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X6S Extender - How good are WiFi Range Extenders?

KevinC1898
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X6S Extender - How good are WiFi Range Extenders?

I never owned any router or wifi extender and I want to know how good are they? It would help because I have a lot of wifi interruptions and it's so laggy and buffering. I just want to know if it would help so much. Thank you and hope someone wins

Model: R8000|Nighthawk X6 AC3200 Smart WIFI Router
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StephenB
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Re: X6S AMA - How good are WiFi Range Extenders?

A WiFi extender increases the coverage area of your wifi network.  That will increase speeds for clients that are near the extender (and far from the router).  

 

But if your wifi is not performing well near your router, then you might want to upgrade it.  If you own a Netgear router, perhaps post your issues in the home networking area of this forum.

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StephenB
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Re: X6S AMA - How good are WiFi Range Extenders?

A WiFi extender increases the coverage area of your wifi network.  That will increase speeds for clients that are near the extender (and far from the router).  

 

But if your wifi is not performing well near your router, then you might want to upgrade it.  If you own a Netgear router, perhaps post your issues in the home networking area of this forum.

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Re: X6S AMA - How good are WiFi Range Extenders?

...and "laggy and buffering" can be a sign of a slow internet connection. New hardware can help a bit, but it probably won't deliver a dramatic improvement.

Just another user.

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