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Extend the range of your Wi-Fi network
Improves the quality of the wireless signal in your home
Increases your wireless speed when you are far from the router
Reduces the number of "dead spots" in your home
Compatible with all 2.4GHz wireless networks at 300Mbps or below
WEP, WPA and WPA2 wireless security compatibility
2 x 2dBi fixed antennae
Automatic wireless channel selection
Can be used as either a repeater or a wireless access point
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banned 8 Likes
mrjoez


I think this shows the profit margins that Companies like this enjoy!!!


I think this shows that some people don't understand retail.

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#1
Is this any good?
#2
Mrman123
Is this any good?

Took the very words out of my mouth...
#3
Looks like it needs to be hardwired into a router or an existing AP.

If that's the case it's no good for me. I'd prefer a wireless extender.
#4
Shambles
Looks like it needs to be hardwired into a router or an existing AP.

If that's the case it's no good for me. I'd prefer a wireless extender.

Going by trends on extenders, it would appear that's an ethernet port for connecting any wired devices to the network.

Think I might give this a go.
#5
does anyone know how does it work?
#6
For those who miss out, search a popular auction website for "Universal Wi-Fi Range Extender" and you can pick these up for around the same price, maybe a bit less.
#7
Also this 24-hour deal is "On promotion until 29/07/2012".

Edited By: thecresta on Jul 23, 2012 11:02
#8
thecresta
Shambles
Looks like it needs to be hardwired into a router or an existing AP.

If that's the case it's no good for me. I'd prefer a wireless extender.

Going by trends on extenders, it would appear that's an ethernet port for connecting any wired devices to the network.

Think I might give this a go.
Yep. A bit of research shows the ethernet port acts as a bridge for localised equipment like home theatres etc, so this device looks fine :)
#9
Shambles
thecresta
Shambles
Looks like it needs to be hardwired into a router or an existing AP.

If that's the case it's no good for me. I'd prefer a wireless extender.

Going by trends on extenders, it would appear that's an ethernet port for connecting any wired devices to the network.

Think I might give this a go.
Yep. A bit of research shows the ethernet port acts as a bridge for localised equipment like home theatres etc, so this device looks fine :)

Could you use it to get your XBOX online too?
#10
Ordered, and heated. Nice to see they do PayPal now :3
#11
dblake

Could you use it to get your XBOX online too?

I no havvy xbox. Aren't they wireless anyway? I dunno - don't do consoles :{
1 Like #12
mrjoez

I think this shows the profit margins that Companies like this enjoy!!!

what,a difference of £5?
#13
Just what I was after!

Ordered - heat added :)
4 Likes #14
mrjoez


I think this shows the profit margins that Companies like this enjoy!!!


custardy
what,a difference of £5?


indeed! - it's comparing a UK highstreet retailer to a HongKong based eshipper.
banned 8 Likes #15
mrjoez


I think this shows the profit margins that Companies like this enjoy!!!


I think this shows that some people don't understand retail.
#16
mrjoez
Their regular price is £59.99

That is exactly 3 times the price!!!

I can't even bear to think how much Maplin pay for them. oO
#17
mrjoez
Their regular price is £59.99

That is exactly 3 times the price!!!

I can't even bear to think how much Maplin pay for them. oO

Which is why I tend to avoid Maplins whenever possible. They sell cheap electronics with stupidly high price tags.

I didn't bother with this in the end, after I saw they were being sold elsewhere for the same price. Also there are plenty of alternatives on other sites like Amazon that don't smother the socket.
#18
Exactly £7 more than the identical item's rock bottom Ebay price for one with UK plug, shipped from Hong Kong with perhaps 2 weeks for delivery. This item does not need a LAN cable connection to work. The socket is used for initial setup. You place it just within range of your existing WiFi router and it throws the signal a deal further, e.g. into the garden or to other end of house. One of these in the loft might get your WiFi signal past think walls for example. The Amazon reviews seem to indicate it is fit for purpose.
#19
Just ordered, many thanks for posting
2 Likes #20
You can get a D-Link DIR-615 router off eBay for less than a fiver, install DD-WRT firmware and achieve the same thing.
#21
What about this one, £19.88 delivered at Amazon does it do the same job?
#22
the idea of this is, if you have your main router in your living room then the extender would work best in the room directly above, which would make your signal improve no end upstairs (even in the loft)
#23
gogosteve
What about this one, £19.88 delivered at Amazon does it do the same job?

Yeah, not bad with wireless N
#24
Is this basically Home/ethernet plug ? how does it work
#25
brian1986
gogosteve
What about this one, £19.88 delivered at Amazon does it do the same job?

Yeah, not bad with wireless N

Reviews aren't very good and you'd have to configure it correctly with your existing network. as opposed to these which are just "plug it in" and go!
#26
Ordered - good find op. Have some heat!
#27
nanuek
You can get a D-Link DIR-615 router off eBay for less than a fiver, install DD-WRT firmware and achieve the same thing.

That was my thoughts, except i have bought two and managed to brick both of them! lol
#29
I think they should make the HOMEPLUG (plugin in the wall eithernet extenders) with built in WIFI too?
Otherwise the only place i would have a use for one of these would be far away from my router (hence homeplug) i guess i could plug this into the front?

ALSO, would it not be possible to just connect a 2nd wifi cable router to an eithernet / homeplug?

JUST THINKING OUT LOUD
#30
mrjoez

I think this shows the profit margins that Companies like this enjoy!!!

er durr, no...both are retailers - if you knew the wholesale/shipping price then that will be more accurate - id be surprised if maplins paid over £5 a unit
#31
Would this help to increase the speed/quality of devices currently some distance away from the router?
#32
Now do I really need one of these as well?
#33
jacthalad
I think they should make the HOMEPLUG (plugin in the wall eithernet extenders) with built in WIFI too?
Otherwise the only place i would have a use for one of these would be far away from my router (hence homeplug) i guess i could plug this into the front?

ALSO, would it not be possible to just connect a 2nd wifi cable router to an eithernet / homeplug?

JUST THINKING OUT LOUD
Yes, you could connect your primary and secondary wireless router using a homeplug and get WiFI in both locations. I believe this would get you better LAN speed when connected on the second router as the wireless communication between the routers cuts into the bandwidth.
#34
Looks very similiar to these ones selling on ebay for around £20 (or less if you order from China or Hong Kong)...
#35
Can this be used at the other end of a homeplug/powerline adapter to make it wireless? Or is the ethernet port solely an 'output'?

Thanks
#36
Doing Paypal in most instances may not be such a good thing, yes it saves on entering your delivery details etc, but PayPal's protection for on-line sales is very very limited compared to your vanilla credit card...
#37
mrjoez

I think this shows the profit margins that Companies like this enjoy!!!

In this case, $29.70 = £19.18, well above the £12 import exemption, so in theory if you buy from DX it should be subject to £3.84 vat, £1.54 duty, and often a £10 handling fee from the courier. Yes, you probably won't get charged it given the way DX do their "gift" customs notes, but it's basically the same price at both retailers. Plus Maplin have to pay for store rental, UK staff wages, and advertising, so it's not surprising that they try to sell it for more normally.
#38
custardy
mrjoez

I think this shows the profit margins that Companies like this enjoy!!!

what,a difference of £5?

lol exactly hardly worth getting excited about.
banned#39
dblake
Shambles
thecresta
Shambles
Looks like it needs to be hardwired into a router or an existing AP.

If that's the case it's no good for me. I'd prefer a wireless extender.


Going by trends on extenders, it would appear that's an ethernet port for connecting any wired devices to the network.

Think I might give this a go.

Yep. A bit of research shows the ethernet port acts as a bridge for localised equipment like home theatres etc, so this device looks fine :)


Could you use it to get your XBOX online too?

WTF! oO
banned#40
JimFletch
Would this help to increase the speed/quality of devices currently some distance away from the router?

that the whole point of it! oO

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