NETGEAR Powerline Wireless Range Extender WGXB102 - £9.97 @ PCWORLD *instore* - HotUKDeals
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NETGEAR Powerline Wireless Range Extender WGXB102 - wireless access point

As home networking continues to spread and evolve at rapid speed, some users find that their wireless router does not reach all corners or their home, or that they would like to have their wireless network originate from a point of their choosing, rather than be tethered to the point where the Internet enters their home. Other users would rather have a wireless network where no product is on the floor, and no cables are visible at all.

The WGXB102 allows the user to have their wireless network originate from the middle of their home, or from even the furthest extremity, with no cables visible. The kit consists of the XE102 Wall-Plugged Ethernet bridge and a WGX102 54 Mbps Wall-Plugged Wireless Range Extender. The XE102 connects to an existing wired or wireless router from any vendor, and the WGX102 can be plugged into any electrical outlet to create an area of wireless access.

This comes with 2 units:
a "normal" homeplug unit (normally £20+ on its own!)
a wireless homeplug unit, which gives laptops in that room wireless access

INSTORE deal, PCW Liverpool had a few of them
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#1
i got it for 7.99 from pc world
never posted it because it is a miracle if you can find 1!!!!
#2
Cant see you got this for that prive as they are around 80 notes everywhere else, think your pulling a farce one here
#3
#4
I'm seeing a fair number of cheap power-line network adapters and I think it's probably because the IEEE has finally settled on one "standard".
What effect this has on the market as a whole, I'm not sure. I would make sure that you get a complete system in if you buy any as they may not be compatible with the official standard further on down the line.

http://www.telecoms-mag.com/article.asp?HH_ID=AR_4690

Standards are great, that's why we have so many of them.
#5
Lots of reviews on Amazon:
http://www.amazon.co.uk/review/product/B000ENOR3E/ref=dp_top_cm_cr_acr_txt/280-4573796-4132863?_encoding=UTF8&showViewpoints=1

Difficult to set up?

I was under the impression the Netgear's stuff was not the same system as the majority of Powerline gear on sale (Homeplug 1.0) I suppose this won't matter if you are not planning to use Homeplug stuff, but to be honest, the benefit of it is to get around Wireless drawbacks anyway, it is ULTRA simple to set up, and for most users, a simple powerline setup would give better results, although of course this would potentially get round situations where eg outbuildings are on a different power supply to the main house.

IF, (and that is a big IF for PC World xx.97p offers) you can find one, I suppose it might be a cheap solution for someone, but most can easily benefit from some 85Mbs or better 200Mbs units to get away from wireless altogether!
#6
if anyone can pick me up a set i would be so grateful, i've got no PC world that i can get to!
#7
Not much use if you don't live near PC World Liverpool then...
banned#8
whats the 6 digit sku code?
#9
Fanimal
Cant see you got this for that prive as they are around 80 notes everywhere else, think your pulling a farce one here


time to eat some humble pie me thinks:-D
#10
jihadijulz;4717781
whats the 6 digit sku code?
486883 is my best reading off the receipt above.
#11
Anyone found these?
#12
Anyone know the Power Usage on these babys?
#13
IMHO - Please be warned these things are rather C**P !!

I installed these for 3 clients/friends who needed to extend there LAN within their respective homes (hardwire cabling was going to be too disrubtive) .... problems experienced were :-

- Loss of configuration, for no apparent reason
- Units overheating, then failing - needing a return
- Netgear CS / Tech Support was effectivly non-existant for this product, Staff in India did not have the "scripts" nor, could they even find the product on their "support database", when a return was required ! I ended up raising a call to Netgear US to get the issue resolved !!

As far as i'm aware - only one of the three sets of units deployed still works 18 months later !!

PS - No disrespect to the OP, but i'm not impressed with it .... even for less than a tenner !!
#14
star999999
IMHO - Please be warned these things are rather C**P !!

I installed these for 3 clients/friends who needed to extend there LAN within their respective homes (hardwire cabling was going to be too disrubtive) .... problems experienced were :-

- Loss of configuration, for no apparent reason
- Units overheating, then failing - needing a return
- Netgear CS / Tech Support was effectivly non-existant for this product, Staff in India did not have the "scripts" nor, could they even find the product on their "support database", when a return was required ! I ended up raising a call to Netgear US to get the issue resolved !!

As far as i'm aware - only one of the three sets of units deployed still works 18 months later !!

PS - No disrespect to the OP, but i'm not impressed with it .... even for less than a tenner !!


Worth it for the 1 in 3 chance.
#15
Dave-T;4717730
Not much use if you don't live near PC World Liverpool then...

It was nationwide clearance last month - personally saw and bought them in Liverpool & St Helens - another member got one in Telford.
#16
kenan557
Worth it for the 1 in 3 chance.

I wouldn't say so, waste of a tenner when you could put it towards something that works.
#17
Lol... £10 was a stellar bargain and every one I bought is still working fine - you were just unlucky.

this is normally £94 everywhere:

e.g
WGXB102 @ ebuyer.com £94

the kit comes with a wired unit which costs £37 on its own:

XE102 @ ebuyer £37

I think its out of stock in pc world everywhere now though.
#18
..Just rang the PCworld help line and they said that they don't stock this item and the my nearest store (stoke-on-trent) hadn't had any netgear items in over 3 months!
#19
pishposhping;4722402
..Just rang the PCworld help line and they said that they don't stock this item and the my nearest store (stoke-on-trent) hadn't had any netgear items in over 3 months!


Seeing the deal is well over a month old, on a clearance item, available in barely any stores anyway, why would that be a surprise?
If a deal is any good it will be gone long before this time, so don't waste you time reading old deals, nor ours posting on dead threads
#20
Just got two packs in Basingstoke PC World at £9.97.

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