The Top 5 Wireless Extenders for SMB’s

 The Top 5 Wireless Extenders for SMB's

Now that you’ve found your perfect wireless router, and the perfect access point, it’s time for you to move on to the next step; finding a wireless extender that suit the needs of your organization. With these top 802.11ac wireless extenders, you’ll be able to extend your wired network to employees without needing to worry about security or performance. At Solutions Review, we scavenged the internet to bring you the top 5 wireless access points for your small to medium sized business. These models vary in price and features, but should provide you with a strong entry point for finding the perfect wireless AC extender for you.


NETGEAR Nighthawk AC1900 Desktop WiFi Range Extender (EX7000-100NAS)

NETGEAR Nighthawk AC1900 Desktop WiFi Range Extender (EX7000-100NAS)The NETGEAR Nighthawk Wi-Fi Range Extender boosts your existing network range and speed with 11ac dual band Wi-Fi up to 1900Mbps and 700mW high-powered amplifiers. The dual core 1GHz processor enables maximum Wi-Fi performance. It works with any standard Wi-Fi router & is ideal for HD video streaming & gaming.

Functions:

  • Ideal for extending WiFi to devices like the iPhone 6S, Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge, iPad Air 2, and MacBook Pro
  • Extreme dual band WiFi speed – up to 1.9Gbps
  • 700 mW high-power amplifiers & high-gain 5dBi antennas for maximum WiFi coverage
  • Dual core 1GHz processor for max WiFi performance
  • 5 Gigabit Ethernet ports to connect all your wired devices

From Around the Web:

“the EX7000 absolutely blitzed the competition. It delivered 36Mbps on 2.4GHz at 2m and 23Mbps at 10m. At 5GHz, these figures leaped up to 100Mbps and 85.6Mbps. The next fastest extender I’ve tested achieves only 44.8Mbps and 28Mbps in the same test.
– Trusted Reviews

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TP-Link AC 1900 Desktop Dual Band Wi-Fi Range Extender (RE580D)TP-Link AC 1900 Desktop Dual Band Wi-Fi Range Extender (RE580D)

Experience high-performance Wi-Fi throughout your home with the RE580D AC1900 Dual Band Wi-Fi Range Extender. Enjoy faster streaming at speeds up to 1900Mbps. Connect your smart TVs, game consoles, and streaming players to Wi-Fi using one of the five dedicated Gigabit Ethernet Ports. Discover the best location and set up anywhere in your home using the Smart Signal Indicator. Set up and manage your Wi-Fi settings with the TP-LINK Tether App from your Android or iOS smartphone or tablet. Increase device Wi-Fi performance with beamforming technology that finds and boosts Wi-Fi to every device.

Features:

  • Expand your Wi-Fi range up to 10,000 square feet
  • Provides fast, reliable connections to multiple users with 1GHz dual-core processor
  • Connects smart TVs and game consoles directly to Wi-Fi using Gigabit Ethernet ports
  • Find the best spot to set up with the Smart Signal Indicator
  • Three external dual band antennas with 700mW high-powered amplifiers help boost Wi-Fi range
  • Universal compatibility

From Around the Web:

“This is one of the best repeaters I have ever tested. It was easy to set up, easy to relocate, and delivers a really strong signal. There are some minor quirks with setting it up, but that’s a onetime deal so not a big thing.” – Dan Lebryk, Amazon Review

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This Amped Wireless High Power 700mW Dual Band AC Wi-Fi Range Extender expands the range of any Wi-Fi network by repeating the signal from your existing Wi-Fi router and redistributing that signal in up to 10,000 sq ft of space. This flagship Range Extender provides industry leading Wi-Fi coverage coupled with ultra-fast 802.11ac Wi-Fi speeds – to allow for the best of Wi-Fi experiences. Whether you are streaming HD movies onto multiple devices, knocking out the competition on your online gaming platform, downloading new music, or powering an entire office of computers – the REA20 can handle it.

Features:

  • Ten high power amplifiers and three high gain antennas deliver industry leading Wi-Fi coverage
  • Advanced 2-Stage amplifiers use double amplification to achieve maximum range
  • Features a powerful processor, five gigabit wired ports and a USB storage port for sharing files
  • For any techincal issues contact Technical Assistance Team- 888-573-8820
  • Extends Wi-Fi coverage throughout large homes, backyards and offices to use your iPad, smartphone or laptop freely
  • Ten high power amplifiers and three high gain antennas deliver industry leading Wi-Fi coverage
From Around the Web:

“If you are looking for a way to boost your wireless signal, consider the REA20. Put through its paces, it managed to impress me with how robustly it extended my Wi-Fi signal. The Amped Wireless High Power 700mW Dual Band AC Wi-Fi Range Extender (REA20) is a solid extender, providing a long and strong linked wireless signal, and earns our Editors’ Choice for wireless extenders.” – PC Magazine

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TP-Link AC1200 Wi-Fi Range Extender (RE355)
TP-Link AC1200 Wi-Fi Range Extender (RE355)

Tired of Wi-Fi “dead zones”? The TP-LINK AC1200 Wi-Fi Range Extender connects to your router wirelessly, strengthening and expanding its signal into areas it can’t reach on its own. The device also reduces signal interference to ensure reliable Wi-Fi coverage throughout your home or office.

Functions:

  • Expand Wi-Fi Network for Ultimate Performance
  • Expanded 300Mbps on 2.4GHz + 867Mbps on 5GHz totals 1200Mbps Wi-Fi speeds, Three adjustable external antennas provide optimal Wi-Fi coverage and reliable connections
  • Gigabit Ethernet port acts as a wireless adapter to connect a wired device to your network at gigabit speed
  • Intelligent signal light helps to find the best location for optimal Wi-Fi coverage by showing the signal strength
  • Works with any Wi-Fi router or wireless access point. System Requirements – Microsoft® Windows® 98SE, NT, 2000, XP, Vista or Windows 7, 8, 10, Mac® OS, NetWare®, UNIX® or Linux.

From Around the Web:

“I have a medium sized office and warehouse that requires numerous employees have access to the our company network as well as constant customer contacts by way of email throughout the day. The TP-LINK AC1900 Dual Band Range Extender has resolved most all of our dead-spot issues for those working at the perimeter locations and back in the warehouse.” – CP, Amazon Review

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D-Link Wireless AC 1200 Range Extender (DAP-1650) D-Link Wireless AC 1200 Range Extender (DAP-1650)

The DAP-1650 Wireless AC1200 Gigabit Range Extender is the ideal solution for improving the coverage and signal strength of any wireless network. Delivering the next generation 802.11ac wireless connectivity and four gigabit Ethernet ports the DAP-1650 provides high-speed connectivity to stream HD video and connect multiple devices to your home network. Easy to setup with the push of the WPS button or use the QRS Mobile app on your iOS or Android mobile device. The DAP-1650 is designed to operate as a Range Extender, Access Point or Media Bridge providing flexible operation modes for any network environment.

Functions:

  • Dual Band Connectivity – Greater flexibility and reduced interference
  • Wireless AC1200 – High-speed wireless connectivity to devices
  • Gigabit Ethernet Ports -High-speed wired connection up to 4 PC’s/devices
  • Wi-Fi Protected Setup – Push button for easy connection to a wireless network
  • Flexibility – Compatible with any wireless router brand
  • Backward Compatible – Wireless 802.11n/g/b/a backward compatibility
  • Secure Wireless Encryption – Offers WPA or WPA2 security
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