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Amped Wireless First to Bring 802.11ac Range Extender to Market

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Amped Wireless, the leading manufacturer of high power, long-range wireless communications products for the home and office, today introduced the REA20 High Power 700mW Dual Band AC Wi-Fi Range Extender. The REA20 is Amped Wireless' new flagship Wi-Fi range extender and the first in the industry to be available with 802.11ac technology.

A universal range extender, the REA20 is capable of expanding any wireless network by repeating, amplifying and rebroadcasting signals from any Wi-Fi router. The industry-pioneering technology built into the REA20 will allow multiple users to download and stream HD or 4K media to different devices simultaneously without buffering delays. The REA20 delivers speeds up to three times faster than range extenders operating on the previous 802.11n Wi-Fi standard.

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Shame, tad little late as i just replaced mine. Although still thinking of picking up one of their routers.
 

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too bad its $116-120 JUST to ship to the UK. They really need a UK/Euro distributor.
 
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Wouldn't it be easier to just get a more powerful router?

Also, in before remixedcat gushes about Amped Wireless. Seriously, it's like he owns massive stock in the company or something. :D
 

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Wouldn't it be easier to just get a more powerful router?

Also, in before remixedcat gushes about Amped Wireless. Seriously, it's like he owns massive stock in the company or something. :D
*she
 
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Wouldn't it be easier to just get a more powerful router?

Also, in before remixedcat gushes about Amped Wireless. Seriously, it's like he owns massive stock in the company or something. :D
I don't own stock in them... LOL... and I don't work there either.... LOL

and I'm a lady cat! mrrrowww!!


Shame, tad little late as i just replaced mine. Although still thinking of picking up one of their routers.
Thier routers are HARDCORE! I have two of them and they both are awesome!!!!

Never had a problem with em and the coverage is AWESOME!!!
 

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Wouldn't it be easier to just get a more powerful router?

Also, in before remixedcat gushes about Amped Wireless. Seriously, it's like he owns massive stock in the company or something. :D

hehe, even more so when the 3 reviews are from the same person.
Amped Wireless RTA15 High Power 700mW Dual Band AC...

I don't own stock in them... LOL... and I don't work there either.... LOL

and I'm a lady cat! mrrrowww!!


Thier routers are HARDCORE! I have two of them and they both are awesome!!!!

Never had a problem with em and the coverage is AWESOME!!!
Yeah, but it seems like a hit \ miss thing going by the Amazon reviews.
 
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Umm newegg's site derped hard on me.... that's thier fault and not mine!!!!!!
 

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WiFi coverage depends on output power of the radio and gain of the antenna (and noise, but whatever).

Radio output is governed by EIRP (defined by the FCC or equivalent) which basically states that output power + gain should not go over a certain value. Simply put, you're not allowed to shout too loud.
Raising output power on the access point can cause an imbalance in signal strength, often to the point where the signal can reach the client, but the output power of the client isn't enough to make the return trip back. Typically, it just results in poor upload modulation for the client (although it would be no worse than if the AP's output power was "normal").

Antenna gain can only be increased by modifying the radiation pattern of the antenna. Typically, "high gain" omni-directional antennas shorten then e-plane (elevation) of your wifi coverage.


tl;dr: High coverage isn't free. You're going to sacrifice something or violate FCC regulations. As with everything, it's up to you to research the advantages and compromises of a product and make an educated decision for which product best suits your needs.
 
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