What are the best WiFi range extenders?

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    #1D-Link Wireless AC1200 Dual Band Wi-Fi Gigabit

    D-Link Wireless AC1200 Dual Band Wi-Fi Gigabit

    The DAP-1650 Wireless AC1200 Gigabit Range Extender 

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    Justin Woods
    Written on January 26, 2018
    "This signal in my house wasn't the greatest, I bought this extender and while some reviews said it could be hard to install, I found it pretty easy to install and took a little over five minutes. Areas of the house that had poor reception now had strong reception, even though it wasn't the most expensive extender, it was on the higher side, but worth the price."
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    #2D-Link DAP-1520 Wireless Range Extender

    D-Link DAP-1520 Wireless Range Extender

    The D-Link DAP-1520 helps you extend the coverage of your wireless network, upgrading the internal network speed up to 750 Mbps. Is compatible with any wireless router and the wall plug design is portable and doesn't require additional power cables. 

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    Gerald Knight
    Written on January 30, 2018
    "D-Link DAP-1520 Wireless Range Extender is a cheap device and it should not be surprising that you get what you pay for. Sometimes it feels like it is not even turned on but sometimes its existence and enhanced range is easily noticeable. Anyway, it's just $20 so do expect anything groundbreaking from it. "
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    #3Netgear EX6200-100NAS AC1200 WiFi Range Extender

    Netgear EX6200-100NAS AC1200 WiFi Range Extender

    The NETGEAR AC1200 Wifi Range Extender is ideal for getting wifi coverage into all the rooms of your house or your office, extending dual-band WiFi up to 1200Mbps. 

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    Alan Fields
    Written on April 4, 2018
    "The solution offered on Amazon is a great fit. The range extender will increase the dual band WiFi up to 1200 mbps allowing devices such as iPhone's, Smartphone's, and tablets to work flawless in the house. You can utilize you technology anywhere in the home or yard with the increased range offered with the Netgear range extender. "
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    #4Linksys AC1200

    Linksys AC1200

    The Linksys AC1200 MAX allows you to extend your wifi network, especially in low-signal shadow areas. The technology RE6500 supports up to 128-bit encryption and the WPS button that allows you to connect easily any device. 

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    Joe Sims
    Written on February 6, 2018
    "I go outside. I got a hotub area. My wifi wouldn't go that far, but I got this extender. It works good with my wireless speakers. Bluetooth. It does what it says. I recommend."
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    #5ASUS RT-N66U Dual-Band Wireless-N900 Gigabit Router

    ASUS RT-N66U Dual-Band Wireless-N900 Gigabit Router

    The ASUS RT-N66U Dual-Band Wireless-N900 is a gigabit router that allows you to use the 2.4GHz to 5GHz frequencies providing connection up to 900Mbps. 

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    Angela Martin
    Written on January 30, 2018
    "Really good router, now my ping no longer spikes to 1000+ while playing Maplestory."
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    #6NETGEAR Nighthawk X4 AC2200 WiFi Range Extender

    NETGEAR Nighthawk X4 AC2200 WiFi Range Extender

    The NETGEAR Nighthawk X4 AC2200 is an ideal solution for extending WiFi to all the devices of your house or office. It allows you to get WiFi network speeds up to 220Mbps. 

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    Kevin Bowman
    Written on April 3, 2018
    "The NETGEAR Nighthawk X4 AC2200 WiFi Range Extender is one of the best range extenders on the market. It looks cool and works like a dream. You know it is a good product because it won PC Mag Editor's Choice award. It is a bit expensive, but worth the cost. I use it in my home, and it extends the WiFi to every corner of my house."
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    #7TP-Link AC1200 Dual Band WiFi Range Extender

    TP-Link AC1200 Dual Band WiFi Range Extender

    The TP-Link AC1200 Dual Band WiFi Range Extender allows you to extend Wifi to all the devices in your house or office. It is very easy to install and configure and works with 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac router access points. 

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    Teresa Banks
    Written on February 1, 2018
    "We've had this extender for about 3 weeks now. We wanted to get a stronger signal from the router in my office to the great room and that side of the house. The signal has about 85 feet to travel going outside across the deck and back in again, going through several walls in the process. Before installing the extender in the great room, the strength of the signal from the router was very weak, -60 dBm (2.4g) and -67 dBm (5g); the speed of the signal was 21.5 mbps down and 6.6 mbps up (2.4g) and 40.4 mbps down and 4.96 mbps up (5g). With the extender, the strength of the signal has improved to -30 (2.4g) and -33 (5g), extremely strong, and the speed is consistently around 31 mbps down and 24.4 mbps up (2.4g) and 80 mbps both up and down (5g). A huge gain for the signal in both strength and speed for that side of the house! The signal and speeds from the extender for both bands are very stable. We're very pleased with this unit and have ordered another"
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    #8NETGEAR AC1750

    NETGEAR AC1750

    The NETGEAR AC1750 Smart Wi-Fi Router is compatible with Amazon Echo and Alexa and provides speeds up to 1300Mbps thanks to its high power external antennas and the dual-band technology. 

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    Elaine Sun
    Written on January 31, 2018
    "Netgear can be hit or miss to me, so happy to say this one is a hit. This Smart Wifi Router works really well, has a reliable and strong connection that produces great speeds."
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    #9Netgear Nighthawk AC1900

    Netgear Nighthawk AC1900
    Netgear Nighthawk AC1900 is a dual-band WiFi router compatible with Amazon Alexa with a dual-core 1 GHz processor. Aside from being a WiFi router, it can also be a VDSL or ADSL modem. 
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    Juan Sullivan
    Written on February 4, 2018
    "While this is a decent router, it's certainly not a range extender. The router does have some built in range boosting features, but it's never going to match up to a dedicated extender. Again though, good router, assuming the range is enough for you unlike for me."

Summary

Best What are the best WiFi range extenders
RankSolutionsTypeVotesPrice
1D-Link Wireless AC1200 Dual Band Wi-Fi GigabitElectronics 29 Paid
2D-Link DAP-1520 Wireless Range Extender Electronics 25 Paid
3Netgear EX6200-100NAS AC1200 WiFi Range ExtenderElectronics 22 Paid
4Linksys AC1200Electronics 15 Paid
5ASUS RT-N66U Dual-Band Wireless-N900 Gigabit RouterElectronics 15 Paid
6NETGEAR Nighthawk X4 AC2200 WiFi Range ExtenderElectronics 12 Paid
7TP-Link AC1200 Dual Band WiFi Range ExtenderElectronics 6 Paid
8NETGEAR AC1750Electronics 5 Paid
9Netgear Nighthawk AC1900Electronics 4 Paid
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