How far can my router broadcast a signal without a booster, extender, or repeater?
Without additional help from boosters and such, a router can broadcast a signal within a limited area of about 150 feet (depending on the type of router you have). Boosters, extenders, and repeaters can spread your Wi-Fi signal much farther—up to 2,500 feet.
To picture your router's built-in Wi-Fi range, think of a 150-foot bubble around your router. This includes up, down, and side to side. Anything outside that bubble won’t get Wi-Fi.
In many homes, that creates Wi-Fi dead zones in the garage, basement, upstairs rooms, outbuildings, backyard, and any other far reaches of the house. Walking through these areas will cause your devices to disconnect, and smart home equipment in those areas won’t connect either.
That’s where wi-fi signal boosters, extenders, or repeaters come in. The weakest of these extend coverage up to 800 feet away from the router, while the most robust of these can extend your Wi-Fi zone up to 2,000 feet.