I received a product sample for review
After years of subpar internet speeds, we finally decided to invest in a lightning-fast internet service. But our 30 Mbps download speed and 5 Mbps upload speed doesn't do us much good because, like Harry Potter, our cable modem and DSL modem live inside our under-the-stairs coat closet. I suppose we really ought to intall both devices in our kitchen to get the most out of our WiFi signal..... but all those lights and wires and boxes are so UGLY, and we just remodeled our kitchen! As a result, we have patchy signal strength in various areas around the house. Oh, the sacrifices we make for beauty.
Fortunately there's a way to have our (high-speed) cake and eat it too. Diamond Multimedia offered to send us a wireless range extender to help eliminate the WiFi dead spots around the house! Here's a description of the product:
The WR300NSI--the second generation of the best-selling wireless extender from Diamond Multimedia, extends the wireless range, creates a wireless hotspot and connects to internet ready devices such as Blu Ray Players or gaming consoles. The 3-in1 device will help users eliminate wireless dead-spots anywhere they go, targeting a frustrating and common household issue. Eliminate the hassle of complicated extenders and software because there’s no need for plugging in the extender into your computer or setting it up with a cd -- after plugging it into the wall, opening the browser automatically takes you to the setup page. Don’t worry about anyone stealing your stellar connection as WR300NSI also extends the same security as a personal router.
I had no idea such a device even existed -- but it sounded like the answer to our prayers! I've never seen Alfie so eager to do a product review :) The WR300NSI delivered everything it said it would:
* It was so easy to set up -- Alfie simply plugged the device into a wall outlet, connected it to his laptop, and opened a browser to connect the device to our existing WiFi network. There was no software to install, and it's not tied to his laptop or any PC, so it doesn't matter whether his laptop is turned on or not, it will work to extend our WiFi range for any wireless device connected to our WiFi -- phones, tablets, iPads, laptops, printers, you name it!
* Once Alfie set it up, we went around the house to see whether our WiFi signal had improved... and it had! Areas of our home that had previously had a "Fair" signal now had "Good" or "Excellent" WiFi signal! Seeing full bars on all our wireless devices, anywhere around our home, is such a joy :)
Once the Diamond WR300NSI Wireless Range Extender is up and running, you can use it to connect non-wireless, internet-ready devices to the internet -- HDTVs, Blu-Ray players, gaming consoles, etc.. . Just plug one end of an Ethernet cable into your device and plug the other end into the Ethernet port on the WR300NSI. And if you don't have a WiFi router , you can use the WR300NSI to create a WiFi network by plugging your wired router/cable modem or DSL modem into the same port on the WR300NSI.
I feel like we're finally getting the most out of our WiFi, thanks to the Diamond Wireless Range Extender. What's more, it only costs $50 -- such a small investment to get great WiFi signal all around the home.
Disclosure: I received a product sample to facilitate my review, but have not been paid to review the product or give my opinions. Product information (in italics) is provided by Diamond Multimedia. The views and opinions expressed here are my own.