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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 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 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.


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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