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Amped Wireless 802.11ac Wi-Fi Range Extender Eliminates Dead Spots

Amped Wireless 802.11ac Wi-Fi Range ExtenderNo matter how hard you try to make sure your wireless router reaches everywhere in your home or office, you’ll often have some dead spots. I’ve got a couple of dead spots in my house and I take them as a sign that I shouldn’t be using my devices in that part of the house. Ugh, now I have the Five Man Electrical Band’s song “Signs” stuck in my head.

While I’ve shrugged it off with an excuse so far, I think the time is coming for me to look into a device for extending my WiFi range. Obviously I want something that will do a good job. It should be easy to set up. Lastly, it would be nice if it were fairly compact.

The Amped Wireless High Power Compact 802.11ac Wi-Fi Range Extender (shown at right) is currently selling for $99.99 at Amazon seems to meet all of my needs. When I look at a place in my house where there is a dead spot, the best location for an extender is in a closet. That would make this model nearly invisible to anyone unless they were to go digging behind piles of dirty clothes.

How did I choose that location? First, there needs to be an outlet to provide electricity. Next, the location needs to have a decent signal to your current WiFi router. If the extender can’t get a good signal, it won’t have anything to boost. Of course you also want the location to be close to the area that is currently in a dead spot. Walking around with my smartphone and checking the signal led me to the perfect outlet hidden in the back of a closet.

I’ve not personally tested this extender, but it seems to meet all of my needs and it will likely be something I pick up in the near future. Then I have to keep telling myself that the new signal is only for having fun and not for doing more work.

About Foster D. Coburn III

Foster D. Coburn III is the author of thirteen books on CorelDRAW, the latest being CorelDRAW X6 Unleashed. He has been a contributor to numerous magazines. Foster has taken many projects, including this Web site and many more, from the early design stage through to a finished piece. He has been a featured speaker at many graphics and Web conferences.

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