A booster amplifies a signal – including any background noise. In contrast, a repeater actually recreates and broadcasts a new signal without the noise. Cellular repeaters are rare since to rebroadcast (and not just amplify) a signal requires close cooperation with the carrier. But Wi-Fi range extending systems typically are repeaters.« Back to Glossary Index
About Cherie Ve Ard
Cherie has been a full-time technomad since 2007 joining up with her partner-in-crime Chris, and is currently splitting time exploring North America by boat and RV.
Growing up in a high tech household, she was using the internet since before it was called the internet. She absolutely needed reliable connectivity to take her software development business on the road in 2007 to work remotely.
After answering so many questions about mobile internet on their Technomadia blog (view their personal Mobile Internet Setup) we set out to create the Mobile Internet Resource Center to help the nomadic community stay connected.