Wi-Fi dead zones? Boost your signal with this $20 extender that over 39,400 Amazon shoppers can't live without

Rudie Obias
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Save nearly 40 percent on this NetGear Wi-Fi Range Extender EX2700. (Photo: Amazon)
Save nearly 40 percent on this NetGear Wi-Fi Range Extender EX2700. (Photo: Amazon)

With all of us hunkering down, your home’s WiFi network might be close to critical mass — and weak in places where you need it most.

But there’s a solution to your WiFi woes: The NetGear Wi-Fi Range Extender EX2700 is on sale for just $20—nearly 40 percent off—at Amazon. It’s so popular that it has earned a perfect five-star rating from more than 39,400 reviewers.

And if you have Amazon Prime, you’ll get free shipping, of course. Not yet a member? No problem. You can sign up for your free 30-day trial here. (And by the way, those without Prime still get free shipping on orders of $25 or more.)

Keep it all in range

Originally going for $31, this NetGear Wi-Fi Range Extender EX2700 does exactly what you’d want it to do—it extends your home’s Wi-Fi network. This comes in handy if you live in a big house or apartment and your router is on one side of your home and you want a stronger signal on the other. This little guy can cover up to an additional 1,000 square feet, while also delivering internet speeds of up to 300Mbps.

"I purchased this because I was having a hard time streaming movies, programs, audio books, etc., in my sewing room or in the other end of the house," shared a delighted five-star reviewer. "I'm self-employed and work in both ends of the house throughout the day. Our router is located in the center of the house. If my retired husband was watching something in the den, I was having a very hard time pulling anything else in. This has fixed that problem...With our internet program, we're suppose to be able to stream two video's at once, but it just wasn't working. To upgrade to the next higher service would have cost $30 a month more. This device fixed the problem and all at a low price."

This NetGear Wi-Fi Range Extender EX2700 is on sale for $20, or $11 off. (Photo: Amazon)
This NetGear Wi-Fi Range Extender EX2700 is on sale for $20, or $11 off. (Photo: Amazon)

Small, but mighty

Here’s how it works: Just plug the NetGear Wi-Fi Range Extender EX2700 into a wall outlet near where you’d like to get a signal boost and sync it to your home’s Wi-Fi network. And that’s it. Your home’s Wi-Fi signal will effectively bounce off this device’s antennas to give you a strong and healthy signal on another floor or in the far corners of your home.

"It took me a bit to figure out how to connect it to our router (maybe half-hour), but once I figured it out, it was very easy to do," continued the reviewer. "I watched a video on YouTube, then followed the directions included with the device, and had it working in no time. It's very easy to unplug and replug in the other end of the house when I need to move it."

Bottom line

At $20 (was $31), you can say goodbye to internet dead zones. This NetGear Wi-Fi Range Extender EX2700 will turn your whole home into one large online hotspot for nearly all of your internet-connected devices.

"We purchased this extender about a year ago to increase the Wi-Fi range to our front porch," wrote a satisfied Amazon shopper. "It has worked perfectly and solved our weak signal in this area of the house and front porch. I highly recommend this."

The reviews quoted above reflect the most recent versions at the time of publication.

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