Best Wi-Fi Repeaters in the UK

Review & Comparison, Last Update October 22, 2018
Need a stable and speedy internet connection but your router seems to be not up to the task? Check out our best Wi-Fi repeaters reviews to find the one that will boost your signal over an optimal distance. ...Read more ...Read less
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PROS
CONS
OUR VERDICT
Designated Areas
Antennas
Ports
Network Standarts
Speed
Access and Data Protection
Power Source
Warranty
 
PROS

The device has an intelligent signal indicator that lets you choose the optimal booster position without using any external gadgets or applications.

CONS

Sensitive to power surges.

OUR VERDICT

TP-Link is known for making functional and simple network gadgets and this repeater is no exception. You can set it up in a couple of minutes and boost your Wi-Fi speed substantially, making sure none of your devices is out of the range. 

detailed parameters
Designated Areas

Small to medium houses

Antennas

2 external antennas

Ports

1 x LAN (RJ45) port

Network Standarts

IEEE 802.11b/g/n/ac

Speed

5GHz: Up to 433 Mbps

2.4GHz: Up to 300 Mbps

Lan: Up to 1000 Mbps

Access and Data Protection

64/128-bit WEP, WPA-PSK/WPA2-PSK

Power Source

AC (Wall Plug)

Warranty

3 years (product registration required)

PROS

The unique beamforming technology detects location of the connected devices and directs the signal towards them so as to establish a robust and strong Wi-Fi network.

CONS

A single antenna doesn't seem sufficient for such a long range.

OUR VERDICT

This practical model is great for those that aren't satisfied with the power and coverage area of their routers. Buying this extender is a simple way to eliminate"Wi-Fi dead zones" once and for all.

detailed parameters
Designated Areas

Small houses

Antennas

1 internal antenna

Ports

N/A

Network Standarts

IEEE 802.11b/g/n

Speed

5GHz: Up to 433 Mbps

2.4GHz: Up to 300 Mbps

Access and Data Protection

WEP, WPA-PSK/WPA2-PSK

Power Source

AC (Wall Plug)

Warranty

1 year

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 Standarts

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 double LAN ports let you directly hook up two media devices at once, ensuring that the data will be transferred stably at up to 100 Mbps.

CONS

The settings menu is a bit complicated.

OUR VERDICT

The Coredy wifi repeater and range extender can be used not just as a booster but also as a wireless access point or a standard wireless router. Invaluable for people with many devices that require an internet connection.

detailed parameters
Designated Areas

Small to medium houses

Antennas

2 external antennas

Ports

1 x LAN (RJ45) port

1 x LAN/WAN (RJ45) port

Network Standarts

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 Standarts

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

TP-LINK RE210(UK)

Automatically Chooses the Optimal Position for Full Coverage

Want to have Wi-Fi available in every single room and corner of your house but have no idea where to start and how to do it? Don’t worry, the TP-LINK RE210 will help you out.

The gadget uses an intelligent signal indicator to determine where it should be placed in order to reach every single device in the house. You don’t have to run any external applications or go through a long setup process to get a wide coverage. The TP-LINK RE210 does all of that for you.

The 2 external antennas ensure that the signal strength is always as high as possible and keep the speeds at the maximal level. Speaking of which, you get up to 433 Mbps and 300 Mbps on 5 GHz and 2.4 GHz frequencies respectively. Plus, you can connect one appliance directly to the repeater via a LAN port for a speed of up to 1000 Mbps, a staggeringly high number. If you have to quickly transfer or download some really big files, this is the best option.

Overall, this TP-LINK Wi-Fi repeater is the best choice for both a bigger house and a small apartment as it boosts the signal to cover a long range and offers complete data protection. The speeds it offers are stellar and will satisfy even those that like to have several Internet-connected devices running at the same time. You can surf the web on your smartphone while watching a movie on Amazon Prime and not a single second of lag will occur in the process.

Review of TP-LINK RE210(UK) Universal Dual Band Range Extender

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Belkin F9K1126-UK

Beams Internet Straight to Your Devices

Do you have your devices tucked away in corners and hard to reach places and struggle to keep them stably connected to the internet? We’d like to heartily recommend you the Belkin F9K1126-UK, a repeater that uses specialised technology to reach all over your household and establish a solid, long-range coverage.

You won’t have any of the so-called “dead zones” in your home once you launch this mini repeater. Even though it has just a single internal antenna, the device reaches admirable speeds of 433 Mbps and 300 Mbps at 5 Ghz and 2.4 Ghz respectively. This is enough for you to enjoy film streams in Full HD and even 4k.

That speed wouldn’t mean much, though, if the signal couldn’t reach the appliances that require it. Thankfully, the Belkin F9K116-UK uses a unique beamforming technology to spread Wi-Fi all over your home and ensures that every single gadget in the vicinity is connected to the internet. No need to walk around with your phone in hand trying to find a signal, the repeater guarantees that wifi will find you by itself.

To sum up, choose the Belkin F9K116-UK if your house is filled with appliances that require an internet connection and if you want to keep your smartphone or tablet online even while you’re upstairs cleaning out the attic or out in the yard for a little picnic of sorts.

Review of Belkin F9K1126-UK AC1200 Dual Band AC Wireless Range Extender

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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

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Coredy E300

Ensures Secure LAN Connection and Serves as an Access Point

Have devices that don’t support Wi-Fi but still require an internet connection? Or maybe you simply want to boost the signal over a long range to cover your home fully? Either way, the Coredy E300 is an answer to the problem.

The repeater is designed to have dual LAN ports that let you hook up media gadgets directly to it. This feature is useful to both connect any appliances that don’t support wifi and ensure absolute connection stability. The latter is important if you want to transfer data quickly and securely as a wireless connection might not have the same safety protocols. A direct connection reaches a speed of up to 100 Mbps, which is a very solid level.

Even though the settings menu on this model is not the easiest to navigate, once you get the hang of it you can even enable the repeater to be an access point. That way it can work as a backup router that can be used on the go. That’s a very useful feature to have if you travel a lot and often struggle to connect to a hotel Wi-Fi.

With 2 high power external antennas, the Coredy E300 is a great repeater that will help you create a stable coverage area all over your house to keep all of your devices online. However, it’s especially great for those that also require a LAN connection or an extra long range router.

Review of Coredy E300 Mini WiFi Range Extender

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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

 

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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