REVIEW – I live in an apartment building that was built many years ago and besides its very thick brick walls, all of the studs are metal. It is surprising to see how much this construction can weaken an otherwise great wireless signal. My initial solution was to place additional access points in the areas with a weakness in the signal, and that seemed to work for a while. However every so often, my Roku and Amazon streaming sticks seemed to still suffer from a weakness in the signal. I was very excited when I got the opportunity to test the Amplifi Instant System, with the hope that it would finally solve my wireless signal woes. Let’s see if it did.
What is it?
The Amplifi Instant System is a network mesh system that allows you to extend the reach of your wireless network to ensure a strong signal in areas beyond the capabilities of your base modem/router.
What’s in the box
1 x Amplifi Instant Router
1 x Mesh Point
2 x AC Adapters
1 x Instruction Manual
1 x Ethernet Cable
Design and features
On one side of the Instant Router, there is an ethernet port for connection to the main router or modem, an additional pass-through port to hard wire to another device, and the USB AC adapter port.
On the front of the Instant Router, there is a touchscreen that shows the date, time and status of the router.
On one side of the mesh device, there is an ethernet port that allows you to hardwire another device and the USB AC port.
At the bottom of each component, there is a LED light that goes around the entire base.
Setting up this system literally took only a few minutes. Once I connected the Instant Router to my main router, and downloaded the app, and followed the easy steps through the app, the router was fully functional and ready to go. I then plugged in the mesh device in an area in my home with a usually very weak signal, and via the app was quickly able to make the wireless connection between the router and the mesh device. and Voila!! My entire home now has a very strong and fast wireless signal everywhere. It is just that simple.
At the bottom of each component, there is a LED light that surrounds the edges. Not only is it nice looking but it senses the darkness of a room whether it is nighttime or the lights are turned off, and it turns off or on to match the ambient lighting.
The app is not only used to set up connectivity but also for a host of other functions including monitoring, testing, troubleshooting and setting preferences. Here are some screenshots from the app:
What I Like
- The size
- The build quality
- The ease and quickness of setting it up
- The App and its capabilities
- The general reliability of the connection and the speed of the connection
- The sleek and attractive design
- The LEDs and their sleep capability
- The wireless range
What can be improved
- For me, the Amplifi Instant just works, so no issues here
The Amplifi Instant in a great solution for extending your wireless signal to areas of weakness within your desired jusridixction. It is very easy to set up and for me it works flawlessly. I highly recommend it as a solution for this type of isse, and I give Amplifi two thumbs up for this product.