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.