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This review is from: NETGEAR N300 Wi-Fi Range Extender - Wall Plug Version (WN3000RP) (Personal Computers)
I have a Wireless N router (Linksys WRT160N V2) at one end of my house where my main Desktop PC is located. I bought a new laptop which i use 95% of the time at the other FAR end of my home and the signal i got was poor to fair.
I was looking to upgrade my signal quality to my bedroom as much as possible and purchased 3 different wireless N routers trying to accomplish this. None of them got any better range. I returned each router and then searched for Wireless N Range Extenders and came across this at Staples.
I wasn't too sure it would work but boy was i pleasantly surprised!
I bought it, took it home and had it installed in about 10 mins.
I placed it about half-way of my home and then went and connected my laptop and BAM! Excellent signal strength with 300.0 connection speed!
I am very happy with this product so far.
Highly recommended for those needing extended coverage of your current wireless setup.
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Initial post: Jul 23, 2011 9:53:55 AM PDT
Hi Mark, my name is Victor Lugo. Just a question about the conection, did you need anything else to connect the WN3000RP with your Linksys WRT160N v2?. I have a similar Linksys WRT160NL and I want to be sure that I won't have any connectivity problem between these two technologies
In reply to an earlier post on Jul 23, 2011 10:07:54 AM PDT
Last edited by the author on Jul 23, 2011 10:09:10 AM PDT
Mark Lawson says:
No i did not need to do or use anything else but plug the Netgear Repeater into the outlet and I used the WIFI protected setup option to connect the two and was online within 10 mins total. There is also an option if your router does not have that WIFI setup button to where you type in the address of the Netgear router, mywifiext.com and then just add all the settings there to which your Linksys is now setup with and you will be connected with no problems.
Netgear was designed to work with almost EVERY brand name router out there as a repeater and I still have had not a single drop in connection and get 300.0 Mbps with Excellent connection status on my laptop.
I love it!
In reply to an earlier post on Aug 4, 2011 9:25:55 AM PDT
Do you know if this wifi extender will work with unsecured wireless that is not your wireless router? I'm considering buying this for work to pick up the wifi signal from the hospital next to my building since we do not have wifi at work. Laptops can pick up the signal by my i-pod can not and I'm really wanting to have wifi for the ipod.
In reply to an earlier post on Apr 7, 2012 12:51:00 AM PDT
Last edited by the author on Apr 7, 2012 12:51:16 AM PDT
Hello. Is the AC adaptor autovolt? (100-240V)
Posted on Jan 14, 2013 4:41:36 PM PST
Does this extend the strength of the existing network or create a second network in the extended area that your devices must join?
In reply to an earlier post on Jan 14, 2013 4:55:21 PM PST
Mark Lawson says:
Let's say you're current home network is: NetGear ... Once you plug-in (install this) when you go to connect to the network with a device, you would see NetGear and NetGear_EXT and thus would connect to the _EXT.
It is simply am extension of the current wireless network you have.
In reply to an earlier post on Sep 18, 2014 4:55:48 AM PDT
Amazon Customer says:
Mark Lawson did you ever get a response regarding if it extends the network you currently have or if it is a second network
In reply to an earlier post on Sep 26, 2014 7:55:39 AM PDT
For me, it actually appears on my mobile as a second network but it just extends the range of the original network.
In reply to an earlier post on Jul 11, 2015 6:44:26 AM PDT
ROSARIO COLARUSSO says:
You should do both the things: replicate as-is an existing network with same sssid and password or create a new one with different pasword and ssid, all full customisable by the web interface following easy instructions on the leaflet included.