Question. Is there any product out there that serves as a WiFi repeater? Basically, something that I can plug into a wall socket (or light socket) to relay/boost a signal to an existing wireless hub? A simple $25-$40 device would sell like hotcakes (I would buy 4). It probably isn't supported by the existing specs, but I am wondering if some company had built a work-around. Everyone seems to be looking for this product but it is really hard to find. Do we really need to wait for “mesh” network tech?
Note: Back in 1994, I was working with a team that was looking at the economics of high-density digital cellular systems. One of the biggest factors in the analysis was the size of the footprint. A device like the above would allow a significant expansion of the footprint of each hub connection for short dollars. [John Robb's Weblog]