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Works quite well for my particular use case...

  • Jul 21, 2013
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My wife's desktop computer had to be replaced recently, and with it came a wireless card to connect to the house's wireless network in the basement (she's on the second floor). For whatever reason, the connectivity was a bit on the low side in the number of bars she'd see in the Windows tray. I decided to use the Satechi Wireless Mini Router/Repeater I recently received for review to see if I could fix that.

Set up was extremely easy. I plugged the device into an outlet and cabled it into my laptop. From the admin screen in the browser, I was able to use the wizard to put the router into repeater mode and select what SSID I would be repeating. That was it for requirements. I plugged it in upstairs, and my wife's computer speed test showed an increase of approximately 20%. She's happy...

Probably the biggest drawback is that when it's in repeater mode, I can't access the admin functions of the router. I'd have to reset the unit (not hard to do) and then go through the wizard again. Also, I wasn't given any way to type in an SSID if I was not broadcasting that info in the home network. Again, that's not a huge drawback for my use case, but it might be an issue for others.

Overall, I'm happy with the Satechi Wireless Mini Router/Repeater. I would think the best use for this device would be one where you plan on setting it up and leaving it in place for awhile. If I were going to be moving in and out of hotel rooms, I'd probably use one of my other mini-routers designed to quickly turn an ethernet connection into a small wireless network to use with smart phones and tablets.

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The Wireless Multifunction Mini Router features a variety of modes to fill whatever role required in your network; it has enough speed and wireless range to power a complex assortment of devices, enabling you to create a highly efficient mobile office or entertainment network in no time. Small enough to fit in a pocket, with wireless speeds up to 300Mbps and two 10/100Mbps LAN ports, the Mini Router is the perfect choice for high-bandwidth applications like video streaming, VoIP, and online gaming. Only passwords containing letters and numbers are supported (no special characters).

Router

Router mode functions as a typical router, connecting to the internet provided by your ISP and broadcasting a wireless signal, to create your own network.

Repeater

Repeater mode lets you connect to your existing network and amplify it. This enables you to extend the range of your wireless network - invaluable if you have a weak connection in a room far away from your router.

Access Point

The Mini Router can create a wireless connection from a wired source in Access Point mode. If only an ethernet port or ethernet cable is available, the router can connect to the wired connection and broadcast a wireless network that all your devices can connect to.

Bridge

In Bridge mode, the Mini Router can connect to an existing wireless network and rebroadcast it under a new name; useful for organizing different users of your network into separate connections: e.g., if you ran a coffee shop and wanted to create a ...

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