The Usage of Wireless Repeater

What is wireless repeater? It's a device usually used to extend wireless coverage in wireless network by repeating the wireless signal generated by wireless router/access point. Some better repeaters also able to improve wireless transmission rate. This device is also referred as wireless range extender, booster or expander by some vendors.

Most of the time the repeater would give you the best performance if the one you purchased is from the vendor same as your wireless router/access point.

Wireless Repeater

The repeater is best used to provide wider wireless coverage to reach those distant, hard-to-reach areas at your home where cabling is impractical.

The wireless standard supported are usually 802.11n, 802.11b/g/n, 802.11g or 802.11b/g. Make sure you select the one with 802.11b/g/n or 802.11b/g support if you have mixed wireless network at home.

Sometimes this device is not only work as a repeater, but also can act as wireless access point. Having both features would add the flexibility of the usage. Diamond Multimedia Wireless Range Extender (WR300N) is one of the example built with both features.

In terms on how to locate the repeater, you should locate it at the edge of your wireless network to better expand the wireless range.

Wireless Repeater Network - network for wireless range extender, booster or expander

The configuration of the repeater is pretty simple. Usually you only need to configure it with basic network setting, wireless name, SSID and wireless security features, connect it to other wireless router/access point, then you are considered done.. Furthermore, the simple setup wizard that provided by vendors is easy to use to set it up.

So, no more wireless coverage problem in you wireless network by using wireless repeater from now on.

Below are some wireless repeaters that available on the market:

Linksys RE1000 Wireless-N Range Extender (Up to 300Mbps, 802.11b/g/n) - The Linksys RE1000 works seamlessly with all b/g/n Wi-Fi devices so you can connect all of the computers and devices around your home. For best performance, pair with any Wireless-N router.

Securifi Almond - World's 1st Touch Screen Wireless N Router + Range Extender (Booster) (Up to 300Mbps, 802.11b/g/n) - Almond is a revolutionary device that brings touch to Wireless Routers for the first time in history. For the first time users can setup & maintain their router easily from its highly intuitive touch screen. You can avoid the cumbersome PC/Mac based setup that is common with other routers. Its dual purpose -- You can use it either as a Wireless Router or a Range Extender

Netgear Universal Dual Band WiFi Range Extender (WN2500RP) (Up to 300Mbps, 802.11b/g/n) - The NETGEAR Universal Dual Band WiFi Range Extender, 4-port WiFi Adapter boosts dual band WiFi coverage for your wireless home office or home theater network. It works with any standard WiFi router or gateway and enables the connection of smartphones, iPads and more.

Amped Wireless High Power Wireless-N 600mW Smart Repeater and Range Extender (SR10000) (Up to 300Mbps, 802.11b/g/n) - The High Power Wireless-N 600mW Smart Repeater expands the range of any 802.11b/g/n wireless network by repeating the signal from a wireless router and redistributing it in a new, "extended" location. The SR10000 is equipped with advanced dual 600mW amplifiers and 5dBi detachable high gain antennas to extend Wi-Fi coverage by a staggering 10,000 sq ft.

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