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.
It is used to improve communications in locations within the normal coverage area of a radio system where the signal is blocked or shielded due to natural terrain or manmade obstacles." This can be thought of as the precursor to broadband boosters.
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