My initial feeling about the Securifi Almond was that it would be a low-quality router by an unknown company – using its touchscreen gimmick to make sales. Upon further examination I realized my mistake – Securifi has put together an all-around great multi-purpose wireless device, and the touchscreen is merely a bonus. It has received a lot of positive attention – good signal quality, easy to setup and good customer service. The wireless repeater mode works very well, giving a solid boost to your network’s range. From the very beginning the touchscreen interface helps you set up the device in whichever mode you want, detects your existing wireless network and walks you through any configurations you need to make.
Securifi Almond Features:
Multiple modes: Wireless Router, Wireless Access Point, Wireless Repeater and Wireless Bridge
Two Ethernet connectors
Built-in touchscreen router management panel
So easy to configure, it doesn’t even ship with a manual
Good compatibility with other wireless brands (for repeater and bridge mode)
If you’re after a wireless networking tool with multiple capabilities, the TP-Link WL TL-WA901ND is a great choice. This will work magnificently for your wireless repeating needs, and if you end up needing it for something else in the future it’s pretty much guaranteed to be up for the task. Its most attractive feature is the set of three 4dBi antennas that connect to the router externally and give this device great signal strength and range. Also notable is its comparatively low price for its functionality.
Features of the TP-Link WL TL-WA901ND
Modes: Access Point, Wireless Client, Multi-SSID, WDS Repeater, Universal Wireless Repeater and Bridge (point-to-point and point-to-multi-point)
LAN: 1 10/100 MBps Ethernet connector
Three 4dBi external omni-directional detachable antennas
Easy to configure
Loads of functionality with many modes
Great signal strength with three antennas
Low price for a multi-mode device (list price of $54.67 – the best deal is at amazon)