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Is there a place in your house where your FaceTime calls stutter, your movies are buffered, and the little Wi-Fi icon in the corner of your screen has most of the bars grayed out? Whether it’s in your bedroom or by your favorite chair, Wi-Fi dead zones always seem to appear in the most inconvenient places. Yes, you could invest in a fancy new– but that will cost you over $ 170 or more, just to get started.
Fortunately, there is a cheaper solution and, as, is under $ 23. Reliability and ease of use earned it the distinction of Best Value Extender of 2021 from CNET’s Senior Device Editor Ry Crist, who called it And that was prior to Amazon dropped the price this low for Prime Day. This extender generally costs around $ 30, but by purchasing it during this sale and clipping the digital coupon listed below the price, you can save more than $ 7.
The RE 220 extends your WiFi range to a spacious 1,200 square feet, covering multiple rooms and floors. Finding the perfect spot for your extender usually involves a lot of trial and error, but the RE 220 makes it simple – a green light alerts you when you’ve found a good one. Plus, the little white device is so compact that you can plug it into one half of a duplex outlet without blocking the other half.
The extender comes with an app that provides an extra layer of customization, allowing you to turn Wi-Fi on and off at scheduled times (so you can limit your kids’ screen time) and control which devices connect (so they can protect neighbors in tow).