If you have a wireless router that is more than 5 years old, you may want to start looking for a new one. I have several friends who have asked me why their brand-new computer seems to have such bad internet performance over WiFi. After some investigation, I found a range of old and outdated wireless routers to be the culprit. The team at Amped Wireless has the perfect solution for you.
Modernizing your Network with Amped Wireless
Amped Wireless offers a high-power dual-band WiFi router dubbed the RTA15. This router is an extremely fast (1 gigabit per second) extended-range connectivity center designed for the home and office. The RTA15 features the latest 802.11ac WiFi technology delivering up to 3x faster speeds than standard 802.11n. With a combination of 10 high-powered signal amplifiers and three discrete band antennas, you will never find yourself playing Twister or duct taping your router to the ceiling trying to get a good solid connection.
How many wireless devices in your household?
When most of us crafted our home wireless networks, we set them up for one or two home computer configurations; slightly more for the office. Now for each person in the space, there are on average three to four signal hitchhikers. The RTA15 is designed to handle multiple HD media streams simultaneously and not be slowed down by a gaggle of WiFi enabled signal hungry devices in your space.
What if your computer doesn't natively support 802.11ac?
Amped Wireless has you covered here too with the RTA15's companion ACA1 WiFi USB Adaptor. This adaptor features dual high-gain 5dBi antennas, a high-powered signal amplifier and fast data transfer via USB 3.0 connectivity. This adaptor is compatible with any WiFi router if you're just looking to gain a significant signal boost from your current setup.
I tested these devices for a month and I give them a solid stamp of approval together as a bundle and equally strong as individual products. Just for posterity, a few improvements could include some adjustments in the installation process, a better design of the UI for the dashboard and a more attractive router (but I'm spoiled by Apple aesthetics). The RTA15 and ACA1 retail for US$189.99 and $89.99, respectively, or as a bundle at $269.99