Rock Space 750Mbps WiFi Range Extender
Last updated date: October 6, 2020
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This Wi-Fi extender comes with a smart signal indicator that allows you to test various areas in your home to determine the best placement. The unit then takes just 8 seconds to set up. Since the extender is compatible with 99% of the routers on the market, you shouldn't have any trouble using this model. In our analysis of 31 expert reviews, the Rock Space Rock Space 750Mbps WiFi Range Extender placed 3rd when we looked at the top 13 products in the category. For the full ranking, see below.
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Stable signal boosts - with dual band technology, This Wi-Fi range extender can automatically choose high-quality band for better performance. It offers up to 300Mbps for 2.4GHz and 433Mbps for 5GHz. Totally 733Mbps is available for your use, maximizing reduces the loss of data transmission. Full signal coverage - equipped with dual external antennas, this Wi-Fi Repeater extends Wi-Fi coverage 360 degree by up to 1292 sq.Ft. Reliable data transmission rate up to 733Mbps covering your bedroom, floors, restroom and garden. Gigabit Ethernet port also allow this Wi-Fi Booster function as a wireless adapter to connect wired devices. Quick & Easy set up - only takes 8 seconds! This Wi-Fi signal booster can easily expand the wireless coverage by press the WPS button. Or set up via browser website based configuration in almost any device, including iOS and Android mobile platforms. Compatible with 99% router - this Wi-Fi Repeater has been tested can compatible with 99% router on the market, and works with any standard router or gateway. Support extending to any devices like iOS, Android devices, Samsung devices, Echo/Alexa devices, PCs, PlayStation, smart plugs and so much more. Ideal for HD streaming & gaming experience. Easily find the perfect setup spot - smart Signal Indicator helps you to find the best location for Wi-Fi coverage. This Wi-Fi range extender can help you get rid of testing instantly and set up quickly. After extending successfully, you can relocate a perfect spot which can maintain a best extending Effect.
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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.
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In addition to purchasing Wi-Fi extenders, there are things you can do to optimize your Wi-Fi range in your home. Mostly, this entails finding the perfect place to locate your router. You may think a central room is the best area, but there are other factors that can interfere with your signal. Although most walls, doors and furniture won’t get in the way of your signal, it will have a tough time getting through metal or concrete. Chimneys can also cause interference. You should try to avoid locating your router near devices that emit wireless signals. Motors, microwaves and wireless telephones can also cause issues, mimicking the signals a Wi-Fi router sends and creating interference.
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 AC750 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 AC750 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 AC750 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 AC750 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. The D-Link is by far the smallest of all the extenders, measuring 2.25 x 1.4 x 3.6 inches. The antennas are internal on this model, which provides 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.