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Diamond Dual-Band 2.4GHz/5.0GHz Wireless 802.11n Range Extender Introduction:
Diamond is best known as a video card manufacturer, going all the way back to the ATI days, but today we have something entirely different: the Diamond Dual-Band 2.4GHz/5.0GHz Wireless 802.11n Range Extender. Even if you don’t live in the biggest house or apartment, you have likely dealt with weaker wireless signals at the farthest points from your router. Perhaps you've been working on the car in the garage and could really use Google to look something up, but you just don't have the best signal. Maybe you simply can't place your router in the ideal central location due to some restriction of outlets or plug locations.
The Diamond Wireless Extender allows you to eliminate these dead spots in your home and provide a larger wireless range to let you live comfortably. With Wireless Bridge support, you can even convert this new wireless signal to a wired Ethernet connection to support those devices you still have around that don't support wireless without having to run long Ethernet cables thorough the house. So let's see just how easy it is to get this extra coverage and find out what this Diamond product has to offer.
Diamond Dual-Band 2.4GHz/5.0GHz Wireless 802.11n Range Extender Closer Look:
Before we dive in, let us spend a moment checking out the box it comes in. I've started to notice a lot of packaging that really limits your access to any meaningful data about the product; just information about it being "fast" or "overclocked", but with no numbers or any details. Thankfully, it looks like Diamond isn't here to mess around. If I were to pick this up off the shelf, there is actually quite a bit of information here. Even at first glance, I can tell that this wireless extender is dual-band and supports both the 2.4GHz and 5.0GHz frequencies. The two most basic, yet most important features I would want to know.
The box continues by showing graphical representations for what devices would be used with it and how the device might be used. A simple drawn home shows a signal bubble for its current wireless range, and then the additional increased range from this wireless adapter. It is pretty simple and to the point. I think even my grandfather could figure out the purpose of this device.
Inside the box is kept simple. You are provided with the extender itself, a quick start guide, an Ethernet cable for setup, and a CD with an easy start guide and user manual. The little pamphlet for getting started is actually in full color and provides relatively up-to-date images from Windows 7 to help you set up and/or troubleshoot.