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Easy to setup but significantly reduces network speed
on 8 March 2012
I was pleased with how easy it was to set this device up (done in 10 minutes) and how strong the delivered signal is (full strength).
However, by using this device the throughput of my wireless network went down by 50-65% which renders video streaming or transfer of large files over Wi-Fi hopeless. Simply by switching the range extender OFF my bandwidth goes back to full speed.
I've read various technical forums explaining that 'this is normal' and range extenders will halve the network bandwidth. Unfortunately, I was not aware of this limitation when purchasing the device. This information should have been clearly stated on the product description!
Because of this reason I will be returning the device and adopting alternative methods for extending the range of my wireless network (long CAT5 cable and additional WAP). There is no point in paying the internet provider for super-fast bandwidth if this device reduces it so significantly.