You have purchased a router but your home is large and your phone/laptop is not able to connect to the router. Or you stay in a multi-story building and you have convinced other apartment owners of the building to buy a common broadband connection (imagine) instead of a separate one. You buy the broadband connection and a new router. The technician has set up the WiFi network at the top of the building. Unfortunately, not all apartments will have WiFi access because of the WiFi range. Or, you reside in a 3 story house. The router is on the ground floor and your room is on the top floor. You won’t be able to use the WiFi. To solve these three and many other problems of WiFi range, you will have to buy a special networking device called a WiFi range extender/repeater. Here are the best WiFi extenders you can buy for a price between 1000 Rs to 4000 Rs.
Best WiFi extenders in India
TP-Link WL-WA850RE N300
With this cheap TP-Link device, you can increase the range of any existing WiFi router at your place within few minutes. WA850RE is the best-rated WiFi extender in India. It has 99k ratings and is easy to set up. It works with 802.11 a/b/g/n routers. WA850RE contains an ethernet port to facilitate ethernet connections and a button to reset the settings. It features two internal antennas and supports 2.4GHz WiFi connectivity only. The max download speed you can get while using TP-Link’s WA850RE WiFi extender is 300 Mbps. The weight of the WA850RE repeater is 90 grams only and its dimensions are 66 x 109.2 x 76.2 mm.
TP-Link TL RE-200 AC750
For an extra 400 to 500 Rs, you can get this feature-rich dual-band WiFi extender. AC750 TL RE-200 is compatible with 2.4GHz/5.0GHz connections and offers up to 750 Mbps download speed. It supports 802.11 b/g/n and 802.11ac WiFi routers and mesh technology. Like the above extender, AC750 is tiny. TP720 by TP-Link weighs 110 grams only and has 110 x 66 x 75 mm dimensions.
Netgear EX6110 AC1200
EX6110 is one of the cheapest 5.0 GHz band WiFi extenders. It is pricier than WA850RE by 1000 Rs and has a rating of 4.1. Over 13k people have rated this device. EX6100 supports 2.4GHz as well as 5.0 GHz bands and weighs 152 grams only. EX6100 has a power, WPS, router, device connected indicator. It doesn’t have a fancy LED indicator system like WA850RE. The indicators of EX6100 are placed next to each other. EX6110 supports download speeds of up to 1200 Mbps and has a dimension of 72 x 65 x 72 mm. You can use it with an 802.11 b/g/n/ac router.
Tenda A301 V2
The A301 V2 repeater by Tenda features an RJ-45 LAN port and has three LED indicators – power, WPS, and signal. It has two buttons to enable WPS and reset the settings. A301 V2 supports 2.4 GHz 802.11 b/g/n routers and it has two visible antennas. Tenda A301 can work in two modes – AP or repeater. It has 80 x 58 x 48 mm dimensions and weighs 294 grams. A301 V2’s price is 2000 Rs.
Unlike the above extenders, AV600 can boost the wireless and wired network at your place. AV600 comes with a power line kit that ensures a stable wired internet/network connection through a 984 feet long cable. It supports a wireless transfer speed of up to 300 Mbps and features two ethernet ports. TP-Link AV600 comes with the WiFI sync function so that you connect more extenders with AV600 and expand the WiFi/ethernet connection’s range further. TP-Link AV600’s dimensions are 40 x 54 x 94mm. It weighs 200 grams and costs around 3500 Rs.
MW300E is the cheapest WiFi extender in India. Its costs Rs 1099 only and has three antennas. Other devices we’ve shared above have 2 antennas. MW300E features a single multi-color LED indicator which you can refer to install the extender at an optimal place. It offers 300 Mbps download speed and supports connectivity with 802.11 b/g/n routers. MW300E’s dimensions are 100 x 75 x 39 millimeters and its weight is 110 grams.