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Comparison of the top 3 WiFi signal boosters

Wifi boosters have become ubiquitous with modern day living. Eero is the brand every one is raving lately about, the reason is that it is very simple to setup and it works. They are not cheap can cost you upto $500 on the 2nd generation Eero, however they are best when it comes to setting up a mesh network. What is a mesh network you ask? With a mesh network you can create an umbrella around your house to such that they are pounded with a strong wifi signal and especially if your home is peppered with a lot of devices that uses wifi signal such as your ROKU, HULU boxes, VUE, and laptops to play video games then this is a must for such house holds.

The TP-Link AC190 is the most recommended router for homes with about 1000 sq ft and for a very good reason. Beam forming technology was introduced a long time ago during the roll out of the 802.11n standards of communication protocol. That technology had no recognized standard that the device manufacturers on the other end namely the laptops, TV or phones had no guidance to take advantage of that technology and as a result its real effectiveness in real life was never capitalized. However, the new 802.11 ac protocol standards did recognize that deficiency and rectified it in its newer versions. Basically before the 802.11ac protocol they router was broadcasting Wifi signal in all directions and wasting a lot of bandwidth that was not utilized. The beam forming technology basically targeted the target device like a heat seeking missile and directed its signal to that device.

The Linksys Velop is another one that comes in close comparison to the Eero and it covers a 6000 sq ft area with ease in and around the home with no extra set ups or devices.