Specs: Range: 1,500 square feet | Number of devices: up to 25 | Price: $90
Range extenders do a great job of expanding your network's reach. However, you may have to connect to different SSIDs as you move throughout the coverage area. A mesh network system eliminates the extra "EXT" networks and handles the transition smoothly behind the scenes by routing your connection as needed.
D-Link's Wi-Fi Mesh Range Extender expands your network as soon as you plug it into an outlet and pair it with your router. For a seamless experience that allows you to move within range without disconnecting, you'll need to use a D-Link router.
Considering how popular they are, you may already have one. Although you may want to upgrade to some of D-Link's latest, which include 6G Wi-Fi connectivity, like the EXO Smart Mesh Wi-Fi Router.
The small extender's dual-band technology is compatible with older wireless devices that operate on 2.4GHz. For newer devices, 5G delivers the fastest speeds. The DIR-LIX1870's Wi-Fi speeds can reach 300Mbps in the 2.4GHz band and 1,733Mbps on 5GHz.
You can also plug your wired device into the Gigabit Ethernet port. Plus, the extender is compatible with voice control, so you can conveniently use Alexa, and Google Assistant commands to manage it.