MSRM Wi-Fi Range Extender Review
At first glance, the MSRM Wi-Fi extender got me skeptical. I doubted that it would work as well as its other peers on the market.
Unfortunately, for the most part, I was right to be skeptical.
MSRM, however, does have quite a few good features, and many people enjoy this booster.
I just believe that there are much better alternatives in the market right now, and much more reliable and affordable alternatives at that.
But let’s have an extensive review, so you can decide for yourself!
– 2 external antennas
– WPA/WPA2 encryption
– 175 square meters coverage area
– 4Ghz Band
– Speeds up to 300Mbps
– Dimensions: 6.7” x 3.5” x 2”
– Weight: 7.2 ounces
The MSRM extender boasts with an incredibly fashionable design. It has a sleek look and it can be plugged into any outlet in your home.
It might not be as discreet as other extenders, but it isn’t bad on the eye.
There are two antennas on each side of the device that help you boost your signal coverage.
The design is fairly simple, the model doesn’t have the bells and whistles that you’ll see on other Wi-Fi extenders.
MRSM says that it allows you to boost your speed up to 300Mbps. It will also allow more devices to stay online.
It can do quite well if you set it up properly, eliminating the painfully bad connection in the good ol’ dead zones.
The setup is extremely simple.
– You simply press and hold the WPS button on the extender for up to 7 seconds.
– Within the next 2 minutes, press and hold the WPS button on the router for 2 seconds.
– That’s it.
Now, the devices should be paired and you can start expanding your network.
However, it gets a little tricky while connecting the two devices, that’s why I’ll explain the steps.
1. Open your web browser and type in 192.168.10.1 in the address bar.
2. On the page it takes you, there should be an interface which requires a username and a password, use “admin” for both
3. Choose the “Repeater” mode
4. Choose the SSID of your Wi-Fi network, and enter your Wi-Fi password
5. Choose “Connect,” and your setting should be set
Some people have trouble with the installation, that’s one more reason MSRM is not my favorite extender.
Still, if you have the needed knowledge, it might be a decent device for you.
Also, it comes with a 12-month warranty.
Besides the amazingly compact design, the MSRM extender can offer a decent signal range increase.
The two antennas are perfect for the elimination of the pesky dead zones around your house or apartment.
It also has an indicator that allows you to know when it’s powered up and connected.
The setup is easy if you have some tech knowledge or experience with other extenders.
The extender has minimal features and it’s great for people who want a minimalistic approach.
Although the extender has some amazing benefits, it sure has things that we didn’t like.
An example of that would be the fact that it’s missing some of the most important features – there is only one LAN/WAN port, which really limits your ability to connect more than one wired device.
Also, it doesn’t have a LED signal indicator, which will cause you to go through a lot of trial and error before you find the perfect place for a good signal spread.
The lack of a LED signal indicator can also lead you to believe that the extender isn’t working – if you plug it in one of the dead zones around your place – nothing will happen. While if the LED signal indicator was present, it would simply show you that the signal is either weak or gone.
It would have been easy to set up if that feature was present.
Another issue is that they manufacture only small batches, resulting in the device being sold-out almost all the time, making you buy it from third-parties for higher prices.
I had high hopes for this Wi-Fi extender, I loved the design, I loved the idea, but the fact that it’s missing a lot of the features that its peers offer really was the deal-breaker for me.
No indicator and only one LAN/WAN port is a tough nut to crack.
Installation could be tricky unless you have previous experience with boosters – most people really don’t.
I can’t recommend this product over many other extenders and boosters. It’s simply not comparable.
But if you already have your hands on it, you might as well set it up and have it run, it will still do a decent job.
But if you really want a consistent signal and an easy setup, you should check the Trifiboost or even the Victony Booster.