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Try it! You'll be glad you did.
on September 8, 2012
I have been researching extensively on how to get a better wireless signal through out my house. The router is a DLink DRR-655 and it works well. The problem is that it must be located in the office which on the 2nd floor - SW corner of the house. Our iPad can not sustain a signal on the 1st floor in different areas and the Wii can not get a good signal in the basement. I came across the idea of using a wireless range-extender. This one had good reviews on Amazon, so I gave it a shot.
The packaging was fine and the item arrived 5 days prior to the estimated delivery date; so far, so good!!
The other reviews explained how easily the range-extender could be configured and I agree. The unit is so simple to set up it doesn't come with any kind of instruction manual. Instructions start as soon as the device is powered on. It detects your current wireless signal, asks for your password, walks through a couple of quick steps and it's working!! I've got a 3 bar signal on the iPad and the Wii is working great.
The only very minor drawback is that it creates a 2nd wireless network which requires you to find it and select it. Not that big of a deal, but it does create an added step. So your device will pick up both your signal from the wireless router (i.e. "Network Name") and the signal from the Almond (i.e. "Network Name - Almond"). So just understand that you'll need to select the Almond's signal on your device where needed instead of the primary wireless signal.
Overall, A+ for ease of set-up and hearty, strong signal where I need it. The device is very compact. We have it placed on top of our hutch in the formal dining room and you can not even see it.