Tuesday, 1 November 2011

What is a Wireless Repeater

What is Wireless Repeater?

Maybe you have had the problem with using your own wireless home network and not being able to obtain a signal in an area, such as your basement. In this situation you would want to purchase yourself a wireless repeater. For those who are new to the topic, a wireless repeater basically bridges the gap, which router that most people have, cannot connect to various access points. Often the wireless router is limited in its own distribution of the signal and this cause for poor reception and causes most people to get frustrated with their home networking situation. More specifically, a wireless repeater is meant to be the solution for home networking as a people wishes to extend a wireless router signal to certain spots that the wireless router cannot reach.

Two Wireless Hubs

You should use a wireless repeater or repeater wifi if you need to obtain a certain spot in your house or business and are not able to receive the broadcasted signal from the router. The place in which it is that the router transmits is limited to in regards to the distance the router has been originally placed in to the location you want it to be received at. This basically means that the router is limited by its own technology. To combat this issue you would want to be able to allow the signal to bypass certain walls or other obstructions which it is that causes the signal to diminish and therefore making it unable to extend to.

The wireless repeater is the solution to this problem.

The diminishing signal of using a wireless router appears at times when you are not able to get the signal at certain distances. The wireless router cannot reach certain areas which then often cause people to struggle people struggle with grabbing a signal that they believe would be able to reach an area. After all, they paid for it to work so why doesn’t it?

Many advantages can be obtained when using a wireless repeater. One advantage is that using a wireless repeater allows the signal to fill dead zones or amplify/boost signals. In terms of wireless repeaters which relay cell phone signals, they do so by boosting the amplitude these signals, allowing you to have better reception. A wireless repeater specialized for networking on the other hand can be useful for not just home network problems but also making sure the shared internet gateway is easily accessed. This is often the solution to having streaming content reach the receiver and allow the user have flawless streaming if watching a movie for example.

Wireless Repeater
The disadvantages which are associated with wifi repeaters are generally related to their cost. The main problem with the cost is that most people don't exactly know where it is that they should put their money when buying a device. Should they go all out or get a very specialized one? This complicates the finding of a fitted solution most people’s unique home networking problems. That is, most people struggle with why it is that they should end up having a wireless repeater when they already purchased an expensive router. Questions such as why I should purchase another piece of hardware when I are each thought that the router which I purchased would be able to provide the signal to such and such location. These types of questions/statements come from individuals who do not know what exactly comes with a wireless router and therefore end up complicating their understanding of why it is that a signal cannot reach a certain location.

Wireless Repeater Tips

Finally treat yourself to getting your home networking in the condition which it is that you wanted. Purchase a wireless repeater which has great reviews and generally ends up receiving more than four stars as rated by various consumers. The Internet has made it very easy for people to be able to find great products which can solve their problems, but unfortunately there is a lot of misinformation regarding these types of products. Do your homework, look around, get other peoples opinions or even your friends, odds are they have used one before.

Sunday, 30 October 2011

Repeater WiFi

Repeater WiFi

Repeater WiFi is another term which people are using for WiFi Repeater.  If you take a look through Wikipedia you will notice that a lot of the discussion on the topic centers around the fact that wireless repeaters appear to have a little bit of ambiguity surrounding them as the signals which they rebroadcast are not encompassing all devices.  If you are having trouble with this you may want to check out what is a wireless repeater before moving on.

Some devices which I have already previously made a post about, such as wireless multimedia repeaters are designed specifically for multimedia.  This can include an video game consoles, and also video centers such as a dvd or bluray setup.  This is not to say that you will always get the best quality, or have no problems, as you can understand wireless repeaters have their own problems unique to them just like using a wired connection does.  After all, who wants all of those wires hanging all over your place when you are already trying to make it look nice and neat.

Thursday, 13 October 2011

Wifi Repeater

Have you recently become interested in wireless repeaters?  So have I.  I will tell you a little bit why I have and it has to do with home networking.  I had a problem with one of my routers which I ran a few connections off of by using a wired connection.  After seeing a few of my friends setups I thought I should just go wireless that way I wouldn't be dragging around a cord with me wherever I went with my laptop.  So the search started and so did the journey in the repeater world.  If your new to this have a look at what is a wireless repeater before moving on.

Wifi Repeater vs. Wifi Extender vs. Wireless Access Point
Upon seeing these terms I couldn't make sense out of too much as to what I needed for a basic setup in order to allow me to sit outside and use my laptop.  I thought that it would be simple, and of course it never was.  So I started checking around and sure enough I found a few definitions from different wiki's and a few sites.  Ok, thats great - now what.  Well now I had to pick what I figured was going to be worth my time (which is always limited) in order to setup.  So I needed to do some background research.

Wifi Repeater Reviews
Here's where things started getting a little bit clearer for me.  Not only could I see what prices looked like, but I could also read different reviews that would help me make more sense out of things.  I used Google to take a look around and sure enough there were a few sites but all of them offered 2 or 3 products and didn't really tell me too much or I found myself looking at some megasite that just regurgitates whatever their adverters want.  Great.  I could pick out of the garbage I thought as to what was going to work for me.  Luckily I ended up just typing in http://www.wifirepeaterreviews.com and sure enough a site came up that was actually very helpful.  The site is simply Wifi Repeater Reviews or Wireless Repeater Reviews however you want to look at it and they provided customer reviews.  This made life so much easier.  Now I could see why people were complaining about certain repeaters and which ones I should actually consider.  Because I'm a bit of a perfectionist, I purchased 3 of them.  Now lets go through them.

Diamond Multimedia 300Mbps 802.11n Wireless Repeater and Range Extender (WR300N)

This was the first one I decided to check out and sure enough everyone loves it.  I looked into the reason as to why and people were starting to say that it was one of the better models which Diamond came out with and the most recent one as well.  Not only could you do simple internet stuff with it, like hookup your laptop (which was my main goal) but now you could use it as a central hub to push around all your media devices to different destinations.  This for example works great for me when I want to stream something from the net and watch it on my TV.  The installation was simple, I did not have to call the support line, and I still have it to this day.

Amped Wireless High Power Wireless-N Smart Repeater and Range Extender (SR300) 

I actually kept the Amped in order to give it as a gift to a friend of mine who recently needed a repeater but was having some trouble finding something worth while.  He was very thankful because he found the same thing I did - that is, the exact same review in regards to the Diamond.  It was easy to setup, it had no problem syncing with mine/his router which are not Amped products at all and everything worked instantly without any real problems.

Hawking HWREN1 Hi-Gain Wireless-300N Range Extender 

The last one I tried was the Hawking.  It has a lot of good reviews and a lot of people are saying that its actually their favorite because it does exactly what it says it does - extend range - not just some range, but really pushes it for the price that you pay.  Thats something to consider if you are just looking for a simple extender but want to make sure that you are not overpaying for anything that you will not use.  This gave me no hassles but I decided to return it only because the Diamond is more specialized for a multimedia content.

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