If you've ever found yourself stuck in the only corner of a hotel room where the WiFi actually works, then Satechi may be able to get you back to the desk. Its Multifunction Mini-Router not only gives you a private, 300 Mbps WiFi access point from a hotel's wired internet, but functions as a repeater that can distribute a weak wireless signal elsewhere in the room, too. It also works as a standard home router, of course, and even has a bridge mode which lets you take an existing WiFi network and re-transmit it with a different name (and security), useful for combo networks like those in a cafe, for instance. Finally, the client mode lets you plug the Satechi box into a wired device like a Smart TV or set top box to give it WiFi capability -- letting you dodge the hefty freight of proprietary WiFi dongles often not included with such devices. That's a lot of functionality for $40, but if we had you at "WiFi repeater," check the PR and video after the break.
Satechi Multifunction Mini Router Improves & Extends Wi-Fi Range While at Home or on the Go
SAN DIEGO – Feb. 13, 2013 – The Satechi Multifunction Mini Router, available now, is the perfect mobile accessory for professionals on the go. Small enough to fit in any luggage, purse or briefcase, the compact Multifunction Mini Router gives users the convenience of converting a direct internet connection in conference rooms or hotel rooms to a private connection for added security and mobility. The plug and play router also extends the range of an existing Wi-Fi connection an additional 100 feet. www.youtube.com/multifunctionminirouter
The small but mighty Multifunction Mini Router combines maximum wireless speeds of up to 300 Mbps in a 2.4GHZ wireless band to improve range and optimize data rates, making it the ideal solution for high-bandwidth applications such as video streaming, VoIP and online gaming.
The versatile Multifunction Mini Router provides five working modes to meet any users' needs:
Access Point Mode – create a wireless connection
Router Mode – setup a wireless connection when connected to an internet-enabled service
Universal Repeater Mode – extend the range of existing Wi-Fi connection up to 100 feet
Client Mode – connect to an existing wireless network
Bridge Mode – allows two or more wireless access points to communicate with each other to join multiple LANs
The router supports the newest 802.11n wireless standard and is backwards compatible with older 802.11b/g standards, supporting a wide range of devices. Additional features include a Wi-Fi Protected Setup (WPS) which allows users to set up their own security, automatically establishing a faster and more secure WPA2 connection.
The Satechi Multifunction Mini Router is available for an introductory price of $39.99 at Satechi.net and Amazon.com.
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