Netgear EX7300 AC2200 Review

Netgear EX7300 AC2200

Our Verdict


If you’re looking for an affordable Wi-Fi booster with great speed and range, the Netgear EX7300 AC2200 is one of our top recommendations. 

It has a low-profile design, excellent coverage, and a high-speed Ethernet port. Plus, it offers fast speeds of 324.58 Mbps on Wi-Fi and 651.58 Mbps on Ethernet (at five feet). It is faster than most Wi-Fi boosters, including competitive models like the Linksys RE7000 AC1900. 

We only had a minor setback during the setup. Otherwise, the EX7300 performed well













We recently bought 12 of the most popular Wi-Fi extenders, including the Netgear EX7300 AC2200. We put all of them through several tests to determine their range, features, performance, and more. 

As a home networking pro, we know to test, measure, and benchmark Wi-Fi extenders to help you choose which one is best for your home. 

So, let’s jump into this review!

Netgear EX7300 AC2200 Overview

Netgear EX7300 AC2200 Overview

Hi, and thanks for visiting our review of the Netgear EX7300 Wi-Fi booster and taking the time to read it. 

This review covers who the EX7300 will benefit the most, along with its key features and benefits. It has something for almost every type of internet user. 

Who is the Netgear EX7300 best for? 

It is best for homeowners with mid to high-speed internet plans (500 to 1,000 Mbps). 

It could handle heavy usages like multiple online video games, 4k movie streams, video conferences, and more at the same time

In terms of speed, it is in the top half of the extenders we compared. And it provides a respectable coverage area of 60 feet on Wi-Fi and 70 feet on Ethernet. This is plenty of range and will cover the entirety of most homes. 

But the EX7300 isn’t all good. We experienced some minor hiccups during setup

And it is only dual-band – tri-band would be better since it allows you to connect more wireless devices. 

To get to the point– we believe the Netgear EX7300 is a great extender and worth the money

Keep reading to why you should choose the EX7300 as your solution to the Wi-Fi coverage in your home. 


ModelEX7300 AC2200
Max Tested SpeedWi-Fi: 324.58 MbpsEthernet: 651.58 Mbps
Approximate RangeWi-Fi: 60 feetEthernet: 70 feet
Wireless StandardWi-Fi 5
LAN PortOne (1) Gigabit Ethernet Port
Dimensions‎6.3 x 3.2 x 1.7 inches
Weight1.05 pounds

Performance 4.7

The Netgear EX7300 AC2200 performed great in our speed tests. When connected to our router via Wi-Fi on the 5 GHz band, we achieved:

  • 332.58 Mbps at 5 feet
  • 264.25 Mbps at 15 feet
  • 276.39 Mbps at 25 feet

That’s not a typo– yes, the speed increased at 25 feet compared to 15 feet to our pleasant surprise. 

Connecting the extender to the router with Ethernet gave us even faster speeds, almost double the Wi-Fi speed at 5 feet: 

  • 657.23 Mbps at 5 feet
  • 334.8 Mbps at 15 feet
  • 207.07 Mbps at 25 feet

The Netgear EAX20’s Wi-Fi performance is outstanding. And, in terms of speed, it is in the top half of the extenders we tested. Compared to other extenders, its Ethernet speed was impressive as it had a more significant increase over Wi-Fi. 

For most homes, the EX7300 is fast enough to stream multiple 4k movies at the same time while playing online video games

Before we get any further, we want to mention that we performed our testing on this extender with a fast and powerful router– the ASUS RT-AX88U. If you use a slower or older router, your speeds and range will be impacted. 

To add to some versatility, you can connect a gaming console, printer, or desktop PC to the Gigabit Ethernet ports on the extender for even faster performance. 

The Netgear EX7300 is a dual-band extender, which is a disadvantage when compared to tri-band extenders. Typically, three bands (one 2.4 GHz and two 5 GHz) provide more bandwidth and the capacity to connect more devices.

Despite the slower than expected Ethernet performance and dual-band restriction, the Netgear EAX80 is still quite quick. It’s suitable for most household Internet plans, including those with speeds up to 1,000 Mbps.

Range 4.7

The Netgear EX7300 had a great range during our tests –

  • 60 feet on Wi-Fi 
  • 70 feet on Ethernet (connect to the router with Ethernet that is)

A range of 60 to 70 feet of extra Wi-Fi coverage is fantastic and would provide more than enough coverage for your entire home. Depending on its location, it might even reach your backyard or detached garage. 

For optimal coverage, you should install this extender halfway between your Wi-Fi dead spot and router. 

Do you need Wi-Fi service in your basement, attic, or a difficult-to-reach bedroom? The EX7300 will fulfill your requirements.

Compared to the other extenders we recently tested, this range was above average for both Wi-Fi and Ethernet.

Design 4.6

Netgear EX7300 AC2200 Front

The Netgear EX7300 AC2200 is a slim profile device that mounts directly to a wall plug. This is beneficial because it doesn’t take up space on your desk or shelf. But, it could block other plugs, like if you’re attaching it to a power strip. 

Netgear EX7300 AC2200 Side

It’s a bit larger than an iPhone, measuring in at 6.3-inches tall, 1.7-inches deep, and 3.2 inches wide

The EX7300 has a Gigabit Ethernet port that you can use for local hard-wired devices like a gaming console, computer, or network printer. Or you can use the Ethernet port to connect directly to your router. 

Netgear EX7300 AC2200 Ethernet Port

Setup 4.0

The Netgear EX7300 AC2200 gave us a tiny bit of trouble during setup. It wouldn’t connect at first, but giving it a hard reset solved the problem. After that, the setup was fast and easy

All we had to do was use the app to get it up and running. Overall, it only took a couple of minutes. 

On the plus side, the EX7300 has a single network. Some extenders make a secondary network which complicates things if you move around your house often with Wi-Fi devices. 

Value 4.8

The Netgear EX7300 AC2200 is definitely worth its cost. It is in the middle of the 12 extenders we tested from a price perspective. Yet, it offers excellent speeds and range on Wi-Fi and Ethernet.

It is also very affordable, offers comparable speeds to more expensive models, and has just about the same features and benefits. 

And despite just some minor disadvantages– a small setup hiccups and not being tri-band– you can be sure you’ll get your money’s worth out of the EX7300. 

It’s suitable for all Internet plans, but especially for fast plans of 1,000 Mbps or greater. Plus, it is less than half the cost of the Netgear EAX80 (the faster Netgear model we tested). 

Netgear EX7300 Reviews

Most online reviewers had a positive experience with the Netgear EX7300 AC2200 Wi-Fi extender. On Amazon, it has a superb average rating with well over 6,000 reviews. On other e-commerce sites, it has ratings higher than 4/5 stars. 

These stellar ratings come from a mix of professional networkers, with many of them praising the extender’s range and speed.  

But with any product, some users had complaints.

The most common complaints were about issues with setup and problems with connection to the 2.4 GHz frequency band. We did have some hiccups with the setup too, but no issues with the 2.4 GHz band. 

Nonetheless, the overwhelming majority found the EX7300 helpful in covering their homes with a strong Wi-Fi signal. 

Some of the extenders we have tested
Extenders we have tested


Here are some alternatives to the Netgear EX7300 AC2200 Wi-Fi booster. 

Netgear EX20 AX1800

Netgear EX20 AX1800

If you want to stick with the Netgear brand but need faster speeds and more Ethernet ports without paying too much of a premium, the Netgear EX20 is an excellent option. It is faster than the EX7300 on Wi-Fi (but slower on Ethernet), has less range (50-60 feet), and uses combined networks. 

The EX20 has four Ethernet ports (three more than the EX7300), allowing you to link additional PCs, laptops, and gaming consoles for enhanced download speeds and reduced latency.

Lynksys RE7000 AC1900

Linksys RE7000 AC1900

If you’d prefer a Linksys brand Wi-Fi extender over a Netgear model, the RE7000 AC1900 is a great alternative. It costs slightly less than the EX7300, and it provides about the same range and comparable speeds.

They even have nearly the same form factor. But, the RE7000 makes a second network, even if you plug it into your router with Ethernet. 

TP-Link RE650 AC2600

TP-Link RE650 AC2600

The TP-Link RE650 AC2600 goes toe to toe with the Netgear EX7300, making it a great contender and alternative. It’s barely a hair faster than the EX7300 on both Wi-Fi and Ethernet connections. So, it is excellent for streaming 4k movies, online gaming, and multiple high-speed internet users. 

On the plus side, the TP-Link RE650 has a greater range (70-80 feet) but just one Ethernet connection too. However, it’s a tad more expensive than the EX7300. If you already own a TP-Link router, the RE650 system may be a better choice because it allows you to quickly link them with OneMesh. 

Otherwise, you will have two networks compared to the single network the EX7300 provide, no matter your router brand. 

Bottom Line

The Netgear EX7300 AC2200 performed above average in our Wi-Fi extender speed testings. It’s an excellent choice for individuals searching for fast Internet speeds, a great coverage area, and a single network.

The EX7300 is a wonderful deal for its price. It’s not that expensive, especially considering its performance and features.

There are some disadvantages, however. It has had some setup hiccups, and it’s only dual-band.

Yet, overall the EX7300 is a great choice to expand your Wi-Fi network. It’s especially good if you want to save money and still get above-average speed and range.

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