Summary: I was going to rate 4 stars because IPad reception varied from three bars to two, but after using a few days noted that signal never was weak enough to affect performance so must be a strong two bar. Got it to increase signal in a back bedroom as well as in yard on deck about 50 feet from house. Little disappointed that I have to move it to a different spot for each, but really is not a problem to move. Just turn off and back on and IPad sees signal.
Summary: I'm renting a room on the far end off of a house. The internet signal was intermittent and weak. I bought this item, and am SO Happy with it! My signal is now as strong as if I'm hooked into the router itself! Easy setup! Contrary to the bad reviews, you can set this up in under 10 minutes just read the instructions! 2 ways to set it up, if you have access to the router it can be auto synchronized with 2 button pushes.
Summary: First, this Extender does offer a second SSID.....which implies that you need to connect to it. That is only for the initial setup. I hooked it up and used the Extender's SSID. It was slower than my main router's SSID and I lost my connection 50' away. I was about to return it. Than I decided to connect to my main wireless router's SSID....and WOWZA...my 3 Mb/s speed in the most remote location is now 18-20 Mb/s.
Summary: UPDATE: DO NOT GIVE UP. This is an excellent piece of equipment. The problem (described in paragraph below) was with ME! Yes, imagine that! I'm a 65-yr old non-computer savvy guy. After numerous emails with customer service and finally a hand-holding phone call with Judy, I was able to get this set up within my system correctly. It works just as advertised.
Simple to set up and does what it is suppose to do
Rick Hartnett, Amazon
17 March 2013
Summary: I purchased this because I couldn't get a good signal in part of my house with WiFi (Netgear wireless router). When it arrived, before I did anything, I read all of the Quick Installation Guide. There are a number of ways to set this product up. I set it up by connecting it directly to my computer (Linux Ubuntu) with the wire included with the product. The setup was quick and painless.
Summary: WOW !! .. Works !!. I live in Costa Rica. Due our sismisity, the reinforced walls affected the wi-fi signal between the first and second floor in my house. But with this little extender, the signal goes to places where no had signal before. And the speed in our tablets and phones are great !!. Very satisfied, I love it!.