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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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.
As wi-fi and Bt Home hubs have improved over the years I've switched from several ethernet connected devices to just one left - a Nibe heat pump. I think the power plugs were on the way out with constant dropping of connections. This Vonet device was half the price of replacing them. Once configured and set up it was just plug in and play. A couple of points to watch out for (down to my ignorance). If setting up the Vonet device to work off another device, disconnect your wi-fi otherwise you won't be able to display the configuration webpage. I was confused by my router local ip addressing. The ethernet device keeps its ip address and the router gives another ip address to the Vonet. I had to buy a usb plug-in converter as the usb socket in the NIBE control unit wasn't powerful enough - its only used for downloading software. The manual is really straightforward and on YT there are quite a few instructions for installing this device. Finally, my router is reporting the Vonet connection at 5ghz, which is a bonus.
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.
I had it up and running quite quickly. I have a VOIP phone which was tied to the router. Now with dongle i can move the VOIP phone anywhere where there is power. The device seems very fussy about power requirements. I tried to use transformer at 5v 1 amp but it didnt work, and i even used a USB extension cable and the device did not work. To overcome the shortness of the cables i am getting a 1 metre extension ethernet cable. I am sure this will not effect its performance. Overall i am quite pleased. Well made little device too.
Needed this to hook up my security camera system to the Wifi to allow remote viewing. Setup was easy and it's worked seamlessly every since. Only slight issue is the constant flickering of the lights, not sure if this is configurable.
If you can get past the questionable English (both instructions and in the browser-based user interface), this device does what it's supposed to and has allowed me to get a ethernet-only device connected to the wi-fi. It wasn't difficult to set up / configure. I have had to restart it once, other than that it's worked perfectly for a while now.
Great unit for extending/connecting to your home wifi with units that don’t have built in wifi, have used this to connect freeview tv box to wifi, no need to run Ethernet cable around a room. Easy set up, unit small enough to hide behind tv.
Works great now just took a while to get it working. Almost gave up and i still don't know what i did different but now my wired freesat box is now wireless. Only didn't give it 5stars because of the problem setting up but now it is working I'm very pleased with it.