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4.0 out of 5 stars Works but a nightmare to set up. Instructions for setting it up with the Panasonic KX-TG8424 base station
I bought the range extender as my Panasonic KX-TG8424 phones' range is pretty poor. This range extender was suggested to boost the signal by Amazon and the price and reviews of the Panasonic own brand range extender made that one unappealing.
The range extender is much smaller than I expected. Which is good. It is 12cm x 12cm. A plain black plastic rectangle...
Published on 29 Oct 2009 by SoftDog
6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Read M Car "SoftDog" review for installation instructions
I nearly sent the RTX 4002D repeater back because the installation instructions are useless if you are trying to use it with a Panasonic KYTG8421E. Fortunately I found M. Carr's review and his/hers instructions are perfect and the repeater is now up working satisfactorily
Published on 11 Dec 2009 by Supermalc
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Range Extender,
This review is from: RTX 4002 DECT Range Extender Booster Doubler Repeater (Electronics)I live on a Farm and previously was unable to get a signal from my phone due to
the stone walls in the farm buildings. Now with this positioned in an upstairs window I get a good signal
and saves me having to run back to the house to take the call!
5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars ARRGGGGHHHHHH,
This review is from: RTX 4002 DECT Range Extender Booster Doubler Repeater (Electronics)Firstly without softdog's review I would have killed the cat - so the cat is most grateful that someone made sense of the instructions that came with this product. DO THEY NOT USE THERE OWN PRODUCT. Do they not test the instructions by getting non tech people to set it up following their instructions. Do they understand the harm they are doing to the world's happiness and my wife's, by making sane men go insane. The trouble with products that are difficult to set up or to follow the instruction, it makes you feel inferior, thick, stupid, dumb; this can't be what the markerters of this product wanted; their customers feeling after receiving this product, that they have somehow failed in life by not being able to set it up. We all know how it feels when we cant get the computer to work but have some solace in knowing 98% of people struggle but when we are faced with a product that has one function and a very simple on off switch and that is it beyond your capacity to set up and to find after spending 6 hours at it all you have achieved is getting to know intimately, every nook and cranny, you feel like killing the first moving object that comes into your vision - in my case bagpuss. Buy it but pay homage to soft dog.
4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Dect Repeater sold by DST for Siemens cordless phones,
Now installed & working fine has given me a huge range compared to what I had previously & a lot cheaper than the Siemens product, would not hesitate to refer this product to any of my friends really has made the difference to my phone.
4.0 out of 5 stars Read the instructions properly,
This review is from: RTX 4002 DECT Range Extender Booster Doubler Repeater (Electronics)A bit tricky to install as I had to try many times... I had to find the instructions from another user (soft dog). Works well once installed.
5.0 out of 5 stars Just what I needed.,
This review is from: RTX 4002 DECT Range Extender Booster Doubler Repeater (Electronics)Needed to extend the range of the phone for use outside and ordered this. It was straight forward to fit and is working well.
5.0 out of 5 stars Seems to work perfectly.,
This review is from: RTX 4002 DECT Range Extender Booster Doubler Repeater (Electronics)Despite other reviews reporting setup issues, I found that it worked perfectly first time.
I just followed the tiny setup guide.
I plugged in the extender by the main phone and waited for a red light.I linked to a Panasonic (old) main station by pressing the 'search' button, waited for a green light on the extender and then moved it to an outbuilding. Bingo! Now my wife can call me on the intercom every 20 minutes to ask what I'm up to. Maybe I'll turn it off......
5.0 out of 5 stars Works Well,
This review is from: RTX 4002 DECT Range Extender Booster Doubler Repeater (Electronics)Living in a 1722 built property (thick walls with several different floor levels) this device finally allows me to use DECT phones throughout our home
It took a little while to get working (instructions aren't great and failed to refer to setting changes needed on the phone base unit itself (Panasonic), but once working has been faultless
Much cheaper than some other makes
4.0 out of 5 stars this product is hard to configure,
This review is from: RTX 4002 DECT Range Extender Booster Doubler Repeater (Electronics)Difficult to configure, but following the guide I found here it was up and running in a few minutes. After that, tuck it away in the garage or whatever and you'll never have to look at it again. Roaming to and from it is seamless, using my old Siemens S685 as a base.
4.0 out of 5 stars Worth it in the end,
This review is from: RTX 4002 DECT Range Extender Booster Doubler Repeater (Electronics)I too hesitated purchasing, but price and reassuring comments about it working, rubbish published instructions aside, spurred me on. Softdog's instructions looked favourite, but they did not work with my Panasonic KX-TG642ES. However, Cel's instructions did with a couple of mods. Before pressing the page button on the base unit (bottom right) I activated the Repeater option in the base unit set-up then pressed the page button per Cel's instructions. One other comment is be patient with the continuous beeping - it will stop and the red light on the repeater unit will continuously glow red. Then unplug and take the repeater unit to the desired location. Fortified by getting it working, I ordered another one to get to the darkest, furthest corner of the house. Given the variability in experiences that we all have had I wonder whether I will actually end up setting that one up the same way!
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent,
This review is from: RTX 4002 DECT Range Extender Booster Doubler Repeater (Electronics)Easy to set up and did exactly what I needed despite thick stone walls. On the wall it is fairly discrete with a reassuring led to show it is on. Also holds its link even after a power cut (at least 20mins) so good.
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