A powerline adapter is always recommended over a wifi extender. The following explains as to why they are better when compared with a wifi extender.
Let us assume that you have to extend the wifi coverage of your home network. Powerline adapters comes in pairs.
You connect one powerline adapter to the router and the other powerline adapter to the room where wifi coverage is needed.
Powerline adapters use the powerline for connectivity. This is a physical link like an ethernet connection. It can also be compared to an ethernet extender.
When a wifi extender is used, the wifi link is used between the router and the wifi extender. The wifi extender connects to the router using wifi link as opposed to a powerline adapter which use the powerline.
When compared with a powerline adapter, the backbone connection would be slower as compared with powerline adapters as well as the overall performance.
In addition, they would also be prone to interference from other wifi signals and also affect the overall performance of the network.
This makes powerline adapters a better choice over wifi extenders. Powerline adapters are an excellent choice when you want your wifi signals to travel across walls.
The TP-Link Powerline Wi-Fi Extender is a good choice for a powerline adapter.
It provides up to 1000Mbps Ethernet over power and supports dual band with 2.4 Ghz and 5 Ghz. It has a one touch wifi configuration, which makes it easy to configure.
The TP-Link Powerline Wi-Fi Extender also has a gigabit ethernet port which can be used to connect to devices like laptops, game consoles, smart tv etc. The gigabit port provides excellent speed and performance to the devices connected to it.