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Pros / Four Ethernet ports are available, with the potential to increase your wireless network by up to 5,000 square feet.

Cons / It has Power-over-Ethernet (PoE) technology, but the PoE cable is not included in the box.

 Verdict / This is a versatile booster that you can place on a desk or mount to a wall and will substantially increase your wireless network coverage. Overall, it's a winner.

The Amped SR300 Wi-Fi booster boasts four Ethernet ports and Power-over-Ethernet (PoE) capability, and it can increase your current network's wireless range by 300 feet. This isn't the best Wi-Fi extender on our lineup, but its strong feature list and solid design recommend it.

Using wireless-N technology, the Amped SR300 is compatible with 802.11b, g and n Wi-Fi devices. Although it's compatible with older routers, if you want to harness the full potential of this wireless repeater and have a 300 Mbps data range throughout your home or office, your router needs to be capable of that speed first.

What Amped does guarantee, no matter your router, is a noticeable range increase. In ideal conditions, you can obtain an increase of 300 feet. By accessing your wireless network, the SR300's two antennas grab the network's signal and rebroadcast it, which is why these devices are sometimes called Wi-Fi repeaters. If the unit doesn't seem to be extending your range very far, it may be in a poor location. You can install the Wi-Fi booster on the wall or keep it on a desk.

Amped has packed the SR300 Wi-Fi booster with extras. You won't use all of them on a daily basis, but having the option of complete control of the wireless repeater is nice. You can schedule when the Wi-Fi booster is on or off, control the distance of the network and restrict network access for certain users. You can also manage the SR300 remotely when you aren't directly on your network. Setting up the unit and connecting it to your wireless network is quite easy. You just press the WPS button on the back of the unit and it should automatically connect.

  • Range Increase (feet)
  • Theoretical Data Rate (Mbps)
  • Antennas
  • Number of Ethernet LAN Ports
  • Warranty
  1. The distance to which the Wi-Fi booster extends your network's range.
    More is better
  2. 5  Amped
    300.0 Feet
  3. 450.0 Feet
  4. 450.0 Feet
  5. 3  ZyXEL
    300.0 Feet
  6. Category Average
    275.0 Feet

Summary

The Amped SR300 Smart Wi-Fi booster has a ton of features and functionality that we appreciate. We are impressed with the PoE capabilities, and the included four Ethernet ports make this unit desirable for an internet-ready home or office setup. While the signal extension of 300 feet is good, it doesn't match those of the very best Wi-Fi range extenders. But top it off with Amped's friendly customer support, 30-day return policy and one-year warranty, and you've got a solid product on your hands.

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