Amped Wireless - Athena-EX High Power AC1750 Wireless Range Extender

Extend your Wi-Fi signal by up to 15,000 feet with the Amped Athena-EX Wi-Fi range extender. Its four antennas provide further coverage, and its dual-core processor lets multiple devices connect to the Internet without causing a drop in signal. Use the BoostBand technology of the Amped Athena-EX Wi-Fi range extender to increase Internet speeds.
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5
Excellent Posted by: from: on It does just what the sales associate told me. It took my wifi signal and boosted it so now I can finally get a strong signal no matter where in the house or even outside of the house where I am. The setup was also very straightforward. I am very satisfied with my purchase and the price was fair for a product that does what I have needed for a few years. No other products have helped until now. Two thumbs up for this excellent product!

2 out of 2 found this review helpful.

5
Easy setup, good range Posted by: from: Lodi CA on This was the easiest unit to set up. it was working within 10 minutes of unboxing, It picked up my router without issue, and my six wifi security cameras dialed right into this box. I have a couple of cameras that are 200ft. (outside) from this unit, and they work perfectly.

2 out of 2 found this review helpful.

4
Solid Wireless Repeater & Performance. Posted by: from: on I have a small strange dead spot in my study. It is a corner where while I receive signal, it’s annoyingly slow. It’s the same corner where I tend to sit up, read my iPad or compose an occasional email from a comfortable chair. I picked up the Amped Wireless Extender for my home so I can cover a few more small deadspots. My Asus RT-AC68U covers my home nicely, but once you go outside, the signal is a bit hit or miss depending where I am on my property. As it stands without the extender, majority of the time I get a solid 2.4GHz anywhere inside the house, and a semi-solid signal outside my home. I placed the extender in my study as it is able to still pick up a decent signal in other parts of the room. Immediately it blankets my study nicely and I’m able to use my iPad and iPhone reliably in my study corner. My study sits facing the front of my house and I’m able to pick up a 5GHz WiFi signal from the front of my house. It’s stable enough to do some light browsing, but using the 2.4GHz WiFi I’m able to walk across the street and reliably use my own internet from my neighbor’s house. Speedtest reports that I’m able to download 143Mb down and do 20Mbps up. I’m fairly confident though if Speedtest was running longer on my phone, it would hit the 200Mbps easily. What annoys me however and caused me to ding one star is the User Interface and the lack of HTTPS. HTTPS is crucial for me as I want to ensure data I’m sending back and forth to the Amped Wireless Athena is encrypted. Otherwise crucial passwords (like WiFi passwords or administrator passwords) is sent over wireless or wired that is human readable if someone was monitoring my internet because the connection is unencrypted. In terms of the user interface, everything is laid out nicely, but what annoyed me every single time was that it kept prompting me whether I wanted to restart the wireless extender now or later because I changed a few settings…on each screen’s settings after I saved it. Thankfully I do not need to poke inside the settings of the Amped Wireless Repeater all that often. Pros: Connects and Repeats both 2.4GHz and 5GHz WiFi Spectrum Independently of each other, Easy Setup, Solid Performance. Cons: Lacks HTTPS Encryption, Annoying to Configure with never ending screens asking if you want to restart the wireless extender after configuring it. Wish: ability to create a seamless network. I’m required to actually have a different WiFi access point for the network. I’m not sure the logic behind it, and I’m not inclined to knock a star off for a wish. Environment: Internet: Time Warner Cable 200Mbps Down/20Mbps Up Router: Asus RT-AC68U Router w/ Merlin Firmware Device: OnePlus One Apps for Testing: Speedtest.net and WiFi Analyzer App from Google Store

4 out of 4 found this review helpful.

5
WiFi Everywhere!!! Posted by: from: on I use to stand in particular areas of my house to get a signal when I needed it. THis product is GREAT! I now sit and lie down on my couch and any room and get a clear signal! End corner standing in your house now! But this and you won't regret!

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

5
Just as describe Posted by: from: on My friend had some issues with his wifi range. The tried this item and works as describe. It extended his wifi range enough to get a great wifi connection from his basement to the very back of his yard.

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

5
Powerful and easy to setup Posted by: from: on Because of this device wifi can go through the whole house for the first time ever.

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

4
I believe it is a great item, in the right place. Posted by: from: on It works, but not as good as I hoped. But it is probably the location. So as long as it gives me some reception I am happy.

0 out of 0 found this review helpful.

4
Great new repeater Posted by: from: on I only have a SR300 model of the same brand to compare but otherwise it's a great difference on how far it can reach. However, it's price point is a bit high for a device that just repeats a signal. With concrete in my way it can't be further than 25 feet across from where my router is at but its selling point for me is that the reach of its signal is almost 3 times larger than its SR300 model (from a point A to point B standpoint) now reach from my front living room to next door front lawn sidewalk with little trouble where the SR300 signal dies the second I take three steps out my door from interference. Bear in mind that staying that far is great but your speed will drop so to watch videos for example I'm better off staying within 50 feet from it with my testing just to use YouTube normally with my connection speed.

0 out of 0 found this review helpful.

4
Wifi extender Posted by: from: Texas on After many hours of research I decided on this extender. It has extended my wifi more than double from what I had. It will not send signal into my metal shop that is only 30 feet away but other than that it works well.

0 out of 0 found this review helpful.

5
incredible range Posted by: from: on I was a little hesitant to buy this product as I have only used the big names when it comes to routers, most often Netgear. The BestBuy sales person recommended this router, simply because it had the largest coverage area claim on the box. I decided to give it a try, and I'm glad I did. I have my main router in my basement, which is a netgear nighthawk x6, and the athena ex on the second floor as a wifi extender. The athena-ex extender actually provides better coverage across my entire house than my netgear router does. The download speeds are also very fast. Since I have the athena in my bedroom, I find the switch that turns off the LED's a nice surprise. I never would have thought I would care about that feature, but it has been a wonderful bonus! I would not hesitate recommend this wifi range extender to someone looking to get coverage across a very large area.

0 out of 0 found this review helpful.

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