I've long been contemplating getting a wireless range extender, as our house has a mysterious way of blocking the wireless signal from our router at around the halfway mark down our main hallway, so that one half of the house gets no signal whatsoever. My study is linked via Ethernet over powerline, which works very well and I did think of trying utilise the PC, but that didn't seem to provide any great options. Getting the Windows phone spurred me to do something, as I'd constantly jump from WiFi to 3G moving about the house. We couldn't move the router to a better position in the house (the ideal solution), but that would have required re-routing phone lines and whatnot, so I thought I'd get a wireless range extender to cover the other half of the house. In my usual fashion, I started researching what were considered the better wireless extenders and reading reviews on this issues involved with setup etc. In every article that I read, the response was not to bother with wireless range extenders as they worked very poorly, which wasn't what I wanted to hear, as my options were pretty limited. So I decided to bite the bullet regardless and ordered a wireless range extender (TP-Link TL-WA850RE) and take my chances. It arrived today and required a bit of fiddling to get it connected (the easy way didn't work - when does it?) and then more work to find a power point that was ideally located to provide signal where I needed it (our power points are always low near the floor). So how did it turn out? Far, far, better than I'd hoped. I now have a full signal to the furthest end of the house and it's a consistent signal all the time. It really beggars belief that there is so much negativity to this solution in tech reviews, which can easily turn people off a simple and cheap solution, to something far more complex and costly. I don't understand why so many tech pundits always appear to be seeking perfection, rather than a pragmatic approach that, more often than not, will solve many people's problems. So if you have contemplated getting a wireless range extender and have been put off by negative reviews, give it another thought. They do work afterall.