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CES14: Amped Wireless gives a big time boost to wireless networks

Have some deadspots in your home wireless network? Check out Amped Wireless’ just announced plug-in 802.11AC Wi-Fi Range Extender.

Personally, my wi-fi network sucks big time. I had to move it out of my office when I switched over to cable from DSL last year and ever since, I can’t get a steady signal to save my life. So with that I’m mind a range extender is something that interests me greatly. While I use one now (it kind of sticks too), Amped Wireless’ solution is something that seriously piques my interest, and if you’re in a similar situation to me, probably something that made your eyebrow raise as well.

The main things I find attractive about this particular range extender are that it features an ethernet port (something my current extender lacks) and a promised 5,000 square feet of coverage with 500 milliwatts of power. That last bit seems like something that’d make a difference in almost anyone’s home network.

“As more devices like tablets, smartphones, laptops and routers, supporting the new 802.11ac Wi-Fi standard become available, the need for faster, longer range Wi-Fi continues to grow,” stated Jason Owen, CEO of Amped Wireless.“ With the introduction of the REC15A, Amped remains at the forefront of Wi-Fi extending solutions by offering another high performance, more affordable option for extending 802.11ac Wi-Fi coverage.”

And Amped Wireless’ extender is in the affordable range considering that a good wireless range extender can run into the $200 range, and Amped Wireless’ model clocks in at a cool $99.99 USD. You can expect to see the device start shipping in the first quarter of this year and you can preorder one for yourself right here on Amped’s official site.

About Jason Micciche

Jason's been knee deep in videogames since he was but a lad. Cutting his teeth on the pixely glory that was the Atari 2600, he's been hack'n'slashing and shoot'em'uping ever since. Mainly an FPS and action guy, Jason enjoys the occasional well crafted title from every genre.

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