Top positive review
Excellent Product...with a twist in the tail...!
25 April 2016
Product arrived in time, in perfect condition. Installed it and got it up and running in 2-3 minutes. Absolutely brilliant!!
This is product is great but you should know, what it does and whether it will meet your requirement. It didn't meet mine fully and thats why I didn't rate it 5-star - no fault of the product itself. I also thought I should share what went wrong in my planning.
If you are a bandwidth hungry user, who is videos, gaming and other highly speed intensive applications, you must read this fully.
I work with very data intensive applications and 10-20 Gbps upload downloads are common for me. I have a 100 Mbps connection from You Broadband, which normally delivers 90-100 Mbps, when I connect the cable directly to computer. When I added a 150-N Wi-Fi router. the speed dropped to 50 Mbps. Realising that router is not able to handle the throughput, I went for a Netgear WNR614 N300 Wi-Fi Router, which delivers 80-90 Mbps in the room, where it is kept. In farther rooms, either the network is not available or speed drops to 5-10 mbps, depending on distance. So I thought there is a range issue with WNR614 router and I can extend that range with this Range Extender to get the same speed in all the rooms.
But guess what?
That didn't happen. As soon I as plug this Extender in the network, speed drops from 80-90 Mbps to 45-50 Mbps, even if I place it close to router. Yes, this speed is now available in all rooms and to that extends it did its job. But the range extension comes at a cost - a hit on speed and that I didn't expect.
Most people may not need these kind of bandwidths and may not even care. For them, this product is awesome. Bandwidth hungry folks like me, should definitely look for alternate solutions.