Netgear's Wi-Fi Booster Eliminates Dead Spots, Costs Forty Bucks
"Consumers today want the best connected experience, complete with the ability to enjoy online entertainment on their Wi-Fi connected mobile devices throughout the home," said Damir Skripic, product line manager for connected entertainment at Netgear. "The Netgear WiFi Booster for Mobile enables this experience by significantly increasing Wi-Fi coverage in the home, which is ideal for roaming iPads, iPhones, Android tablets, Kindle e-readers, smartphones or any other mobile WiFi devices."
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It does this by repeating the 2.4GHz Wi-Fi signal from existing routers and gateways (yay!), though it doesn't touch the 5GHz band (boo!). Netgear's device simply plugs into an available wall outlet and sports a Push 'n' Connect (WPS) feature, so setup should be quick and easy. It works with Wi-Fi signals from any existing router and supports popular security standards such as WPA-PSK, WPA2-PSK, mixed mode, and WEP.
Netgear's Wi-Fi Booster for Mobile will be available later this summer starting at $40.