Best Wi-Fi Repeaters in the UK

Review & Comparison, Last Update October 15, 2019
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BEST 2019
PROS
CONS
OUR VERDICT
Designated Areas
Antennas
Ports
Network Standards
Speed
Access and Data Protection
Power Source
Warranty
 
PROS

The FastLane™ technology is able to use both Wi-Fi bands to establish a single high-speed connection. A connection like that is perfect for HD streaming, gaming, and any other data-intensive task. You can use the model to extend an existing Wi-Fi connection or create an AC Wi-Fi access point.

CONS

The instructions aren't necessarily as simple as they first appear.

OUR VERDICT

NETGEAR EX6130-100UKS does many things well enough to earn the highest spot on our list. Its performance is exceptional and the model's versatile functionality is what really separates this Wi-Fi repeater from your average extender on the market today.

detailed parameters
Designated Areas

Medium to large houses, small offices

Antennas

2 external antennas

Ports

1 x Lan (RJ45) port

Network Standards

IEEE 802.11b/g/n/ac

Speed

5GHz: Up to 867 Mbps

2.4GHz: Up to 300 Mbps

LAN-port: Up to 1000 Mbps

Access and Data Protection

WEP, WPA-PSK/WPA2-PSK

Power Source

AC (Wall Plug)

Warranty

1 year

PROS

The Intelligent Signal Indicator does an excellent job helping you find the right location for the most optimal Wi-Fi coverage by displaying the signal strength. You won't need any additional software to figure out the right spot. You can download the free Tether app and access advanced network management tools remotely. 

CONS

The repeater is a little susceptible to voltage drops. 

OUR VERDICT

With this device, you'll be able to forget about dead spots and enjoy a reliable connection in just about every corner. What is more, the model is not difficult to figure out at all, making it suitable for a wide range of customers.

detailed parameters
Designated Areas

Medium to large houses, small offices

Antennas

2 external antennas

Ports

1 x Lan (RJ45) port

Network Standards

IEEE 802.11b/g/n/ac

Speed

5GHz: Up to 867 Mbps

2.4GHz: Up to 300 Mbps

LAN-port: Up to 100 Mbps

Access and Data Protection

WEP, WPA-PSK/WPA2-PSK

Power Source

AC (Wall Plug)

Warranty

3 years

PROS

The LAN port boasts modern auto-sensing technology: the connected gadgets automatically exchange information to set up the optimal work mode and data transfer speed.

CONS

The indicators are a bit too bright and might be irritating during the nighttime.

OUR VERDICT

The NetGear Wi-Fi repeater is an affordable and highly functional device that will let you surf the internet and watch video in Full HD anywhere in your home without a signal loss. 

detailed parameters
Designated Areas

Small to medium houses

Antennas

2 external antennas

Ports

1 x LAN (RJ45) port

Network Standards

IEEE 802.11b/g/n

Speed

2.4GHz: Up to 300 Mbps

LAN-port: up to 100 Mbps

Access and Data Protection

WEP, WPA-PSK/WPA2-PSK

Power Source

AC (Wall Plug)

Warranty

1 year

PROS

The settings mode has a simple and intuitive interface that can be mastered by anyone. The device is compatible with practically all current operating systems including Android and iOS.

CONS

It's a rather large device.

OUR VERDICT

Tired of waiting for some Full HD online video to load on your smartphone so you can watch it with no pauses and lags? Then you need this wireless Wi-Fi repeater from Aigital that's able to boost your signal several times and solve these issues forever.

detailed parameters
Designated Areas

Small houses

Antennas

2 internal antennas

Ports

1 x LAN (RJ45) port

Network Standards

IEEE 802.11b/g/n

Speed

2.4GHz: Up to 300 Mbps

LAN-port: up to 100 Mbps

Access and Data Protection

WEP, WPA-PSK/WPA2-PSK

Power Source

AC (Wall Plug)

Warranty

1 year

PROS

The extender's miniature size and wall-mounted design make it particularly easy to install the device and take it with you wherever you go. You should be able to set it up in minutes tops. The model supports every network standard in the book, including IEEE 802.11b/g/n.

CONS

The device heats up under heavy loads. 

OUR VERDICT

COMFAST CF-WR302S is a really good budget Wi-Fi extender. The device does its job and it does it well enough. Among other things, the model supports one-touch wireless security encryption with the WPS button. Plus, it is really compact.

detailed parameters
Designated Areas

Small houses

Antennas

2 external antennas

Ports

1 x Lan (RJ45) port

Network Standards

IEEE 802.11b/g/n

Speed

2.4GHz: Up to 300 Mbps

LAN-port: up to 100 Mbps

Access and Data Protection

WEP, WPA-PSK/WPA2-PSK

Power Source

AC (Wall Plug)

Warranty

1 year

NETGEAR EX6130-100UKS

Two Wi-Fi Bands Into One

NETGEAR EX6130-100UKS is a powerhouse that will be able to distribute a reliable, powerful signal to every corner in your house. The model's biggest selling point is the company's very own FastLane™ technology. The technology is able to employ both Wi-Fi bands (the 5GHz and 2.4GHz ones) to establish a single high-speed connection. A connection like that is perfect for HD streaming, gaming, and any other data-intensive task.

You can use the model to extend an existing Wi-Fi connection or create an AC Wi-Fi access point.

On the other hand, you can make an argument that it is really the little things that sell the product. For example, the built-in extra power outlet that will definitely come in handy whenever there isn't an AC outlet nearby.

You can just as well extend a similar sentiment towards the model's sleek design that blends into most environments and is barely noticeable at all until you notice a stronger Wi-Fi signal.

The only thing we don't like here is the instruction manual. At first, it may seem straightforward and simple enough. But some parts are a little convoluted and difficult to follow.

In short, NETGEAR EX6130-100UKS does many things well enough to earn the highest spot on our list. Its performance is exceptional and the model's versatile functionality is what really separates this Wi-Fi repeater from your average extender on the market today.

Review of NETGEAR EX6130-100UKS Wi-Fi Range Extender (AC1200)

Additional Info

User Manual     Manufacturer


 

TP-LINK RE305

Forget about Dead Spots

TP-LINK RE305 is another model on the list that has its power and performance making a convincing case for the product. With its 2 powerful built-in external antennas, the Wi-Fi repeater is able to perfectly cover any medium house as well as your average large house/smaller office.

A lot here rides on the Intelligent Signal Indicator's shoulders. The technology does an excellent job helping you find the right location for the most optimal Wi-Fi coverage by displaying the signal strength. You won't need any additional software to figure out the right spot. Plus, the indicators are conveniently positioned on top of the model, so you'll unlikely find them annoying and/or distracting.

With its 5GHz 867Mbps and 2.4GHz 300Mbps dual bands, this not-so-little Wi-Fi repeater allows you to keep more devices connected simultaneously. The 2.4GHz bandwidth is perfect for sending emails and browsing the web, whilst the 5GHz band is better for the most demanding tasks like gaming and HD video streaming.

As it is usually the case with TP-LINK products, you'll be able to download the free Tether app and access advanced network management tools remotely.

To sum it all up, TP-LINK RE305 is powerful and practical. With this device, you'll be able to forget about dead spots and enjoy a reliable connection in just about every corner. Plus, the model is not difficult to figure out at all, making it suitable for a wide range of customers.

Review of TP-LINK RE305 Wi-Fi Range Extender (AC1200)

Additional Info

User Manual     Manufacturer


 

NETGEAR EX2700

Indicates Connection Status and Automatically Stabilizes Speed

Tired of your family bugging you about the spotty internet connection and want to make sure their devices are working properly and you’re left alone? Want to be able to watch your favourite movies online without having to put the router right next to the TV? With the NETGEAR EX2700, a reliable Wi-Fi repeater with antenna, you won’t have to lift a finger aside from placing the gadget wherever you’d like it to be.

The booster is very modern with up-to-date auto-sensing technology that automatically establishes a secure connection between any devices in the network, raising the data transfer speed. What this means for a casual user is that all of your domestic appliances will have an equally stable internet connection regardless of how far they are from the actual router.

The bright indicator lights will always tell you if there are any problems with the internet so you won’t have to guess whether your ISP has shut down due to some issue or if some wires have been damaged and you’re left without wifi.

The NETGEAR EX2700 has 2 external antennas that transmit the signal far and wide, covering an area equal to an average house. You can easily put it on the first floor and it will still reach your bedroom to keep your smartphone connected to the web. Always be online in the comfort of your home with the NETGEAR EX2700, offering a speedy 300 Mbps Wi-Fi connection.

Review of NETGEAR EX2700 Wi-Fi Range Extender (N300)

Additional Info

User Manual     Manufacturer


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Netgear N300 WiFi Range Extender
 

Aigital Repeater-W06

Easy to Set Up for a Speedy Connection

Live in a small flat or house and yet your router still can’t cover it all? You don’t have to put up with that any longer given that you can acquire the Aigital Repeater-W06 and solve this problem once and for all.

The device works at 110-240V, safe from any power surges and outages. Your Wi-Fi won’t shut down just because of a little blip in the system. Keep watching movies or surfing the internet even while your neighbours curse the unstable electricity.

This commercial wifi repeater will be a godsend if you’re not great with technology as it’s very easy to control and the settings menu is simple with an intuitive interface. You only have to tap a few buttons to set up the connection and the booster needs no instructions from then onwards.

Using the wireless signal you can get up to 300 Mbps, more than enough to watch films in Full HD on several devices and play a game online at the same time, which is very important for any household with young kids or several people that always want to watch a different show. No more fighting for the remote!

The Aigital Repeater-W06 is a great choice for a modest flat or house with several inhabitants, especially if neither you nor your family are too technologically knowledgeable. Forget about long instruction booklets and hours wasted on setup, this signal booster will start working for you in mere minutes!

Review of Aigital Repeater-W06 Wifi Long Range Extender

 

COMFAST CF-WR302S

Good Enough

COMFAST CF-WR302S is very affordable, very simple, and not necessarily too powerful. You won't be able to use the model to cover a particularly large area but that's understandable considering its specs and the price tag that the product comes with.

This is a great tool for your average smaller house that will help you eliminate dead spots and really go to town on the Internet connection anywhere around the house.

It is a single band device that, with its 2.4GHz 300 Mbps channel will be able to extend the signal but not necessarily do much more than that. Technically speaking, you can use the model as a router but the bandwidth will unlikely be enough for multiple devices at a time.

On the flip side, the extender's miniature size and wall-mounted design make it particularly easy to install the device and take it with you wherever you go. You should be able to set it up in minutes tops.

As far as the model's compatibility is concerned, COMFAST CF-WR302S supports every network standard in the book, including IEEE 802.11b/g/n. You shouldn't have any issues pairing it with just about any Wi-Fi router.

To put it all a little differently, COMFAST CF-WR302S is a really good budget Wi-Fi extender. The device does its job and it does it well enough. Among other things, the model supports one-touch wireless security encryption with the WPS button. Plus, it is really compact.

Review of COMFAST CF-WR302S Wi-Fi Range Extender (N300)

 

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Comparison of Wi-Fi Repeaters

What Is a Wi-Fi Repeater?

Nowadays, most appliances in a modern household require some form of internet connection, usually a wireless one. This is quite handy as many features made available by the worldwide web are invaluable and we can hardly imagine our life without them. However, this means that devices set in far corners of your home might have trouble getting the signal and, thus, lack those functions. As some gadgets are completely useless without internet, you need to either spend hours and lots of energy trying to place everything in your house to be within a small range of the router or, alternatively, just get a Wi-Fi signal repeater.

These boosters can be placed right on the edge of the signal range and, by utilising special technology, transmit the connection wider, covering a whole building or even a larger area. Thanks to these devices, a single router will be enough for a big office and the repeater will take care of the connectivity issues for you. A WiFi repeater with USB port can even be hooked up to your PC or laptop to run necessary tests and to determine the best place to put it. That way you'll definitely cover a bigger area.

If you want to utilise the full extent of the powers given by a stable internet signal, you can get a tablet for your kid to help him/her learn and develop. Or a wireless printer, which eliminates the need for long cords that tend to get tangled while offering the full functionality of a conventional printing device.

Sources:

1. How to Measure Your Wi-Fi Signal Strength, Lifewire.

2. Joel Crane Understanding WiFi Signal Strength, MetaGeek Support.

3. Wi-Fi, Wikipedia.

4. Marshall Brain, Tracy V. Wilson, and Bernadette Johnson What Is WiFi? HowStuffWorks.

5. Chris Joseph What Does a Wi-Fi Repeater Do? Chron.com.

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Publish Date: 2018-03-12 14:43:53