Best Wi-Fi Range Extenders for TP-Link Archer C7 AC1750 Wi-Fi Router Windows Central 2021
TP-Link's Archer C7 is a popular budget router that can tackle standard Wi-Fi needs, and it does have relatively impressive range. However, many factors can play a part in reducing that range, and if you're having issues hitting back corners of your home you might be interested in a Wi-Fi extender. We've rounded up here a list of the best for your Archer C7 in a variety of scenarios.
- Light load: TP-Link RE200
- Dedicated backhaul: NETGEAR Nighthawk X6S
- Excellent throughput: TP-Link RE450
- Powerline: TP-Link TL-WPA8630
- Great value: NETGEAR EX6120
Dedicated backhaul: NETGEAR Nighthawk X6S
Most range extenders effectively cut your speed in half due to backhaul traffic sent back to your Archer C7. This extender eliminates that problem with a dedicated radio that handles backhaul traffic, meaning better overall performance for devices that use the extender. It also uses the same SSID as the C7, meaning no need to change networks when moving about your home.
Great value: NETGEAR EX6120
This extender keeps cost down while still offering theoretical AC1200 throughput over 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz radios. Two antennas offer great additional range, and an Ethernet port on the side allows for connecting a wired device that's not near your Archer C7.
Extra Wi-Fi range
If your TP-Link Archer C7 isn't quite hitting the far corners of your home, or if you feel like signal strength could be far better, one of these Wi-Fi extenders should do the trick. In most cases you can save a good chunk of cash, but if you're looking for way better performance over a way larger area, a mesh Wi-Fi system is likely a better idea.
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