I am looking for editorial feedback. Verizon charges a fee of $249.99 for a network extender in order to improve service within a residence. The connectivity is back thru an ISP--not necessarily Verizon--because of Verizon's inferior signal strength. This appears to be Verizon's way of adding infrastructure without paying for the capital equipment. Any comments from the user community?
Is this a wireless extender, to expand wireless range?
If that is teh case then that is not part of verizon's infrastructure. Wireless is a tricky technology when it doesn't work properly, and there can be many interferer's causing low signal strength.
All those interferers are a part of your house and the wireless environment in your house, which means it really should be your responsibility.
FYI - you can purchase a Wireless N router, and piggy back it to your verizon router's for MUCH less than 250.
Probably even under 100 bux, and depending where you shop under 50 dollars
I have been using he Verizon Network Extender for my Blackberry Storm since last March. The in house bars increased from one or none to five. The only problem I have (and it is bothersome) is the time delay between when I speak and when the other person hears. If you have a fast talker on the other end you are constantly stepping on each others words. (The delay is like listening to a CNN reporter in Iraq talking with the CNN anchor back in the States.)
The problem led me to put a land line phone back in my residence. If anyone knows how to eliminate this time delay I would appreciate hearing it. That would make this product perfect.