When we want to cover our entire Wi-Fi home and the main router is not enough, the simplest solution is to acquire a Wi-Fi repeater, or also known as a Wi-Fi extender. Thanks to these equipment, we can easily expand the wireless network throughout our home. Today in this post we are going to show you a comparison of the two best Wi-Fi repeaters you can try in 2019, sorted by their features and capabilities.

Before starting with our comparison of top two Wi-Fi repeaters or recommended Wi-Fi amplifiers, we must indicate that all the equipment is already on sale to the public in different stores, we have not included the equipment that are coming soon. In addition, the vast majority of them have been tested in detail, so you can see their analysis thoroughly to decide if it's worth it.

So lets the show begin...

NETGEAR Nighthawk X6S EX8000

The very first one is the product of top extender manufacturer - NETGEAR and accolade as the best Wi-Fi repeater of the year 2018. The NETGEAR Nighthawk X6S EX8000 is a Wi-Fi repeater with simultaneous triple band and Wi-Fi. It is one of the few Wi-Fi extenders that has a dedicated frequency band for the connection to the main router, which is essential for having the best possible wireless performance. This frequency band for interconnection operates at a speed of up to 1733Mbps in the 5GHz band.

Once we have made the wireless link between the main router and the Wi-Fi repeater, we will have simultaneous dual band Wi-Fi AC1300 facing the wireless clients. This will allow us to achieve up to 400Mbps in the 2.4GHz band, and a speed of up to 867Mbps in the 5GHz band. Provided that, your extender has the latest Netgear Extender Firmware This Wi-Fi repeater incorporates outstanding technical features like the Beamforming to focus the wireless signal and MU-MIMO to optimize the Wi-Fi network.

And when we have compatible clients, the other critical functions can also be achieved, which includes:

Smart Connect:

will allow us to unify the frequency bands with the same SSID and password, so that the team itself performs band steering without problems.

Smart Roaming:

this repeater has the 802.11k standard, to allow the customer to easily pass from the repeater to the router and vice versa, which is ideal for having Wi-Fi roaming in our home.

Other features of this Wi-Fi repeater are the incorporation of 4 Gigabit Ethernet ports for the LAN, and a USB 2.0 port to share files on the local network through Samba, FTP and HTTP. Easy to execute Netgear extender setup process.


The second one we have is the ASUS RP-AC87 AC2600. ASUS is still at the top of the Wi-Fi repeaters with the ASUS RP-AC87, a very interesting device that will allow us to use a frequency band as a trunk link, to later repeat with simultaneous double band AC2600. This means that, for wireless clients, we can achieve up to 800Mbps in the 2.4GHz band, and up to 1.733Mbps in the 5GHz band thanks to Wi-Fi AC. Of course, this device has a Gigabit Ethernet port for the LAN.

The ASUSWRT firmware will allow us to configure this equipment in different operating modes:

  • AP mode
  • WIFI repeater
  • Bridge mode
  • ExpressWay

Another very important feature is that this model incorporates the function "Roaming Assist", this feature will allow us to eject wireless clients when they are too far from the repeater, to facilitate the passage to the main router without being "hooked" to the repeater. The main disadvantage is you can set it up as easily as mywifiext.net setup of EX8000.

So these are the two top wireless extenders that you can try in 2019. Try them and give your remarks in the comment section below.

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