Range extenders are a nifty piece of hardware for those having troublesome black spots in their house, extending their network far above and beyond what a typical router/modem can potentially offer (at least for an affordable price). Having even one device in your house to help mitigate that problem can be a groundbreaking change, as seen by our latest tech review.
In this hardware review we take a look at two of D-Link's range extenders; the Wireless AC750 Dual Band Range Extender (DAP-1520), and the Wireless AC1200 Dual Band Gigabit Range Extender (DAP-1650). Heading the review is our own Brendan "Malthius" Cosman, who has probably the best testing environment with various black spots plaguing his home.
My house is a nightmare for WiFi. Built with a thick steel frame, excessive insulation and a few thousand metres of power and data cables, we didn't anticipate the shift to wireless devices over the last few years. Network points in every room just don't help when smartphones, tablets, netbooks and printers all need to connect to a WiFi network that barely makes it down the hallway from where the main router sits.
Find out his full thoughts on both the Wireless AC750 and Wireless AC1200 over here