Sunday, Sep 23, 2018 | Last Update : 06:10 PM IST
The Digisol Wireless Repeater extends the range of home Wi-Fi networks
It can be so frustrating: You subscribe to a broadband service for your home. You connect the service provider's cable to your router and pair it with all your devices -- PC, laptop, phone, TV. But then you hit a wall -- literally. The signal does not reach one of your rooms. The service guy will say: You need a better router. This is easy to say. Who wants to buy another router?
In such scenarios, a wireless repeater is a godsend. This is a simple device that plugs into any mains socket. With a single press of a button marked WPS, you can sync it to your main router. And if you have carefully positioned the repeater, it will reach your W-Fi into the hitherto 'dark zones' of your home.
The Digisol 300 Mbps Wireless Repeater Model DG-WR3001NE, is the latest and most powerful in this company's range of Wi-Fi repeaters. I have been using an earlier model for two years now very successfully to reach the signal to my bedroom. The NE model increases the data speed to a theoretical 300 Mbps and adds two external antennae which will help angle the coverage better. Also new in this edition, is a useful port for charging USB devices and an Ethernet port to connect the broadband cable directly. The online price is around Rs 1499 -- well worth it for breaching those wireless walls.