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4.0 out of 5 stars Does what I want it to do...but not that easy to set up, 31 Oct. 2012
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This review is from: Duronic IR815 Wireless-N Wifi Repeater Access point Amplifier / Wifi range extender 802.11n/b/g - More range for your network
Having an ethernet cable already installed from my main router to the television in the lounge I am using this in the Wireless AP Mode rather than in Wireless Repeater Mode. I needed to boost the signal in this half of the house because strength is very poor due to two solid walls getting in the way.

Set up instructions provided are not that great, I run a website company so could fill in some of the blanks, people less comfortable with computers may struggle. Of most concern there are no instructions about making the connection secure, this can be done but you have to work it out for yourself. Also, there doesn't appear to be a current website to obtain firmware updates.

That aside it does exactly what I wanted it to do, I now have 135Mbps in areas distant from my main router where before I was lucky to get 5Mbps. Probably would have given it a full 5 stars had the instructions been more comprehensive or if there had been a website for more information.
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Initial post: 1 Nov 2012 15:09:20 GMT
Shyamz1 says:
You are absolutely right. The instructions are very vague. I think I've got this working but when I download I get a really slow speed compared to when I'm connected directly to my main router.

How do I set it up properly?

Kind regards

Shyam

In reply to an earlier post on 1 Nov 2012 15:24:37 GMT
Last edited by the author on 1 Nov 2012 15:25:24 GMT
Xpelusic says:
How are you using the device? Have you run an ethernet cable to it or are you using it to repeat the signal? If you are repeating the signal I believe it will only be able to relay the same strength of signal it is receiving, it will not boost it.

In reply to an earlier post on 1 Nov 2012 17:20:41 GMT
Shyamz1 says:
I'm using it as a repeater. That's the whole point of a repeater. The idea is to boost the signal because my router is downstairs.

It does boost the signal, but download speeds are very slow when connected to the repeater and are very fast when connected to my main router.

Any suggestions?

In reply to an earlier post on 28 Nov 2012 11:18:55 GMT
K. Lau says:
Hi Shyamz1,
My understanding is that it does amplify the signal it picks up from your router. In areas of my house where I used to get 2 out of 5 bars of signal strength, I am now getting 5 out of 5.

Have you tried tweeking some of the settings in "Wireless -> Basic Settings"?

In reply to an earlier post on 28 Nov 2012 14:39:08 GMT
Shyamz1 says:
Hi. It is amplifying the signal, but download speeds are very poor. Is it not supposed to repeat the download speed too?

In reply to an earlier post on 28 Nov 2012 15:12:03 GMT
K. Lau says:
Signal strength and bandwidth are two different things. The bandwidth of data transfer when you're plugged directly into the router may be a lot greater than via Wifi. Depending on what you expect, last night I downloaded 1.15 Gb via the repeater in around 45 minutes which was acceptable to me. But tweeking some of the basic settings might get you more. Experiment and see. Good luck.
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