{Disarmed} Which Xiaomi Wi-Fi repeater to buy: all models, prices and technological differences

Which Xiaomi Wi-Fi repeater to buy: all models, prices and technological differences

That moment when you get home and the Wi-Fi is so slow that even the images in your Twitter feed won't load. That discomfort when you give your key to a guest but the connection is cut. Or that frustration that the Wi-Fi just won't reach the bathroom and you can't get Spotify without it cutting out mid-song. A repeat Wi-Fi solves most of these assumptions.

Of course, it is easy to get lost among the myriad of available options, connectivity protocols, factors to take into account, prices... we help you understand its function and choose without making mistakes.

What is a Wi-Fi repeater

A Wi-Fi repeater is a device that connects to the electrical current in order to extend the coverage of the home network. In other words: the repeater, just like in the telephone towers, acts as a virtual bridge and amplifies the network so that it reaches a little further , without the need to contract a higher speed.

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And why can the Wi-Fi connection fail? For several reasons:

  • Thick walls or metal frames that result in blockages and a poor Wi-Fi signal.
  • Several floors and a long distance from the signal-emitting router , with areas of the house where the Wi-Fi connection does not reach or reaches very weakly.
  • Constant buffering in the network due to excess requests ( congestion due to the number of devices trying to access the same network ).
Guide to choose your Xiaomi router: all models, prices and technological differences
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Unlike PCLs that extend network coverage through electrical wiring, Wi-Fi repeaters do not need to be wired to the router. They do require power, but they are a much cheaper and easier to set up solution.

Tips for choosing the right Wi-Fi router

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The Wi-Fi router you choose should be consistent with the type of connectivity you have at home. It is no use having a very limited Wi-Fi connectivity offer and acquiring the best repeater possible, just as you should not expect miracles from the repeater-extender if it has a very low data transfer limit.

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In summary, these are the four fundamental tips to choose without fail:

  • Security above all : the repeater must be compatible and integrate, if possible, the latest security standards, such as WPA2-PSK (AES) encryption onwards.
  • Compatibility with your router : if your router is compatible with standards A, B, G, N and AC try to purchase a repeater accordingly, so that you can enjoy all the benefits of your network. The Wi-Fi 5 or IEEE 802.11ac standard can already operate in the 5 GHz frequency band; the former operate in the 2.4GHz band.
  • Single or dual band? It depends: the 2.4GHz band has a greater range, ideal for homes with few but widely separated connections; the 5GHz band guarantees twice the transmission speed, perfect for floors where many devices compete for their share of Wi-Fi.
  • Design and ease of use : Despite being a simple rectangular plastic block, a design based on antennas, slim and where the power and signal LEDs appear are the least you can ask for. Of course, those that include Ethernet ports are ostensibly more expensive, in exchange for offering a wired solution.

Xiaomi Wi-Fi repeaters

Pro

Xiaomi currently markets two clearly differentiated models in Spain , the Mi Wi-Fi Range Extender Pro and the Mi Wi-Fi Range Extender 1200. Let's see their differences:


My Wi-Fi Range Extender Pro

My Wi-Fi Range Extender 1200

antennas

2 antennas 2x2

2 antennas

bands

2.4GHz

2.4GHz and 5GHz

theoretical speed

  • 2.4GHz: 300Mbps (802.11n, 22 to 40MHz)
  • 5GHz: 867Mbps (802.11ac, 22 to 80MHz)
  • 2.4GHz: 300Mbps (802.11n, 22 to 40MHz)

connection type

IEEE 802.11n/b/g

IEEE 802.11b/g/n (2.4GHz)

IEEE 802.11ac/n/a (5GHz)

RAM

8MB

64MB

roman

2MB

8MB

Others

usage lights

2 usage lights

Smart Link

WPS button

simultaneous connections

16

24

Ethernet ports

0

one

Price

Starting at €12.99

Starting at €19.99

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Based on these two models and the advice above, we make the following assumptions:

If you live in a home with interference derived from neighboring connections, with certain congestion and slowness in the network, it is clear that your ideal option is the Mi Wi-Fi Range Extender 1200 , since it operates in dual band and facilitates the connection of up to 24 devices simultaneously. The 5GHz band will allow you to download games on your console at high speed and watch streaming videos without cuts.

Pro

If, on the other hand, you live in a very large home with thick walls and massive furniture, which results in poor Wi-Fi coverage when you carry your laptop up to your bedroom or when you try to access your smart speaker from the bathroom, It is better that you bet on the Mi Wi-Fi Range Extender Pro , simpler, cheaper and capable of strengthening and giving robustness to the connection in the 2.4GHz band.

Xiaomi WiFi Extender Pro 300 Mbps WiFi Amplifier Ethernet Port, 10/100 mbps, with Plug, 300 Mbps, 2.4 GHz

Xiaomi WiFi Extender Pro 300 Mbps WiFi Amplifier Ethernet Port, 10/100 mbps, with Plug, 300 Mbps, 2.4 GHz

RRP on Mi.com €12.99
Today on Amazon for €17.90 RRP on GoBoo €14.99
Xiaomi Mi WiFi Range Extender AC1200, WiFi Repeater, Stable Connection, WiFi Dual Band, Ethernet Input, Smart Signal Indicator, Black, Italian Version, (RA75)

Xiaomi Mi WiFi Range Extender AC1200, WiFi Repeater, Stable Connection, WiFi Dual Band, Ethernet Input, Smart Signal Indicator, Black, Italian Version, (RA75)

RRP on GoBoo €19.99
Today on Amazon for €43.00 PVP on Mi.com €24.99
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