A lot of WiFi extenders can be pretty restrictive. Many don’t offer dual band function, and you’re pretty limited in the performance department. That’s why I was pretty impressed with the features and specs of Victony’s WiFi extender.
Dual-band functionality, encryption, high performance capabilities – it all piqued my interest. While I don’t think this is the best extender out there (Super Boost WiFi is still my favorite), the Victony extender does offer some great features that many people will appreciate.
Victony WiFi Extender Features and Specs
- Dual band function (2.4GHz and 5GHz)
- 4 external antennas
- Smart LED signal indicator
- Compatible with most routers
My Victony WiFi Extender Review
Victony claims that its extender can help you reach speeds of 1200Mbps thanks to its dual band functionality. How can it achieve this result? Through its 802.11 AC technology.
There are four external antennas that help boost and extend the signal. The positions of these antenna can be adjusted to help you get the strongest possible connection.
Another thing I like about this extender is that you have multiple options when it comes to encryption. I don’t know about you, but I don’t like the idea of sharing my WiFi with my neighbors . I also don’t like the idea of hackers getting into my network or devices. Encryption is crucial to protecting network and information.
This extender has one-key WPS encryption, but it also offers browser-based configuration. WLAN security is optimized through WPA2 and WPA encryption.
Signal strength and encryption are both important things, and Victony scores pretty well in these departments.
There are also a few extra features that I think everyone can appreciate. My favorite is the smart LED signal indicator. You can use this little indicator to find the best location for your extender. There are also LAN and WLAN/LAN ports for your convenience so that you can connect wired devices.
When looking at the device itself, you’ll notice that there are several buttons and options. Most are self-explanatory, like the reset button, and the on/off button. There’s a WPS button, too.
But you’ll also find that you have the ability to switch between Router, Repeater and AP. This gives you support for Repeater Access Point (AP) wired as well as repeater wireless connection functions.
Also, Victony’s extender is compatible with most routers, even those that aren’t dual band.
Setup is pretty simple and straightforward. It’s not exactly plug-and-play, but you can’t expect that with a WiFi booster. I’m going to walk you through the set-up process:
- Once you’ve plugged in the device, set the mode to the middle position (repeater).
- Turn on the device.
- Use any wireless device (smartphone, laptop, etc.), and open a browser.
- In the address bar, enter the website that’s listed on the instruction sheet.
- Log in using “admin” as the username and “admin” as the password.
- Click the setup wizard icon.
- Enter the name of your wireless network as well as the password.
- Go through the rest of the setup wizard.
- Enjoy using your WiFi repeater.
Setup should take you less than 10 minutes even if you have multiple devices. For some people, the process may be shorter or longer.
The Benefits of Victony’s WiFi Repeater
There’s a lot to like about this extender. It’s really easy to use, setup is pretty straightforward, and it’s nice that this device offers dual band function.
It’s nice that there are four antennas on this device, and that you can move them around to get a stronger signal. The indicator also eliminates the need to try a new position, test it on your device, and then try a new position to find the best one.
The LED indicator lights allow you to plug the device into different outlets, and choose the one with the strongest signal. It saves a lot of time and frustration.
It’s nice that you can configure the router using your browser, and you can also encrypt your signal for added security.
Really, in my opinion, one of the strongest features of this repeater is the dual band function. I’ve talked about this before, but the 2.4GHz band is really crowded. You’re on the band, your neighbors are on the band – everyone is on the 2.4GHz band.
The 5GHz band is far less crowded, which allows you to browse the web, watch videos and stream at higher speeds. Being able to take advantage of this band gives this extender a leg up on the competition.
What Could Be Better
While there’s a lot to like about this extender, there are also some things that aren’t perfect.
One thing that I don’t like about this device is that it isn’t plug and play. Yes, the setup is pretty simple, but you still need to go through additional steps to get everything up and running. If you’re not technology savvy, you may not know where to start – especially if you’re having a hard time understanding the directions.
I like plug-and-play devices better because there’s no guesswork.
Another issue that bugs me about this repeater is that it tends to get really hot when you’re watching videos or streaming games. Some people worry that the extender will actually catch fire (it won’t – or it shouldn’t).
The Victony WiFi extender does what it needs to do: extends your WiFi signal. But it’s not perfect. Installation may be tricky for some people.
I also don’t like that It runs so hot. It’s not the end of the world, but it can be concerning if you have young children or pets who may be hanging out near the extender itself.
Ultimately, it’s just not the best WiFi booster out there. It’s not a terrible product, but it wouldn’t be my first choice.
Overall, I think the Victony extender may be a good fit for some people. But I still think Super Boost WiFi booster is the best option overall. It’s easy to set up, there are no issues with it running hot, and it offers extensive coverage.