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andy
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Jul 16, 2014
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So I field tested this during the World Cup in Brazil and it's a must have for any road warrior or world traveler.
Setup of the router is dead simple, just plug-in-play and then have your CAT5 to the WAN. Type in the URL on the side of the router. Then you can configure your router settings. Connection was good enough where if you were in the same room you had a solid connection, but once you go through walls, it starts to degrade. YMMV based on the location of the outlet since a higher outlet will have a better signal.
I first used it as a router since the landlord didn't bother to give us the WiFi Password, but once I reset the router's settings I easily switched the Satechi to a repeater and placed it in the middle of apartment for better WiFi coverage.
In terms of a plug converter, I only used the Europe plug, which works in Brazil. I could charge my laptop and plug in a Satechi Portable Energy Station: https://www.massdrop.com/buy/satechi-portable-energy-station in the USB port.
Only drawback was my laptop charger is similar to this: http://www.amazon.com/ASUS-Zenbook-TaiChi-Power-Adapter/dp/B008U0310S and since there is non-negligible amount of weight on the router, there was some sag. It didn't fall off, but you could see it sag a little since the plugs in the apartment were worn.
Jul 16, 2014
volkhv
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Jul 16, 2014
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>I only used the Europe plug, which works in Brazil.
Is there a list of compatibility for the other options in other countries?
Jul 16, 2014
andy
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Jul 16, 2014
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I couldn't find a list right away, but another way to look at it, there are 196 countries in the world, this covers 150 countries. That's 76% coverage.
Jul 16, 2014
dorkvader
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Jul 17, 2014
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I am sure it's quite a lot more than that by land area or travel popularity. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/AC_power_plugs_and_sockets
but it also depends on how they've implemented the US/AUS side. Most that I've seen will 'Hinge' outward and work with chinese outlets.
Jul 17, 2014
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