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If the people stranded on that desert island in Lost had the new Netgear WiFi Booster (and WiFi) they might have been rescued. This novel device from Netgear actually boosts your existing WiFi signal, so that you never confront a dead zone. This way, you can sit on your couch or in your bedroom with your favorite tablet and stream movies to your heart’s content, no matter how far away your couch or bed may be from your actual router. The Netgear WiFi Booster will work particularly well for anyone who has a large house and often faces dead zone spots.

Even if you don’t have a massive mansion, you may still benefit from a WiFi boost if you lose your signal on occasion while inside of your home. Netgear has designed this device to fit into any modern dГ©cor, it’s small enough to stow without issue, and it’s also relatively inexpensive. If you think that you could benefit from a WiFi boost, here’s what Netgear has to offer.

Setting Up the Netgear WiFi Booster

Netgear could have made the WiFi Booster far more complicated to set up, but, thankfully, this booster is nothing a complicated router or other device. All you really have to do to use the WiFi Booster is to plug it into an existing power socket. Once that’s done, the booster is ready to operate. It is important, however, to place the booster in an area that has a strong WiFi signal. Netgear has equipped this device with a LED light glows when you are in the best possible spot. After you’ve found this location, just plug the device in.

The Netgear WiFi Booster will work with any router, though it’s easier to hook up a Netgear router with the Netgear Booster, since any two devices made by the same manufacturer tend to work better together. That said, this booster was tested with a different router, and the Netgear device still worked seamlessly. Netgear also put a lot of thought into the compatibility of this device.

Compatibility, Availability, and Costs

If your tablet or phone roams while inside of your home, you will be paying a higher bill at the end of the month. With the Netgear Booster, that bill will be lowered, since you will be using your own WiFi regularly. As far as compatibility goes, the Netgear Booster works with Android and iOS devices, e-readers, and pretty much everything that uses a WiFi signal (you can also use this device with a desktop or laptop). As far as availability goes, Netgear hasn’t made any official announcements yet, but all the major online retailers do show the product (though it’s currently not available).

Presumably, Netgear will officially launch the WiFi Booster within the next few months, and certainly before the holiday season. What is known so far is that Netgear will be pricing the WiFi Booster at around $39.99, which is really a good and decent price for a device of this magnitude. If you have a problem maintaining a WiFi connection in your home, the WiFi Booster from Netgear may just be what you’re looking for.