SETEK Superboost Wi-Fi Extender Review

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Are you looking to increase the speed and range of your Wi-Fi connection without entirely replacing your router? The SETEK Superboost Wi-Fi Extender may be a physically small device, but it packs a big punch where speed range and speed are concerned.

My Netgear Nighthawk AC1900 has always come through for me when I needed it, and since I bought it, I have never had reason to complain about its transmission speeds and transmission range. Well, not until I moved into a 4,500 square feet home that it almost twice the size of my previous one. I realized the speeds were great near the router, but rooms in the upper floor would largely experience weak signals. Since I had no need for a new router, I decided to get a good Wi-Fi extender. The SETEK Superboost Wi-Fi Extender has been a welcome acquisition for our home.

SETEK Superboost Wi-Fi Extender Breakdown and Review

What came as a lovely surprise was just how compact and composed this little device actually is. At first glance, you would not pay it much regard, until you actually power it up and see what it can do. It is easily one of the most effective and reliable devices when it comes to increasing your Wi-Fi range within the house.

The SETEK Superboost Wi-Fi Extender works as exactly that; extending Wi-Fi range and speed. It comes in handy where a router is unable to cover an entire home and its inhabitants end up dealing with many dead zones. This device works as a single bandwidth device which is the 2.4GHz band, and bears the capacity to transmit at a maximum speed of 300Mbps. Additionally, this device increases the range of transmission by up to 2,500 feet which is quite impressive.

One of the SETEK Superboost Wi-Fi Extender’s most outstanding characteristics is its ability to perform in 5 different modes. It works as a Wireless Router, a Repeater, an Access Point, a Wisp Client Router and a Client device. This allows it to deliver different performances and work in different environments without struggling.

As an added advantage, this device is fitted with two powerful external antennas which are ideal for boosting the range and speed of transmission. This way, you will be able to enjoy great Wi-Fi even from outside with ease. With the SETEK Superboost Wi-Fi Extender, you will be able to enjoy such activity as gaming on multiple consoles and streaming 4K quality videos on several devices without compromising on speed of transmission.

What we liked;

  • Small and easy to install
  • Covers a wide range
  • Supports high transmission speeds
  • Works on 5 different modes
  • Comes with two powerful external antennas

What we did not like;

  • The device is somewhat expensive

 SETEK Superboost Wi-Fi Extender Specifications

Model
SETEK Superboost Wi-Fi Extender
Type
Wi-Fi extender
Wi-Fi standard
N/A
Transmission speed
Up to 300Mbps
Transmission range
Up to 2,500 square feet
Processor
2.4GHz Dual Core
Router frequency bands
Single band 2.4GHz
Ethernet ports
1 LAN
Key features
Has 5 working modes, supports up to 15 devices, high commercial grade security, easy installation and use
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SETEK Superboost Wi-Fi Extender Features

Design and Build

As earlier mentioned, the SETEK Superboost Wi-Fi Extender is a compact device that assumes very little space. Notably, it requires no installation space or surface, and it only needs to be plugged into a power outlet.

This device bears a rectangular shape that is simple but beautiful. However, the edges are well rounded, making it more visually appealing on the eye. The outer casing is made using rigid plastic, and even though this device is ideally not meant to be moved around much, this characteristic gives the device a good deal of longevity. You will notice that there are no open cutouts, a trait that allows this device to keep all dust out.

The front panel is simple and minimalistic. Aside from the SETEK logo, the only other noticeable features are three small indicator lights which depict Wi-Fi connectivity, Power On/ Off and the mode that the router is on. To change the router’s mode, all you have to do is press a Reset button at the bottom of the Wi-Fi extender. On each side panel is an antenna whose purpose is to boost the range of transmission within the home.With these antennas, you will not experience any down time or dead zones within your home.

Unlike most devices that come with a long electric cable, this particular one comes with copper pins at the back to connect directly into the power source. Being that it is quite small, it can go into power outlets that are in slender spaces.

Speed and Performance

The SETEK Superboost Wi-Fi Extender makes an excellent device for increasing the range of internet transmission within the home. It works by connecting to your existing Wi-Fi router and broadening the range within which you can be able to enjoy high internet speeds.

Inside the device is a powerful 2.4GHz Dual Core processor that works as the power behind the Wi-Fi extender. With such a processor, this device manages to perform exemplary well where range of transmission is concerned. When it comes to speed, this device is able to support a maximum throughput of an impressive 300Mbps. With such speeds, there is a wide range of high intensity activity that you can comfortably participate in, including but not limited to high speed gaming on multiple consoles and 4K video streaming across multiple devices.

The SETEK Superboost Wi-Fi Extender bears the capacity to support up to 15 devices at the same time. Its processor ensures that you will have no issues with down time or dead zones, even when they are all connected and consuming high speed internet. Another aspect that makes this device quite unique is its ability to work in 5 modes. Each of these modes offers a different setting and allows you to achieve different results, and the interesting thing about these modes is that changing from one to the other is quite easy. All you have to do is push a reset button at the base of the Wi-Fi extender.

Ports and User Friendliness

Apart from allowing you to wirelessly connect up to 15 devices at the same time, this device also makes room for wired connections. Right next to a WPS button at the base of the device is a LAN port that supports ethernet connectivity. through this, you can connect such devices as your laptop, printer, gaming console and internet enables storage drives.

When it comes to installation, this device comes with a plug and play feature. There is not much to do to get started since all you need to do is connect the device to a power outlet and power it on. If the router is one, proceed to press the WPS button for 2 seconds and the WPS button on the Wi-Fi extender for another 2 seconds. When the small indicator lights on the SETEK Superboost Wi-Fi Extender turn green, it is an indication that they are connected. You can also use other methods to connect your Wi-Fi extender to your router, and some of them include making a call to SETEK for assistance or connecting via the SETEK website on a computer.

Who is it best suited for?

This device is mostly practical to people who live in massive homes and have a problem with the kind of internet range they experience from their routers. The SETEK Superboost Wi-Fi Extender bears the capacity to increase transmission range by up to 2,500 square feet and supporting 15 devices, making it great for massive homes that depend on high speed internet for multiple devices at the same time.

Are there alternatives to the SETEK Superboost Wi-Fi Extender?

Yes, there are. The Wi-Fi extenders market has a significantly large range from which to choose, and there are devices hat bear the capacity to deliver as wide a range as the SETEK Superboost Wi-Fi Extender. In place of this gadget, you can use the SETEK Wi-Fi Range Extender Signal Booster, the Netgear EX3700 Wi-Fi Range Extender and the Rock Space 750Mbps Wi-Fi Range Extender.  They are reliable and fast and make great alternative devices.

Features of alternative Wi-Fi Extenders

Model
SETEK Wi-Fi Range Extender

Signal Booster

Netgear EX3700 Wi-Fi Range Extender
Rock Space 750Mbps Wi-Fi Range Extender
Type
Wi-Fi extender
Wi-Fi extender
Wi-Fi extender
Wi-Fi standard
N/A
N/A
N/A
Transmission speed
Up to 300Mbps
Up to 750Mbps
Up to 750Mbps
Transmission range
Up to 2,500 square feet
Up to 1,000 square feet
Up to 1,292 square feet
Processor
2.4GHz Dual Core
580MHz CPU
1GHz Dual Core
Router frequency bands
Single band 2.4GHz
Single band 2.4GHz
2.4GHz, 5GHz
Ethernet ports
2 LAN
1 LAN
1 LAN
Key features
Has 5 working modes, 4 external antennas, supports up to 15 devices, high commercial grade security
2 working modes, 2 external antennas, universally compatible
Stable signal boost, quick and easy setup, full signal coverage
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Verdict: So, should you buy the SETEK Superboost Wi-Fi Range Extender?

Yes, you should. It delivers good speeds and covers an even better range. Since replacing your router can be an expensive affair, this small device can help you achieve the range you desire without breaking the bank.

FAQs

  1. Can I use the SETEK Superboost Wi-Fi Range Extender without a router?

Yes, it comes with a Wireless Router mode that allows it to work as an entity.

  1. Is the Rock Space 750Mbps Wi-Fi extender compatible with all routers?

It is compatible with up to 99% routers.

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Mathew Blake
Hi my name is Mathew Blake. My love for technology stemmed from a curiosity and fascination is small gadgets ever since I could remember. The Globe is a hotbed for rapidly advancing technology that has brought us a multiple gadgets, appliances and devices and I am here for it. Techprojournal.com is a blog that is very enjoy writing and researching for. My passion for tech led me to specialize in several technology-related fields, the main being IT. As an IT specialist, my main job is to cater to technical needs in many businesses. I enjoy working all tech related- fields especially ones that allow me to interact with the consumer.

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