Summary: After a year of putting up with this Wifi booster and trying 2 different units, i'm going to give up on it. The connection drops frequently, although the connection status of the computer shows connected with excellent signal. Disconnecting and reconnecting works, but it's a huge distraction and aggravation. Tech service is very willing to spend time on it, but they don't seem very knowledgeable and so waste a lot of my time.
What a great device. I plugged it into the wall near ...
18 December 2014
Summary: What a great device. I plugged it into the wall near a dead zone in my home, pressed the button on the side per the instructions, pressed the button on my router and in a few minutes I was up and running. It has been online for a month now and has worked flawlessly. One thing to note, I have a dual band router from TRENDnet (which is why I bought this unit) and it only works with the lower frequency band (roughly 2MHz, not the 5 MHz band).
Summary: When the product worked it was flawless. However, it went bad within a year. It would no longer sync with Wi-Fi router. Manufacturer was good about replacing the product, but I had to pay shipping charges to deliver to manufacturer.
Summary: Solved my weak wifi problem. When properly configured you should get a strong signal using your existing security protocol. Not as easy to configure as stated. I plugged the unit into a wall socket where it could get a strong signal from the router. I needed to plug the unit into a laptop to configure the wifi password (software to do so is included). I found that changing the settings in my router to operate on channel 6 (was set to auto) seems to work best.
Summary: Easy directions. Just plug it in, push the sync button on my router and the sync button on the extender, and when the green light goes solid it works. Went from having 1 bar to 5 bars at the furthest end of the house. Note- in a congested area, any devise accessing through the extender will not be encrypted even if your router does.
Summary: This extender helped me to improve the wifi connectivity of my laptop on the second floor. The router itself is located on the first floor and without the extender, the signal was very poor, causing internet connection to fail too many times. There are 2 ways to install this extender. The simple one is to use the WPS button on your Router while the more complicated one is by setting it according to the user manual that you should download from the internet.