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Drenching every corner of your home with WiFi is pretty simple nowadays, if you’re willing to rip everything up and start again. You just need a mesh system with satellite transmitters and a brand new router and every corner of your home should light up with internet. If you’ve just got a deadzone in a bedroom or the corner of your new basement office isn’t getting connected, a cheaper solution is going to be a range extender. At the moment, the Rock Space Wi-Fi Range Extender is going for $32.19 with the promo code of ZFXBCFYL on Amazon, giving you a cool 30% the standard $46 RRP.

Rock Space Wi-Fi Range Extender. Image credit: mbreviews.com

Using a range extender can be a double-edged sword. Of course, you get the delight of having your connected symbols blink with joy in the outer regions of your home. Yet, finding the sweet spot to locate your range extender can become toe-curlingly frustrating. Position it too close to your router and you’re helping no one – the internet still doesn’t get where it needs to go. If you put the extender just a little too close to the problem spot then it’s pointless – it’ll get no signal to extend. There’s a precious, precarious Goldilocks zone that you need to dance around. Sometimes, even these efforts are in vain, depending on what materials your walls are floors are made of, with plenty of routers and extenders getting defeated.

Each extender comes with its own SSID, so you have to go through the annoyance of all your devices quickly switching between networks as you roam around your home. A far from ideal situation.

Such is life for those who need range extenders. There are some very decent ones on the market, such as the Rock Space one that’s on offer. It extends on dual frequencies so you can use either 2 or 5GHz and you can get started with a smartphone app or your router’s WPS button.

If the little annoyances can be dealt with, you can get your connectivity blackspots covered up for a steal of a price with the Rock Space. It might not be one of the more famous brands for this type of gadget, but it still gets a 4.3-star rating that’s backed up by Fakespot and ReviewMeta, giving you confidence in what you’re buying.

This article was originally published in cnet by Dave Johnson

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