Well, people normally get confused between these technical jargon’s. However, all three terms (i.e. Wifi Booster, Wifi Repeater and Wifi Extender) are used interchangeably, these devices are ultimately used to strengthen the range of wifi signals in your home or office dead zones.
Technically speaking there is a difference between wifi booster/wifi repeater and wifi extender in terms of their operations and usage.
WIFI Booster / WIFI Repeater are normally use to extend the range of wi-fi signals in office, shops or home. In-fact you can use wi-fi repeater to connect various device such as computer, laptop, mobile, IOT devices etc. even if they are not in range of actual wi-fi network. Wi-fi repeater are universal compatible devices that work with any service provider router. Also, they are secure, reliable and easy to set-up. WI-fi repeaters are excellet choice for home usage i.e. watching HD movies, playing online games etc.
WIFI Extender are special kind of devices that are also used to extend existing wi-fi signal. These devices receive and re-transmit wifi signal at a different range channels which is different from one which is used by wifi router. These devices normally use specific Wi-Fi technology i.e. N300 dual-band and compatable with allmost all service providers. These devices are also equipped with latest secutiry feature and they are easy to setup. WI-fi extender are best for home usage i.e. downloading music, watching HD movies etc. or for playing online games.
Example of wi-fi extenders & wifi booster/repeater.
- Wi-Fi Extender N300.
- BT Wi-Fi 300 Extender Kit (Booster).
- BT Wi-Fi Extender 610 with 11ac 600 Dual-Band Wi-Fi.
- BT Wi-Fi Extender 1200 with 11ac 1200 Dual-Band Wi-Fi.
- BT Broadband Extender 600 Kit with wired AV600 Powerline.
- BT Broadband Extender Flex 1000 Kit with wired AV1000 Powerline and pass-through socket.