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1.0 out of 5 stars Worked well at first but keeps dropping ever since, 22 Dec. 2012
This review is from: NETGEAR WN1000RP-100UKS Universal Wi-Fi Range Extender (Wi-Fi Booster) (Accessory)
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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Initial post: 18 Mar 2014 08:45:29 GMT
russell says:
did you contact the company and I assume you had a full refund from Amazon as not fit for purpose

Posted on 15 Apr 2014 12:57:31 BDT
Coggy says:
Just an observation. It could be because of where you located the signal extender. The further from the router you are, the more the signal is distorted and the more data packets are lost. All this unit does is reassembles broken packets and sends them on, and takes your signals and boosts them back to the router. If it can't pick up the router signals in the first place, it can't boost them. You should try positioning it half way, i.e. 1 thick wall away. It then stands a better chance of reading both your signals and the router signals and passing them on intact.

Posted on 18 Sep 2014 13:52:31 BDT
I've got to agree. I bought this, struggled to get my laptop to connect - hours on the phone to Netgear's (very keen to help) technical support - had it replaced and found that once it did connect, it didn't really make much difference. I've since bought the Netgear XWNB5201-100UKS 500 Mbps Wireless Powerline Adaptor Kit, which is three times the price and works brilliantly (it uses the building's electrical wiring to carry the signal from the router to a distant room). You get what you pay for, I guess.
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