I have seen a lot of wireless range extenders, and I will have to say this one from D-Link is probably the most compact and simple. Products like the zBoost Metro can increase the range, as well as this Wireless N300 Range Finder from D-Link, makers of the AC1750 Dual Band Gigabit Cloud Router.
The Wireless N300 Range Extender, or DAP-1320, is a simple small device that fits in the palm of your hand. All you need to do is plug it in, and then hit the WPS button your your router. Hold down the button on the DAP-1320, and you’ve got some extended range on your Wi-Fi network, including the dead zones.
How much extension? About 300 Mbps wireless performance, I am told. Now, I tried this around my own house, and I noticed some improvement, but I think I would have to get into some precise measurements to be accurate. Thanks to the aforementioned AC1750 Dual Band Router, I have very few dead zones in my house.
You should be able to purchase the Wireless Range Extender on the D-Link site for about $49.99 as a special offer.
It isn’t every day that I get to review a router, and I must admit that I am a little late on this one. I received this last week, but I only reviewed it last weekend. Yes, I know I am a little late on this review. Dude, I’ve got other things going on, man.
The D-Link AC1750 is that big can that you see there. It is the Next Generation 11AC Wi-Fi, which means that is good for up to 450 + 1300 Mbps. It allows for faster Wi-Fi speeds and less interference.
I can testify to this being true. My old router is in my living room, and I used to only get three bars on my laptop in my home office, maybe four if I am lucky. With the D-Link AC1750, I get five bars. This is really nice, because I used to get these stupid Internet blackouts where I had to move my laptop around the room. Yeah, it was stupid, but the AC1750 solved that.
Another feature that I like is that it has SharePort Mobile, which allows you to stream and share files over your home network from virtually any connected USB drive to your mobile devices. There is also an app for that, and it supports Android and iOS.
I believe that this black can is durable too. I accidentally knocked it over twice after installation, and it works as well as I described. I can’t recommend it more highly. Make sure that when you are installing it, you use Internet Explorer and not Firefox. This is the reason for my tardy review. So, if you want on this, head to the D-Link site and lay down $149.99.