Summary: I came here to look at purchasing a new router when I came across this. I was suspicious that the problem I was having with a weak signal/signal dropping wasn't necessarily from my router itself but because of where it is connected to the cable modem. I went with Repeater instead. This amplified and extend my current signal. So now my signal comes from the center of my home instead of the far corner behind many walls and furniture.
Summary: Ive only used one other extender, but it and this one are worlds apart. The first one I had worked fairly well, but I was pulling my hair out setting it up. I'm not a computer expert, but I'm not a novice either. This Amped extender could not be any easier to setup. If you can type "ampedwireless.com" into the search bar you can do it, it's pretty much that simple. And it has excellent range. My internet hasn't been this fast in a long time.
Summary: I does extend my network coverage. As much as I would like. UMMMMMMM maybe. The repeater did not live up to the distance that I hoped for. Remember you still have to be fairly near your original router to get a good enough signal to repeat. It does not strengthen the signal if your at the edge of the coverage you had with the original.
Amped Smart Repeater Simply The Best Repeater for Power and Reliability
12 December 2013
Summary: The Amped Smart Repeater is the best that I've used and most reliable. Remember it's a wireless repeater with 10000 ft radius and is very powerful and can be extended with optional antennas, cable conversions, and amplifiers to improve signal. I just purchased another for two way bright, ha with fail-over. I love it but wish for a few more features such as channel switching if I decide to change my main wireless AP.
Summary: When working, performed as promised and produced a strong signal throughout the house. I did send the repeater back as it kept dropping the wireless signal. Apparently, sometimes it's necessary to set your basic router in ways not immediately obvious to a non-techie likie myself.
Summary: Works okay for a day or two, but only after removing MAC Filtering AND un-hiding my SSID from the base router (LinkSys E1000). Then this Amped junk stops working; no connection to home network, no access to setup page, but yet I can successfully ping it from the computer on my base router? Will be returned.