While the issue of stealing borrowing other's WiFi has taken on a whole new meaning now that the law is involved, there's still nothing wrong with hitting up your own mesh networking setup in order to extend your range without coughing up big bucks for name brand repeaters. Meraki's Mini WiFi router certainly gave the tinkering crowd a way to implement such luxuries on the cheap, but for those totally freaked out by the mere sight of PCB, NetEquality feels your pain. In a presumed effort to get uber-cheap networking abilities to the masses, the kind folks over there have wrapped the Mini in a neat wall-plug package, providing a "truly plug-and-play" method of adding a signal booster / repeater to your network. No Ethernet jack is built-in, however, so you'll need a wireless network to begin with, but coming in at just $79, this isn't a half bad way to extend the waves of your precious connection.

[Via GigaOM]

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