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Wi-Fi extenders vs. boosters vs. repeaters: Major differences explained

PC World: “With the recent boom in smart home technology, even our garage doors and light bulbs are connecting to the internet. And because of this, you may now need Wi-Fi coverage in parts of your home that previously didn’t need access. There are numerous products that aim to solve this pain point, but you’ll need to understand the differences between them to know which one to buy. Below we’ll detail the major differences between Wi-Fi extenders, Wi-Fi repeaters, Wi-Fi boosters, and Wi-Fi bridges. You may also consider buying a mesh Wi-Fi system like the Netgear Orbi, so check out our top picks for mesh Wi-Fi routers, too. A mesh system could be more expensive in terms of total costs, but they perform marvelously and will obviate the need for much of the technology below…”

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