Netgear WN3000RP Universal Wi-Fi Range Extender

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NETGEAR WN3000RP-100UKS Universal WiFi Range Extender (WiFi Booster)

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Most people these days have a wireless network at home or in the office through which a myriad collection of laptops, tablets, smartphones and games consoles connect to the internet.

But even with the advances in technology the signal strength of the network is not always what we would want as we move further away from the Wi-Fi router, often because it needs to be placed close to the socket providing the internet, which is not always central to the area we wish to use the wireless network in. This can mean some areas of the home/office have a weak or even worse no signal at all just where we might need it most.

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Fear not, there is a simple solution – the Netgear Universal Wi-Fi Range Extender. The Netgear is cleverly designed to extend the range of an existing 802.11 b/g/n Wi-Fi network and handle transfer speeds up to 300 Mbps.

And setting up couldn´t be easier with the Netgear Push ‘N’ Connect function –

  • Plug Netgear Universal Wi-Fi Range Extender into a power socket (3 pin UK plug requires adapter for Spanish use).
  • Press the ‘pairing’ button (marked WPS) on your existing WiFi router.
  • Press the ‘Push ‘N’ Connect’ button on the Netgear Universal Wi-Fi Range Extender.
  • Your existing wireless network is now available over an extended area. The Netgear also has a LED to help with placement to get the best wireless coverage.

WPS pairing is supported by most modern Wifi routers, just look for the WPS button on the router or check with your internet provider to ensure your modem has this feature.

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And there is no need to be concerned about security, your existing wireless network passwords are still required to access your extended network, so your network remains secure. It is literally an extension of your existing network and its security protocols, with support for WPA-PSK, WPA2-PSK, mixed mode and WEP.

The Netgear is also fitted with an Ethernet port to allow connection of non-wireless devices such as TVs, home theatre devices – very valuable as some devices may not have WiFi connectivity.

Verdict

The Netgear Universal Wi-Fi Range Extender is an economical and easy way to extend your wireless network to those hard to reach areas of your home/office. And with the added ability of a fixed Ethernet connection older/non WiFi devices can still be connected without the need of long cables!

Specifications

Advanced Features
Extend Internet access for wireless devices like iPads®, iPods®, laptops, smart phones, game consoles and TVs
Repeats 2.4 GHz Wi-Fi signals from devices made by NETGEAR® and other brands
Dynamic LEDs display real-time network connection status
Fast Ethernet port to connect home A/V devices to the network

Package Contents
Universal WiFi Range Extender (WN3000RP)
Installation guide

System Requirements
802.11 b/g/n 2.4 GHz wireless router or gateway
802.11 b/g/n 2.4 GHz wireless adapter or Ethernet adapter and cable for each computer
Microsoft® Windows 7, Vista®, XP®, 2000, Mac OS®, UNIX®, or Linux®
Microsoft® Internet Explorer® 5.0, Firefox® 2.0 or Safari® 1.4 or higher
Supports Windows® 8

Standards
IEEE® 802.11 b/g/n 2.4 GHz
Fast Ethernet port

Security
Wi-Fi Protected Access® (WPA/WPA2—PSK) and WEP

Ease of Use
CD-less installation
Push ‘N’ Connect using Wi-Fi Protected Setup® (WPS)1

Physical Specifications
Dimensions: 112 x 74 x 45 mm (4.41 x 2.91 x 1.77 in)
Weight: 0.245 kg (0.54 lb)

NETGEAR WN3000RP-100UKS Universal WiFi Range Extender (WiFi Booster)

Rating:
List Price: £70.58
Sale Price: £203.39
(as of 10/20/2017 01:27 UTC - Details)

Availability: Usually dispatched within 24 hours
*Eligible For UK Free Shipping

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