Devolo WiFi ac Repeater + 

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If you have weak Wi-Fi or even parts that have no Wi-Fi then Devolo have solutions that can help. Here I am looking at an add on a new version of their Wi-Fi repeater. So even if you have a good signal at your Modem then this could help for the places that have less good signals.

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The unit is 15x7.5x5cm and plugs into any 13amp socket. What was in that socket can then be plugged into the Devolo Repeater. You should not plug it into a surge strip and gang sockets are not recommended but may or may not work.

The repeater has two Ethernet sockets on its top, Devolo were one of the first to react when people in the UK complained that skirting board sockets could not accommodate Ethernet ports on the base of the unit.

Also in the box is a 14.5x10.5cm sixteen page booklet that explains how to connect to your Wi-Fi network.

So not only can this device accommodate two Ethernet ports but also Wi-Fi that may be too far away from your modem to be give a good signal.

Do not confuse this item with the Devolo power line products. You only need one of these and it just needs a power socket for it to work.

The booklet explains everything and providing you have someone to press the WPS button on your modem then it is very easy to setup, as far as I can see this method does not allow you to enter the code so instead I used the Mobile App – works with both iOS and Android – which has an option to enter the code as well as to use WPS and this has the advantage that you do not have to be in two places at once if you are doing the setup without assistance.

Once there is power to the ac Repeater + you will get a solid red light on it you need to wait for it to flash and then just the instructions in the App. It worked first time for me which with these products using their own Wi-Fi is not something that always happens.

Then it was a case of going down to my greenhouse and plugging it in there as when I plugged it in at the furthest point in my home I was told I was too close to the router, it shows a signal for both Wi-Fi standards.

It also enabled me to use my phone on Wi-Fi long after I would be out of range.

So this is a truly stand-alone product to boost your Wi-Fi without having to have a least two items as with other such products.

At the time of publication the Devolo Wi-Fi ac Repeater + is available from Amazon for only £34.99 including free delivery.

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