Some of the best rated Wi-Fi range extenders as of 2015 include the ZyXEL WAP3205, Netgear AC1200 and Hawking HW2R1 models, reports TopTenReviews.com. These models extend the Wi-Fi coverage up to 450 feet, and they provide a theoretical data rate of up to 1,200 megabits per second.
All three models support the 2.4-gigahertz radio frequency band, while only Netgear AC1200 supports the 5-gigahertz variant. Although it is the cheapest model among the three, the downside of the ZyXEL WAP3205 model is that it only features two Ethernet LAN ports. Of the three models, only Netgear AC1200 is compatible with the IEEE 802.11 ac Wi-Fi standard, and it’s the only one that features a USB port.