no means a solid entertainer. The 2.4GHz band can choose to continue to maintain useful speeds in the range of 30Mbps and 40Mbps for most of my entire family, which is enough to stream video without significant buffering or make quick video calls with a slight delay. In any case, the 5GHz frequency band is really helpless. I isolate my PC or related gadgets from the range extender with a separate frequency divider, and it often drops to single digits.
I am also not a fan of the web interface-it seems to be more and more enthusiastic about letting me sign up for guarantees (and choose to promote news), rather than really providing me with this kind of authorization to the association. You can use an app, but only on Android gadgets. The arrangement based on the WPS buttons allows you to complete all operations easily, which is great but at the same time, most stores sell it for around $50, and you can skip it with confidence.
The running speed of RE6350 is very stable-not very fast.
Of course, the gadget will naturally guide you to choose between 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz groups, but during the entire test on different days, the download speed rose from 10 Mbps to 35 Mbps, and it should default to the slower 2.4 GHz band. This small tool supports an overhaul of the firmware, which is a good choice, but you can’t use the Linksys Wi-Fi app to change settings-you need to log in through the online interface.
In summary, the RE6350 seems to maintain the smallest stability among all the expanders I tried, and there were multiple drop correlations during my testing. At around $50, this is too negative for me.
How we try them
Like a lot of people, now I am working remotely, so I tried every range extender on my home system (300Mbps AT&T Fiber Association). My home is really small, only 1,300 square feet-but AT&T’s switch fought to maintain a solid logo at the back of the house.
When you drive at the normal speed of each part of the house, you will see obvious things. When my computer was very close, I moved from the family room where the switch was located to the adjacent kitchen, which was the foyer bathroom, that was my room, and finally the bathroom at the back of the house. In each room, I conducted various speed tests and recorded the results. At that time, I reorganized the switching procedure, connected it to the back restroom, and then walked to the restroom. In the end, I reorganized the entire program at night and reached the midpoint of everything together.
To be sure, my normal pace fell on the back bathroom furthest from the bathroom. The general normal speed of all tests is about 60Mbps, but this has exceeded expectations. The transmission speed is usually in single digits. Normally, after staying in the room for a while, my contact will drop. In my four trials, the worst part was that the normal download speed in the restroom was only 15Mbps.
You need to maintain a consistent association at any 20Mbps rate in order to stream videos and browse the web carefully. If you need to stream at 4K, use that 50Mbps. The same is true for video calls. In this case, you also need a strict transmission rate to coordinate.
If the restroom in the back row were the state.
I would be desperate by chance in the backstage. This brings a clear key to my test extender. Which one provides the greatest and most stable increase in speed at the back of my house?
To find out, I stopped each range extender, in turn. Combined them with my switch, connected my PC with their booster, and ran the speed test again. I placed them in the lobby. Between the test location between the aisle toilet and the main room. And near the edge where I was going to get a solid signal from the switch. A proper range extender should be able to choose to obtain a strong signal from the switch at this interval. At that moment, the signal output distance is farther than the initial extended distance of the remote system.
Finally, everyone can choose to keep my contact in the back bathroom without falling me, but only TP-Link and D-Link can choose to support fast enough transmission and download speeds to make full use of the Web. TP-Link’s 5GHz frequency band is the largest and most basic frequency band. Its normal download speed in the back restroom is about 75Mbps, while the normal transmission speed is only higher than 50Mbps. Even between the day test and the night test, I did not see many changes between test adjustments.
In the rest of the house, the rhythm is very stable. It is also recommended that TP-Link RE220 also provide the best range of these four ranges. When I try to make a FaceTime call using the TP-Link go extender. I can choose to move throughout the house without seeing any degradation in call quality.
Once ready to continue the full test in our laboratory and the 5400 square foot CNET Smart Home. I will have an excellent sense of range-but for now. The whole process is enough to make me consider a reasonable winner here with RE220. Especially considering that this is the most economical option I have tried.
Different interesting points
In addition to the speed test. I also emphasized the method of streaming video in the room on each extender system. And also adopted some video methods for each system. All four are very useful. But TP-Link RE220 is especially suitable for my network association. And there will be no problems. My videos piled up in a hurry, and my video call was very clear.
I also put effort into expanding the settings of each extender. You shouldn’t expect too much but in any case. Most will make it easy to change the name or secret phrase of the enhanced system. Some also incorporate application controls and another highlighting.
My first choice, TP-Link RE220. Makes it extremely easy to change settings via the TP-Link Tether app on Android or iOS gadgets. Again, the highlights make the scrap sparse. But you can check the signal quality or turn on the “high-speed mode”. Which uses the 2.4GHz band for traffic from the switch to the range extender. Leaving 5GHz for normal system traffic. Considering the fact that the rate close to 2.4GHz is limited. This model does not share the 5GHz band as fast as when I tried it. But although everything can be a useful option in some arrangements.
Regarding setting the range extender, you should realize that it is almost effortless. Most (including each of the four methods I tried) support Wi-Fi Protected Settings or WPS. Which is a broad convention that remote system management gadgets can use to interface with each other? Just insert the logo holder. Press the WPS buckle, and then press the WPS button on the switch within two minutes.
It is also worth making sure that your range extender includes an Ethernet jack in all cases. If you can directly associate a wired gadget (such as a smart TV) with it. Then you will enjoy the fastest speed you can reasonably expect.