WiFi Extenders Vendors | WiFi Range Extender Manufacturers

This page mentions WiFi Range Extender vendors or manufacturers. The popular manufacturers of WiFi Extenders include Tp-Link, Netgear, Linksys, D-Link etc.

What is WiFi extender ?

It is the device which receives the wifi signal from router and relays it after amplification and band conversion (if required) as per designed specifications. It extends the range of existing wifi routers to the devices located in wifi dead zones.

WiFi Extender installation

Following are the features of WiFi extender. Following technical specifications are considered for selecting appropriate wifi extender for your need.
• Frequency bands supported - 2.4 GHz, 5 GHz, 6 GHz, 2.4/5GHz (dual band) or all the three (tri band)
• IEEE WLAN standards supported - 802.11a, 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n, 802.11ac, 802.11ax etc.
• Extender supports AC powered or it is USB powered. Most of the people require AC powered extender as it is easy to plug into a socket
• Ethernet port as it delivers very high data rate compare to wireless connectivity with router.
• It should WPS compatibility as it is very easy for illiterate person to setup extender with click of a button. Initially WPS button on router is to be pressed and later WPS button on extender is required to be pressed.
• It should be cheaper than router.
• Refer advantages and disadvantages of WiFi extender >>

WiFi Extender Manufacturers

Following table mentions WiFi Extender manufacturers or vendors with their features and model numbers.

Manufacturers Description
Tp-Link • There are various models from Tp-link with various specifications viz. TL-RE200 (AC750, Dual Band, 433 Mbps speed, 802.11a/b/g/n/ac etc.), RE300 (AC1200 mesh wifi extender, dual band, speed of 300 Mbps at 2.4 GHz and 867 Mbps at 5 GHz, 802.11a/b/g/n/ac, WPS) etc.
• The other models are RE205, RE650, TL-WA850RE etc.
Netgear • Model EX6110 supports 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz bands, speed up to 1200 Mbps, 802.11b/g/n/ac etc.
• Model EX3700-100PES supports speed up to 750 Mbps, 802.11b/g/n/ac etc.
Linksys • Model RE3000W N300 supports single band 2.4 GHz and range up to 5000 feet as per company.
• Model EX6120-100PES supports upto 25 Mbps, 20 devices and coverage of 1200 sq.ft., 802.11a/b/g/n/ac etc. as per company.
• Model RE3700-100PES supports 750 Mbps, 802.11b/g/n/ac etc.
D-Link • Model DAP-1325 supports 300 Mbps speed, 2.4 GHz, 802.11b/g/n etc.
• Model DAP-1610 supports 802.11a/b/g/n/ac, up to 1200 Mbps speed, ethernet port etc.

The companies such as Amped Wireless, EERO LLC and Google develops and supplies WiFi system devices for home and office premises.

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