My smartphone and laptop are fantastics devices. \u00a0But without WiFi they're a few hairs away from being glorified\u00a0paper weights. \u00a0So when the WiFi signal runs dry in my home, I grit my teeth and white knuckle my fists in frustration. \u00a0But not any more thanks to\u00a0Amped Wireless' TAP-EX Range Extender.\r\n\r\nI know, I know. \u00a0That endorsement sounds about as "paid for by the makers of..." as it gets. \u00a0But honestly, the TAP-EX has been a blessing to my home's wireless network. \u00a0But before I get into why it's one of the best WiFi router, let me tell you a bit about this ranger extender.\r\n\r\nFront and center is a small screen. \u00a0But not just a screen, a touchscreen. \u00a0Unfortunately,\u00a0it's a bit on the low rez side, but that's fairly moot and largely\u00a0a product of my smartphone trained brain whose expectations are HD\u00a0inflated. \u00a0Moreover, it's no where as accurate as a smartphone's screen, but in the case of setup and modification it serves its purpose just fine. \u00a0Just expect to use the delete button, as I did, when you're entering your router's password. \u00a0But you see, there in lies the beauty of the TAP-EX; you don't need a computer or smartphone to get it setup and running.\r\n\r\nTo set it up, you just need to plug it in, tap "setup wizard", let it scan for your router, select it and then enter your router's WiFi password. \u00a0If you so choose the TAP-EX can mirror your router's existing WiFi key, or you can add your own. \u00a0I opted for the mirror, which is ideal for my fish like brain and makes adding additional devices much easier.\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\nIn terms of range, Amped Wireless says that it can extend your home's WiFi signal by as much as 10,000 \u00a0sq.\u00a0ft. \u00a0Now, it's hard to validate their claims (I don't have 10,000 square feet). \u00a0But, fortunate for you, my home, which is four levels, always boasts a spotty signal (on my smartphone) when I'm not on the same floor as my Netgear\u00a0router. \u00a0However, after adding the TAP-EX, blamo, no more wireless issues. \u00a0Seriously. \u00a0The roof, which is two floors away, and one from the TAP-EX, now offers a unblemished signal.\u00a0 And what is more\u00a0remarkable, is that my living room Chromecast, which is in the same room as my router, the WiFi works much better connected to\u00a0the TAP-EX, which is one floor up. \u00a0Sure, maybe my router is flawed. \u00a0But I've now been through three different brands, along with a variety of configurations, and Amped Wireless' TAP-EX has been the only resolve. \u00a0If there is such a thing as\u00a0WiFi nirvana, this is it.\r\n\r\nIf I had to take issue with the TAP-EX, it would be just a few minor things. \u00a0One, I already mentioned, which is\u00a0the fairly low rez and some what inaccurate screen. \u00a0The other is how the TAP-EX feels in the hands. \u00a0Which is down right cheap. \u00a0The plastic that houses\u00a0the internals feels thin\u00a0and second rate. \u00a0The entire things just lacks that solid feeling I've come to expect of routers that cost north of $80 - the TAP-EX is $120. \u00a0But, and that's a big BUT, that's really no reason to turn a cheek to the TAP-EX.\r\n\r\nIt's worked flawlessly and as promised. \u00a0Moreover, I'd have no regrets or hesitations\u00a0recommending it to someone who is in a comparable predicament to\u00a0mine.\r\n\r\nYou can buy the Amped Wireless TAP-EX Range Extender from Amazon for $119.99.