Original Xiaomi Mi WiFi 300M Amplifier 2 English Version @ Gearbest
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Original Xiaomi Mi WiFi 300M Amplifier 2 English Version @ Gearbest

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Found 29th Aug 2017Edited by:"aroundapenny"
A portable, simple WiFi amplifier (repeater) which increases your WiFi signal in areas where your WiFi signal isn't strong.

Description:
● Lightweight (only 30 grams), you can carry it and pair it with routers easily.
● No need to switch the hotspot, double your WiFi signal's power
● Special USB power supply unit, the USB can be rotated 180 degree.
● Can automatically detect the connection state and strength of signal.
● Plug and play, no need to install any drivers.
● Can be powered by a power bank or a USB charger.

Note this is the English Version so the app would be in English and not in chinese!


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Slightly cheaper than the deal posted before which is now expired!
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Dalkirst1 h, 2 m ago

How does this work will it help with buffering sometimes with my IPTV on …How does this work will it help with buffering sometimes with my IPTV on my nividia box?


Depends on the cause of your buffering...

I haven't used IPTV but I'm guessing it's a TV streaming service?

so, it'll be down to either the servers you're streaming from, your broadband speed, other users on your network hogging bandwidth or your WiFi signal.

If you look on your shield at the strength of your WiFi signal and it's not great then this may help (assuming the other areas I mentioned aren't the bottleneck).
Edited by: "dotnetter" 29th Aug 2017
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Woo I forgot about that. It's still in my drawer unpacked
How does this work will it help with buffering sometimes with my IPTV on my nividia box?
Dalkirst1 h, 2 m ago

How does this work will it help with buffering sometimes with my IPTV on …How does this work will it help with buffering sometimes with my IPTV on my nividia box?


Depends on the cause of your buffering...

I haven't used IPTV but I'm guessing it's a TV streaming service?

so, it'll be down to either the servers you're streaming from, your broadband speed, other users on your network hogging bandwidth or your WiFi signal.

If you look on your shield at the strength of your WiFi signal and it's not great then this may help (assuming the other areas I mentioned aren't the bottleneck).
Edited by: "dotnetter" 29th Aug 2017
Sounds very intriguining... I'm in!
What does this exactly do?
What is this?
The description can be confusing. This is "just" a wifi repeater. It won't do magic to your slow wifi, it can actually be slower because it has to relay the data. The idea is to cover weaker area, you put this device in between the weak signal area and your wifi router, it then repeats the signal to your main router.
I'm guessing it's basically a WiFi booster that you can plug into your phone or tablet? Might be pointless since my old Nokia Windows phone can run a signal at half a mile...
@Gollywood@euro this extends your WiFi signal. So if you get a poor WiFi signal you would plug this in and it acts as a booster.
Edited by: "dotnetter" 29th Aug 2017
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dotnetter3 m ago

@Gollywood @euro this extends your WiFi signal. So if you get a poor WiFi …@Gollywood @euro this extends your WiFi signal. So if you get a poor WiFi signal you would plug this in and it acts as a booster.

Thanks mate, for explaining what this is.
Seems decent worth a try for my outhouse usb socket
Amazing device. Been using it for about 4 months and does the job as good or better than many other repeaters more than double the price.

I've heard setting up can be tricky if you aren't exactly sure how to do it, but worked like a charm for me. (Used a YouTube guide)

I've found this repeaters' range to be much greater than the actual main routers range. Even if you plug it right next to the main router, you will have signal in much larger area than the router. (It would be a waste to use them right next to each other though)
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Have updated the description so you guys can understand what this really is.
Can this be used in an extension if or will that weaken the signal? Thanks
sbodyontheweb39 m ago

The description can be confusing. This is "just" a wifi repeater. It won't …The description can be confusing. This is "just" a wifi repeater. It won't do magic to your slow wifi, it can actually be slower because it has to relay the data. The idea is to cover weaker area, you put this device in between the weak signal area and your wifi router, it then repeats the signal to your main router.


Remember, a repeater halves the bandwidth while doubling the latency. Still, a slower connection is better than no connection at all!
Do I need this?....Nope.....ORDERED!
I use a private website in the loo. Can this extend it
euro1 h, 40 m ago

What is this?


It bounces your existing network connection . So it's an extender
dotnetter2 h, 29 m ago

Depends on the cause of your buffering... I haven't used IPTV but I'm …Depends on the cause of your buffering... I haven't used IPTV but I'm guessing it's a TV streaming service?so, it'll be down to either the servers you're streaming from, your broadband speed, other users on your network hogging bandwidth or your WiFi signal. If you look on your shield at the strength of your WiFi signal and it's not great then this may help (assuming the other areas I mentioned aren't the bottleneck).

Thanks don't get bad buffering just occasionally and it's when more people have their phones on connected to the wi-fi.
You're right it's a TV streaming service.
These are awesome.
I've got 2.
Dalkirst1 h, 53 m ago

Thanks don't get bad buffering just occasionally and it's when more people …Thanks don't get bad buffering just occasionally and it's when more people have their phones on connected to the wi-fi.You're right it's a TV streaming service.

I've got 3 kids and there's usually online Xbox gaming, 2 Netflix streams to separate TV's plus their phones... And this is while I'm also streaming from Netflix or my friends remote plex server... Never have any issue. Do you know what your download speeds are like?

I have 80Mb sky fibre but usually get around 65Mb...

If you're limited on broadband speed in your area, then your only other option would be to see if your router allows you to configure QoS (Quality of Service)... This allows you to specify what services or maybe devices get what proportion of your available broadband... I've never used QoS before but that is my understanding.
Edited by: "dotnetter" 29th Aug 2017
dotnetter5 m ago

I've got 3 kids and there's usually online Xbox gaming, 2 Netflix streams …I've got 3 kids and there's usually online Xbox gaming, 2 Netflix streams to separate TV's plus their phones... And this is while I'm also streaming from Netflix or my friends remote plex server... Never have any issue. Do you know what your download speeds are like? I have 80Mb sky fibre but usually get around 65Mb...If you're limited on broadband speed in your area, then your only other option would be to see if your router allows you to configure QoS (Quality of Service)... This allows you to specify what services or maybe devices get what proportion of your available broadband... I've never used QoS before but that is my understanding.


Yes mate, in effect that's exactly what it does. It basically allows you to give certain types of traffic priority over others. Very handy on complex home network setups but more often where you need to guarantee certain services' quality like say VOIP calls in a call centre business over Youtube streaming for staff on break on their machines ...
This was posted before about last Friday and you needed a code to bring the price down to then £6.56.
I paid £7.41 plus registered email 36p made £7.76 and it has been shipped. I f it does what it claims I will be very happy for the price.
£5.33 if you go through Ali express. Free shipping too, if you don't mind the wait.
JohnSavage2 h, 34 m ago

£5.33 if you go through Ali express. Free shipping too, if you don't mind …£5.33 if you go through Ali express. Free shipping too, if you don't mind the wait.


WOW! (nice one). :-)

Is it the exact same 'English' version though?.

And do you have a link?, thanx. :-)
dotnetter6 h, 40 m ago

I've got 3 kids and there's usually online Xbox gaming, 2 Netflix streams …I've got 3 kids and there's usually online Xbox gaming, 2 Netflix streams to separate TV's plus their phones... And this is while I'm also streaming from Netflix or my friends remote plex server... Never have any issue. Do you know what your download speeds are like? I have 80Mb sky fibre but usually get around 65Mb...If you're limited on broadband speed in your area, then your only other option would be to see if your router allows you to configure QoS (Quality of Service)... This allows you to specify what services or maybe devices get what proportion of your available broadband... I've never used QoS before but that is my understanding.

Yeah on VM 200mb so usually get around 130mbs. It's not a big problem just wondered if this thing boosted speeds etc
Thanks anyway mate.
Another quick question. Does it connect to your router as all my ether connections are full with hue,hive etc?
Dalkirst38 m ago

Another quick question. Does it connect to your router as all my ether …Another quick question. Does it connect to your router as all my ether connections are full with hue,hive etc?

Connects via WiFi
Do you think this would work on Arlo cameras so they can be put further from the house.. say bottom of the garden looking back at the house?
Guys, "amplifiers" don't always mean half the bandwidth.
I have this one and I use it directly plugged into my router's USB port.

Some of you think that is useless, but let me explain.
Connected to your router, it almost has close to zero (or even zero) loss in speeds as it doesn't really have to relay data. It only is to boost the signal. It doesn't lose any bandwidth either this way.
Being honest, it probably improved the signal around my house for about 30%, which I am happy for this price.

Now, of course you can set it up and put it on the 2nd floor while your modem is on your 1st floor or whatevernot but yes, then you are going to lose bandwidth and the connection may not be as fast due to the data relay.
Is this powered by USB?
Banned
From the product specs: "Packing List: 1 x Original Xiaomi Mi WiFi Amplifier 2, 1 x Chinese Manual"

Why Chinese Manual with the English version?
This looks like just what my parents need for their house. Since getting the new sky Q hub router for their broadband the wifi won't reach round the whole house. Does this use the same wifi password as the router?
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ukfix3 h, 21 m ago

Is this powered by USB?

Yes.
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Daveseans3 h, 22 m ago

From the product specs: "Packing List: 1 x Original Xiaomi Mi WiFi …From the product specs: "Packing List: 1 x Original Xiaomi Mi WiFi Amplifier 2, 1 x Chinese Manual"Why Chinese Manual with the English version?

Really don't need the manual, just follow a youtube guide on how to setup. Anyways where did you find the 'packing list'?
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stuartc1 h, 27 m ago

This looks like just what my parents need for their house. Since getting …This looks like just what my parents need for their house. Since getting the new sky Q hub router for their broadband the wifi won't reach round the whole house. Does this use the same wifi password as the router?

Maybe, or you MIGHT be able to change the password. I'm not sure though. I'll see when it comes in.
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JohnSavage12 h, 1 m ago

£5.33 if you go through Ali express. Free shipping too, if you don't mind …£5.33 if you go through Ali express. Free shipping too, if you don't mind the wait.

Its the Chinese Version which is great if you can read chinese as the app would be in chinese and setting it up, well would be very hard.
Can this be used abroad on weak hotel signals?
SauvignonStu2 h, 27 m ago

Can this be used abroad on weak hotel signals?


Yes assuming you can position the device in a place where the signal is good. So if it good near the door but not at the desk this would be a good solution. I have a battery powered device which works very well.
If you want something for a hotel room, I would be temped to go with this one.

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