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Diamond Multimedia 300Mbps 802.11n Wireless Range Extender - WR300N (Old Version)

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  • Receives weak wireless signals and extends the signal range to greater distances eliminating wireless dead spots
  • Create a wireless network by connecting the device to a wired router/cable modem or DSL modem
  • Receives wireless signal from your home wireless network and convert to wired Ethernet connections for non wireless devices such as internet ready
  • Supports wireless 802.11b/g/n standards with one 10/100Base-T Ethernet port, 1 year limited warranty
  • HDTV's, gaming consoles (PS3) and internet ready blue ray players
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Technical Details

  • Brand Name: Diamond Multimedia
  • Model Number: WR300N
  • Connectivity Technology: ethernet
  • Width: 2.3 inches
  • Display Height: 2 inches
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Product Description

Product Description

The WR300N device can take an existing 802.11n wireless signal, repeat and send it to a longer range where it is too far away for the router or access point to reach. It eliminates the cable wires while providing the same reliable network connection. It can repeat and extend the wireless signal from virtually any 802.11n wireless router or access point that is launched on the market. It is backwards compatible with the 802.11b/g router or access point.

From the Manufacturer

The Diamond WR300N wireless range extender and repeater will increase the range of your existing wireless coverage removing those wireless dead spots and or weak areas of your network. It's like having three devices in one: the WR300N functions as a wireless extender to increase your wireless range, a standalone wireless access point to create a wireless network, and a wireless bridge to extend your home's Ethernet coverage.

Diamond Multimedia WR300N
Maximize your wireless coverage and eliminate dead spots or weak areas

The small form factor lets you plug the unit directly to the wall socket without any additional cables. For frequent travelers, this means you can bring your own wireless network on the road. Use in your hotel room to transform your wired Ethernet internet access into a mobile Wi-Fi network to share with multiple notebooks and smartphones.

Diamond Multimedia WR300N
Plug the small unit directly to the wall socket without any additional cables. View larger

3-in-1 Device

Wireless Range Extender

The WR300N receives weak wireless signals and extends the signal range to greater distances eliminating wireless dead spots.

Standalone Wireless Access Point

Create a wireless network by connecting the device to a wired router/cable modem or DSL modem. This small compact portable device can create wireless connectivity wherever you go. Use in your hotel room and turn a wired internet connection into a wireless internet connection.

Wireless Bridge Device

When functioning as a wireless bridge, the WR300N receives a wireless signal from your home wireless network and converts it to wired Ethernet connections for non-wireless devices such as internet ready HDTV’s, gaming consoles such as Playstation 3, and Internet-ready Blu-ray players.

Connect with Security

The WR300N is equipped with 64/128-bit WEP, Wi-Fi Protected Access (WPA), and the latest WPA2 encryption with TKIP and AES algorithm to protect your wireless network from unauthorized access. MAC Address Filtering for wireless links provides an additional layer of security for your wireless network.

What's in the Box

Diamond WR300N wireless adapter, LAN cable, install CD, Quick Start Guide, warranty.

Technical Specifications

  • Protocol/Standards/Support: Wireless 802.11b/g/n, Ethernet 802.3 10/100, 802.3u, 802.3ab
  • Network Support: OFDM 1024/256/64/16/8 QAM, QPSK, BPSK, ROBO
  • Security Support: Wireless: 64/128-bit WEP, WPA, WPA2
  • Operating System: OS Independent with TCP/IP protocol installed
  • Dimensions: 4.1 x 2.3 x 2.0 inches
  • Weight: .30 lbs

Which Diamond Multimedia Internet Device is Right for You?

WR300N
Wireless Repeater and Range Extender
HP200AV
Powerline HomePlug AV Ethernet Adapter
Networking Type Wireless/Wired Wired
Streaming Speed 300Mbps 200Mbps
HD Audio/Video Streaming Yes Yes

Product Information

Product Dimensions 4.1 x 2.3 x 2 inches
Item Weight 4.8 ounces
Shipping Weight 10.4 ounces
Domestic Shipping This item is also available for shipping to select countries outside the U.S.
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ASIN B005D5M136
Item model number WR300N
Customer Reviews
3.8 out of 5 stars 777 customer reviews

3.8 out of 5 stars
Best Sellers Rank #424 in Electronics > Computers & Accessories > Networking Products > Wireless Access Points
Date first available at Amazon.com July 15, 2011

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By Steven Schardein on November 23, 2011
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Recently I performed some wireless network troubleshooting for a client who owned a popular restaurant in a busy downtown district where wireless congestion was common. We tried switching wireless channels on their Wireless-G network using tools such as nSSIDer for assistance with analyzing the spectrum, but we didn't have any luck in improving the signal. The problem was that in the front area of the restaurant, guests could easily connect and use the internet without any trouble. But near the back of the establishment, thanks to distance of greater than 75 feet or so and a couple of large brick walls, the signal quality and strength was terrible. Worst of all, the offices were in the back of the building, roughly 100 feet away, and three or more walls separated them from the router.

Eventually we settled on this product. Once it arrived, setup was a breeze. I plugged it into a wall socket, gave it a moment to initialize, and then logged into its web server backend using a web browser pointed to the specified IP Address (don't worry; it's easy). From there, a wizard actually walks you through the available options: repeating or actually setting up a parallel (separate) network which shares the same internet/network connectivity.

It's pretty simple how it works in case you aren't familiar. The device connects as a client to the existing wireless network, then emits its own signal separately using, by default, the same network settings (SSID, encryption, and security settings) to either enhance the existing signal or add another network connectivity option with a separate SSID and even different encryption if you choose. This allows you to easily correct problems with poor signal quality, coverage, or range.
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Our house is pretty long, and it just so happens that my bedroom is located on the extreme opposite end of where our wireless internet is set up. I've always had to come to the middle of the house to get internet signal on my laptop, and for years I never realized it could be fixed with a simple $60 gadget (that really was super simple to set up). One thing about the instructions is that it says to turn off your wifi and plug an ethernet cable into the repeater, but I personally thought it was much easier to just use the wireless and manually select the repeater's wifi identity (and remember that the password it will ask for is located on the back of the repeater). I'm actually writing this review from my bedroom and I just finished watching a streaming episode of TV on Hulu...AND my new Google TV in my room is able to connect to the internet now too. Highly recommend.
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For the first 24 hours, I struggled with understanding why my speeds had decreased. Using a simple test like "Speedtest.net" I discovered, while my signal strength was great, my upload and download speeds were snail paced. I could not figure out what was going on, until I thought about what was happening.

To solve my problem, I first placed the unit next to my wireless router. Suddenly, my speeds were back to what I was used to. I then gradually moved the device farther away from my wireless router to see when the speeds started to drop. Voila! Problem solved.

The Repeater is designed to amplify your signal. However, like the old statement goes, "garbage in, garbage out." What was happening is: the repeater will amplify your signal, but this does not mean you are getting a clean signal back to your router. The repeater needs to have a strong signal to communicate with your router at full speed. If it can't, it will throttle back to a slower speed.

So, in summary, if you place this repeater in an area with a WEAK signal, it will work. DO NOT place it in an area with virtually no signal. The router's signal "bubble" and the repeater's signal "bubble" need to overlap. My repeater is centrally located on the first floor. This allows the wireless router (on the second floor) to talk to the repeater cleanly. The repeater then amplifies the signal to my basement. Problem solved.
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By ITPDenizen on September 7, 2011
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Hallelujah! I now have wireless all over the house (3000 sq ft). I have tried another repeater device (are you listening ASUS?). Worked for a couple of days, never had much of an extended range. It would lose the signal frequently. Finally gave up. Now this one, this is the champ. So easy to set up. Used my laptop. Disconnected my wireless connection. Plugged in the Diamond. Connected the Ethernet cable (enclosed) to the Diamond and the laptop. Opened Firefox. There was the setup interface. A couple of clicks and I was in business. I plugged in the Diamond in the hallway, and now I have a great signal all the way to the far end of the house. Get this one. So easy. More importantly (well, just as importantly) it works. Happy, happy.
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I have been working in IT for over 20 years and rarely find a product like this one where the design is clever, the setup is simple, and it works perfectly. I purchased this for exactly what the name says: a range extender / repeater for an existing wireless network. I simply unboxed it, connected it to my laptop, launched my browser, clicked on auto-configure, entered my encryption information and was done with the configuration. It was that simple. I found an outlet where my wireless signal started getting weak, plugged in the repeater and that was it. No shelf / counter / bookcase required; no power brick laying on the ground; no additional SSIDs to configure, etc. In addition to being a range extender you can also use this to create a new wireless network or wireless enable a USB printer but I have not tested those configurations.

6/20/2012 update - We have had two of these devices running at our church now for about 9 months. I have had to make a couple of minor tweaks to the configuration to keep everything running smoothly, especially after our service was switched to AT&T U-verse. I am not a big fan of the U-verse equipment and was not surprised that some tweaking was required. Here are some tips for others which may address some of the issues causing people to post poor reviews of this product:

1. Regardless of your ISP equipment, change the channel ID from "Auto" to something specific. Channels 1, 2, or 3 are good choices. Once you set the channel you may have to reset or even reconfigure the extender.

2. To reset the extender:
A. Push a paper clip in the reset button (bottom of device) for 5 seconds or more. Make sure the device is plugged in when you do this.
B. Turn off wireless on your laptop
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