Few things in life are more aggravating than WiFi dead spots — especially when you’ve just settled in to stream the latest Game of Thrones episode, after a long and excruciating week of tech blogging. Good thing that Netgear’s Universal WiFi Range Extender, first spotted at this year’s CES, is now available for shipping. This discrete white cube promises to bring connectivity to remote regions of your lair by automatically mirroring the wireless signal emitted from your gateway. Just use the device’s LED indicator to find the area where the extender would optimize its reach, plug it into any ol’ AC outlet, and those ugly pockets of wireless death will suddenly spring back to life (think of it as Rogaine for your WiFi router). It also supports 802.11 b/g/n and is compatible with WEP, WPA and WPA2 security standards, in case you were wondering. You can find the extender at retailers located all over this green Earth, where it’ll be priced at around $90. If that tickles your fancy, head past the break for the full PR.
Netgear’s Universal WiFi Range Extender now available for balding home networks originally appeared on Engadget on Wed, 08 Jun 2011 14:44:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.