By Ki Grinsing
What do you need to extend the wifi coverage? Surely a wireless extender or wireless repeater some people say. If the wireless repeater can no longer reach the dead zones then you need to add higher power. Therefore you need high power wireless repeater.
Amped SR300 High Power repeater
Like other wireless repeater devices on the market today, Amped SR300 works universally with most wireless routers. You should use it with the wireless router with the same wireless N300 routers for optimum data rate throughput.
- Universal: expanding the range of most Wi-Fi routers
- High power with the speed up to 300Mbps
- Easy three installation steps
Universal high speed repeater
The Amped SR300 is high power smart repeater with wireless N compliant and off course is backward compatible with wireless b/g routers. Why you should expand the range of your existing wireless b/g router with high power wireless N repeater if it will just work with the low speed router? You better upgrade the router to be a more powerful one, the router with high speed N600 or N750 technology available in the market today such as Linksys E420o series (N750) or Buffalo Ag300H (N600).
2x detachable 3dBi antenna
Unlike standards wireless repeaters with 2dBi antenna gain, the Amped SR300 includes 2 x detachable high gain 3dBi antennas for covering larger distance area eliminating the dead spots. With the latest wireless N technology the device delivers the high speed up to 300Mbps ideal for streaming video and fast responsive gaming as well as voice applications. You can place the repeater vertically with the included product stand, or you can place it horizontally on the table.
The Amped SR300 is mainly used as the smart wireless repeater. If you expect the device to have multi operation modes including the wireless AP, wireless client, the wireless WDS bridge you may consider other products such as D-Link DAP-1360 range extender which is ideal for extending wireless N network.
Geared with 5 Ethernet
What makes it different with other wireless repeaters? It includes five wired Ethernet LAN ports you can use to add up to five Ethernet-based devices including Blu-ray player, XBOX console, HDTV, and other desktop computers. Standard wireless repeaters (with multifunction modes) include one Ethernet port to let you connect to the computer during configuration, or you connect the port to the network switch when it is configured as the wireless AP or the wireless bridge.
Installation of the Amped SR300 is relatively easy in three steps using the Smart Setup Wizard:
- Connect your computer to the Smart Repeater using the wired connection (not the wireless connection during the setup process)
- Access the wizard at http://setup.ampedwireless.com or type in your browser http://192.168.1.240 and scan for an available wireless network to repeat
- Select the network to repeat
The figure 1 shows networking diagram with Airlink AR675 wireless N green router that connects to the modem and SR300 as the wireless repeater. You can add Blu-ray, XBOX, and HDTV connect to the SR300 using wired connection.
Amped SR150 is the lower speed with N150 technology with the speed up to 150Mbps, ideal extending your wireless N150 router such as best seller MWN-WAPR150N N150 Medialink router.
Amped SR300 is similar with the new D-Link DAP-1525 Wi-Fi booster. DAP-1525 includes 6 element beam forming antennas extending your wireless range longer distance and it includes four Gigabit Ethernet ports. The main differences are SR300 includes five Fast Ethernet ports (as opposed to 4Gigabit ports on Dap-1525) and it works with single 2.4GHz band (as opposed to Dap-1525 with selectable dual band 2.4GHz or 5GHz band).