Mesh Router vs Range Extenders Which one?

Not getting apt coverage with isp provided router? If you have made up your mind to upgrade the wifi network. The Biggest question that arise is should I get a range extender or get a proper mesh router system? We’ll help you answer that today.

If you have multi story house or house with area greater than 2000sqft of area. If you are unable to place the router in center of the house. If your isp provided router heats up or gets slow on heavy usage. If any of the above answer is yes then better opt for a Mesh router.

If you are getting almost good coverage but only one room or small area need to be covered. If you live in a small single floor house or apartment with area of less than 1500sqft. If your isp speed plan is less than 75mbps and don’t plan to upgrade in future then wifi range extenders can be your friend.

Mesh RouterRange Extender
Costly in comparison to Range extendersCheaper in comparison to Mesh Routers
Used in 2pc pack(minimum) for mesh functionalityOne piece is enough for existing router expansion
Fast RoamingManually reconnect to better network
Single wifi network nameMultiple network name
Best for multi floor houseBetter for single floor house
More detailsMore details

If budget is not an issue then I would recommend mesh router only in most of the case.

TP-Link Deco M4 Whole Home Mesh Wi-Fi System, Seamless Roaming and Speedy (AC1200), Work with Amazon Echo/Alexa, Router and Wi-Fi Booster, Parent Control Router, Pack of 3
  • Wi-Fi Dead-zone Killer—Deco uses a system of units to achieve a whole-home Wi-Fi coverage, Eliminating weak signal areas once and for all;Seamless Experience—units work together to form a unified network with a single network name, so phones automatically connect to the fastest Deco as your moving, creating a real seamless Wi-Fi experience
  • 5,500 Sq. ft. Coverage—A Deco M4 (3 packs) delivers Wi-Fi to an area of up to 5,500 square feet (Lab. data). More Deco’s can be added to the network anytime to increase coverage;Up to 1167 Mbps high-speed—Deco M4 provides fast and stable connections with speeds of up to 1167 Mbps and works with the major internet service provider (ISP) and modem
  • Up to 100 devices—Deco can handle traffic from even the busiest of networks, providing lag-free connections for up to 100 devices;Easy Setup—With the Deco app, to walk you through every step;Multifunctional—Deco M4 can serve as a router, access point or range extender;Parental Controls—It limits online time and blocks inappropriate websites according to unique profiles created for each family member
  • App Control——Multi usages including seeing the connected devices, prioritizing certain devices, setting up a guest network and etc;Alexa compatible—Pair with Alexa to control Deco M4 with simple voice commands;Security Protocol: Wpa-Psk/Wpa2-Psk
  • Operating System: Windows;Control Method: Applicationvoice
TP-Link Deco E4 Whole Home Mesh Wi-Fi System, Seamless Roaming and Speedy (AC1200) Mbps Dual_Band, Work with Amazon Echo/Alexa and Wi-Fi Booster, Parent Control Router, White-Pack of 2
  • Deco uses a system of units to achieve seamless whole-home Wi-Fi coverage — eliminate weak signal areas once and for all;With advanced Deco Mesh Technology, units work together to form a unified network with a single network name. Devices automatically switch between Decos as you move through your home for the fastest possible speeds
  • A Deco E4 two-pack delivers Wi-Fi to an area of up to 2,800 square feet (EU version). And if that’s not enough, simply add more Decos to the network anytime to increase coverage;Deco E4 provides fast and stable connections with speeds of up to 1167 Mbps and works with major internet service provider (ISP) and modem
  • Deco can handle traffic from even the busiest of networks, providing lag-free connections for up to 100 devices
  • Parental Controls limits online time and block inappropriate websites according to unique profiles created for each family member;Setup is easier than ever with the Deco app there to walk you through every step
  • Operating System: Windows;Control Method: Applicationvoice;Security Protocol: Wpa-Psk-/Wpa2-Psk
TP-Link Deco Whole Home Mesh WiFi System –Up to 5,500 sq. ft. Coverage and 100+ Devices, Wireless Router/WiFi Extender Replacement, Support Parental Controls/Anitivirus, Seamless Roaming(Deco M5)
  • Wi-Fi Dead-zone Killer—Deco uses a system of units to achieve a whole-home Wi-Fi coverage, Eliminating weak signal areas once and for all
  • Seamless Experience—units work together to form a unified network with a single network name, so phones automatically connect to the fastest Deco as your moving, creating a real seamless Wi-Fi experience
  • 5,500 Sq. ft. Coverage—A Deco M5 (3 packs) delivers Wi-Fi to an area of up to 5,500 square feet (Lab. data). More Decos can be added to the network anytime to increase coverage. Up to 1267 Mbps high-speed—Deco M5 provides fast and stable connections with speeds of up to 1267 Mbps and works with the major internet service provider (ISP) and modem
  • Up to 100 devices—Deco can handle traffic from even the busiest of networks, providing lag-free connections for up to 100 devices. Easy Setup—With the Deco app, to walk you through every step, System Requirements - Android 4.4 or later, iOS 9.0 or later
  • Multifunctional—Deco M5 can serve as a router, access point or range extender. Wireless Standards : IEEE 802.11 ac/n/a 5 GHz, IEEE 802.11 b/g/n 2.4 GHz
TP-Link Deco S7 AC1900 Whole Mesh Wi-Fi System Smart Router |Dual-Band with Gigabit Ports |1.2 GHz CPU |Work with Amazon Alexa |Parental Controls |Pack of 3
  • 1900 Mbps WiFi Speed —— Enjoy binge watching your favorite series in 4K with combined speeds of up to 1900 Mbps (600 Mbps on 2.4 GHz and 1300 Mbps on 5 GHz) with 3×3 MU-MIMO technology.
  • Connect 100+ Devices —— Deco handles traffic from even the busiest of networks, providing lag-free connections for over 100 devices.
  • Boosted Seamless Coverage —— With advanced Deco Mesh Technology, units work together to form a unified network with a single network name. Devices automatically switch between Decos as you move through your home for the fastest possible speeds.
  • Full Gigabit Ethernet —— 3× Gigabit WAN/LAN Ethernet ports provide solid internet access at high speeds.
  • Robust Parental Controls —— Limit online time and block inappropriate websites according to unique profiles you create for each family member.
TP-Link Deco M5 Whole Home Mesh Dual_Band 1300 Mbps Wi-Fi, Up to 2000 sq ft Coverage, Works with Amazon Echo/Alexa and IFTTT, Wi-Fi Booster, Antivirus and Parental Controls Router(1-Pack), White
  • Wi-Fi Dead-zone Killer —— Deco uses a system of units to achieve a whole-home Wi-Fi coverage, Eliminating weak signal areas once and for all;Seamless Experience —— units work together to form a unified network with a single network name, so phones automatically connect to the fastest Deco as your moving, creating a real seamless Wi-Fi experience
  • 2000 Sq. ft. Coverage —— A Deco M5 (1 pack) delivers Wi-Fi to an area of up to 2000 square feet (Lab. data). More Decos can be added to the network anytime to increase coverage;Up to 1267 Mbps high-speed —— Deco M5 provides fast and stable connections with speeds of up to 1267 Mbps and works with the major internet service provider (ISP) and modem
  • Up to 100 devices —— Deco can handle traffic from even the busiest of networks, providing lag-free connections for up to 100 devices;Easy Setup —— With the Deco app, to walk you through every step;Multifunctional —— Deco M5 can serve as a router, access point or range extender;Parental Controls —— It limits online time and blocks inappropriate websites according to unique profiles created for each family member
  • App Control —— Multi usages including seeing the connected devices, prioritizing certain devices, setting up a guest network and etc.;In an unlikely case of product quality related issue, we may ask you to reach out to brand’s customer service support and seek resolution. We will require brand proof of issue to process replacement request.
  • Operating System: Windows;Control Method: Applicationvoice

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