Amazon.com.au:Customer reviews: Vonets VAP11G-300 Wireless Portable Wifi Repeater/Bridge/AP Modes, Pocket Design 300mbps Multi-Functional AP Signal Booster, Plug & Play High Power Wifi Hotspot Extender Amplifier, USB Powered
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Brilliant little dongle! Bought this when we moved the BT youview box up into the bedroom, as you may know the youbox a wired internet connection and though i would give this a try. Powered by the USB socket on the back of the box and it works a treat. Really simple to setup even for a novice with networking experience, instructions aren't the best but can make out what to do, even a simple youtube search will give a clear video on how to do it.
I have tested this for amazon prime streaming and so far it hasn't missed a beat. My router is sat in the living room and we have a solid brick built house so would expect some buffering but so far nothing! Have had this setup for a little over a month. Would recommend if you are looking to get over any hardwired issues and have limited plug sockets at your disposal!
Works really well, I needed to connect a none wireless printer to my WIFI to make it wireless, works really well. As other have mentioned the setting-up instructions are really bad, these really do need sorting. In essence plug it into you PC/laptop, go to your WIFI and look for it, I made the mistake trying to find it as a drive, no its a WIFI connection. When connected, go to the web address stated in the instructions, the default password is 12345678 easy to miss in the instructions as it highlights another password. Once in, select the settings and you will see a place to add your WIFI name and password. Once done simple press the reset button and wait for the light to flash very quickly, a couple of mins. It doesn't say it finished but once you see the light flashing really quick it is. Simply unplug and pop it into your printer, with a power source. Should work. Hope this helps. Dom
Not often I have the pleasure of writing a good 4 star review. This VAP11G-300 device does work well. Only one star lost on "Easy to install" as the Chinglish instructions whilst up there with the best could be a lot better and will be confusing to non technical peeps. I have used the device to provide a "wired" network connection to an aging Humax HDR-FOX-T2. Not only did it work after some experiments the throughput across my wireless (N 300 - straight line distance 23m thru 2 block walls & a floor) provides crystal clear HD (1080p) streaming using the Humax as a media server (decrypted) to any device. For my money this device is highly recommended although the more expensive VAP11ac might be a better investment long term (when the price drops a bit). Hint: to make setup a little easier if your wireless SSID is hidden, unhide it during setup.
I wanted to use this device as a WiFi connection for my FreeSat box which, as an older model, has to be hard wired and I recently lost the ability to do this. In this WiFi 'dongle' configuration the device acts as a bridge - that much I do understand - but despite following the instructions I got nowhere with it.
I tried several times to set it up using my laptop, including resetting the device repeatedly, but each time it got to rebooting itself to confirm the settings that the instructions told me to make I just got the twirling thingy. The instructions are pretty unfathomable unless you are a technical person and there are lots of 'advanced' things you can apparently do which meant absolutely nothing to me so best leave those alone.
Stupidly bought a PC without WiFi, no problem this thing came to the rescue. Setup instructions are simple enough to use, the interface on the PC is clear and uncomplicated. Set mine up purely as a bridge not as an extender so can't comment on the use of it with Wifi devices, only as a bit of kit to allow my non Wifi PC to have Wifi.
I am using this, along with some cable extenders/couplers to extend the WiFi into the garden. I'm using an RJ45 input that's coming from a powerline adaptor, and pretty much just had to plug it in then work out the correct website link to configure it a little and to change the SSID and password. I had to go to a Vonets page rather than an IP address link, and ensure my laptop was on the same network as the bridge, which was a little confusing but nothing too taxing. I gave the SSID its own name so it's a secondary network, so other devices don't get confused and it works nicely sending the WiFi signal out at least 8m into the garden. I'm now able to use my smartphone in the garden, and have been able to have an Echo Dot out in the garden to use Alexa (using a battery pack too and making sure the Dot was on the new network). Really happy with how this has worked out and how easy it was.
Have a number of these used to plug into Ethernet ports on a range of devices (desktop computers and media devices). This just works. As other have said, it's a bit odd to configure, definitely NOT intuitive, especially if you are the kind of person who is experienced in networking and always knows better. My advice is RTFM and you will be up and running in about a minute and will never need to touch it again.
Upsides: Does what it says on the box, so is an inexpensive way to connect devices which have an ethernet port but no wifi. Can be powered by USB or a separate PSU. Connects successfully to my BT Hub.
Downsides: The instructions aren't very clear and like other reviewers I found it took a couple of attempts to configure the gadget. Frustrating at the time but in fairness it didn't take too long. I wish it had an external antenna, so I could try something more directional. But that's partly because I have a strange requirement to connect something in the garden. Also, it only supports the 2.4 GHz wifi bands not the 5GHz wifi bands, but that's not a big problem in my case because the 2.4 GHz has longer range.
Bought this to connect my cctv dvr to my virgin media super hub via WiFi. I esed the USB port on the front of the cctv dvr to power the unit and plugged the rj45 into my laptop. ( ethernet port ) turned off the wireless connection on my laptop and opened my browser then typed in on the on the top search bar 192.168.254.254 enter. It brought up the home page for the device and I configured it to search for hot spots ( my virgin media hub ) entered the hub password etc then opened the WiFi repeater tab and clicked on the appropriate tab to connect to the Internet. It stated connected and I logged out. Then unplugged the rj45 ( ethernet plug ) and plugged it into the back of the cctv dvr and went through the cctv systems set up feature and hey presto it's connected to my hub via WiFi. Remember to use the USB on the cctv dvr to keep it powered do not unplug it. Its working great. However s little knowledge of setting up routers would be an advantage.