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Edimax EW-7478AC AC1200 Wifi Range Extender/AP/Bridge $30AC

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Is this true:

"Note that you will effectively cut the bandwidth in half when any device like this is used as an extender."

I live in the country and use my phone tether for internet access. Will this extend the smartphone tether? I read some instructions and it mentions having to set WPS on the router? Dont think the phone does that.
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Is this true:

"Note that you will effectively cut the bandwidth in half when any device like this is used as an extender."

I live in the country and use my phone tether for internet access. Will this extend the smartphone tether? I read some instructions and it mentions having to set WPS on the router? Dont think the phone does that.
Here's a good explanation of WiFi Extenders and their limitations: https://www.reddit.com/r/HomeNetw...explained/

An extender device with only one radio would have to spend half of its time talking to the router then half of its time talking with clients, effectively halving its speed.

This extender does have two radios but it's not always clear whether you can dedicate one of the radios (either 2.4GHz or 5GHz) as the backhaul link to the router and the other radio to clients. On its product page [edimax.com], Edimax mentions that this device supports "Cross-Band Technology for Maximum Speed" and explains that, "Data is transmitted on one band and received on the other band, a faster network with better performance." I think that this is essentially saying that you can configure this device to use one band as dedicated backhaul where the extender is receiving data from the router on one band and transmitting it to the client on another.
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Is this true:

"Note that you will effectively cut the bandwidth in half when any device like this is used as an extender."

I live in the country and use my phone tether for internet access. Will this extend the smartphone tether? I read some instructions and it mentions having to set WPS on the router? Dont think the phone does that.
yes, "its tu its tu" most if not all repeaters do that, if you are using wifi hotspot from your phone then yes, and some phones may have WPS but not needed.

also fyi, if you need the extra speed(probably not needed so much if you are getting 4G sppeds) and if you are using the superior OS's you can also use usb wired solutions that wouldn't likely cut your bandwidth in half.
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How is this compared to Ubiquiti AC-Pro?
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