Amped Wireless REC15A 802.11ac Wi-Fi Range Extender Review


Amped REC15A: Final Thoughts & Conclusions

Amped REC15A Extender
Amped Wireless has quite a few Wi-Fi extenders in its arsenal. The REC15A is their sub-$100 device that addresses the needs of users who want to take advantage of the latest Wi-Fi-AC standards on the 5GHz band. Of course if you are really trying to get the maximum distance you will use the 2.4GHz band even if it is slightly slower.

We found the Amped REC15A did indeed have the ability to extend our 5GHz AC network tremendously. In fact, the REC15A worked so well, we had to come up with a new testing methodology just so we could see what the limits were to the REC15A. We really doubt that anyone reading this will need to extend their home or office network more than 2 blocks, but the fact that the Amped REC15A can do it says a lot about the capability of this extender.


Under normal use, the extender is pretty inconspicuous when plugged into the wall. There is no loud beeping or overly bright lights that flash that give the device away at all. If you dont know what it is, it kind of looks like a overgrown night light.with an antenna.

Amped delivers the REC15A with a 1-year manufacturer warranty but potential buyers need to be aware that the REC15A might end up taking a majority of space in your wall socket space. During the course of test, we found that not all appliances or devices were able to fit simultaneously while having the REC15A plugged in.


While setup for normal settings is fairly straightforward, the Amped GUI is not the most user-friendly if you wander off the default path too far. The firmware that we used for this review was v3.4.6.14 and is packed with different options and features but if you are not familiar with networking, you can quickly become overwhelmed with all the settings and option combinations. Unlike the Netgear firmware, there isnt an explicit basic setting or wizard for those new to networking.

All in all, the $99.99 shipped Amped REC15A Wireless Extender works very well and is recommended for those who want to extend the range of any sort of Wi-Fi network.

LR Recommended Award

Legit Bottom Line: The Amped Wireless REC15A is an excellent device if you are trying to extend a network to parts of your house or office that have dead spaces.