Last week was the lab testing.
We are all experiencing one day or another some longer loading times or a video buffering while streaming. It becomes so slow at times that it making us remembers the 1980’s when just uploading a simple picture was taking an eternity.
I think there is nothing more frustrating than a slow internet connection. In general wireless router will experience at some point some (dead zones) it is inevitable, with all the interference existing in our today environment as well as the inside walls especially if these walls are in concrete or steel or both. On top of these facts, the equipment your internet provider is selling you is sometimes poor quality.
I am sure you already noticed that each and every provider showcases their different plans always more expensive, they know that one day or another you will complain about the speed of your internet coverage and they will always suggest a better plan. Their usual pitch is that they want you to pay even higher fees to increase your so-called “bandwidth”.
The game of most internet providers
First, Internet operators are slowing down your speeds. During peak times you are getting a fraction of the speeds you are actually paying for.
Second, the ISPs are usually selling cheap, substandard Wi-Fi routers. This mean customer would need to pay more and upgrade their plans to get good speeds across their whole home.
Third, they know their signal is too weak to go through brick walls, without losing a lot of speed, creating by extension some dead zones. Their router can’t handle lots of devices or heavy use either.
As a result, customers are left with weak Wi-Fi and dreaded Wi-Fi dead spots’ in their home.
Might need an extender! (Wireless signal amplification repeater)
There are many on the market today but this is the one we picked for our review this week due to his low price.
Basically, A Wi-Fi Repeater effectively contains two wireless routers, similar to the wireless router you already have in your home or office. One of these wireless routers picks up the existing Wi-Fi network. It then transfers the signal to the other wireless router, which transmits the boosted signal.
Generally if you buy a simple “extender” you will notice from a small to a big difference and you will not have to buy their expensive plans with more bandwidths. There are many manufacturers in today market, some of them are cheap and other expensive. The prices will range anywhere from $35. to $150. They all have different features and capacities.
We picked one that seems to have the right capacity to deliver a fairly good result in a normal apartment, it is called:
“WIFI Range Extender Super Booster 300Mbps super boost Speed Mini Wireless”
here is the description: Two Modes: Repeater mode:
wireless: After receiving the wireless signal from the original
wireless router, the repeater retransmits the new wireless signal to
achieve the effect of enlarging and extending the coverage.
Compatible with all wireless routers (need to know the username and password of the wireless signal), the setup is very simple.
AP mode: Wired to wireless:
cable is connected to the computer, you can directly access the Internet
without dialing, such as hotels, apartments,
rental houses, offices, sharing broadband with neighbors, etc.
You only need to plug the cable that has been connected to the port of the repeater to switch the cable to wireless. No need to set up.
1. Relay and AP work modes, mobile phone/tablet/ PC can be set, just set once, all wireless devices can use
2. Wireless standard IEEE802.11 b/g/n
3. Transmission frequency: 2.4GHz~2.4835GHz
4. Support WPA2, WPA, and WEP9 (128/64)
5. Simple setup wizard software interface
6. WPS encryption
7. Material: ABS+PC
Once connected we could see and feel a difference in the speed and it also increased the coverage area if we take in consideration the number of walls etc. so far we did not experience even a little lag or buffering while streaming a movie. It might be a very good tool for gamers.
We already get a WAY faster, stable and stronger internet signal. Even during peak times, and even in previous ‘Wi-Fi dead spots’ around the home.
simple tips on how to optimize your bandwidth:
- You can monitor your bandwidth speed and performance. You can use this tool it is free: https://www.speedtest.net/
You can set your router to automatically reboot:
This procedure will disconnect unauthorized devices, applications and will improve your internet signal.
- Adjust your App settings:
Because each time an app automatically updates or remains connected to the internet when you’re not using it, it affects your bandwidth and make sure your apps don’t have programs running in the background when you’re not actively using them.
- Use a proxy Cache:
When you use a proxy cache, the contents of the websites you visit regularly won’t have to be continually downloaded each time you visit them—they’ll be stored in the cache.
- Find the right Wireless Channel for your home:
If you have neighbors who also have wireless connections, consider changing the wireless channel your router is connected to. Sometimes if too many routers are on one channel, each router’s signal can become weaker.
- Regularly scan for Malware:
Sometimes apps are subjected to malware that runs in the background on your device, which can eat up bandwidth. Such malware also makes your devices less secure. Delete any programs that are not safe or recognizable to you.
We believe that this extender can improve the performance of your internet signal especially if there are multiple walls in your home or office. There are definitely fewer dead zones. There is a similar array of products on the market today at very different prices. At the quality vs price level, we can say that this product passes the performance test.
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