Getting the best WiFi signal possible has been something that has plagued WiFi since since its introduction in the 1990s. Until 2014 WiFi routers used the 2.4 GHz frequency to transmit wireless signals. Since the 2.4 GHz frequency has become overcrowded the 5 GHz frequency has been introduced to help. Routers that take advantage of the 5 GHz and the 2.4 GHz range are called dual band routers.
Dual Band routers have become the standard routers sold as manufactures take advantage of the speed that they can offer users.
Dual band routers are simply routers that work in both the 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz range while older routers only operate in the 2.4 GHz frequency. They also take advantage of the new 802.11ac protocol introduced in 2014 that can move data at high speeds.
As good as these routers are there are still times when the wireless doesn’t reach as far as it should or there is WiFi dead zones around a home or business.
When this happens WiFi extenders or boosters are used to transmit and receive farther than a typical router can.
2.4 GHz – 5 GHz Range Extenders and WiFi Signal Boosters On Amazon
Linksys AC1200 MAX Wi-Fi Range Extender (RE6500-FFP)
The Linksys AC1200 is a dual band router with speeds up-to 4X Wireless-N.
It can transfer data up-to N300 Mbps + AC867 Mbps.
This is a fast WiFi booster that can fit into most any network.
TP-Link AC750 Dual Band WiFi Range Extender, Extends WiFi to Smart Home & Alexa Devices (RE200)
The TP-LINK AC750 is also a high speed dual band booster.
It plugs into a standard AC wall socket and boost a wireless signal in a given area.