broadband booster

broadband booster

(1) A device that improves traffic in a broadband network. Residing between the router and the WAN modem (cable, DSL, etc.), it typically adds a quality of service (QoS) function for voice and video by giving real-time streams a higher priority than email, Web and other data transfers.

(2) A device that amplifies the antenna signal in a wireless network.
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Broadband Booster: A Broadband Booster is a plug-and-play device that is placed between your Internet modem and router that eliminates "Internet lag" in your network.
This can be thought of as the precursor to broadband boosters.
It is this departure from legacy broadband booster technologies that aligns Smart Booster with a unanimous carrier consensus for absolute control over devices operating on their respective networks.
For example, after one reviewer complained about the ineffectiveness of a broadband booster, another reviewer responded with detailed information about enabling the setting with their Internet Service Provider.
Utilizing Ubicom's StreamEngine technology has allowed Hawking to develop the HBB1 Broadband Booster which boosts the speed of time-sensitive Internet applications (such as online gaming, VoIP telephone calls and video streaming) by up to 400%," said Jason Owen, senior product development manager at Hawking Technology.
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