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post Aug 13 2017, 04:14 PM, updated 4y ago

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Due to the recent upgrade of my wireless router (not sure I should address it as upgrade or downgrade)by the Internet Service Provider, the WiFi seems unstable and video streaming is quite lagging. Some dead zone in my house is not covered nor detectable.
I actually subscribed the monthly 50M/bps package, but the initial WiFi router (with 3 big Antennas) can only boost up to 30M/bps. After rounds of checking & investigation, the ISP suspect it was the router problem, as part of the package with the device is still under warranty, I have no choice but to accept another new router(without Athena) that caused the instability. Hmm…!!

To resolve on my current hiccups, I came accross Xiaomi Mi WiFi Amplifier 2, it support 2.4GHz Wireless with speed up to 300Mbps.
It has this function call WiFi roaming, basically you can use the same name as the superior router to achieve WiFi roaming.

My humble and in depth review of Xiaomi Mi WiFi Amplifier 2
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The Package:
Pretty simple, What you see is what you get. A Mi WiFi Amplifier 2 with its English manual at the back of the packaging.
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Product Specifications & Features :
Interface: USB 2.0
Transmission Rate: 300Mbps
Antenna: 2 Built-in antenna
WiFi Network Frequency: 2.4GHz
Product Weight: 30g
App Control: Supported with IOS or Android
USB Interface Rotation: 180 Degree
Connectivity: Support up to 16 devices at a time

It only require a USB adapter for the power supply or it can work with a power bank so that you can place the Xiaomi Mi WiFi Amplifier 2 at anywhere.
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Performance Result:
The wireless router was located at Ground floor and the Mi Amplifier is placed on 1st floor. You can see the signal strength obviously with/without the amplifier.

Test result with Mi Amplifier WiFi 2
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Test result without Mi Amplifier WiFi 2
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Works with Mi-Apps
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To my 2cents, Products from Xiaomi is always reliable and this device is only costing about USD10. Worth to give it a try if you encounter poor WiFi signal.

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post Aug 14 2017, 09:38 AM

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QUOTE(TheMrBinary @ Aug 13 2017, 04:35 PM)
Never knew xiaomi have this stuff.
That's quite amazing price for its performance + friendly user UI.
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Xiaomi has a wide range of products actually. From IT gadgets to home appliances , dashcam and etc.
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post Aug 19 2017, 04:17 PM

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QUOTE(Bigfart @ Aug 18 2017, 07:13 PM)
Wao ....can't imagine my primary frend Drumstick is a blogger/reviewer now 👍
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Thank you Mr Bigfart! Hope that my review will give you some spectacular insight.
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post Aug 21 2017, 10:10 PM

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QUOTE(djhenry91 @ Aug 21 2017, 03:11 PM)
if this wan is AC..even better haha
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if AC will not be less than RM50. Guess will be slightly higher. tongue.gif
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post Aug 24 2017, 03:00 PM

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QUOTE(zhihao4456 @ Aug 24 2017, 01:08 PM)
got AC version for Xiaomi Wifi Amplifier?
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no AC version so far. This version that i am reviewing covers 300m with 2 built in antenna.
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post Aug 25 2017, 02:21 PM

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QUOTE(yarusaru @ Aug 24 2017, 03:02 PM)
where to buy?
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I bought it from Gearbest, price stated including shipping.
I saw some local platform like 11street & lazada is selling too (exclude shipping fee)

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post Aug 25 2017, 03:53 PM

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QUOTE(zhihao4456 @ Aug 25 2017, 03:39 PM)
did you test in a 3 storey house? thinking of this can covers or not with just 1 of it
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I don't have the luxury to stay in a 3 storey house. biggrin.gif
My 2cents... either you get a very strong and powerful router that covers a 3 storey house, OR setup each floor with an amplifier2.
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post Aug 26 2017, 04:13 PM

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QUOTE(VCTech @ Aug 25 2017, 06:07 PM)
Is this a new product from Xiaomi? Never saw this before.
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This is actually the 2nd generation amplifier, the 1st generation was actually launch on early Jan 2016.
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post Aug 30 2017, 01:29 PM

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QUOTE(zhihao4456 @ Aug 28 2017, 04:31 PM)
ok, will maybe go see some review and see what other people says as well to double confirm  sweat.gif
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to me... This item is just less than Rm50. Worth buying to have a boost to your home WiFi.

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post Aug 31 2017, 11:53 PM

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QUOTE(TOHNO @ Aug 30 2017, 03:47 PM)
Thanks aplenty for the review , just curious so basically all this thingy does is boost your wifi right ? just plug and forget?
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Plug and play. Of course you need to install Mi apps into your phone for the configuration.
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post Oct 23 2017, 01:09 PM

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QUOTE(GuyM @ Oct 21 2017, 11:29 PM)
Damned.. this looks very tempting for my 2.5 storey crib
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1 is not enough for your 2.5 storey, 2~3 would be sedap but of course your wifi speed must be good enough as well.
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post Mar 11 2018, 05:14 PM

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QUOTE(darrenwks @ Mar 7 2018, 09:54 AM)
Is this with Antena any better?
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This Xiaomi Pro is slightly better but nothing much differences.

1. It does not support 5GHz Wifi , same goes to Amp2
2. The Pro is capable of automatic updates, without the need of the app whereby you have to do manual updates for Amplifier 2.
3. It can connect up to 64 devices at a time, whereby Amplifier 2 can only connect only up from the 16 devices. but, Xiaomi only recommends connecting up to 24 devices.( do you think you hv so many devices to connect at a time ?



 

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