Price Update: Xiaomi WiFi repeater with 300Mbps for $5.45
The Xiaomi WiFi repeater is now available in a second version. This is externally identical to the first one, but has two built-in antennas instead of only one and delivers a maximum transfer rate of 300Mbps instead of 150Mbps so far.
For those who do not know what this is all about, the Xiaomi WiFi Repeater takes the WLAN signal from your router and sends it further. This gives you the possibility to use WLAN in the last corners of your house. In order to set the Xiaomi repeater, first you have to plugge it into the router so that they are connected. After that it can be connected to any USB port. From here, it passes the WiFi signal. It is also possible to distribute several repeaters in the apartment to ensure the signal in really every angle.
Alternatively, you can configure your smartphone in English, install the MiHome app and the stick will be directly connected. Now you have to connect it to the Wifi and the stick can easily be inserted at the place of choice. You should take the stick from time to time off the current, it remembers the settings. However, you should ensure that the stick remains within the range of the router, in order to be able to record and transmit the signal. If it has successfully connected the blue LED flashes, if not a red light. Overall, the stick does a good job and improves the reception significantly. The repeater weighs about 1oz and is very small with the dimensions 4 x 1.3 x 0.6in. It is powered by USB, so there are no problems with unsuitable connectors. For example, you can use the charger of your smartphone for it.To the gadget