As the use of Internet grows, WiFi extenders have become a must have for our homes and offices. They are required mostly when a single internet connection is shared in multiple adjacent buildings or different floors of same building. I live on the top floor of a two story apartment and the WiFi router was placed on the ground floor. I was much frustrated when i see only two bars of WiFi coming on my mobile or tablet. After i added the WiFi extender i was very glad because i get the same speed on top floor as i used to get on the bottom floor of our apartment. Many people suggest to add another router to the same building in order to extend WiFi but that would be a pricey solution, Instead i will suggest you best WiFi extender under 100 Dollars.
Where to add a WiFi Extender?
You can add the WiFi extender at the point where your router signals start weakening. The ideal place for the extender is mostly the middle of two buildings or floors. If you have a central stair case than the middle area of the staircase is ideal location of WiFi extender. A WiFi router signals usually cover an area of 150 feet but if the coverage area is more than that or you are experiencing weaker signals in portions of your house than a WiFi extender is your sure need.
1) TP-Link WiFi Extender
This WiFi router has won PCMag Editor's Choice and Amazon's Choice award due to its great quality and very easy setup. Following are its most significant features
This WiFi extender does not have a USB port which will be beneficial for making USB printer wireless or connecting with laptop or PC.
2) ANTHTER WiFi Extender
The next WiFi extender that is under budget of 100 dollars that i have chosen for my blog reader is by ANTHTER. Here are its Pros that I liked the most
This one also lacks a USB port and needs a direct power supply for functioning. It also lacks an Ethernet port means you cannot connect wired Ethernet devices directly.
3) Xiaomi WiFi Extender with USB
Xiaomi is world renowned brand known for its quality products and this WiFi extender is no exception. Its small and easy to carry. You just put it in any USB port and it gets its power from there. It can be directly attached in the USB port of laptop or PC and it will start acting as USB WiFi dongle. It can bve configured through an Android App called Mi home which is available for android and Apple. You can also use it to extend the range of your drone or quad copter because of the reason that it can be attached to power bank. Just make hot spot of your mobile and boost the mobiel signals with this WiFi extender by MI.
This Xiaomi WiFi extender doesn't have Ethernet port, so you cannot attach any wired Ethernet device directly with the extender. Secondly it does not have power plug means that you need a USB port for it to work.
4) YOOSUN WiFi Extender
Honestly we were not able to find many drawbacks in this device. Its cheaper, and also great performance and user reviews. However it lacks the feature of automatic signal selection that is helpful in deciding the position of extender.
5) GALAWAY Wireless extender
GALAWAY WiFi extenders are Amazon best sellers from many years and they are one of the best WiFi extenders in terms of performance. Here is the list of best features of this wireless extender.
It cannot be plugged into a laptop computer directly through USB port, means you have to attach it to a power source so that it gets the voltages it needs.
6) Aigital WiFi Extender with Ethernet port
Aigital WiFi extender stands out of the crowd due to the Ethernet port that enables it to connect to wired networks and other routers. Other than that other devices like network printers, finger print scanners and IP cameras can also make use of this USB port to connect to the network. Other great features are as under.
It cannot be directly connected with the laptop or PC but this is not required in most of cases.
to conclude i will say that i tried my best to shortlist the best WiFi extenders under the budget of 100 dollars. I would be highly glad if you let me know by commenting below.