The Best Wi-Fi Range Extender for Almost Everybody
Range extenders help you eliminate pesky dead zones
Even asare lifting, many of us are still sheltering in place and due to the -- and that means that steady, reliable Wi-Fi . And if you've tried to set up a home office that's a little too far from your , then you've learned the hard way -- dead zones are a major pain.
Enter. Like the name suggests, it can help give your network a boost by receiving the wireless signal from your router and re-amplifying it further out into your home. Most are a cinch to use, too -- just pick a good spot, plug it in and press the WPS button to sync it up with your router. In most cases, you can even use a wireless range extender from a different manufacturer than your router. Best of all, you've got plenty of options that won't cost you very much.
But don't start thinking these things are interchangeable. I picked out some of the major manufacturers' most popular, budget-friendly options and spent a few days testing out their wireless coverage. Most were underwhelming, which isn't too surprising when you're talking about a hunk of plastic that costs $30 or $40. One was an absolute standout, however, and strong enough for me to say that it's the best pick for just about everybody.
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