Cons: When it doesn't work, it has to be completely reset and reconfigured. This needs to be done more than once every 2 weeks for functioning optimally which shows its instability to be completely unacceptable. I am running a Rosewill N300 router with dd-wrt and a Zotac router as a gateway device. This base router+gateway setup hasn't had to be reconfigured or reset for over 2 years. Extender is really bad and I recommend anyone considering this to sort by ratings and get ...
Pros: I never got it working correctly - I'm going to try updating FW, though. It worked sometimes, though.
Cons: Creates a new SSID, and is not compatible with some devices, such as my SONOS system (which is why I bought it). :(. SONOS requires that you're on the same network, and since this is not a repeater/bridge (does not use same SSID), the SONOS does not work with it.
Excerpt: The set up for this device appeared to be very simple but turned out otherwise. I had to get my web guy to set it up. After setup I have not seen any marked improvement of signal strength where I need it. I have only tried a couple of locations between the modem and area needing more signal strength. I'm sure it has something to do with the walls between the two. I did not think I would have to spend this much time fooling around with this gizmo.
Good when it works (which it doesn't most of the time)
James A., Newegg
17 January 2014
Summary: I bought this for use in my apartment. After a trying installation process made even more difficult by the fact that virtually no instructions on how to setup the unit were included, I was actually quite surprised at how well it worked. It boosted my wear 2-bar signal to a full 5 bars; which it maintained for as long as it was working. Unfortunately, the unit goes in and out of connectivity which forced me to frequently have to switch back to my main weak wifi signal.
Pros: Does boost wifi strength pretty significantly
Cons: Doesn't come with (much) instruction on how to setup Setup itself is complicated without assistance from online articles Unit is glitchy and momentarily loses connectivity every few hours Stopped working altogether after 4 months
Excerpt: I bought this range extender to extend the wifi signal in our one level house. Our house is not that big. But I cannot get a good wifi signal in our dining room where I want to use my IPad. The router is at the far end of the house near our two computers. I have purchased many new routers and none of them have a strong enough signal for our whole house. This extender often loses the signal completely.
Summary: If all you want is a wifi extender for your cell phone/computer just to surf the net or use social media to cut down your data usage that's pretty much all this thing is good for. Downloading, online gaming, networking and video streaming is pretty much worthless. Your way better off getting 2 cheap routers and connecting them together if you can do that option.
Pros: Works to extend your network.
Cons: Data speeds are incredibly slower. I went from getting 2-3mb/s with 1-2 bars on main router (however it goes in and out due to it being so far away) to getting around 400kb/s max with 3-4 bars. These are actual download speeds and network transfers. The wifi booster constantly needs to be reset not as much for me as some people have posted but a min of 3 times a week.