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Post by Eorl @ 04:51pm 05/09/14 | 5 Comments
Range extenders are a nifty piece of hardware for those having troublesome black spots in their house, extending their network far above and beyond what a typical router/modem can potentially offer (at least for an affordable price). Having even one device in your house to help mitigate that problem can be a groundbreaking change, as seen by our latest tech review.

In this hardware review we take a look at two of D-Link's range extenders; the Wireless AC750 Dual Band Range Extender (DAP-1520), and the Wireless AC1200 Dual Band Gigabit Range Extender (DAP-1650). Heading the review is our own Brendan "Malthius" Cosman, who has probably the best testing environment with various black spots plaguing his home.
My house is a nightmare for WiFi. Built with a thick steel frame, excessive insulation and a few thousand metres of power and data cables, we didn't anticipate the shift to wireless devices over the last few years. Network points in every room just don't help when smartphones, tablets, netbooks and printers all need to connect to a WiFi network that barely makes it down the hallway from where the main router sits.
Find out his full thoughts on both the Wireless AC750 and Wireless AC1200 over here.



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BOOST
Posted 09:23am 06/9/14
I have a heap of wireless issues in my place and tried range extenders as well. After they performed poorly I ended up getting ethernet over power to a dedicated wireless access point. Specifically these two:

http://umart.com.au/umart1/pro/Products-details.phtml?id=10&id2=203&bid=2&sid=105595

http://umart.com.au/umart1/pro/Products-details.phtml?id=10&id2=272&bid=2&sid=95545

I did have some issues with the ethernet over power when I turned on the TV and ceiling lights at night. So I moved one of the devices to a circuit that wasn't being used (spa pump) and now its reliable.

Also used WiFi Analyser (https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.farproc.wifi.analyzer&hl=en - awesome app) on Android to ensure I was on the best wireless channel.
Malthius
Posted 01:11pm 08/9/14
I used WiFi Analyzer extensively extensively while working on this review to ensure that I wasn't mistaken about the signal strength I was getting before and after using both of the extenders. :)
ph33x
Posted 03:17pm 08/9/14
Yeah +1 wifi analyzer
HerbalLizard
Posted 06:41am 09/9/14
Dlink what could possibly go wrong
Vash
Posted 07:47am 09/9/14
Cheers. might grab one, i need something to extend the range to the backyard.
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