Best WiFi extender

These are the best WiFi extenders you can buy for improved coverage and speed when browsing.

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The best WiFi extenders will make your life so much easier – especially if you're working from home right now. There's nothing more annoying than discovering that you have a WiFi dead zone right in the spot where your home office is, or that your internet speed just isn't coping with all the devices you're using, or all the tabs you have open... 

So we've put some of the best WiFi extenders to the test to help you out, as well as other members of your household, of course! In our Wifi extender reviews below, we've covered all price ranges and coverage types. Our favorite and therefore, voted best Wifi Extender is the mega-powerful yet inexpensive Galaway Wi-Fi Range Extender, and do read on for more options.

Best wi-fi extender

Galaway wifi extender

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Galaway WiFi Range Extender

This is our top overall pick

This extender will reach into every corner of your house, is easy to operate, and is fairly priced. 

Pros:

  • Easy to set up
  • No dead zones
  • Will double the coverage of your Wi-Fi

Cons:

  • Quite a big unit

The Galaway Wi-Fi Range Extender will deliver signal everywhere in your home: second floor bathroom, the back yard, you name it. It has 360-degree coverage, meaning it will improve coverage in every direction. The four antennas help double the coverage in your home. For such a powerful device, it's very reasonably priced, too, so is definitely worth a go. 

This Wifi extender will automatically switch to a higher band to give you better internet speed, which makes ideal if you watch a lot of movies or play a lot of video games. 

Best long range option

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Superboost WiFi Extender

Our favorite booster for covering large areas

Extend coverage in an area of up to 2500 feet. 

Pros:

  • Fast signal in even large properties
  • Overvoltage protection
  • Ideal for gamers or video calls

Cons:

  • You may need to get two for very large properties

The Superboost WiFi Extender is ideal if your live in a large house, and your WiFi is struggling. It delivers a powerful signal extension as soon as you plug it in, and can operate in lots of different modes, depending on whether you're boosting your router or particular devices. It also improves the security of your WiFi and protects your electronics from overvoltage. 

It's also quite versatile, with five different modes including router booster, access point, and client mode. You can also plug it directly into extender ports via an ethernet ports. 

Best value pick

Netbox Wi-fi Extender

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Netbox Wi-fi Extender

Great coverage for a small price

This little wi-fi extender delivers for a fair price.

Pros:

  • Great value for money
  • Tackles dead zones effectively

Cons:

  • Might not work in larger homes

The Netbox Wifi Extender is proper value for your buck: powerful, fast internet in your whole house for a very reasonable price. Can be used as an access point and is highly compatible with smart devices such as Alexa, smart TVs, and smart plugs. Suitable for all homes but the very large ones.

This extender boasts high compatibility with almost any type of router and/or port, while the Router Mode will allow you to instantly create a private network your devices can link up to.

Best multi device extender

Netgear WiFi Mesh Range Extender EX6400

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Netgear WiFi Mesh Range Extender EX6400

Choose this booster if you have lots of different devices at home

Have a lot of devices using wifi at the same time? This is the extender you need. 

Pros:

  • Connects to up to 35 devies
  • Long range coverage of up to 2100 feet

Cons:

  • Not cheap

Netgear make some of the best wi-fi extenders out there, and the EX6400 should be on your radar if you've got lots of devices at home and need coverage over a large area. It can be somewhat fiddly to setup (some people say the WPS button doesn't always work), but the results are worth it. It comes with a wired ethernet port, so you can plug it directly into a games console or your TV for a maximum speed boost.

Best compact extender

Netgear EX3700

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Netgear EX3700

Our favorite if you want something discreet

The best-looking little wifi extender that still does the job.

Pros:

  • Compact design
  • Wired option

Cons:

  • Not the most powerful

Let's face it: wifi extenders are not the prettiest of things. The Netgear EX3700 has the best design we've seen – compact and well-shaped – and it will still do a pretty good job of boosting your wi-fi coverage and speed. Just don't expect miracles if your house is huge. Also bear in mind that this device might not work with non-standard or altered routers or gateways. For basic router booster needs, though, it really is pretty good. 

Our verdict

If you're looking for a combination of performance, price, and ease of set-up, then we'd highly recommend the Galaway Wi-Fi Range Extender. It has four antennas that allow it to double the wifi coverage in your home. If you're looking for the most affordable option (that also looks great), then you should check out the compact and competitively priced Netgear EX3700. That being said, if your house is huge, and if you're using lots of devices, you'll want to consider the other Netgear extender on our list, the EX6400.