NETGEAR WN2500RP-100UKS N600 4-Port Universal Dual Band Wi-Fi Range Extender
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- Simultaneous dual band provides good coverage for devices like laptops, Blu-ray players, smart TVs and smartphones
- Extends the range of any standard single or dual band WiFi router or service provider gateway
- Provides security through encryption using WPA/WPA2/WEP
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Netgear WN2500RP Universal Dual Band WiFi Range Extender, 4-port WiFi Adapter
The Netgear Universal Dual Band WiFi Range Extender, 4-port WiFi Adapter extends dual band WiFi coverage for your wireless home office or home theatre network. It works with any standard router or gateway and enables a better WiFi connection for laptops, home theatre devices, smartphones, and more.
- Boost dual band WiFi: Simultaneous dual band provides great coverage for devices like laptops, Blu-ray players, smart TVs, smartphones, and more
- Works with Major ISPs: Extends range of any standard single or dual band WiFi router or service provider gateway
- FastLane technology: Offers maximum performance for streaming videos and gaming
- Four ports: Enables connection of multiple wired devices wirelessly
- Easy installation: Push 'N' Connect connects computers and/or routers to the extender quickly and securely – no CD or ethernet cable required
- Optimal coverage: Finds best location for optimal WiFi coverage with dynamic LED indicators
- Compatible: Works with any wireless a/b/g/n router or gateway from Netgear and other brands
- Superior Security: Provides security through encryption using WPA/WPA2/WEP
- Netgear Green features: Power on/off button, 80% recycled packaging
- Extends range of 2.4 and 5 GHz WiFi signals from existing WiFi routers
- FastLane provides high-speed WiFi over a single band, ideal for HD gaming and video streaming
- 4-port WiFi adapter for wired to wireless connections (Blu-ray players, gaming consoles, DVRs, internet TVs)
- Dynamic LEDs display real-time network connection status and optimal extender placement
- 2.4 and/or 5 GHz 802.11a/b/g/n wireless router or gateway
- Microsoft Internet Explorer 5.0, Firefox 2.0, Safari 1.4, or Google Chrome 11.0 browsers or higher for setup
- Supports Windows 8
- IEEE 802.11 b/g/n 2.4 GHz
- IEEE 802.11 a/n 5 GHz
- Four 10/100 (4 LAN) ethernet ports with auto-sensing technology
- Wi-Fi Protected Access (WPA/WPA2—PSK) and WEP
|Product name||N150 WiFi Range Extender for Mobile||N300 WiFi Range Extender||N600 WiFi Range Extender||N600 WiFi Range Extender||AC750 WiFi Range Extender||AC1200 WiFi Range Extender|
|Placement||Wall-Plug||Wall- Plug||Desktop||Wall-Plug / Desktop||Wall-Plug||Desktop|
|WiFi Band||2.4 GHz||2.4 Ghz||2.4 Ghz & 5Ghz Dual Band||2.4 Ghz & 5Ghz Dual Band||2.4 Ghz & 5Ghz Dual Band||2.4 Ghz & 5Ghz Dual Band|
|Wired to WiFi Adapter||N/A||1-port||4-port||1-port||1-port GigE||5-port GigE|
|Mobile Device Setup||✔||✔||✔||✔||✔||✔|
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The Netgear WN2000RPT, by contrast, was a dream. No fiddling about with temporary fixed IP addresses, subnet masks, network cables and CDs. It plugged into the mains, then after a minute or so broadcast its own wireless signal. I connected with that and was automatically directed to the range extender's own browser-based setup menu. Linking to my existing home network through that menu, and setting up network names and security codes, was simplicity itself.
What's more, the extender does not appear to be fazed by being switched off, breaks in the original network signal, or suchlike, things that had caused me such problems with my Edimax. It also has an on-off toggle switch and four network cable sockets (I haven't yet tried connecting to them) and a light which changes colour to indicate signal strength. Another light shows when a computer is connected.
I have only had the product for a day as yet, but as the tone of this review suggests I am delighted with it. So far as I can see it provides very acceptable signal strength and range. It is more expensive than some range extenders, but sometimes you get what you pay for. Recommended.
After spending a little time trying to set the extender up I found out why I was having some issues. This is what I did:
1. Before turning on the extender, check the networks on your machine. ( I for some reason had another 4 networks on my PC no idea why, but apart from your own router which you will see with your own SSID, any other that you do not know delete. (Because of these other wireless networks the extender would not connect to internet although it would to the router/modem)
2. Fire up the extender
3. Connect via wireless to NETGEAR_EXT which when you scan for wireless networks you will see.
4. Once connected open your browser, this will take you to the Netgear config wizard. (Make sure your extender is as far away from your router as you can) Carry out the wizard instructions.
5. You will need to enter your wireless network key for the extender to connect to your router/modem.
6. On completion you will now notice two of your networks (eg. NETWORK111 and NETWORK111_EXT one is your router/modem and the other with suffix _EXT is the extender.
Please be aware that if you have a good enough signal without the extender do not connect as this slows everything down I found. The extender is designed to be used "out of range" or on the border of a signal.
I highly recommend to anyone in a similar position this product.
To my surprise there is a button on the Wireless Virgin router which is the WEP button the manual describes, it's not labelled as such (it's got the Virgin logo on it) but is lit up, strange, it must be some kind of industry standard (you know how these instruction manuals can leave you wondering what you're missing), so the set up was easy enough for us.
The signal was boosted immediately and everybody then got one, it took a little configuring but we found that height worked best for us. The rule of being in the centre of where you'd eventually like the signal to end up was only part of the solution, there are of course many other technical settings to change on ones router e.g. Channel hopping, Frequency set to 5GHz...
In our house we had various different machines, makes and models so there was never going to be a perfect solution, but this was better than tin foil on a pan.
Having reached the point where the former was more irksome than the installation I went for the Netgear solution, partly hoping that my existing if oldish b & g Netgear router would be compatible with this new n-rated kit - it is.
Basically, unless you have a WPS button on your existing wireless router to match the one on the Extender, you are likely to go through the following pain threshold to achieve a working set up.
Read the inadequate set up guide, scratch your head, make a cuppa, then register your product on the Netgear website, which helps smooth access to 90 days of free telephone support.
Phone 0844 875 4000, and select option one which offers 'Technical support for all black and white products.' I thought this was some sub-brand of Netgear, but it is literally all their kit in black and white cases including this Range Extender.
You will quickly be in the capable hands of a technician who sorts it in 15 minutes. It's good to use an ethernet cable initially to transfer settings, so have one to hand - not included in the purchase and not mentioned in the guide. The telephone support is quickly accessed on a Monday after lunch and makes it all work. Why they cannot print this step by step set up process remains a mystery as I can read. But, hey, April, it was more fun chatting to you, so perhaps I shouldn't grumble. And just think of the remaining 88 days of free support ...
One other thing about the Netgear router and the new Extender - they both produce a signal which is like a fountain in shape - so a lot of the juice goes upwards - this suggests siting the units downstairs is the best solution as the first floor gets a good soaking. Four stars because the instructions rely on telephone support and the unit price is relatively high - but a secret 5 * for April ...
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