Easy Setup Range Extenders
Sometimes I think people make electronics more complicated than they need to be. We have had some WiFi range extenders in here which were just plain horrible to setup. Something always going wrong and for some reason things would never quite work out. We don’t waste our time or yours by reviewing rubbish range extenders and generally all of the devices we suggest are fairly easy to setup.
But here is a list of some of the easiest range extenders to setup and start using. We are talking quick setup guides and software which does the hard work for you. A few minutes time to setup and you can just leave them running to do their own thing.
Amped High Power Wireless-N Smart Repeater and Range Extender
Amped actually makes a whole lot of devices and their setup is probably the easiest around. The Amped High Powered 600mW Smart Repeater and range Extender is actually our top rated repeater and it has one of the easiest setup processes around.
The setup process is simple. There is a quick start guide to lead you through everything and all you have to do is plug it up and enter an URL into your browser and select the wireless network you wish it to use. It will literally take minutes from taking it out of the box to having it up and running. It has universal compatibility which makes it compatible with any 2.4GHz 802.11b/g/n wifi routers. If you don’t know which yours is you can check but it is certainly a safe bet this will work with yours. For both performance and ease of setup this is a great way to go.
You can click here to see the full details and get a great deal. You can also see a comparison table for the other Amped repeaters which have the same setup process but this is one of the best choices by far.
Netgear Universal Dual Band WiFi Range Extender
If you want a slightly cheaper option which still keeps an easy setup then consider the dual band WiFi range extender from Netgear. Designed to work with any standard router it comes with an install guide and doesn’t need any software downloads or CDs to setup. It uses Push ‘n’ Connect using the WPS protect setup. Push the connect button on your router and then the connect button on your range extender and… you are done!
We have heard of some problems with compatibility with this one. To be honest there are a heck of a lot more compatible stories than problems but if you have a non standard router the Amped is probably a better choice. There are more advanced features you can use if you wish but this extender works straight out of the box with most routers. You can see the full details and price by clicking here. We prefer Amped for compatibility and performance but this is probably as close as it gets for a good alternative.
Other WiFi Range Extenders
All of the devices we suggest have an easy setup to some degree. These are the two we consider to have the easiest setup times overall but all of the ones we suggest have software or installation guides. Most of them also have tech support numbers and websites you can call if you’re having problems.
So if, for whatever reason, neither of these suit you then look back at the wireless repeater homepage and look at some of the alternatives. Just be prepared for a slightly harder setup process.
If even this sounds complicated then you might consider using a WiFi signal booster instead. You don’t get the same functionality here and it only works for the computer you connect it to instead of boosting the entire network but the setup is simple as connecting it to your wireless adapter. It doesn’t suit everyone but it is an alternative you can consider for an easy setup.
If we actually manage to find WiFi repeaters with an easier setup we’ll add them to this list. For the moment most of the repeaters we suggest could technically qualify for this page but we’ve tried to refine it down to only the easiest to setup.
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