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Google Fiber is extremely fast, but what is the use if it isn’t accessible throughout the house? Maybe your place is too large, or the router cannot expand the range much. In either case, you need a Google Fiber WiFi extender. But which one?

Well, the one with decent throughput, range, Wi-Fi 6, and features like MU-MIMO, Beamforming, mesh tech (optional), and a good hardware setup. But again, there are multiple options, making it a bit tricky to choose the right one.

Worry not, I got myself 17 WiFi extenders suitable for Google Fiber and used each for about 5 days. After detailed testing, I suggest the below 7 options for 2024.

7 Best WiFi Extenders for Google Fiber in 2024

Spec-sheet of any extender may look promising but most can be deceiving and a part of a manufacturer’s “marketing gimmick”. Hence judging a WiFi booster on its specs can be highly risky and you might end up getting a sub-par performance.

I being a networking expert, stay miles away from these practices, and personally test the products before making or providing any opinion. Furthermore, I understand and recommend options for varying use cases, preferences, and budgets.

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TP-Link RE700X AX3000
  • Suitable For: 1/2 GIG Fiber
  • WiFi Range: Up to 1,500 Sq Ft
  • Devices Capacity: 50
  • WiFi Standard: Wi-Fi 6 (802.11ax)
  • Ports: 1 x Gig Ethernet
  • App Support: Yes

Kicking off my list with a top-notch WiFi extender compatible with Google Fiber, the TP-Link RE700X combines the capabilities of Wi-Fi 6 and networking technologies like OneMesh and MU-MIMO to transmit powerful signals across your home.

It’s much better than RE605X, with its improved throughput capacity and ability to form a mesh-like seamless network throughout the coverage area.

Let’s dig deep to find out how it translates in real life.

Wireless & Wired Speeds

TP-Link RE700X rated at AX3000 is one of the top WiFi extenders available. It operates on two frequency bands, with speeds on each as follows:

5 GHz: 2401 Mbps2.4 GHz: 574 Mbps

The extender tagged as a “dead zone killer” by TP-Link certainly lives up to the expectations as signals were available in the back office, where we had to rely on powerline adaptors.

Devices close to the extender (15 feet) had access to better signals, scoring 296 Mbps for download and 56 Mbps for upload speed with Google Fiber 2 Gig plan.

While the ones in the back office (around 35-40 feet away) could achieve download speeds of up to 162 Mbps, upload speeds stayed at 41 Mbps. That’s actually great compared to what I experienced with Frontier WiFi extenders.

And there’s a lot you can do with the available speeds including gaming, streaming, video conferencing, and much more.

Besides boosting the WiFi range of your Google Fiber connection, it includes an Ethernet port with a Gigabit speed capability for devices like gaming consoles or laptops that might prefer a lag-free wired connection.

WiFi Coverage & Devices Capacity

As mentioned already, the TP-Link extender lets you stream your favorite content anywhere you wish. Its two-removable antenna setup comes with a claimed coverage of 2,500 Sq Ft, which in the presence of multiple obstructions like walls & other appliances can cover around 1,300 Sq Ft.

Other than that, there wasn’t much speed drop from 5 feet to 35 feet, credit goes to its powerful antennas that work harmoniously with OneMesh tech to create a mesh-like seamless network. Note that it requires a compatible TP-Link router.

Now with the standalone extender, the additional devices you can connect are around 35, and the network on each was stable, courtesy of MU-MIMO.

Conclusion

Overall, TP-Link RE700X is hands down the best WiFi range extender for Google Fiber with exceptional performance in most aspects. It however can get a bit more costly than most options out there.

Pros

    • Wi-Fi 6
    • OneMesh compatible 
    • Great throughput speeds
    • Good enough coverage
    • Handles multiple devices

Cons

    • The range could be higher
    • Premium-priced

2. Best Runner-Up: NETGEAR EAX15

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NETGEAR EAX15 AX1800
  • Suitable For: 1 GIG Fiber
  • WiFi Range: Up to 1,500 Sq Ft
  • Devices Capacity: 30
  • WiFi Standard: Wi-Fi 6 (802.11ax)
  • Ports: 1 x Gig Ethernet
  • App Support: Yes

Netgear EAX15 stays just behind TP-Link RE700X in terms of performance and reliability. But it has a lesser throughput capacity than TP-Link. Still, it’s well capable for Google Fiber 1 Gig connections with features like dual-band Wi-Fi 6 & mesh support.

Wireless & Wired Speeds

This pricey mesh extender bolsters a maximum throughput capacity of 1800 Mbps, which is split amongst its two frequency bands as follows:

5 GHz: 1200 Mbps2.4 GHz: 600 Mbps

I installed this extender in an outlet positioned halfway between the router and the room that was void of any connections. (learn how to place a WiFi extender)

The router was connected to the Google Fiber 1 Gig plan which led to impressive download and upload speeds of 196 Mbps and 36 Mbps, respectively. Note that the testing device (iPhone 13) was 15 feet away from the extender.

The distanced speeds (40 feet away) clocked 99 Mbps and 39 Mbps for downloads and uploads, respectively. This is still great and sufficient to eliminate WiFi dead spots.

I could connect to my team over Zoom and share project details over Jira at the same time. The TV was streaming HD channels alongside a few more devices. Furthermore, there’s an Ethernet port for uninterrupted and faster streams.

WiFi Coverage & Devices Capacity

Range-wise, the extender stays similar to my top recommendation with a theoretical value of 1,500 Sq Ft. But paired with Netgear Nighthawk RAX70, the signals could penetrate two floors to reach the basement.

In numbers, it could reach 1,250 Sq Ft. The best part however is its ability to form a mesh-like network, meaning the signals would be stable in the encased area.

Aside from that, the device entails MU-MIMO tech that works well with the antennas to dissipate stable signals on the connected devices. With 17 devices connected, the numbers were much less than TP-Link RE700X.

Conclusion

If your Google Fiber router is finding it difficult to transmit strong signals to certain parts of your home, then this EAX15 comes as a great help. It’s easy to set up and you can add strong coverage to achieve relatively decent scores in my throughput tests.

But a tad inferior throughput capacity than my top recommendation has pushed it to the runner-up position.

Pros

    • Wi-Fi 6
    • Great speeds
    • Stable signals
    • Can create a mesh-like network
    • Easy to install

Cons

    • Middling coverage capacity

3. Best for Gaming: ASUS RP-AX56

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ASUS RP-AX56 AX1800
  • Suitable For: 1 GIG Fiber
  • WiFi Range: Up to 2,200 Sq Ft
  • Devices Capacity: 40
  • WiFi Standard: Wi-Fi 6 (802.11ax)
  • Ports: 1 x Gig Ethernet
  • App Support: Yes

Next on my list is yet another mesh range extender that works with Google Fiber. Asus RP-AX56 offers a lot to make your investment worth it.

To start with, its Wi-Fi 6 paired with a dual-band frequency makes it ideal for gaming. It also brings a better range than my previous two recommendations.

Wireless & Wired Speeds

ASUS RP-AX56 comes at a decent throughput value of 1800 Mbps, which is divided among its individual bands as follows:

5 GHz: 1200 Mbps2.4 GHz: 574 Mbps

The tested RP-AX56 with Asus RT-AX86U router and Google Fiber 1 Gig plan know no boundaries. Not only proximity but the distance test produced decent results.

The download and upload speeds over 15 feet from the extender were recorded at 191 Mbps and 34 Mbps, respectively. At the same time, penetrating through reinforced concrete walls (40 feet away) yields respective speeds of 96 Mbps and 28 Mbps.

The connected devices received a stable signal with which I can communicate easily with my friends and family or stream video content in high quality. Gaming isn’t quite great over a distance but fares well in proximity.

You can however get a high-speed connection by plugging the gaming console directly to the extender using an Ethernet cable. With a ping value of 15ms, you can expect no-nonsense gaming performance, making it one of the top gaming WiFi extenders.

WiFi Coverage & Devices Capacity

There wasn’t a massive drop in the speed value over a distance means the signals stay stable even after travelling. Credits go to its powerful two-antenna setup and the AiMesh tech that pairs with a compatible ASUS router to create a mesh network.

The standalone extender had coverage of around 1,900 Sq Ft, surpassing my top recommendations. Added to it, the AiMesh resonates with the MU-MIMO to transmit stable signals across your connected devices.

The maximum number of connections you can establish is around 35, including some bandwidth-hogging devices like laptops, computers, gaming consoles, smartphones, and others. I had over 30 devices and they all worked fine.

Conclusion

Asus RP-AX56 is indeed a good Wi-Fi 6 extender to pair with Google Fiber Internet. Moreover, the signals could travel long by penetrating through obstructions like thick walls, or other connected devices.

What bugs me is that its price keeps fluctuating, and sometimes goes above $100. It’s a steal deal if you’re getting it for below $100.

Pros

    • Wi-Fi 6
    • Great WiFi range
    • AiMesh support
    • Reliable and fast WiFi
    • Appealing minimal design

Cons

    • Sometimes price exceeds $100

4. Best Value for Money: Tenda A33

Tenda A33 AX3000
  • Suitable For: 1/2 GIG Fiber
  • WiFi Range: Up to 2,100 Sq Ft
  • Devices Capacity: 25
  • WiFi Standard: Wi-Fi 6 (802.11ax)
  • Ports: 1 x Gig Ethernet
  • App Support: Yes

Next on my list is a value for money product that tries to offer high-end features at a reasonable price. Some notable ones include dual-band Wi-Fi 6, 3000 Mbps throughput capacity, and a range comparable to or slightly better than other WiFi extenders compatible with Google Fiber.

Wireless & Wired Speeds

To start with, the throughput capacity is rated AX3000, where each band has a share of it as follows:

5 GHz: 2401 Mbps2.4 GHz: 574 Mbps

With such a high 5 GHz band speed, the extender becomes a viable pick for a 2 Gbps Google plan. I tested it with Google’s 1 Gig Fiber plan and it performed well in the speed department upon pairing it with my staple TP-Link Archer AX90.

When in line-of-sight with the extender (around 20 feet), the testing device manages a download speed of 198 Mbps while uploads stayed well at around 37 Mbps. That’s quite an impressive result, especially for the price it’s available at.

Next, I moved the device a fair distance away (35 feet)  from the extender setup and as expected, the speed dropped. The values recorded were 92 Mbps down and 25 Mbps up. That’s primarily because of the lack of any mesh tech.

Nevertheless, any office-based tasks are plausible from anywhere you’re located in the range of your extender. There’s also a Gig Ethernet port that run any of your streaming or gaming wired devices lag-free.

WiFi Coverage & Devices Capacity

If you need an inexpensive way to extend your Google Fiber’s network, then Tenda A33 had a considerably good performance overall. It already caught my eye with its two-antenna setup and a 2,100 Sq Ft of claimed coverage.

When I tested it in my client’s office space, the standalone extender had a decent day with values spanning around 1,900 Sq Ft, which is great. Despite the lack of a mesh tech it produced good quality signals.

As usual, it entails MU-MIMO that helps the cause connecting multiple devices at once and not lagging much. At a stretch, I could pair up to 33 devices and run them simultaneously.

Conclusion

Tenda A33 is a good inexpensive Wi-Fi 6 extender to use with Google Fiber Gig internet setup. The speeds, especially near-band ones were high enough to let you stream in HD. Besides, its coverage is great but the lack of a mesh tech and less-known brand have pushed it down to the fourth position.

Pros

    • Wi-Fi 6 at this price
    • Great near-band speeds
    • Longer WiFi range
    • Connects multiple devices
    • Easy to install

Cons

    • Less-known brand
    • Lacks mesh tech

TP-Link RE650 AC2600
  • Suitable For: 1 GIG Fiber
  • WiFi Range: Up to 14,000 Sq Ft
  • Devices Capacity: 50
  • WiFi Standard: Wi-Fi 6 (802.11ax)
  • Ports: 1 x Gig Ethernet
  • App Support: Yes

If you’re looking for a Wi-Fi 5 yet highly reliable long-range extender, then RE650 is your best bet. It boasts a decent throughput capacity and a whopping 14,000 Sq Ft long signal range to extend your Fiber connection to detached garage, another building, etc.

Besides, compared with the predecessor TP-Link RE550, it has got a lot going for itself to get included in this list.

Wireless & Wired Speeds

RE650 uses dual-band 802.11ac Wi-Fi 5 on two frequency bands with a top speed of 2600 Mbps, where the share of the individual band is as follows:

5 GHz: 1733 Mbps2.4 GHz: 800 Mbps

The TP-Link extender as opposed to models with sophisticated roaming features strikes a good balance between affordable pricing and ease of use. Its WiFi performance is good when paired with any mid-range TP-Link router and Google 1 Gig plan.

In my tests, it had a decent speed of 167 Mbps for download and 31 Mbps for upload at 45 feet from the extender. The best part is that signals turned out stable in most parts of the covered space.

When I moved the testing device further 30 feet away, it managed a mere 69 Mbps and 23 Mbps for downloads and uploads respectively. The speeds were still streaming friendly and I could stream YouTube in 1080p quality.

Like most Google Fiber WiFi range extenders, there’s also an ethernet port with Gigabit speed capability. I didn’t test it but it should provide good wired connectivity.

WiFi Coverage & Devices Capacity

The speeds seem decent considering there’s no in-built mesh tech to strengthen the signals, but it has an impeccable range, courtesy of its four external antennas.

In my test, the standalone extender managed to cover a large area of around 5,100 Sq Ft, making it one of the longest range WiFi extenders for detached garage, store rooms, and even parking or basement.

The signals were also stable when paired with a OneMesh-compatible networking system, much better than in my previous recommendation. Although it’s compatible with any routers out there, the OneMesh is exclusive to TP-Link devices.

Besides, added to it, there’s an MU-MIMO and beamforming tech that works wonders when it comes to connecting multiple devices at once. The bandwidth of the extender was powerful enough to handle 45 devices at once.

Conclusion

At around $90, TP-Link RE650 is a great pick for your house irrespective of how large it is and how further devices are spread out. Its range is probably the highest in the lot and is capable of forming a mesh system with OneMesh-compatible devices.

Pros

    • Impeccable wirelesss range
    • Great download & upload speeds
    • Decent device handling
    • OneMesh compatible
    • Easy to install & setup

Cons

    • Wi-Fi 5 standard

6. Best Budget Option: Linksys RE7000

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Linksys RE7000 AC1900
  • Suitable For: 1 GIG Fiber
  • WiFi Range: Up to 2,500 Sq Ft
  • Devices Capacity: 35
  • WiFi Standard: Wi-Fi 5 (802.11ac)
  • Ports: 1 x Gig Ethernet
  • App Support: Yes

If you are in the market for a Google Fiber extender that can eliminate your dead spots and doesn’t cost a fortune, then there isn’t a better option than Linksys RE7000. Despite Wi-Fi 5 standards, its speeds and range are decent, and the integration of MU-MIMO tech makes space for multiple connections at once.

Wireless & Wired Speeds

Linksys RE7000 comes at a speed rating of AC1900, which is split amongst its dual-band frequencies as follows:

5 GHz: 1300 Mbps2.4 GHz: 600 Mbps

In my speed test with Linksys MR9610 and Google 1 Gig plan, the testing device, Dell XPS laptop was kept 20 feet away from the extender. It managed to record download and upload speeds of 135 Mbps and 31 Mbps, respectively. At the same time, the respective speeds at 40 feet stayed just around 64 Mbps and 19 Mbps.

With that speed, I could stream good-quality content (HD and even UHD) without any issues. Besides, you never experience any sluggishness or worry about dropping from your Zoom meetings or long load times.

If you want faster speed and have a gaming console or a laptop to run, connect it straight away to the Gigabit ethernet port.

WiFi Coverage & Devices Capacity

The Linksys RE7000 also passes my tests in terms of WiFi coverage. Over the WiFi, the device managed to achieve a coverage of around 2,100 Sq Ft. So unless you have a large mansion with a large backyard to cover, this paired with any router should be good enough for your entire room and a decent part of the garage too.

Besides, the powerful antenna with MU-MIMO makes sure the signals the devices achieve are stable and of equal strength. I could connect 22 devices including laptops, smart TVs, smartphones, etc, and none ran out of network at any point in time.

Conclusion

The Linksys RE7000 is a great budget option to expand your network coverage in a large area. This device offers stable signals to multiple devices at once thanks to MU-MIMO and provides satisfactory throughput performance.

Pros

    • Great WiFi range
    • Decent wireless speeds
    • Smart roaming technology
    • Affordable price

Cons

    • No major con considering price

7. Cheapest Option: Cudy RE1200

Cudy RE1200 AC1200
  • Suitable For: 1 GIG Fiber
  • WiFi Range: Up to 1,500 Sq Ft
  • Devices Capacity: 30
  • WiFi Standard: Wi-Fi 5 (802.11ac)
  • Ports: 1 x Gig Ethernet
  • App Support: Yes

Now that I have reached the end of my list, let me present you with a cheap yet reliable device. Cudy RE1200. despite its low-end specs, gets you a good performance across most of the areas.

Its powerful antennas are more than capable to eliminate dead spots and encase your entire space with stable signals. So you can enjoy the serenity by being farther away from network-busy areas and completing all your tasks without any issues.

Wireless & Wired Speeds

Cudy RE1200 with its dual-band Wi-Fi 5, comes at a speed cap of 1200 Mbps, where its individual band speeds are as follows:

5 GHz: 900 Mbps2.4 GHz: 300 Mbps

With a decent router connected, the devices received 93 Mbps of download and 19 Mbps of upload speeds when located 15 feet away.

At the same time, the extender delivered 54 Mbps of download and 10 Mbps of upload throughput to my porch for listening to HD music on my iPad Pro while grilling steak 30 feet away.

Or if you can afford to stay up close to the extender, get any of your bandwidth-hogging devices plugged in directly using an Ethernet port and access speeds as high as 549 Mbps.

WiFi Coverage & Devices Capacity

With its two antennas, the Cudy RE1200 is designed to boost your router’s signals over an area of approximately 1,500 square feet, which is commensurate with its price. As a standalone device, it could transmit signals over a 1,200 square feet area, making it a viable WiFi extender for small homes.

However, it lacks MU-MIMO technology, unlike most extenders on my list, which could result in unstable signals on certain connections. While it can handle up to 15 connections, those situated in corners may only receive a one-bar signal.

Nevertheless, when paired with a decent router that supports MU-MIMO and other compatible technologies, it should integrate seamlessly into your smart home setup.

Conclusion

In conclusion, Cudy RE1200 might not be the fastest extender out there but at around a mere $40, you get a reliable device in hand. Its coverage and speed are decent for anyone looking for a basic WiFi booster that’s just powerful enough to eliminate the WiFi dead spots and keep most of your devices running with ease.

Pros

    • Decent throughput
    • Easy to install and use
    • Pairs with any router
    • Good enough coverage
    • Cheap yet reliable

Cons

    • MU-MIMO is absent

Frequently Asked Questions

Do WiFi extenders work with Google Fiber?

Yes, they do. But make sure to get an extender that does justice to Google’s high-speed plan.

How to connect a WiFi extender to Google Fiber?

Here’s how you can do it:
– Set up your extender by plugging it into the power source and turning it on. Wait until the indicator or status light turns solid yellow. 
– Then, it’s time to pair your extender to Google Fiber. For that, briefly press the WPS button on the top until it turns green, and follow it up by pressing the WPS button on your router. As the light turns solid green, it means you’ve connected successfully. 
– Connect your laptop and other devices to the extender to experience high-speed internet from Google Fiber.

Is there a better option than a WiFi extender?

Yes, mesh systems are a much better option than a WiFi extender and get undroppable speed throughout your large space. But these are much costlier than traditional extenders and the latter can just do the job, so they aren’t a bad option.

Why can’t my Google Fiber extend throughout the house?

There can be one or more reasons behind it. The primary ones might be multiple obstructions, interference, or your device being too far away from the router.

Verdict

The extenders featured in this article from basic to advanced, and from affordable to high-end. It’s up to you to evaluate your requirements and select the extender that is most suitable for your needs. However, if you’re still unsure, here are my final picks:

  • If you want the best for your Google fiber connection, nothing’s better than TP-Link RE700X.
  • If you don’t want to spend that much, yet need a reliable extender, go for TP-Link RE650. Its standout feature is its extended coverage, which can easily cover your entire house.
  • Lastly, if you want the cheapest option, I would ask you to go for Linksys RE7000. Its smart roaming technology would come in handy.