Is this on the level or too good to be true?


Cephus Plus
15 2.5k England
23 Jul 2019 8:55AM

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JackAllTog Plus
10 5.7k 58 United Kingdom
23 Jul 2019 9:07AM
It looks to be a Wifi Repeater for 50. I'd not buy that device.
You should be able to get a TP Link one off amazon/ebay for perhaps 10-20.

No repeater can make your internet faster than your connection speed.
I'd look to more independent reviews, such as those on Amazon.


Cephus Plus
15 2.5k England
23 Jul 2019 9:17AM

Quote:It looks to be a Wifi Repeater for 50. I'd not buy that device.
You should be able to get a TP Link one off amazon/ebay for perhaps 10-20.

No repeater can make your internet faster than your connection speed.
I'd look to more independent reviews, such as those on Amazon.


Thanks For your reply.
saltireblue Plus
9 9.9k 36 Norway
23 Jul 2019 9:17AM
I am by no means an expert on these matters, but it seems to me that the top speed you can experience is restricted to the connection speed of the signal from your ISP into your house. All this will do is boost that signal so that you have no/less dead spots caused by placement/walls etc.
Dave_Canon 13 1.6k United Kingdom
23 Jul 2019 10:01AM
I recently bought a TP Link WiFi repeater from Amazon which cost around 50 but does the job well. As others have said it cannot increases the basic speed but should be able to ensure that you do achieve a good speed over a wider area. My basic router is a Virgin Media Superhub 2 but I did have problems with the reception on the other side of the house. This has improved significantly and I was even watching TV on my iPad sat in the garden. However, I would be wary of buying from this advert but it is up to you.

Dave
justin c 15 5.0k 36 England
23 Jul 2019 1:47PM
What an irritating web page on the link above. I began reading reading the information about the product untill totally irritating boxes kept appearing stating that Joe Bloggs had just purchased the product. Who cares who's just bought one. Let people read the text without distracting them with meaningless pop-up boxes.
Big Bri 18 16.5k United Kingdom
24 Jul 2019 9:52AM
The website linked to contains at least one of the "dark patterns" referred to in this study:

https://webtransparency.cs.princeton.edu/dark-patterns/

The popups at the bottom telling you of fictional purchases, suggesting that the product is popular. I wouldn't trust it at all. If a "no-name" product is being sold at a similar price to a well known brand, you can guarantee it's not worth 1/10 of the price.


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