Dropped Wi-Fi connectivity? Want to boost the Wi-Fi service so that you can stay hooked to your Smartphone, tablet, laptop or iPod from any place of a building? Usually the Wi-Fi access points or wireless routers are placed at a corner of a room so that nobody would trip up or to prevent unwanted damages to the device. This is one of the reasons signal tends to drop as we go to other parts of a house, far from those small boxes. To prevent this problem from hindering your Wi-Fi connectivity, leading wireless device manufacturers have brought their line-up of Wi-Fi booster devices.

How to select the right Wi-Fi boosters or range extenders?

You do not necessarily stick to the same brand of Wi-Fi router you are using. Features which you need to zero in on while selecting a Wi-Fi booster or range extender must be simple install, frequency matching to the Wi-Fi box, and signal strength indicator. If the frequency of your Wi-Fi box ranges from 2.4 or 5Ghz band, get a Wi-Fi booster which can boost 2.4Ghz signal, extenders which can boost those short-range 5Ghz signal or a dual-band range extenders which supports both short-range and long-range frequencies.

Top Wi-Fi boosters or range extenders of 2014

1. Hawking HW2R1

Hawking HW2R1 offers the most Ethernet ports to be found on any Wi-Fi booster device. Hawking HW2R1 Hi-Gain Wireless-N Dual Radio Smart Repeater, you do not have to restricted to one corner of the house as the device is known to boost the range up to three times of the current range.

2. ZyXEL WAP3205 V2

ZyXEL WAP3205 V2 also doubles as an access point device, WLAN bridge and WLAN client. ZyXEL WAP3205 v2 can repeat the signal if it is currently capable of 300 Mbps data. It has two antennas on the top of the Wi-Fi booster.

3. Belkin Dual-Band F9K1106

Belkin Dual-Band F9K1106 has four Ethernet ports, has a reset button that serves as a setup button. Whenever you press the button, you can reset the router. It offers a two-year warranty with this range extender.

Two other notable mentions in Wi-Fi range extenders include

4. Netgear WN2000RPT

5. Amped AP300.