This is the portable WiFi signal booster that extends the range and improves the signal strength of a wireless network. The device simply plugs into an AC outlet, connects to a wireless network, and rebroadcasts the signal to provide a faster, more reliable WiFi connection at a hotel or airport. The wireless hotspot's power prongs fold into the device and the entire unit fits in a pocket for simple, unobtrusive storage when traveling. It uses the most advanced 802.11n protocol (compatible with b and g devices too), enables up to 150 Mbps download speed, and allows up to 10 devices to access the Internet at once. It provides WEP, WPA-PSK, and WPA2-PSK security for optimal privacy. The unit also converts a wired Internet connection into a wireless network via a built-in Ethernet port. 3 1/4" L x 2 3/4" W x 1" D. (3 1/4 oz.)
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Works, but not easy to set up
By CT Joe
Bought this to boost my Wi-Fi signal. It's not as easy as plug and play as the catalog leads you to believe. Comes with tiny manual with even smaller print. They include several additional "quick start" sheets which leave you confused as to which one or the manual is the correct one. Have to go through a number of set up steps (14) to initialize it. If you take too long on any one step you have to start over from the beginning. Took about 45 minutes to set up but worth the effort.
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
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By Laura Lee
from Phoenix, AZ
We had bought another booster from another company, but it kept dropping the signal. This booster works great! We have a 3600 sq ft. hone on one level, and we just placed it half way between the router and all our wireless devices in the house. We were having problems getting a strong enough signal in some of our back bedrooms, now it is no problem. I was also having problems losing the signal while streaming movies to my internet based TV. Not anymore! Super easy setup.
WiFi booster thats works
from Naples Fl
You just plug this into your router or use by plugging into wall . You can use it as a quest hot spot so they don't have access into your main router or password . Its very fast and works every time !!!! For weak Wifi it really boosts the signal and speed . I have three units one at my shop for customer access one at home for my wifi radio and one I take when I travel !!
from Hood River Oregon
Comes with a VERY through manual which totally intimidated me and I thought...I can't follow all this...I don't understand what all these terms mean...do I use this set up or that...I'll have to send it back. Then I just tried using the one page installation sheet included in the packet and it all was easy and worked great. I think for you techies there is a lot this can do but I just needed a signal booster in my home and it has been great.
Works as described
from Wilson, NC
Great product, strong wi-fi signal even in a 2-story house. A little tricky to set-up, you have to read and follow the instructions.
Did not work
The instruction was too complicated. It did now work for our computer. I sent it back right away.
Bottom Line No, I would not recommend this to a friend
Eventually very happy with purchase
from Rancho Mirage, CA
It was quite difficult to get it to start working properly, but once started it works like a charm. There is no tech support from the manufacturer, but Hammacher Schlemmer provided tech support.
from Dallas, TX
I bought this in hopes of strengthening the signal of my wifi hotspot. However, I could not get the product set up. After putting in the keycode and admin password the screen locked up and would not progress any further. There were no troubleshooting tips given with the instructions, and no info was given to contact the maker of the product for help. I have returned this product.
The Boost I needed!
from Henniker, NH
I wanted to use this to boost the signal in an area where I wasn't sure it would work. Sometimes I had a signal and sometimes I didn't. Now I have a strong signal all the time. It is great!
from Kerrville, TX
Now my husband can use his computer on Wi-Fi in his office. The computer could not access the wi-fi signal before installing the booster.
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