Amped Wireless REC15A 802.11ac Wi-Fi Range Extender ReviewWed, May 07, 2014 - 8:31 AM
Extending Your 802.11AC Network with REC15A Extender
With so many Wireless devices in populating the home these days there is a growing need to guarantee Wi-Fi coverage. For those that have invested in Wi-Fi-AC routers for their wireless computers, games, and multimedia devices, the last thing they want is to run out of useful signal. For 802.11ac devices this is especially problematic. Even though the 5GHz AC-band gives users the fast data throughput, it also has a range that is much more limited when compared to the 2.4GHz band.
What Amped Wireless attempts to deliver with the REC15A is a way that users can extend the range of their router to all areas of the house and grounds. This is done by repeating and amplifying the 5GHz 802.11ac signal.
The Amped Wireless REC15A is designed to take the place of the Amped Wireless REC10 that is still available for $69.99. The $99.99 Amped Wireless REC15A is designed to not only extend the range of the 5G channel, but will help boosts signals from your “legacy” 2.4GHz Wi-Fi channels as well. Below, you can click and expand to see all of Amped Wireless’ bridge units and Wi-Fi extenders.
Amped REC15A Specifications:
- IEEE 802.11ac, IEEE 802.11a/b/g/n
- Frequency Band
- Wireless Data Rates
- 2.4GHz: 150Mbps
- 5.0GHz: 433Mbps
- WEP, WPA, WPA2, WPA Mixed, WPS
- 1 x Detachable High Gain Dual Band Antenna
- 1 x RJ-45 10/100M LAN Port
- System Requirements
- Wireless 802.11a/b/g/n or ac 2.4GHz or 5.0GHz Network
- Computer with wired (RJ-45) or wireless (802.11a/b/g/n or ac) adapter
Amped REC15A Features
- Experience more Wi-Fi throughout your large home, backyard, and office
- Next generation, ultra-fast 802.11ac Wi-Fi speeds provide fast HD streaming and lag-free gaming
- Elegant and compact plug-in design installs discreetly in any room
- Dual band amplifiers and antennas easily penetrate walls to eliminate Wi-Fi dead spots
- Universal: Works with all brands of standard routers and service provider gateways
- 1 x 2.4GHz Amplifier
- 1 x 5.0GHz Amplifier
- 2 x Low Noise Amplifiers
- Wireless Coverage Control:
- 15% – 100% Output Power
- (Adjustable individually for 2.4GHz and 5.0GHz networks)
On the next page we will take a look at what comes in the box and set everything up.