A wireless range extender takes an existing signal from a wireless router or wireless access point (AP) and rebroadcasts it to create a second network. A user can opt for the extender to either clone the existing network or make a distinct hotspot with its own network name and password. Opting for the former means the extender will use the same network name and password as that of the router. The second type of network is created for the lobby or conference rooms of an office.
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