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End the Suffering of Buffering
Reviewed in the United States on February 19, 2020
I have been wanting to beef up the wifi signal in my studio apartment so I could watch streaming TV on a tablet in my bathroom at the far end of the apartment from the router in the living room.
The constant buffering of streaming signals in the bathroom was driving me crazy -- how many times can you watch that little circle spin around before you want to smash something???
So I checked the reviews here -- and saw that Amazon had given this extender their Amazon's Choice designation -- and thought I'd give it a try. The price -- under $50 -- didn't hinder my decision either...
The gizmo came yesterday, and of course the easy setup method didn't work. I pushed the WPS button on both the router and extender, and -- the signal LED on the extender never turned solid blue as hoped for.
So I had to try the difficult setup method. My eyes rolled up when I tried to fathom the instructions. "Connect your wifi device to the repeater's wifi network rockspace_EXT." How do I do that???
Ah, you have to open the control panel on your computer and play with the wifi settings... You then have to visit a website and select the wifi network you want to extend. Finally, you enter the password of that wifi network -- and after a long and agonizing pause, the message "Extended successfully!" appears.
Yea!!! Unfortunately, I was still not out of the woods. Though I found a spot for the extender that lit up the solid blue "Signal Received" light, the streaming signals in my bathroom were still pausing and buffering as before.
What the? I turned back to the instructions. Ah -- you have to set the device you want to receive the extended signal -- in this case, my tablet in the bathroom -- to connect to the network with the suffix EXT/5GEXT and again enter your router's password.
Eureka! Now all was at last well -- this fiddling and sweating took me about an hour, but now the picture was streaming with NO pausing or buffering. EXCELLENT!
So the experiment ultimately proved successful, but unless you get lucky with the WPS buttons, you may need to have a savvy teenager standing by to see you over the finish line... Good luck!