Best Wireless Repeater

If you want to skip all the (boring) stats and comparisons we offer on the main WiFi Repeaters page you can skip straight here. This is currently our #1 rated wireless repeater. Based on everything from wireless range and ease of use to cost and ruggedness.

This is the #1 based on our combined decades of experience.

Model NameManufacturerSignal StrengthCompatibilityAdditional FeaturesBest Deals
600mW Smart Repeater and Range Extender (SR10000)AmpedDual 600 mW amplifiers and 5 dBi antennas. 300 Mbps MIMO Wi-Fi speeds.Works with any 802.11 b/g/n routers and networks. Any WiFi enabled device can connect.Extremely easy to use. Guest networks. Additional wired ports.Check Best Price

best wifi repeater

We’ve reviewed a lot of Amped wireless repeaters in the last year or so. Mainly because their easy to use system makes them very accessible and their signal strength makes them suitable for home or work. They have released a lot of models (a lot of these reviews are available on the homepage) but the SR10000 ticks all the right boxes for us. It provides great performance while still being about 1/3 of the price of most repeaters.

Amped dropped the price of this repeater as new models were released and while the SR10000 was a good value repeater before it’s an absolute bargain now. For ease of use and signal strength it outshines a lot of the more expensive models, let alone the cheaper ones. It was our original #1 rated repeater at one point when the price was much higher and it has a pretty firm lead at the moment.


The Positives

  • Universal compatibility with latest WiFi security and networks.
  • Easy setup. Scan – Select – Connect. Non techies are very welcome with this device.
  • Plenty of extra features for techies who do want more control over their network.
  • High powered. One of these will solve most of your signal issues around a home or office.
  • Dual up-gradable antennas which most repeaters and range extenders don’t offer. This was a big selling point for the SR10000 originally and even more so at this price point.
  • NEW: This model is now a lot cheaper and still more than enough to warrant the top spot. It’s hard to suggest any other model unless you need something really specific.

The Problems

  • If there’s a power cut you’ll need to redo the settings. But it doesn’t take long. Some other repeaters store settings.
  • Reports of failed connections if you have over 25 devices trying to connect. Larger offices or very large homes might need to spread connections if you have this many devices.

The Repeater Setup

SR10000 wireless repeaterSetting up a wireless repeater is usually a very mixed bag. Some look easy but really turn into a nightmare and refuse to connect for no reason and others look difficult and still refuse to connect for no reason. I’ve used them for years and still sometimes the installation process can throw me off. But Amped seems to know what they’re doing with this. There’s a guide and installation videos included to show you what to do but it’s really very easy.

There’s no software to install on your computer. You connect to the repeater by using your browser and choose the network to connect to. You’ll need to give it your password (if you have any enabled on your wireless network) and it will handle the rest. If your network is open then you don’t even need to follow that step. It’s just select the network you want to extend and enjoy the new signal. There’s even a free Android App which lets you control it with your phone. Although iPhone users can still do this through their phone browser.

The only problem I’ve had with the setup is that it doesn’t store the settings locally anywhere. So if you unplug the repeater you’re going to have to set it up again the next time you plug it in. Not a huge problem as it doesn’t take very long but it would be nice if it remembered. Not many devices do save these settings and it’s not like you’ll turn it off often enough for it to matter.

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In the Box

Everything you need to get started comes in the box.

  1. The repeater itself
  2. 2 5dBi high gain omni-directional antennas (you can upgrade these separately if you want to improve the range)
  3. 1 Ethernet cable
  4. Setup guide
  5. CD (user manual and installation video guides)
  6. Vertical mount stand
  7. Warranty details
The antennas can be removed and be replaced with others if you need the extra boost. These antennas can range in price but most people won’t need anything more than the two it comes with. It is good to have the option though, most repeaters don’t allow you to swap antennas at all and this one has two.
Two 9dBi dual band antennas will cost around $10 and can give you a good extra boost.

The Reviews

Reviews have been great for the Amped repeater range and their Wireless-N 600mW Smart Repeater and Range Extender (SR10000) especially. They have thousands of great reviews and it’s a solid piece of kit which will solve a lot of the range issues people have. We originally reviewed this model back when it had a few hundred reviews and we’re glad to see the popularity hasn’t diminished.

There are a handful of bad reviews out there as well but you never find a piece of technology which doesn’t have at least some critics. Most of the problems people have with it does seem to be caused by problems they’ve created or by not following the installation properly. If you do have problems though they have a great tech support service with a 1 year warranty to back up their products.

The thousands of great reviews outweigh a few bad ones and the SR10000 Amped Smart Repeater and Range Extender is our top reviewed repeater by far.

The Best Wireless Repeater?

It’s hard to ever say something is the best wireless repeaters. Especially when we review as many repeaters and range extenders as we can but currently this is probably the best there is. There are more expensive ones and there are cheaper ones but there’s not that really get this much performance for this kind of price. It’s easy to use, reliable and it has a great range which is even up-gradable if you need it.

For average use in a home or small-medium office this will be fine. If a room or area is missing a wireless signal and you need to get that bit extra out of it this is the one to go for. The alternatives are higher priced specified models like outdoor repeaters (which obviously need to be waterproof and usually have directional antennas) or you can go the opposite direction and check out the cheaper wireless repeaters but you know the old saying “you get what you pay for”.

The Alternatives

The alternatives will always change. As new models come onto the market we’ll hopefully find bigger and better technology. You can look at the pages along the top for some alternatives but there is a reason we consider this the best repeater at the moment. It really is hard to suggest anything else when this is so far above the curve.

You can step down for a slightly cheaper price to the SR300 or go to the SR600EX which has an even bigger range for the extra price. You can click the button below to see the full comparison chart of the models over on Amazon but the SR10000 is a good ‘middle man’ which is cheap enough while still providing a strong signal and upgrade options.


The cheapest price and best delivery can be found over on Amazon. You can click the button below to check the latest price:


Update: Still the Best

We rated the SR10000 the best repeater a long time ago. In fact back in 2012 I think was the first time and Amped themselves gave us a shout out for it:

Amped Wireless

New devices have come and gone since the original review. We’ve covered devices from Amped and from others and while our ratings have shifted up and down this has been a fairly constant #1. Here and there it budged when there was a special deal on another model but we’re incredibly confident in calling this model the best repeater.

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9 Responses to “Best Wireless Repeater”

  • Willy

    This is actually the one my cousin uses. I was looking to see if I could get something better but I guess he lucked out. I’ve used his one before (this one) it works really well thanks for confirming what I was hoping. 🙂

  • Lilly

    I’ve been trying to get my internet working in the garage. I tried moving the router as close as I could and it’s almost there. If I put one in the room between it and the garage it should work, right?

  • Alphie

    This was the one I was already looking at good to know I was looking at the right thing.

  • Wilson

    Will this have enough range to get my internet working throughout the house?

  • Stan

    I’m torn between this and the Belkin one but I guess this tips the deal.

  • Pam

    How much is it?

  • Lalas

    Does it come with everything you need to set it up?

  • Ishia

    How hard is it to set up? I’m really bad with computers would I still be able to set it up do you think?

  • Jamie

    Is there any way to check if this will work with my router?

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