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5.0 out of 5 stars Good solid workhorse, 25 Sept. 2013
This review is from: Asus RP-N53 Wall Plug Wireless Range Extender (Accessory)
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The short range of wi fi signals is a nuisance. I'd had previously purchased a range extender but that was single band and as my Netgear router is sending out signals on both 2.4 and 5 ghz this seemed like a good option. Set up was very simple. Press the WPS button on this device then on your router (assuming it has one) and give it a couple of minutes and they will connect. Ideally this is done with the two devices in reasonably close proximity. Then relocate the extender to where you want it send the signal from and again give it a minute or two and it will hook up to the router. I now have two different band networks available over a much wider area than before. The 5 ghz band is also delivering impressive transfer speed readings.

It's a neat and stylish device which just plugs directly into the wall socket and can then be left alone (though I must say I did think that mine was running rather warm).

I did access the configuration menu just to have a look at how easy it would be to configure if you don't have a WPS button on your router. It looked pretty straightforward. You might be able to access it wirelessly but usually initial set up like that is done with an ethernet cable connected - for which there is a little port on the side.

Just out of curiosity I wonder if this would also act as a network gateway so I plugged in a network attached hard drive and to my delight was able to access it without any problem. I've thus been able to relocate that device to another part of the house and reduce the clutter on my desk.

In truth I don't think the range of the 2.4ghz signal is as good as on my existing range extender - but there's not much in it so I think this is a very solid, well made and effective piece of equipment.
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