The Wireless Multifunction Mini Router / Repeater from Satechi really earns the “multifunction” label. This little 2.9″ X 0.9″ X 2.9″ device is small enough to fit in a gear bag, and it offers features found in much larger devices. The Wireless Multifunction Mini Router / Repeater has five functions. It can serve as your main router for home or office; simply plug the Mini Router into a power outlet, cable it up to the modem, and you’ll have wireless access from all your devices. It can be a repeater to strengthen and extend your network into an area with weak signal strength. It can be an access point to create a wireless signal in a hotel room with only a wired Ethernet connection, for example, so it’s great for traveling. In bridge mode, you can connect it to your existing wireless network and rebroadcast it under a different name – so you can allow customers to access your network without trusting them with the password. And it can serve as a client to add wireless connectivity to internet-ready TVs that require a wireless adapter.
The Wireless Multifunction Mini Router / Repeater is 802.11n (backwards compatible to b/g). Satechi says it offers: “Easy WPS security encryption at the push of a button; maximum WLAN security with WPA2, WPA, and WEP (128/64); and a travel-sized design with QoS functionality to ensure high-quality VoIP and multimedia streaming.” It’s normally $49.99, but Satechi is offering it now for $39.99.