, And mesh-network and the amplifiers Wi-Fi work on the same principle. In both cases we are dealing with devices that transmit a wireless signal outside of the coverage area of the router. The key differences are the cost and some features.
A Mesh network consists of modules. There may be any number. Chief among them, they are all equal, and broadcast a signal with the same SSID. The result is a stable high speed network, covering the entire room.
The booster intercepts the signal from the router and passes it on with some loss in speed. When you configure you can specify that it cloned an existing network with the current SSID and password or create a new one with other data to connect. Computer or mobile device will automatically switch between the signals from the main router and amplifier, depending on which one will be stronger.
The price of mesh-system starts from 20 thousand rubles. This is almost 10 times the cost of some amplifiers. In addition, in mesh networks do not need a router. If you already have a router and you pity nested money in it, perhaps a more reasonable solution would be to buy a wireless signal booster. In this case, we offer you a selection of the best amplifiers Wi-Fi.
Netgear Nighthawk EX7000
Price: 11 990 rubles
This is one of the most expensive and dimensional models. It belongs more to the professional than to the consumer, but it does not prevent to apply it at home.
The range is enormous — about 50 meters. Data transfer rate exceeds 200 Mbps, even if the device is at a considerable distance from the router. The amplifier has 5 Gigabit LAN ports, can act as a wireless access point. It has three external antennas to increase the coverage area can be replaced by strengthened. The accompanying mobile app will help to understand the settings and to track changes in the signal quality.
the Netgear AC750 (EX3700)
Price: from 3 300 rubles
The amplifier has a small size, is connected directly to the outlet without any extra wiring. Signal stability provide for an external antenna. The invention relates to a dual-band type. This implies less loss in data transfer speed between the router and mobile devices.
The Netgear AC750 supports 802.11 ac/b/g/n with a maximum speed of 750 Mbps. the companion mobile app, you will find statistics for Wi-Fi usage, tools for monitoring of signal level and optimize your home network. The amplifier also has an Ethernet port and can function as a wireless access point.
D-Link DAP-1720 AC1750
Price: 1 500 rubles
The model works with frequencies of 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz. Data transfer rate is 450 and 1300 Mbps, respectively. This wireless signal booster is equipped with a Gigabit port and three external antennas. Like most other devices from the list it connects directly to the outlet. Thanks to its compact size, it does not hurt to include in the adjacent socket of another device.
The connection is easy. Connecting the amplifier to the power supply, press the WPS button on the side panel. Smart signal indicator helps to find the optimal location for the device. The desired settings can be set with the help of mobile applications for Android or iOS or via the desktop browser.
the Amplifier has an AP mode, which is useful for rooms equipped with Ethernet cables or devices for extending wireless signal.
TP-Link AC2600 (RE650)
Price: 7 800 rubles
TP-Link is one of the leading manufacturers of equipment for corporate networks. Among his proposals are to find models and consumer class, as for example TP-Link RE650.
The amplifier has a built-in signal detector to search for optimal placement, is connected directly to the outlet. Setup will not be a problem even for those who have never dealt with such devices.
Four external antennas support frequency bands 2.4 and 5 GHz at 800 and 1733 Mbps. To control the amplifier provides a mobile app for iOS and Android. The high price is justified by the fact that this model is suitable for large homes with high-speed Internet access, simultaneous connection of several smartphones, laptops, game consoles and electronics part of the system of "smart house".
Linksys AC1900 Max Stream (Linksys RE7000)
Price: from 8 000
The model is compatible with conventional routers and multi-user MIMO. Built-in antenna working in the 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz. The speed – 300 and 1733 Mbit/s.
To connect to the router just press one button. SpotFinder app will tell you where to place the device to produce the highest quality signal. On the basis of price and features, this is one of the best solutions for home use.
TP-Link N300 (TL-WA855RE)
Price: 1 400 RUB
Another compact option that does not hurt to use adjacent socket. The amplifier works with routers and access points from any manufacturer. For the signal range and stability of the answer when two external antenna.
He has a AP mode to create a new access point to the wireless network. Using the indicator on the case you will be able to quickly find a suitable place to embed the device in the house. Through Ethernet port you can connect a game console or other device. Two years warranty + free technical support make TP-Link TL-WA855RE one of the best options for those who are worried about the reliability of the purchase.
D-Link DAP-1330 N300
Price: 1 700 rubles
The distinguishing feature of this model is the ability to work at speed of 300 MB/sec: no delay, only stable data transmission. Working range up to 45 meters. This is enough to get rid of dead zones in almost every apartment.
The rest of his features as standard. D-Link N300 is compatible with routers from different brands and has a light indicator to search for the best locations.