WifiBlast is a Wi-Fi range extender being marketed at a number of different websites, who's creators state is an easy-to-setup compact device that can improve and extend Wi-Fi coverage in larger homes.
How Does WifiBlast Work?
WifiBlast creators claim their device will help improve the Wi-Fi coverage in large homes or in homes prone to dead spots, and that the WifiBlast will maintain transfer speeds of up to 300 Mbps, and it’s easy to set up with a plug - and - play design.
The WifiBlast booster claims to cover all of the dead spots in your home while also creating a stronger signal in harder-to-reach areas.
Wondering how to connect/install your WifiBlast Range Extender? The process is simple. You start by plugging it straight into the wall, a step that’s similar to that required by comparable Wi-Fi extenders. Then, you can set the extender up through your phone, tablet, or desktop computer.
To connect, you must open your Wi-Fi settings and connect to Wi-Fi Repeater. You’ll type in a code and then click on “repeater mode” before completing a customized name and password.
The WifiBlast Range Extender may not always speed up your Internet, depending on how fast your Internet already is, but it might make it possible for you to receive Internet in all areas of your home.
Cost and Price Plans
When you log on to the WifiBlast Shop, you will be greeted with several different purchasing options.
You can purchase one WifiBlast Extender for $39.95 or you can purchase two for a total of $69.95, offering a significant discount.
Purchase three extenders for $99.95 or four for $129.95. The company also offers regular discounts, such as $10 off with select coupon codes.
Does WifiBlast Really Work?
Some customer reviews claim that the WifiBlast Range Extender is easy to set up right out of the box and that there is minimal work and effort required.
And if you’re wondering - does it increase internet speed? Some reviews claimed that it could improve your mobile WiFi speeds.
However, there were just as many negative reviews for the product claiming a variety of issues ranging from performance to getting proper technical support.
The company has a 90-day money-back guarantee which states that if you don’t like the product you can return it for a full refund, according to the no-hassle returns policy.
WifiBlast has headquarters in San Bruno, CA.
Customers can contact the company by email at [email protected] or by phone (833) 394-6516 or (844) 889-3468.
Is WifiBlast a Scam?
Call your Internet provider, and they might tell you that the WifiBlast is a scam or hoax.
However, the truth is that some Internet providers use the split-channel method because they also offer wireless hotspots.
This method is the one behind the theory that you can access more Internet “channels” with a Wi-Fi Range Extender.
Therefore, we believe that the WifiBlast is not a total hoax. That being said, there are some negative customer reviews that state the device didn’t work well and that it can be tough to get a refund.
Where to Buy?
Currently, the WifiBlast Range Extender is only available for purchase via the manufacturer's website. It can also be found on Amazon.
The Bottom Line
There are several serious advantages involved in purchasing a Wi-Fi extender. It will allow you to reach more secluded areas of your home with the Internet, allowing you to complete the work you need to do in a more timely fashion.
However you might first want to consider working with your internet provider to see what can be done to improve Wi-Fi speeds and coverage issues, many are now offering improved networks and offering mesh networks to fully cover your property.
Further, you can try updating your router, and then consider one of the previously mentioned extenders from reputable companies.
If you have any experience with the WifiBlast, please leave your reviews below.
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WiFi Blast Scam
Yes I also know now it is a scam. I purchased mine 2 years ago and found it did not really help my WIFI issues, so I boxed it up and put it away. About 6 months later I got a phone call from a blocked number with and Indian or Pakistani accent stating that I had not set up the Wi Fi blast properly and that they would help me set it up. I was away at the time and said that I would not be able to do any setting up until next week and to ring me back... they never did.
I have just had another call today from an Indian person, again no caller id (this is now 2 years after I purchased it) stating that it was not set up properly and that they would help me set it up again. I said sorry I do not want to use it and he said that they would give me a full refund.
He passed me to his supervisor, also Indian who asked me to plug in the WiFi blast. I said no that it was not here so then he said that he wanted to send me some paperwork for me to fill out then they would arrange for it to be collected and a refund of $136.00AUD given. I said I would give him an email to send the paperwork to, he said no I would need to download TeamViewer and he would send the paperwork that way......RED FLAGS.
It is now going in the bin.
It's a Scam Full Stop, Do Not Purchase
Having purchased the wifiblast over 1 year ago and no success setting up or configuring even with guided instructions I just removed it completely and put it down to a wasted investment.
However earlier this week I was called out of the blue by someone purporting to be from wifiblast saying that my unit had not been configured as yet which was accurate. I was not able to take this call so instead advised the bloke to call on the next day. I forgot this appointment and asked to return call the following day when I was home.
He initially confirmed purchase details, model number, etc but was advised to download teamviewer which I have used previously. I was skeptical with this but proceeded, during this guided instruction to configure properly it then said unit no longer working or similar and said we can order a refund of your purchase to credit card which was relayed to me and was accurate.
Was then forwarded to a lady for refund that then requested I open my bank account for the refund to proceed, WHILST TEAM VIEWER was also open. This immediately raised an alarm as they could see all of my bank details but she pushed me further to say that this is how its done. I said that they can send this paperwork to my email instead. She said ok we will send you the email without confirming the address and tried hanging up the call. I tried to ask her for to wait whilst I retrieve this email and to this time nothing has arrived in my email account so I don't believe these people are actually from the web store I purchased from and have only one intention to scam whoever will accept this method of returning funds for something that does not work.
MY RECOMMENDATION, DO NOT UNDER ANY CIRCUMSTANCES PURCHASE THIS PRODUCT, IT DOES NOT WORK AT ALL. YOU'LL ONLY GET SCAMMED FURTHER WHEN THEY CAN SEE THE UNIT IS NOT OPERATING.
YOU HAVE BEEN WARNED !!!
For me the same. Don't buy it.
Ask for access to my computer?
Having purchased a wifi blast I did not experience the claimed advantages. Acquired about June 2020. What bothers and concerns me more was the phone call from supposedly Wifi Blast, about reconfiguring the unit or the need to, and the person on the phone(which was on No Caller ID) firstly inferred to a refund but needed my card number? To which I replied that he didn’t need my card number as he should be able to do a reversal as he / the company would already have it upon purchase!
Then he insisted that he needed access to my computer to do the reconfigure, stating that I only had 4 days to do it, to which my reply was ”There is no way you’re getting access to my computer.“ This seemed to aggravate him by his tone. Then a quick down hill from there as I was told the refund would be forfeited/ unit would be useless.
I thanked him for his **** product and service and hung up. (About February 2021). Only to receive another phone call today 23/4/2021 from a lady this time, after going through my product Id spiel I informed her about the call already received !!
By the time I finished, she had hung up. So make of it what you may, but glad to lose $40 bucks then everything? Still no one likes to be ripped off, this is the electronic age in which we live. Buyer beware! Make up your own mind? As I chose unwisely
WIFI BLAST admit they had their database stolen and you will now get calls from low lifes on a private number. DO NOT TALK TO THEM. HANG UP STRAIGHT AWAY. WIFI BLAST say it's your problem not theirs...
The wifiblast scam is still underway and they claim they need access to your computer in order to reconfigure the unit.
They need to be eradicated by law enforcement (but they aren't interested, so JUST STEER CLEAR).
Terrible product if not computer suavy. Have to create more passwords and usernames
I purchased this devise on July 10, 2020. As of today, July 23, 2020 I haven't received it. The shipping service is awful! I contacted customer service but they didn't provide me with any specific information. Below please find the shipping history with no end! Shipping started with UPS and now is with USPS.
07/22/2020 12:26 P.M. Hollywood, FL, United States Shipment Acceptance at Post Office
07/20/2020 12:09 P.M. Orlando, FL, United States Package departed UPS Mail Innovations facility enroute to USPS for induction
07/19/2020 3:46 P.M. Orlando, FL, United States Package received for sort by destination UPS Mail Innovations facility
07/14/2020 4:40 A.M. Fife, WA, United States Package transferred to destination UPS Mail Innovations facility
07/14/2020 1:06 A.M. Fife, WA, United States Package processed by UPS Mail Innovations origin facility
07/13/2020 10:06 P.M. Fife, WA, United States Package received for processing by UPS Mail Innovations
07/13/2020 6:00 P.M. Hayden, ID, United States Shipment tendered to UPS Mail Innovations
07/12/2020 8:11 P.M. Hayden, ID, United States Order Shipped
07/12/2020 8:08 P.M. Hayden, ID, United States Shipment information received by UPS Mail Innovations
I tried wifiblast, when it came, it didn't even power up, I wiggled it the light came on for a second then went off, tried other outlets and the same, it was clear that it had an internal open circuit issue.
I contacted customer service via email, she didn't offer a replacement, or even a proper return, instead her first email response was an offer for me to keep the item for a 65% refund, when I told her that it doesn't work 100% of the time, she got an attitude, and told me to return it but would still be partial refund.
After returning the item with a tracking number and signature receipt, it took me two months to get a refund and even had to get the credit card company involved.
Won't give you better speeds like they suggest
Wifiblasts.com is the maker of all original wifiblast. Due to its success, copycats of the product started permeating online. In 2020 Wifiblast International won a copyright infringement suit against a chinese company in a $2M lawsuit for using the name wifiblast.
If you talk to your internet provider, they will tell you that the speed is only guaranteed for a computer directly connected to your router via network cable, Wifi depends on the type of router ( I have an AC router), age of the computer, and hardware. I have a 200 Mbps speed service speed connection. Wireless 2.4 GHz gets me 62 Mbps download speed.,
Using the 5 GHz connection on a 4-year-old HP desktop with OEM Wifi gets 165 Mbps. on my 5 GHz connection 1-year-old HP laptop gets, 230 Mbps on a 5 GHz connection. My 5-year-old desktop, connected via Cat 7 network cable gets 234 Mbps. In conclusion, Any benefit is dubious. Save your money and upgrade your hardware. Wifi 6 is coming out supporting 1000 - 7000 Mbs.
Had problems with them. I found it did not help my wifi. They also said it wasn't set up properly and asked me to use Team Viewer and some other program that would let them into my computer. (very RED Flag) It's over 2 years since I purchased it and they keep ringing me me every few months. I have told them to stop but they still keep ring me. I hang up on them as soon as I know who they are. Also private number so I can't block it