Top critical review
Works exactly as it should (UPDATED)
November 15, 2018
We got a new mesh wifi setup for the house. When we did that, my old Netgear extender stopped connecting properly.
Decided on this Rock Space one because of price, reviews, and was basic enough for my needs. (Although, I'm still wondering of "Rock Space" is a ploy ride on "Rack Space's" name? Well, regardless...)
I was pleased at the construction, it feels solid and well made. The antennae are snug and don't feel cheap.
The setup using the Web browser worked flawlessly! (Well, except the instructions give you a local URL or an IP to browse to... the URL didn't work but the IP did.)
A couple quick steps, and bam, it's connected. I plugged a switch into the plugin which I have 3 machines using, and then another two using the extended wifi, and all of them speedtest to the max that my ISP provides. And so far, no disconnects or dropoffs.
I'm annoyed by the low reviews that complain that the extender didn't speed up their connection. Uhm, that's not what this is meant to do. It's meant to extend the range of your WiFi, give you stronger (not faster) connections at the edges of your WiFi. And this definitely does that quite well!
Now, the only question is how long it lasts. If it gives be a few years of service, far well worth the price!
UPDATE: Well, it's been 11 months now, and it's finally started failing on me. It keeps dropping connection to the main WiFi router. Of course I've done all the standard things: reboots, resets, starting from scratch... and nothing works. Every few minutes it drops connection. And I know it's this and not the main router or connection because I've moved half the devices to connect to the main router directly, and they stay connected fine while the ones connected to this extender all have issues. Shame. I really wanted to like this :( Dropping from 5 to 3 stars due to 1-year life.