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Meraki Mini – Cheap WiFi Repeater

Meraki Mini & Dashboard (Images courtesy Meraki)
By Andrew Liszewski

I guess ‘cheap’ is a relative term but at $49 each these mini WiFi repeaters from Meraki are an extremely cost-effective way to expand the size of your wireless network. Each repeater is only about 4.5 by 2.5 inches in size and includes suction cups and adhesive pads for mounting (or hiding) anywhere in your home or office. But they do need a power adapter which probably limits where they can be placed.

The Mini currently supports 802.11 B & G wireless protocols and each one also includes a 10/100 auto-crossover ethernet port for connecting non-WiFi compatible hardware. (Like a network printer for example.) Another feature I particularly like is the included Dashboard online software. Not only does it allow you to manage your mesh network but you can also setup billing for other users and even plot out the location of your repeaters on Google Maps.

The Mini’s are currently available on the Meraki website for $49 each. They’re also available in sets of 3, 20 or 100 but it doesn’t look like there’s a discount for buying in bulk.

[ Meraki Mini ] VIA [ Popular Science ]








  • http://www.myfishtank.net Johnny

    wow! this is cooL! any word on if it’ll work with my linksys wireless router? and i wonder how easy it is to use…..

  • http://www.xpherion.com nomadicalloy

    we need to do a hands on review. I am willing to do it if I can get a sample unit.

  • doug britt

    Where can I get one of the repeaters

  • Ed

    The units will not extend the range of existing WiFi networks, so if you have a Cisco, DLink or Netgear home network, this unit will not extend the capabilities of your current network. Too bad!

  • http://gkat.com gkatt

    Lick my Knuttz . dd-wrt rockin wrt54g will outperform this piece of Hellware I mean Hardware , no I meant HELLWARE…

  • http://gkat.com gkatt

    Lick my Knuttz . dd-wrt rockin wrt54g will outperform this piece of Hellware I mean Hardware , no I meant HELLWARE…

  • r

    i have a lyksis wireless riouer will this work with that? will i be a ble to go in another room with my laptop? I have an older home with plaster walls and chicken wire in them.Have you ever heard that this is a problem?

  • r

    i have a lyksis wireless riouer will this work with that? will i be a ble to go in another room with my laptop? I have an older home with plaster walls and chicken wire in them.Have you ever heard that this is a problem?