Xiaomi Mi WiFi Repeater Amplifier 2 Review
Xiaomi Mi WiFi Repeater Amplifier 2 Review
Hola Everyone! I am not expert in gadgets, so please do not ask me too much about this. LOL. But if you are looking for a decent WIFI repeater to extend your WIFI coverage. Then this review might help you decide if this “Made in China” repeater called Xiaomi Mi WiFi Repeater Amplifier meets your standard.
Product Details for Xiaomi Mi WiFi Repeater Amplifier:
Number of USB Interfaces: 1 x USB 2.0
Model Number: Xiaomi Wifi Repeater 2
Wi-Fi Transmission Standard: 802.11n
With Modem Function: No
Supports WDS: No
Supports WPS: Yes
Standards And Protocols: Wi-Fi 802.11n
Wi-Fi Supported Frequency: 2.4G
2.4G Wi-Fi Transmission Rate: 300 Mbps
Wired Transfer Rate: None
Max. LAN Data Rate: 300Mbs
Why I have decided to buy Xiaomi Mi WiFi Repeater Amplifier?
Last week, I went to the mall and inquired several WIFI repeater brands including TP-LINK and others. But to my dismay, they all cost around P1,800 to P3,900. Gosh! That’s a lot of money already. So I decided to look in the internet and have read about Xiaomi Mi WiFi Repeater Amplifier. It is cheap but has several good reviews from users. Obviously, the product instantly got my attention and immediately search for a reliable seller to purchase it. And here I am now, sharing my honest review about Xiaomi Mi WiFi Repeater Amplifier.
What “I LIKE” about Xiaomi Mi WiFi Repeater Amplifier:
1: It is cheaper than the WIFI repeaters you can find in the malls. Regular Price of this WIFI repeater is P700.00 – P900.00. But I got it on sale, so I only paid P430.00. Yey!
2: The product is Super Effective! Before, my WIFI signal only reach the 2nd floor of our house (since my router is at the 2nd floor) and a 1 bar on and off signal at our kitchen. But after placing the WIFI repeater at our kitchen. I now have full WIFI signal anywhere at our house, including the garage and the service area at the back of the house.
3: Easy to set up. However, the guide at the packaging is written in chinese. But wait, I have made an english instruction on how to set up at the later part of this review. I hope it will help you out.
4: Product is made of plactic, making it lightweight and portable. You can carry it everywhere without hassle.
5: You can connect it at any USB port to get power.
6: You can connect up to 16 devices at a time.
7: If you will use this on a power outlet, you can turn the gadget left or right to avoid causing trouble with plugs of other appliances.
What “I DON’T LIKE” about Xiaomi Mi WiFi Repeater Amplifier:
1: No User Manual. Instructions on the packaging was written in Chinese.
2: There is no prompt at their App (called Mi Home App) that you have successfully connected your repeater to your WIFI. Always show “Connection Timeout”.
Would I recommend Xiaomi Mi WiFi Repeater Amplifier?
Definitely YES! It is cheap and it delivers what is expected to be delivered. That is to extend your WIFI signal all around the house. Clap! Clap! for this product.
How to Set-Up Xiaomi Mi WiFi Repeater Amplifier?
1: Connect the WiFi Repeater to a power source. You can plug it into a USB port on a PC, a power bank or even a USB wall charger. When powered, the repeater’s LED will start blinking in orange color.
2: Download and install the “Mi Home App” on your Android or IOS smartphone. The app can be downloaded from the Play Store by searching for MiHome.
3: Launch the Mi Home app and choose United States as the region. This will make the app open in English Language, but is more likely to connect to your WiFi Repeater.
4: Tap on the + (Plus) sign at the top right. You can also tap the notification about 1 smart devices found.
5: Depending on what is displayed, Select Mi Network Extender6f5c If nothing is displayed, consider resetting your WiFi repeater by inserting a pin into the reset hole. Or you can add it manually.
6: At this point, you’ll be asked to login to your Mi (Xiaomi) account. Sign in if you already have one, else create a new account and sign in.
7: Choose the network you wish to extend using the repeater and enter the original password for the same. For Example your Network Name is “MyNet” after you extend your Network it will automatically be “MyNet_plus”
8: Wait for Mi Home app to configure the WiFi Repeater to connect and extend your WiFi network. The LED light on the repeater will change from orange to blue indicating a successful setup
Note: If the Mi Home app throws an error like “connection time-out”during setup but your repeater has a blue LED already, you can simply ignore the error. The repeater will work fine.
I hope I have helped you in anyway. Thank you for reading my review and enjoy using your Xiaomi Mi WiFi Repeater Amplifier if ever you have also decided to buy one.