The Huawei WS320 allows you to extend the range of your 802.11b, 802.11g or 802.11n wireless network cheapily, easily and most importantly - effectively.
Where I live my wireless router is buried in the depths of the house due to the location of the phone master socket. What this means is that coverage drops off pretty quickly if I go upstairs, out in the garden or generally to any of the extremities of the house, which is a little bit annoying. Up to now i've tried generic repeaters (the ones that seem to be rebranded to all sorts of names with an ethernet connection on board) which have been prone to disconnects requiring a reboot and i've also run seperate routers, which is a good solution apart from the fact that Android is rubbish at managing connections of different strengths.
The WS320 is pretty cool on a number of counts. At under £30 all in it's pretty cheap, it's deceptively small (I know the picture is to scale with the 3 pin plug but when it arrived it was more compact than I expected), it's easy to configure (literally 1 button press if using WPS with manual configuration available if required) and most importantly... it just works! I've had it plugged in for a while now upstairs in the house, underneath a cupboard and i've not once had to reboot it, re-pair it or, well, do anything. It has just extended the WiFi coverage in the weak spots exactly as i'd like. No additional configuration is required on my devices either.
If you've used a WiFi repeater before you'll know that the downside is reduced speed compared to connecting to the main router and while i've been able to prove this with speed tests, in reality it's not noticeable in general use unless copying big files over the network. If this is a particularly common scenario for you, a seperate router on a seperate WiFi channel might be a better option.
If you want to learn more about the WS320, you can head on over to the Huawei website, or head on over to MobileFun to buy.
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