If you hate how your internet starts lagging and buffering when you move to certain places in your home? With a good quality Wi-Fi extender you can easily resolve your problems and ensure that you can watch movies seamlessly, your kids can continue playing online, and your partner can hold that videoconference without any problems in the connectivity.
We picked the Google Wi-Fi system as the best wireless extender for 2019 after a lot of serious research and interviews with tech experts.
Read to find out more about our top 10 favorite Wi-Fi extenders for 2019 and find out why you should definitely get one right away!
Google Wi-Fi system – NLS-1304-25
Google’s Wi-Fi solution is our definite top pick for the best Wi-Fi extender for 2019. This system router replacement device will ensure fast and seamless coverage throughout your home or other premises, no matter its size or shape.
The Wi-Fi system offered by Google is affordable and is available in packs of 1, 2, 3 or more, depending on the size of the area you want covered by the Wi-Fi signal.
You can say goodbye to any dead zones and annoying buffering, in the places where there is no connectivity or low connectivity in your home once you install this replacement for your old router.
Google suggests that 1 unit is sufficient for areas which are from 500 – 1,500 square feet, two should cover apartments or premises from 1,500-3,000 square feet, and three of these nifty devices are enough to ensure that an area as large as 3,000-4,000 square feet gets complete, strong and reliable wireless coverage.
It has a 1200Mbps wireless throughput, expandable mesh Wi-Fi and LAN and WAN ports. It supports dual-band Wi-Fi simultaneously, so it doesn’t matter whether you have 2.4GHz or 5GHz wireless at home.
This smart router replacement device offered by Google will detect the clearest and the fastest Wi-Fi band and will automatically connect your devices to it.
You can easily monitor your Wi-Fi connection via the Google Wi-Fi companion mobile app to see who is connected. You can also use the app to set up a wireless network for guests or to pause the Wi-Fi connectivity to the devices of your children when it is time for studying, sleep or other activities.
The wireless extender by Google comes with a 6.5 ft. Ethernet cord and a power adapter. You will need to have a mobile device running Android 4.4 or above or an iOS device running iOS 8 or above as well as a registered Gmail address to set the unit up and control it via your mobile device.
Each of these smart Wi-Fi extenders is just 4.17 inches in diameter and 2.70 inches in height, and they weigh a mere 12 oz. so you don’t need to worry about this device taking up a large footprint and a lot of space in your home.
Google offers a 1-year warranty for its new Wi-Fi extending and boosting device and also will provide you with a 24/7 customer and technical support service.
TP-Link Deco M5 Wi-Fi System
Our second favorite Wi-Fi extender for 2019 is another smart home Wi-Fi system which can replace your router and extend your wireless network range. The TP-Link Deco M5 will eliminate the buffering and dead zones in your home or other property.
Thanks to the useful Deco app, you can set this device up easily in a matter of seconds. One of these useful gadgets will cover an area of up to 2,000 square feet. If you have a larger home, you may want to buy a 2-pack which is suitable for areas up to 3,800 square feet. The 3-pack Deco system will create a mesh Wi-Fi network with coverage of up to 4,500 square feet. The more of the M5s you buy in a pack – the better the deal will be!
Like the Google Wi-Fi router replacement unit, this one too automatically connects your devices to the best and fastest channel detected for optimal wireless connectivity no matter where you are in the house.
It works with 2.4 GHz radio frequency 5 GHz radio frequency and 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac wireless connections.
This smart device is compatible with Alexa devices and will become a part of the IoT in your smart home. It is protected by a highly efficient Trend Micro antivirus program for which you will receive a 3-year free subscription once you buy one of these Deco Wi-Fi extenders.
You will also receive a 2-year warranty and top quality customer support 24/7 for this unit.
The Deco M5 is reasonably priced and compact in size. Each of these nifty Wi-Fi extenders is only 1.7 lbs. in weight and with a size of just 4.7 x 4.7 x 1.3 inches.
So, if you need an easy to set up, reliable and affordable wireless network extender and router replacement for your home or any other premise, you should think about adding the smart TP-Link Deco M5 to your smart home and start enjoying the fastest and most reliable Wi-Fi connectivity no matter where you are in the house.
TP-Link N300 Wireless Portable Nano Travel Router TL-WR802N
It will cost you less than $30, and you can actually carry it in your pocket thanks to its very compact size and light weight. Actually, it is only 2.2 x 2.2 x 0.7 inches in size and weighs just 7.2 ounces.
The N300 is a device which will allow you to quickly set up a secure Wi-Fi hotspot no matter where you are so that you can share with the rest of your family or with friends. It is a perfect solution for camping, fishing or for any other outdoor activities, as well as when you are traveling to places with no locally available Wi-Fi or other internet connectivity.
The device needs an external 5V/1A power supply and can provide you and the others connected to the portable hotspot wireless network with 300Mvps Wi-Fi speed on a 2.4GHz band. It features a micro USB port so you can connect it to a USB port or a power adapter, so you can charge it via your laptop, smartphone or your USB charger. This is great because you have versatile power options to choose from depending on whether you are at home, indoors or traveling and spending time outdoors.
With an inexpensive and efficient device like this, you will never have to deal with frustrating buffering or loss of connection when you are spending time away from your home network.
The N300 Nano wireless travel rooter is compatible with Chrome cast and with Amazon Fire TV stick, so you can enjoy streaming movies and other content while traveling and instantly sharing the internet connection with the other members of your family or group.
Apart from acting as a hotspot Wi-Fi router, it also has a router, client, repeater, extender AP and WISP router modes which you can use when you are home or anywhere where there is an accessible wireless connection as well.
Thanks to its pre-encryption function, this Wi-Fi extender will set the initial SSID as well as provide reliable password protection.
So, for a very affordable price, you will get a multifunctional device which will help you use and share a wireless network with others when on the go, and while at home, you can use it as a fully functional Wi-Fi extender as well if you choose to buy this compact travel router by TP-Link.
NETGEAR Orbi Ultra-Performance Whole Home Mesh Wi-Fi System
If you have problems with the strength and reliability of your home Wi-Fi connectivity on another floor of your home, this Netgear Orbi Ultra Performance home Mesh Wi-Fi system will easily resolve the problem with dead zones and buffering of the wireless connection.
- The Mesh Wi-Fi system includes a router and a satellite for wireless network extending
- The system can ensure reliable and strong Wi-Fi connectivity in homes and other premises with an area of up to 5,000 square feet including houses with several floors
- It works with 2.4GHz and 5GHz Wi-Fi connections
- The unit has a dedicated Wi-Fi link allowing for the fastest possible connection between the Orbi router and the Orbi satellite
- It utilizes the patented Tri-band technology which provides a dedicated connection between the router and satellite
- Netgear assures that this system is up to 161% faster than the mesh Wi-Fi systems offered by other leaders in the industry
- This is the mesh Wi-Fi system with the most awards from Forbes, CNET, Wirecutter, PC Mag and others
- Thanks to the implemented tri-band technology, the wireless connection speed will remain fast and won’t slow down even if more devices are connected to it
- It has 4 Ethernet ports on both units so you can connect as many devices as you want, such as TVs, game consoles, streaming players, computers and others for a fast and stable internet connection
- The system is easy to set up via the user-friendly Orbi app which you can use to test the network speed, create guest networks, set parental controls and others
- You can seamlessly expand your wireless network by adding more Orbi satellites to the system, including outdoors (these need to be purchased separately)
- The dimension of the system is 6.7 x 3.1 x 8.9 inches, and it weighs 3.92lbs.
- A LED light on the units will alert you of its status – blue for good, orange for average connectivity and red for not connected
- Compatible with Windows, Android, and iOS