Updated: 10/02/2017 by Computer Hope

repeaterA repeater is an object that increases a signal's strength, so it can be transmitted and received over a greater distance without a loss in quality. These devices are commonly used with networks to help the lines running between network devices reach farther destinations.

Tip: Because a repeater only works at the physical layer, it is not as intelligent as a bridge, gateway, or router.

Hardware terms, Network terms, Relay, Repeat, Signal