Networking & Cables

Hands On: $66 Trendnet AC1200 Extender Bolsters Reach of Wireless Networks

The reasonably priced Trendnet AC1200 Extender can be used to improve the coverage of wireless networks with approximately 30 minutes of installation.

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Posted by SpivR on February 10, 2019

Are you sure this article isn’t from 2010 or something?

And testing using the noriously inaccurate Netflix fast.com webpage?

What about intra-lan performance?  The challenging need for extended network coverage in the modern smart home isn’t the roaming laptop, it’s the video doorboor.

Extenders have long ago fallen flat on their face as a failed technical approach to a real problem.  Latency and video performance of common door bells like Ring and Nest are terrible with these old school type of extenders.

To even consider this new generation of “extenders re-born” real world testing is a minimum.

To get any serious integrator to go backwards from multiple back-hauled access points or true mesh networks and consider these dumb extenders requires a lot more “show me” than a consumer-oriented quick test.

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Posted by SpivR on February 10, 2019

Are you sure this article isn’t from 2010 or something?

And testing using the noriously inaccurate Netflix fast.com webpage?

What about intra-lan performance?  The challenging need for extended network coverage in the modern smart home isn’t the roaming laptop, it’s the video doorboor.

Extenders have long ago fallen flat on their face as a failed technical approach to a real problem.  Latency and video performance of common door bells like Ring and Nest are terrible with these old school type of extenders.

To even consider this new generation of “extenders re-born” real world testing is a minimum.

To get any serious integrator to go backwards from multiple back-hauled access points or true mesh networks and consider these dumb extenders requires a lot more “show me” than a consumer-oriented quick test.