What is it?
Do you have that one pesky room upstairs that's starved for a decent Wi-Fi signal? We've all been there. Whether it's a guest bedroom or a master bath, it can be a drag when you can't watch another episode of Ted Lasso where you want. Here's help: The TP-Link Wi-Fi Extender is on sale right now for just $16 at Amazon. (That's $19 off.) This genius gadget will beam your service to the far corners of your home...and beyond.
Why is this a good deal?
Improving your Wi-Fi often means spending a small fortune on a new router, but this $16 gadget can boost the signal to weaker areas of your home. It's an easy way to save a lot of money! Also — and this is worth noting — this is the lowest price the extender has ever been.
Why do I need this?
The TP-Link WiFi Extender extends the reach of your home’s Wi-Fi network while also giving it a much-needed speed boost. If you live in a big space and your router is on one side of your home, but you want a strong and fast Wi-Fi connection on the other, this extender will come in handy. This little guy can cover an additional 1,200 square feet, as well as deliver up to 750Mbps (megabytes per second) for speedier internet service.
Meanwhile, this Wi-Fi extender also works as a mesh network, so you can seamlessly go room to room or story to story without skipping a beat. Unlike traditional Wi-Fi extenders, you don't have to reconnect to an extended network to get better range and speeds — it automatically logs in for you. In essence, it creates one large Wi-Fi network in your home, rather than multiple smaller ones.
This plug-and-play device is ready for action. Just plug the TP-Link extender into a wall outlet near where you want a signal boost, tap the green button twice, and it automatically syncs to your home’s Wi-Fi network. That’s it. Your home’s Wi-Fi signal will effectively bounce off this device’s antennas to give you a more consistent signal throughout your home.
The extender also comes with a built-in Ethernet port, so you can easily give your laptop or streaming device a faster, more solid internet connection. It's like plugging directly into the web itself.
For $16 (down from $35), the TP-Link Wi-Fi Extender is a lifesaver that can revive internet dead zones, turning your home into one large hotspot for nearly all of your devices. This is especially important for those of us working from home.
What reviewers say:
"My bedroom is a Wi-Fi dead zone. It doesn't matter how good my router is, I will frequently lose connection altogether or get a really weak signal," shared a five-star reviewer. "I put this extender...between the dead zone and my router, and the connection is amazing. I rarely lose connection. I generally have two or three bars compared to one bar. Most important, my bandwidth speed is anywhere from three to eight times as strong as it was without the extender."
"I really love...that it's a meshed network," continued the reviewer. "For those of you who have used older extenders that made you log into a separate network, you know how frustrating this can be."
Added another five-star reviewer: "The extender works perfectly in my house. It boosts my modem-router combo significantly and provides a strong and steady signal into the room where I hold my meetings. In fact, my Wi-Fi analyzer app tells me that the signal from the TP-Link RE220 is usually stronger than the signal from my modem-router combo!"
"If you’re like me and half of your house has no WiFi because the crappy Xfinity modem/router combo sucks then you need this. In 10 minutes I had everything setup and streaming 1080p videos. A much cheaper fix than buying a new router with further range and easier to set up too. That includes a downside however; your max speeds might not be as fast as they could be. A router will support a much faster download and upload speed so you could be bottlenecking yourself," said another user.
The reviews quoted above reflect the most recent versions at the time of publication.
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