Readers have commented that SuperBoost WiFi advertised ‘on GadgetGuy’s website’ is a complete and utter failure. Well, we have nothing to do with this product or company.
First, let us shout – we have nothing to do with SuperBoost WiFi repeater (or any other products) and have never reviewed it.
GadgetGuy.com.au (this website) was established by Hawaiian shirt-wearing Peter Blasina in the mid-90s. We have been a source of 100% independent Australian lifestyle tech news and reviews since then. We do not sell any products!
TheGadgetReviewGuy.com is a similarly named site registered in 22/1/19. From what we can find it is owned by Think Tech Enterprises Limited in Hong Kong and is used to promote Super Boost Wi-Fi and a host of other tech gadgets around the world using subdomains like /AU etc.
Now back to SuperBoost WiFi – it is nothing more than a cheap, highly ineffective, slow, single-band 300Mbps 2.4Ghz Wi-Fi repeater.
Its privacy agreement is a shambles and basically means that the company can use and sell your data as it pleases, including selling to social media.
It is not as claimed blazingly fast (more a geriatric snail’s pace) and its certainly not worth the 50% off $66.58 ‘if you hurry’ plus $8.95 shipping. You can buy it (since 2017) for $16.57 from eBay and many merchants with free delivery.
A repeater takes the signal it gets and retransmits that. If the signal is weak to begin with, no amount of rocket science or voodoo magic can improve that. It just means that you get the weak signal a little further away from your main router.
And Wi-Fi A/B/N is half-duplex meaning that at best you will get up to 75Mbps – not 300Mbps if SuperBoost receives a strong signal to start with. The problem is that most use Wi-Fi repeaters to try and extend weak signals in the first place.
By the way, Fakespot gives SuperBoost Wi-Fi a big ‘F” for fake reviews
The rating is based on hundreds of substantially similar reviews all put up in a few months in late 2018 and early 2019. The company is aware of this and frequently sets up new review sites to get better ratings.
And as it is a foreign company, it does not comply with Australian Consumer Law warranties. It limits returns to 30 days regardless of whether it works – or not. Our readers say it does not work!
Would we buy SuperBost WiFi?
SuperBoost Wi-Fi has been hijack marketing by advertising via a programmatic platform (takes excess advertising inventory) on our, and we presume other tech webpages. If you see it, please click on the little X and report it to Google as inappropriate.
We have complained to SuperBoost’s domain registrar. Attempts to contact the company directly failed.
And if you have slow Wi-Fi read our tutorial on Mesh routers