The best Wi-Fi extenders eliminate dead spots and provide stronger signal in the farthest rooms of the house, pushing your Wi-Fi coverage to where your router can’t quite reach. Whether you call it a Wi-Fi booster, wifi repeater or signal booster, these small and affordable devices provide stronger Wi-Fi where you need it, often for much less money than upgrading to one of the best mesh routers.
We’ve reviewed several popular Wi-Fi extenders, from inexpensive wall plug units that can be hidden behind a couch to desktop units that prioritize power over aesthetics. There are plenty of functions and features to consider, but the best Wi-Fi extender for you is the one that can be positioned to expand your Wi-Fi coverage to where you need it. Big or small, cheap or expensive, we’ve tested them all to give you the best advice when shopping for a Wi-Fi extender.
The best Wi-Fi extender for you will meet your coverage needs and be convenient to use, as well as fitting your budget. Overall, our rating criteria include design, range, throughput, setup and which settings you can adjust. But our recommendations aren’t purely about speed and coverage, but also price, so you can find the right device without spending too much money.