Netbox 1200 Mbps Alexa Compatible Wi-Fi Extender

Last updated date: January 8, 2021

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8.9

Netbox 1200 Mbps Alexa Compatible Wi-Fi Extender

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We looked at the top Wi-Fi Extenders and dug through the reviews from some of the most popular review sites. Through this analysis, we've determined the best Wi-Fi Extender you should buy.

Editor's Note January 8, 2021:
Checkout The Best Wi-Fi Extender for a detailed review of all the top wi-fi extenders.

Overall Take

Although this Wi-Fi extender has a compact design, it offers strong network coverage. In fact, it works great in homes as large as 3,000 square feet and can handle as many as 32 devices. Using this extender is also a breeze, as all you need to do is press the WPS button for 8 seconds and the device will connect with your home router.


In our analysis of 40 expert reviews, the Netbox Netbox 1200 Mbps Alexa Compatible Wi-Fi Extender placed 4th when we looked at the top 15 products in the category. For the full ranking, see below.

From The Manufacturer

Our 1200 Mbps WiFi Extender the Best solution to date extending Wi-Fi to devices like iPhone, iPad, Android devices, Echo/Alexa devices, Smart TV’s, PCs, 4K streaming, Samsung devices, PlayStation, Smart Plugs and SO MUCH MORE. Universal Compatibility - WiFi Booster are compatible with any router or access point, making it easy to expand and strengthen your network for 2.4GHz and 5GHz, Wireless Repeater Coverage up to 3000sq.ft Range & 32 Devices, even as it changes over time. Boost your existing network range, delivering AC dual band WiFi up to 1200 Mbps. This Wifi repeater is small and discreet, easily blending into your home decor. Easy Connection: WPS Button, Just press the it 8 Seconds to connect to your router. Or using web-based setup page, you can easily expand wireless coverage. Easy to install and move, the range extender enables to expand your Wi-Fi range and connect any wired device such as your Xbox, PlayStation, PC or Mac, to powerful Wi-Fi with the available Gigabit Ethernet port for boosted speed and performance. No more Dead Zones - Eliminate dead spots with wireless network coverage 360 degree in rooms with weak Wi-Fi coverage such as bedroom, garden, corridor, restroom and so on. It has smart signal indicator lights which help provide optimal placement. Fast Ethernet port connects nearby wired devices as a wireless access point. Supports advanced wireless security encryption (WPA/WPA2 PSK Mixed/Hidden SSID/Black List Function) avoid all unauthorized access, keep strangers and hackers outside. Our team of professionals is constantly working to make you happier. We provide technical support for our customers 7 days a week, If you have any questions or issues about your purchase, please feel free to reach us by Email or Phone and we will gladly assist you at any time!! We are confident in the quality of our product and give you FULL customer support.

Expert Reviews

Expert Summarized Score

9.7
2 expert reviews

User Summarized Score

8.4
1,685 user reviews

What experts liked

With the addition of an ethernet port, this Wi-Fi extender has all bases covered, but we found that with the increased stability and extended signal offered, we never even considered having to use the ethernet.
- The Gadget Nerds
When used as a signal repeater, it can boost your signal and send it through a home of up to 3,000 square feet in size. It provides 360-degree coverage to eliminate all of the dead spots in your home and give you access to the internet from any spot. The low price makes it popular with shoppers who want to save money, too.
- iReviews

What experts didn't like

Our main complaint with this little extender is simple aesthetics. Being only available in black makes it stand out when plugged in, being shiny and black makes it stand out even more.
- The Gadget Nerds

Our Expert Consultant

Patrick Ward 
Editor-in-chief of High Speed Experts

Patrick Ward is the editor-in-chief of High Speed Experts, a broadband connectivity-, search engine- and IT-industry education blog that empowers consumers by open-sourcing information about tech services. He earned his bachelor’s degree in commerce with an emphasis on communications at the University of Sydney. His expertise spans the digital, emerging tech and telecommunications fields.

An Overview On Wi-Fi Extenders

Chances are your household relies heavily on a Wi-Fi network. Whether it’s doing homework or streaming the latest Netflix show everyone’s watching, a high-speed network is key. If your network is too slow, you could find that your shows constantly lock up or downloads take far too long.

Upping your network speed isn’t always the solution. You’ll likely still have the same problem, especially if you have areas of your house that are far away from your router. The easiest fix is a Wi-Fi extender, available online or at your local electronics store. For a fairly low price, you can buy one of these devices, plug it in and, in a matter of minutes, extend your router’s reach to those “dead zones” in your home.

“As the name suggests, Wi-Fi extenders expand the range of Wi-Fi in your house or office by rebroadcasting your existing signal from your wireless router,” our technology expert Patrick Ward, editor-in-chief of the IT industry education blog High Speed Experts, explains.

But buying a Wi-Fi router can feel intimidating at first. You may fear that setup will be complicated, but with most of today’s extenders, installation is actually fairly easy. You just plug it in and follow the directions to connect it to your home’s router. The first step is finding the best area of your home for the extender. The goal is to extend the reach of the Wi-Fi signal being sent by your router, so you’ll be moving it to an area of your house where connectivity is poorest due to being too far away.

“Be warned, with a cheaper price comes the challenge of placement,” Ward says. “If you incorrectly place your Wi-Fi extender, it may fail to obtain adequate signal that will allow you to conduct more intensive activities such as online gaming or streaming movies.”

When shopping for a router, pay close attention to frequency. Many extenders use two frequencies: 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz. You’ll see speed ratings that represent the theoretical maximum speed of the router you’re purchasing. The TP-Link AC750 advertises dual-band speeds of up to 750 Mbps. The NETGEAR Wi-Fi Range Extender, on the other hand, advertises speeds of only up to 300 Mbps. Other factors, such as the size of the ethernet and compatibility with other devices, should also factor into your buying decision.

Another consideration, beyond price, is whether the signal rebroadcast by your extender is different than the one your wireless router emits.

“This means that you have to manually switch over to your range extender network as your devices will automatically connect to your router,” Ward says. “This connecting and reconnecting can get tedious, particularly as you move back and forth between rooms.”

But one advantage of putting in a Wi-Fi extender is that it will allow you to get online in spaces you don’t traditionally think of as having an Internet connection.

“Backyards, garages, or rec rooms can now have a strong Wi-Fi signal, allowing you to remain connected wherever you are in your house,” Ward points out. Want to Internet surf while lounging by the pool? That’s a possibility — if you get the right Wi-Fi extender.

The Wi-Fi Extender Buying Guide

  • Wi-Fi extenders can seem intimidating if you don’t see yourself as tech-savvy. The good news is, most extenders on the market today are easy to set up. You simply plug it into an outlet in the desired area and follow the instructions to connect.
  • Once you get your extender set up, you’ll need an easy way to manage it. The TP-Link N300 lets you control your device using an app. Here, you can create passwords, check your connections and more.
  • Determining exactly where to put your Wi-Fi extender can be challenging. The NETGEAR Wi-Fi Range Extender includes smart LED indicators that identify the best location in an area for optimizing your Wi-Fi reach.
  • Locating can be tricky, especially with the NETGEAR Wi-Fi Range Extender, which requires that you plug it in at the halfway point between your router and the area of your home where reception is low.
  • Another issue with some routers, including the NETGEAR Wi-Fi Range Extender, is that you may need to restart it frequently when you find it’s gone offline.
  • Wi-Fi extenders operate by using specific frequencies. The TP-Link N300 extender operates on two bands: 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz, offering fast performance. The NETGEAR Wi-Fi Range Extender extender only utilizes one 2.4 GHz band.
  • Some Wi-Fi extenders let you hook up items like Smart TVs and Xbox game consoles to your Wi-Fi network through an ethernet port. If you’re interested in using this feature, go with a model that has it. The TP-Link N300 and NETGEAR Wi-Fi Range Extender both have ethernet ports.
  • Over time, you may decide just one Wi-Fi extender isn’t enough. The TP-Link N300 is compatible with a wide range of adapters, which means you’ll be able to expand your network even further by adding more routers.
  • If you plan to add routers in the future, look for a router with a Wi-Fi Clone button that copies your router’s network name and password. One press of the button automatically syncs one extender with all the other extenders on your network.
  • A Wi-Fi extender is designed to be planted in a wall outlet, where it stays. Some models have internal antennas, which provide for a more compact look.
  • Speeding up your network is great, but you’ll also want to make sure you keep your data safe. Look for a Wi-Fit extender that features either a 128-bit AES encryption or a WPA2/WPA wireless encryption.
  • You’ll get exceptional speed with a Powerline adapter, but it’s important to do some research before you make that commitment. Powerline networks are set up to operate with hidden wires, and many of today’s homes simply aren’t set up to work with Powerline devices. If your home’s wiring is compatible, though, a Powerline access point can extend your home’s Wi-Fi network farther than other devices. You also will find a Powerline doesn’t compete with the other devices in your home as much as other Wi-Fi extenders.
  • Keep price in mind when shopping for a Wi-Fi extender. The TP-Link N300 300Mbps WiFi Extender is quite affordable, while the Rock Space 750Mbps WiFi Range Extender has a more moderate price tag.
  • If you have older hardware, you may find compatibility is an issue with the NETGEAR Wi-Fi Range Extender.