Xiaomi produces a lot of devices, starting from smartphones, tablets, scooters and ending with power banks, USB fans, WiFi amplifiers. In this article, we want to tell you about the new version of Xiaomi WiFi amplifier called Xiaomi Mi WiFi 300M Amplifier 2. The main update is built-in dual antennas. Also the transmission rate have been upgraded to 300Mbps.
Online Store GearBest provided us Xiaomi Mi WiFi 300M Amplifier 2 for review.
Some sources say that Xiaomi Mi WiFi 300M Amplifier 2 works only with Xiaomi router. It is not true. Below we explain how to set up WiFi Amplifier to work with any router. We also look at design, specifications, features, settings, as well as price and where to buy.
All Xiaomi devices have alomost the same package – a box or a bag. We have a small bag. Front transparent film allows to see our today’s hero – Xiaomi Mi WiFi 300M Amplifier 2.
On the back we can see specifications and brief instructions of use. However, as we understand, it is designed for Xiaomi router. In addition, instructions are in Chinese. In other words, it is virtually useless.
Below we explain how to set up Xiaomi Mi WiFi 300M Amplifier 2 to work with any router.
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WiFi amplifier is a small oblong white device. Its size is 130 x 9 x 2.30 mm. It weighs only 24 grams.
The device looks like a normal USB 3G modem. On the front we see WiFi + sign. Behind is Mi logo and two holes. One of them is an indicator, and the second – Reset button.
At one end of the device is a cover under which you will find USB connector. It is designed to automatically setp up through Xiaomi router, as well as for power. USB connector may be rotated at 180 degrees. It allows you to put WiFi amplifier at any comfortable place.
In general, the device is made qualitatively. We like a nice white color.
How to set up Xiaomi Mi WiFi 300M Amplifier 2 with Xiaomi router
If you have Xiaomi router, then set up Xiaomi Mi WiFi 300M Amplifier 2 simple as possible! You need to insert the WiFi amplifier to USB port of Xiaomi router. When the light flashes blue on the rear panel, it means that setting up takes place.
By the way, if LED is yellow, it means that the device is in standby mode, nothing happens. After Xiaomi Mi WiFi 300M Amplifier 2 copies Xiaomi router settings, the indicator will simply light blue. Now you can disconnect device from router.
Then connect it where you want to amplify the signal, such as a computer or USB charger port. WiFi networks list will show a new wireless network with prefix _Plus. For example, if your WiFi network called Alex, then a new wireless network will be called Alex_Plus. Connect to it, enter the password and use the fast Internet speed.
Please note: your WiFi network should not contain spaces, for example, Alex First. If you use multiple words, you need to change the name or combine them into one.
How to set up Xiaomi Mi WiFi 300M Amplifier 2 with any router
Now we look at how to configure WiFi amplifier with any router. Most likely, you do not have Xiaomi router, but it’s not a problem. You can still use the WiFi amplifier, but you need to use other settings.
First, you need a special application. You can download Mi Smart Home by this link. Once you have downloaded and installed the app on your Android device, you should open it.
You will be prompted to log in to your MI account. It is a required step. If you are already using the device from Xiaomi, you already had MI account. Enter your username and password to enter. If you do not have MI account, then you can create it by clicking on Create Mi Account button.
You have opened an application. Here you can see all Xiaomi devices, for example, Xiaomi Mi Band, Xiaomi Square IP camera, and Xiaomi Mi WiFi 300M Amplifier 2.
Connect WiFi amplifier to power, where it is necessary to amplify the WiFi signal. Then you will see a new device in Chinese language. Yes, it is our WiFi amplifier. But you need to click on “Ignore”.
Now click on X in the upper right corner to add a new device. Here you will see the new device in the Chinese language again. If you do not see new device, click Scan button at the bottom of the screen. Click on the device in Chinese to start setting.
Then enter your login and password from WiFi network. WiFi amplifier configuration process has begun.
The LED on device blinks blue. When it stops flashing and lights up in blue, it means that the setup is complete. Now you can see a new network called _Plus at the end, for example, Alex_Plus. You can connect to it and use it.
If you can not set up Xiaomi Mi WiFi 300M Amplifier 2, application writes an error «Connection timed out», it does not matter. Click Try again. Also, you can try to press Reset button on back panel.
I had a problem that app Mi Smart Home does not connect to WiFi Amplifier, and writes an error «Connection timed out». But the LED on amplifier is lit in blue. It means that the amplifier is working properly. Perhaps the problem is in application, but the amplifier is configured and can be used for other purposes.
It is better to place Xiaomi Mi WiFi 300M Amplifier 2 at an equal distance between the router and device on which you want to amplify the signal. If the router is in a room, and you are using a computer or smartphone in another room, then WiFi amplifier must be placed in the hallway between two rooms.
First, we test WiFi signal without Xiaomi Mi WiFi 300M Amplifier 2. My WiFi is LINE-LINE. The results are following:
Now we connect to Xiaomi Mi WiFi 300M Amplifier 2. New WiFi is LINE-LINE_PLUS. The results are following:
As you can see, WiFi signal was significantly increased, as well as increased data rate almost twice.
Xiaomi Mi WiFi 300M Amplifier 2 is a good and inexpensive method to close the blind spots in your apartment. If you feel that WiFi signal works poorly in another room, you need to use a special WiFi amplifier. This device is a great solution to the problem. In addition, it costs only $10. You can buy some of these devices, and place them around your apartment.