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Netgear WN1000RP Universal Wi-Fi Range Extender

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  • Boost existing WiFi coverage
  • Helps eliminate WiFi dead zones
  • Improve WiFi strength for smartphones, iPads and other mobile devices
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Netgear WN1000RP Universal Wi-Fi Range Extender + ARCTIC P253 BT - Bluetooth (V3.0) Stereo Headphone, Built-in Mic, A2DP/AVRCP, iOS/Android/Windows - Silver/Black
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Product Information

Technical Details
BrandNetGear
Item Weight100 g
Product Dimensions5.5 x 6.7 x 3.4 cm
Item model numberWN1000RP-100UKS
  
Additional Information
ASINB009C9FQNQ
Best Sellers Rank 674 in Computers & Accessories (See top 100)
Shipping Weight259 g
Date First Available14 Sep 2012
  
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Product Description

Product Description

WN1000RP WiFi Booster for Mobile

NETGEAR WiFi Booster for Mobile amplifies WiFi coverage for mobile devices in the home by extending and strengthening an existing WiFi signal, giving you the ability to enjoy an improved wireless experience on iPads and Android tablets, smartphones, netbooks and e-readers.

Features

  • Boost WiFi - Amplify your network by boosting the WiFi signal around the house and even outside on the patio
  • Ideal for Mobile - Extend your WiFi network for mobile devices like iPads, iPods, Android tablets, e-readers, smartphones, and netbooks<
  • Reduce mobile data charges - Reduce 3G/4G mobile data usage by connecting to WiFi while at home
  • Enhance Existing Equipment - Keep your current equipment and improve coverage to eliminate WiFi "dead zones"
  • Easy Install - Simple install for all devices using a browser, no CD needed
  • Push 'N' Connect - Push N' Connect using Wi-Fi Protected Setup (WPS) allows for a quick and secure connection
  • Optimal Coverage - Real-time LEDs locate the best placement spot to provide optimal WiFi coverage
  • Universal Compatibility - Extends b/g/n WiFi signals from any existing WiFi router or service provider gateway like Belkin, Linksys, D-Link, AT&T, 2Wire, Verizon, EarthLink, NETGEAR and others*
  • Superior Security - Works with all security standards including WPA-PSK, WPA2-PSK, mixed mode and WEP
  • NETGEAR Green features - Power on/off button, 80% recycled packaging
WN1000RP Home Diagram
NETGEAR WN1000RP
NETGEAR WN1000RP
DYNAMIC LED INDICATORS

Finds best location for optimal WiFi coverage and displays real-time, end-to-end network status.

wn1000rp Dynamic LEDs
  • Connection status between router/gateway and Extender
  • On/off status of Extender
  • Connection status between Extender and PC
PUSH 'N' CONNECT

A secured connection at the push of a button

Push to connect step 1

STEP 1: Install CD and push the button on the adapter

Push to connect step 2

STEP 2: Push the Push 'N' Connect button on the router

Push to connect step 3

STEP 3: Secure wireless connection

*May not be compatible with WiFi routers or gateways whose firmware has been altered or changed, including without limitation certain open source routers, or other WiFi routers or gateways with non-standard or outdated firmware.

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Universal Compatibility
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
Performance N150 N300 N600 N600 AC750 AC1200
Wired to WiFi Adapter N/A 1-port 4-port 1-port 1-port GigE 5-port GigE
Mobile Device Setup
FastLane Technology

Box Contains

Wi-Fi Booster for Mobile
Installation Guide

Customer Questions & Answers

Customer Reviews

3.5 out of 5 stars

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

10 of 10 people found the following review helpful By nigel on 29 Sep 2014
What a waste of money. Thought this would be a cheap solution to a poor WiFi area in the house I share. Positioned it 1/2 way between the (BT) router and the no coverage area as instructed, green light for the signal so I assumed all was good. Connected the laptop to set it up and......
The original BT signal is stronger than the _ext signal unless you hold your mobile next to it. Worse still it seems to kill the speed also. We don't have fast internet, average of 2.5 mbs/s but through the netgear extender all I could manage was 0.6 mbs/s?????

Don't waste your money on this rubbish. Shouldn't have gone for the cheap option and should have bought home plug solution in the first place.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Malvern Buyer on 16 Jun 2014
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We only needed this unit to extend our range a few feet more than the current range of our router but alas it couldn't do that. In fact when we placed this in the room next to the router the signal in that room was still stronger from the router than it was from this extender.

There are traffic lights to indicate the signal strength. If the extender is in the same room the light is green to show a good strength connection. However you only have to move it one room either way and the light is red. Our rooms are small, I am only talking 12ft from the router.

On the plus side the setup is a snip, you only press 2 buttons and bingo it has connected to your network and applied your current security settings. For us this was wpa2. I have given 2 stars purely for this.

No use to us though if it cannot actually extend the signal. What a shame, it seemed so hopeful. Our main router is Netgear and we have always been really happy with them.

Ah well time to box up and return. I think maybe we have been unlucky with a duff unit as there are so many positive reviews for this unit, hence why we bought it in the first place. It shows a poor strength connection in every room so maybe the aerial inside just
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By JohnnyR on 13 April 2014
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I have tried this in several locations around the house but in each case the signal from it is even less than that of the WiFi router I am trying to boost. Perhaps it should have been called an 'anti-range extender'. I haven't read any of the other reviews, just took it at its word. In short it 'doesn't do what it says on the can'. In the end I went for one of those plug-in powerline adapters and these seem to do the job fairly well.
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16 of 17 people found the following review helpful By Dominic Contardi on 11 Jun 2014
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Netgear equipment always used to be good solid, reliable, value for money equipment for setting up home networks, and in the past I have recommended and set up home networks for family, friends and colleagues using Netgear equipment.

Unfortunately in more recent times I have had the misfortunate to experience extremely poor wireless routers, powerline adapters, NAS devices and now this Wi-Fi extender made by them.

As others have commented, the WPS connection to a BT HomeHub just doesn't seem to work. No big deal for me, I always prefer to get into the guts of the device and setup the connection manually, so went for this option instead, and got the extender to talk to my HomeHub successfully.

The reason for buying a WiFi extender? Obviously to extend my WiFi signal into the far corners of my house which are just on the edge of the otherwise excellent signal from the HomeHub.

Does this device do this? No.

Using an iPad to connect to the extender, I get the full three WiFi bars if I'm standing directly in front of the extender, within a few metres. If I move to the side of the extender, within the same room, barely 2m from it, it suddenly drops to 1 bar. In my other upstairs rooms, I'm getting 1 bar from the extender, while still managing 2 bars from the HomeHub.

So basically, utter rubbish.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By G. Smith on 20 Mar 2014
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It extends the range as said but .............. It does not handle 5Gig range, so if you have a 5Gig router this will not work, my router is dual band so it at least extended the range on 2.4Gig ... second problem it will halve your broadband speed which might be OK if you just want to extend the range for casual browsing on your tablet anywhere in the house but if you are wanting the same performance as router on the expanded network then forget it.

If you are wanting the same speed on an extended network then look at buying a dual channel range extender. To be fair the set up was easy and it installed with not problems, just not what I was expecting.
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79 of 89 people found the following review helpful By KS on 22 Dec 2012
I was confused a bit by it being called 'for mobile' because really it boosts signal to anything. Easy to set up and worked right away on my laptop which is 2 thick walls away from my router. My internet has never been so fast. Thankfully have not had to use the customer helpline which sounds pretty bad...

Edit 2 weeks later: OK just feel the need to edit this a bit, as although it works MOST of the time, the extender quite often just drops the internet signal for minutes at a time. Right now I'm writing this connected to my original wifi signal, as my laptop is unable to connect to the _EXT one. Also I found that although internet surfing works great, download speed on the _EXT signal is a lot slower than on the original signal. (80mins for a movie on iTunes vs 40mins on normal network)

Edit few months later: Well I've dropped this to 1 star now. 75% of the time, it connects but just says 'no internet access' on the _EXT signal. The SKY signal that it extends, is fine and has not stopped once. I only have internet on the extender 25% of the time which is useless.
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