Having trouble getting a solid, reliable WiFi signal in some parts of your home? A WiFi repeater could be the solution for you.
A WiFi repeater or extender is used to extend the coverage area of your WiFi network. It works by receiving your existing WiFi signal, amplifying it, and then transmitting the boosted signal. With a WiFi repeater, you can effectively double the coverage area of your WiFi network – reaching far corners of your home or office, different floors, or even extending coverage to your yard.
What’s the difference between a WiFi booster, repeater, or extender?
WiFi boosters, repeaters, and extenders are mostly the same thing – devices to improve WiFi coverage. There isn’t a clearly defined difference between devices that manufacturers describe as “repeaters” and devices described as “extenders”. However, not all WiFi extenders work in the exact same way. There are several different kinds of devices available and below we aim to explain what those differences are and how they work so that you can choose the best WiFi repeater for your circumstances.