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Extremely easy to set up - pretty much plug it in and go. Our router is on the 3rd level of a townhouse and we installed this in the basement and it works perfectly. I would absolutely purchase this again and would recommend it to anyone who just needs a little signal boost.
I have an aquarium light that could not connect to the home wifi network, and moving the router wasn't an option, so figured I would give this a try. I have been using it for a week so far and it's worked fine, provides the boot to the signal that I need, was easy to set up as well, took just a few minutes to set it up and get it working. I can't vouch for long term as it's been just a week, but so far I am happy with this purchase and the product is working as described.
I'll update in the future after I have used this item for a few months.
If you use the WPS button the setup is very easy and quick.
If you use the Web interface to setup, there are pitfalls. I first tried with the Dolphin browser (mywifiext.net) on my Android phone and it just did not work. I tried several times, resetting the extender each time, no luck!
I was going to return it when I decided to give it one more try with another browser. I tried with Chrome on Android. It worked!
I also noticed that to get internet I had to reboot my Android before connecting to the EXT wifi. Otherwise I could connect to the extender but without Internet. That may be specific to my Android phone though.
Once setup it worked fine and increased the range by about 60-70% for my situation, yours may be different.
The WPS feature doesn't work! Tried and tried and even did the factory reset and still no luck! Sorta got it to talk to the router, but progress stalled at 20% and stayed there.
The quickstart guide offers very little help. And there is no mention of connecting the ethernet port to the computer for setup. After some googling, buried deep in Netgear's site is instructions on connecting the WiFi extender to the PC (**are my notes to fill in some key info**):
- Connect your PC to the extender via Ethernet cable. - Assign your computer a static IP address. Before you change any network settings, note your current Default gateway (Windows) or Router (Mac) address. Use the IP address 192.168.1.249 and the subnet mask 255.255.255.0. **leave default gateway blank** - In your web browser’s address bar, enter the extender's default IP address: 192.168.1.250. - **enter your SSID and etc manually**
CONCLUSION: When it finally works it's fantastic, and really boosts the signal where my router fades. However, the setup was a pain, and if I didn't know a thing or two about tinkering with settings, I would still be waiting on the WPS to connect!
I wanted to knock off two stars because on how unhelpful the quickstart guide is and me having to find a workaround solution to get it to work, but once it did, it's great. So one star off.
We'll see about longevity or any issues that may come up, but so far so good!
Extiende tu red wifi a partes aisladas de tu casa o negocio aumentando la recepción como promete. Si lo vas a usar para aplicaciones standard como bajar paginas de web, Netflix, YouTube, redes sociales, etc. funciona perfecto. Sin embargo, aplicaciones donde haces recepción y emisión de audio/video en tiempo real, por ejemplo sesiones zoom o facebook live, ocasionalmente se alenta mucho. Supongo que esto tiene que ver con que la red wifi tiene variaciones de velocidad que no se aprecian en Netflix o Youtube porque estas aplicaciones hacen buffering y mientras que Zoom no lo hace pues es transmisión en tiempo real y entonces la calidad de transmisión se ve afectada. Fuera de este detalle, funcione muy bien.
The item arrived well packaged in working order. The contents in the box were sealed and complete with manuals in both English and French.
I have been using the N300 for a little over a week now and have had no problems. The signal to an area which was formerly a dead zone has been steady and with no interruptions. The set up was very easy, and the results were immediate. Concrete walls are a barrier no more, or so it would seem.
Four stars comes from a mild concern over the heat which the unit seems to generate. Based on the info provided in another review I decided to monitor the temp of the unit. Though it does not exactly get hot, it does warm up, which has led me to unplug it when it will not be in use for long periods of time. Startup after it has been plugged back in has not been a cause for any concern of difficulty.
I found the configuration clunky, mostly hampered by weak instructions. Once installed, it works as advertised.
Advice - when you first turn it on, wait almost a minute for the power light to turn GREEN before you attempt to follow any instructions. Also, if anything goes wrong - factory reset it and start from scratch. It adds _EXT to the end of your network name, which is annoying. If you go in to the configuration, you can rename it back to your Wifi name without the _EXT and it will work as you expect it should out of the box. Good luck! The setup really is a huge flaw. I bet they get a lot of returns!
Works well. Only caveat is that it creates its own Wifi accesspoint (it does not extend the current one) so you have to wilfully switch to this one when you are having issues with the original wifi point. I would have expected seamleass transition. Other than that, this unit performs very well and has been running non-stop since we bought it.
C'est le troisième "extendeur" que j'utilise et après une semaine d'utilisation, c'est le seul que j'aurai conservé. En 10 minutes à peine, il était fonctionnel et il fait une très bonne étendue additionnelle à mon réseau Wi-Fi existant. Et de plus, il m'a coûté la moitié moins cher que mes deux "extendeur" précédents que j'ai d'ailleurs retourné chez les commerçants.