Should I buy a Wi-Fi extender or a mesh router?

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Some network difficulties can be effectively resolved by Wi-Fi extenders. A Wi-Fi extender or repeater can help you solve your problems, particularly if you have an outdated router and are experiencing dead or weak regions. Additionally, it is usually less expensive than having to purchase a new router.

It’s hardly surprising that Wi-Fi routers and mesh networking systems are in such high demand right now, given how much stress working from home with Zoom conversations and nonstop Netflix binge-watching can place on your home Wi-Fi router. A new router, though, might be pricey. Even more, routers can be used in mesh networking systems, which usually include two or three.

Wi-Fi extenders vs Mesh routers

Although mesh networking systems and range extenders can seem quite similar, their distinctions are actually rather simple. The goal of a mesh system is to employ two or three routers that join together to form an extremely wide Wi-Fi network that covers your entire home. The majority of mesh systems talk of providing “whole home Wi-Fi.”

That’s a smart choice for houses with three or more bedrooms, particularly if they’re on different levels or if there are solid walls or other obstructions that may impede the Wi-Fi signal.

A range extender is a more focused solution that extends your current Wi-Fi network into a single place, such as a lobby or an upstairs bathroom where the Wi-Fi signal is spotty, as opposed to offering “whole home Wi-Fi.”

Range extenders, however, are made to offer a more focused and cost-effective Wi-Fi solution, thus they work best in houses where you only need to boost the Wi-Fi in one or two certain rooms or outdoor locations.


AX1800 Dual Band WiFi 6 (802.11ax) Range Extender / AiMesh Extender for seamless mesh WiFi; works with any WiFi router

* Next-Gen WiFi Standard – Supporting the latest WiFi standard 802.11AX (WiFi 6) and 80MHz bandwidth for better capacity and efficiency.

* Ultra-fast WiFi Speed – RP-AX56 supports 80MHz bandwidth and 1024-QAM for dramatically faster wireless connections. With a total networking speed of about 1800Mbps — 574 Mbps on the 2.4GHz band and 1201 Mbps on the 5GHz band.

* Extend Seamless AiMesh WiFi System – Expand your current AiMesh network to deliver powerful, seamless WiFi and robust functions on AiMesh router to your entire home.

* One or Multiple WiFi Name, the Choice is Yours – When extending an AiMesh network, you can keep one WiFi name (SSID) for the entire network or give individual names to each WiFi band for different uses.

* Easy Setup with Mobile App – with ASUS Router app and ASUS Extender app, you can upgrade your home WiFi with just a few taps.

* Works Perfectly with Any WiFi Router – RP-AX56 works perfectly with virtually all WiFi routers, modems and cable routers on the market.

Huawei Q2 Pro Mesh Router 3 Base Router

HUAWEI Q2 Pro Mesh Router 3*Base 5G Dual Band Router Gigabit Ports High-Speed Connection WiFi Router Seamless Roaming.

Huawei Q2 Pro Mesh Router 3 Base Router Specification
Dimensions and Weight


Width: 112mm

Height: 183.5mm

Depth: 73.3mm

Colour White


Transmission Standard: 802.11ac 2 x 2 & 802.11n 2 x 2 MU-MIMO, 1167Mbps

Wireless Transmission Rate: 1Gbps PLC Turbo & 867Mbps Mesh Wi-Fi Hybrid

Interface 1 x GE WAN, 2 x GE LAN


H button for one-key pairing and WPS compatible;

Independent Reset

Led Indicator 1 state indicator light
Power Supply AC 100 – 240V, consumption < 24W
Software Functions


APP: HUAWEI smarthome App

More Functions: 802.11v & 802.11s protocol, PPPoE / DHCP / static IP address WAN connection methods, Wi-Fi timer, guest Wi-Fi, device speed limiting, MAC address filter, parental control, VPN pass through, virtual server



Anti-brute force algorithms, WPA-PSK / WPA2-PSK Wi-Fi encryption, firewall, DMZ, PAP / CHAP, DMZ / DoS attack protection
*The preceding specifications are theoretical values based on product design. Some features and specifications may vary across markets. To provide accurate product information, specifications, and features, HUAWEI may make real-time adjustments to the preceding specifications, so that they match the product performance, specifications, indexes, and components of the actual product. Product information is subject to such changes and adjustments without notice.


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