Netgear has created a Universal Dual Band WiFi Range Extender to combat dead spots and other obstacles to wi-fi coverage in and around the home. If you're tired of spotty coverage and constant internet buffering, this device might be helpful to you. This wireless router promises you coverage in the garage, on the porch, and in the backyard.
Essentially it will work to either replace your current wireless router or upgrade you to wireless wi-fi if you don't have the service. It is designed to work well with existing cable or DSL gateway equipment. It will cost you about $80, but it may be worth it if you do use wireless devices around the house or stream a reasonable amount of video.
Spotty coverage always seems to be an issue with wireless devices around my home and this could be a reasonable upgrade for me. Also, many of us pay the cable and DSL companies at least $5 per month for the rental of their equipment. Check your bill, this could save you some cash in the long run.
Damir Skripic, product line manager for connected entertainment at NETGEAR had this to say about the device:
"The proliferation of mobile devices in the home — laptops, tablets and smartphones — has lead to people uncovering more WiFi dead spots in and around their homes. The NETGEAR WiFi Range Extender solves that problem and broadens WiFi connectivity and performance at an affordable price and with minimal setup,"
I think i'm gonna give it a try, I'd like to have reliable wi-fi in my backyard while i'm barbecuing this summer. I'll let you know if it is a worth while upgrade. Actually, now that I am viewing a pic of the device, I wonder if this isn't the device Time Warner supplied me with when they hooked me up last week?