300Mbps Wireless-N WiFi Repeater 802.11N AP Network Range Router Extender Booster - UK Plug - only £15.95 delivered - sold by TimeTop and fulfilled by Amazon
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300Mbps Wireless-N WiFi Repeater 802.11N AP Network Range Router Extender Booster - UK Plug - only £15.95 delivered - sold by TimeTop and fulfilled by Amazon

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Found 10th Sep 2013
Decent price for a 300mbps wifi extender - cheaper than the 150mbps one from Aria.

Brand new - Dispatch same day - The WiFi Repeater is a combined wired /wireless network connection device designed specifically for small business, office and home office networking requirements. It can expend the signal distance up to 300 meters. It also works well with other 802.11g and 802.11n protocol wireless products. 1.Maximum WLAN security with WPA2, WPA and WEP (128/64). 2.Software wizard for simple setup. 3.Access to the Internet for computers located on the edge or outside of the range of your access point. 4.Support Wireless Repeater Mode and Standard AP Mode. System requirments: - WLAN access point/client according to IEEE 802.11n, g, b. - 110 ~ 230-volt socket. - The WLAN client must support at least the WPA encryption standard. - WLAN access point and the WLAN client with automatic IP address assigment(DHCP). - Forwarding of IPv4-based protocols/Address Resolution Protocol. - The network name (SSID) of the WLAN access point must be set to "visible". Specifications: Frequency range: 2.4-2.4835GHz Wireless transmit power: 14 ~17 dBm (Typical) Wireless Signal Rates With Automatic Fallback: 11n: Up to 300Mbps(dynamic) 11g: Up to 54Mbps(dynamic) 11b: Up to 11Mbps(dynamic) Modulation Technology: DBPSK, DQPSK, CCK, OFDM, 16-QAM, 64-QAM Receiver Sensitivity: 300M: -68dBm@10% PER / 150M: -68dBm@10% PER / 108M: -68dBm@10% PER / 54M: -68dBm@10% PER / 11M: -85dBm@8% PER / 6M: -88dBm@10% PER / 1M: -90dBm@8% PER 2dBi ceramic chip built-in antenna. Require 110 ~ 230-volt socket Product dimensions: 11 * 6 * 7cm Product weight: 101g Networking cable: 1M Package size: 22 * 11.8 * 6.8cm Package weight: 219g Note: If you need to reset the Wi-Fi Repeater, you need press and hold the reset button inside the tiny hole for 10 seconds. Package: 1* WIFI Repeater UK Plug 1* RJ45 Networking Cable 1* User Manual

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I've bought this some time ago and I am not happy at all, needs to be rebooted pretty often to reconnect to my main router.

I have the same issue, customer services is pretty much non existent with a no-name device like this

FiveDots

I've bought this some time ago and I am not happy at all, needs to be … I've bought this some time ago and I am not happy at all, needs to be rebooted pretty often to reconnect to my main router.



Glad I held off there for a few seconds.......sorry its turd bud.

In light of the above, can anyone recommend a decent one of these? Most seem to have shatty reviews buts its hard to filter out comments by people who have no idea what they are doing that could be clouding a good judgement.

Cheers
A

Thats a shame as it looks pretty good with the cabled connection too.

FiveDots

I've bought this some time ago and I am not happy at all, needs to be … I've bought this some time ago and I am not happy at all, needs to be rebooted pretty often to reconnect to my main router.



I have installed the Netgear WN1000RP and it works flawlessly, but costs around £30.


Generic brand. Wouldn't recommend for anything but light use.

tommyt

I have installed the Netgear WN1000RP and it works flawlessly, but costs … I have installed the Netgear WN1000RP and it works flawlessly, but costs around £30.



£25.00 atm Currys/PC world on Ebay

Yeah. these are pretty poor! Drop out daily without any useful support!

Although I've not used it as a repeater, I have the TP-Link TL-WR702N running into a homeplug adaptor at my parents house and it works great:

amazon.co.uk/TP-…ter

I have one of these and seems ok, but I tend to switch it off when its not needed

amazon.co.uk/Hua…ter

Might cancel my order

jinjur

Glad I held off there for a few seconds.......sorry its turd bud.In light … Glad I held off there for a few seconds.......sorry its turd bud.In light of the above, can anyone recommend a decent one of these? Most seem to have shatty reviews buts its hard to filter out comments by people who have no idea what they are doing that could be clouding a good judgement.CheersA



TPLink ones work fine, avoid the cheap generic Chinese ones.

amazon.co.uk/TP-…JVW

I voted this deal cold, as with these units it is a case of buy cheap buy twice.

Edited by: "fishmaster" 10th Sep 2013

most of the reviews on Amazon seem decent.

fishmaster

TPLink ones work fine, avoid the cheap generic Chinese ones. … TPLink ones work fine, avoid the cheap generic Chinese ones. http://www.amazon.co.uk/TP-Link-TL-WA850RE-300Mbps-Universal-Extender/dp/B00AHXXJVWI voted this deal cold, as with these units it is a case of buy cheap buy twice.



Cheers, I just ordered one of those, for an extra £5. Might as well get some peace of mind, firmware updates and a light that actually shows signal progessive quality making locating in a decent spot a doddle.

Is it better to get a good one of these or get home plugs set up instead?

hasan6958

Is it better to get a good one of these or get home plugs set up instead?


Depends on your wiring. I couldn't get a home plug to work in, say, my kitchen as it was on a different circuit. The TPLink 850 wireless one works fine, and is now £20.99 from Amazon.
Edited by: "vidl" 10th Sep 2013

fishmaster

TPLink ones work fine, avoid the cheap generic Chinese ones. … TPLink ones work fine, avoid the cheap generic Chinese ones. http://www.amazon.co.uk/TP-Link-TL-WA850RE-300Mbps-Universal-Extender/dp/B00AHXXJVWI voted this deal cold, as with these units it is a case of buy cheap buy twice.



Thanks Fishmaster, was originally looking at the TP Link 150mb versions going for £18 or so quid on HUKD, Im pretty sure the TP Link 300mb had been going for around £26 on Amazon but had 4 week lead time so glad I held out for the 300mb version you quoted. Was originally looking at the generic Chinese versions but seen some differing reviews, there was even one where Amazon had suspended sales as there were customer reports that the item was incorrectly described
Cheers

Just read the negative comments and I was surprised so many are having a bad experience with these things. I've had one for quite a while and it has worked fine for me as a repeater for my Belkin router - can't remember having to reboot it. It is important NOT to give it the same SSID as your main WLAN (which seems counter intuitive to me as this is how business grade systems are usually set up) and this wasn't particularly clear in the Chinglish instructions.

The only other issue I had was when I thought WiFi was cutting out regularly - it turned out that the scheduler was turned on and the clock on it not properly set. My own daft fault really but once I sorted that things were fine.

Maybe the reason I don't have problems when others do is because it is picky about the routers it connects to. Throughput is not great, but that's the nature of a repeater (i.e. less than 50% of normal WiFi speeds while it splits its time between talking to you and talking to the router).

If this isn't for you but you need something on a budget the Huawei WiFi repeaters seem to get mainly positive reviews but I have no personal experience of these.

vidl

Depends on your wiring. I couldn't get a home plug to work in, say, my … Depends on your wiring. I couldn't get a home plug to work in, say, my kitchen as it was on a different circuit. The TPLink 850 wireless one works fine, and is now £20.99 from Amazon.



+1 for me re Homeplug problems - I live in an old house with crap wiring so Homeplug speeds extremely poor.
Edited by: "me_lee" 10th Sep 2013

My friend bought one of these. It wasnt much good until he flashed the updated firmware: aidymp.weebly.com/3/p…tml

Works great now.

me_lee

Just read the negative comments and I was surprised so many are having a … Just read the negative comments and I was surprised so many are having a bad experience with these things. I've had one for quite a while and it has worked fine for me as a repeater for my Belkin router



Heh

On a more serious note, I would advise everyone to set the SSID of this to the same as their main router. If you don't, you have to set up two network profiles on your device, and you have to reconnect when you move between the two, which seems a little counter-intuitive.

I do feel that this product could serve you pretty well for light use, but if you need anything to really depend upon you should look to a more well-known brand.

I have a 300mbps access point downstairs, and one upstairs, both with the same SSID and they provide excellent coverage through a 4 bedroom house, including the conservatory and back garden, seamlessly.

Using in conjunction with a cheap TP-Link router with the wireless radio turned off and an Untangle drop-in firewall.

For anyone interested, it's the TP-Link TL-WA801ND (seen here) with two upgraded antennae each (seen here).

josephmccowie

On a more serious note, I would advise everyone to set the SSID of this … On a more serious note, I would advise everyone to set the SSID of this to the same as their main router. If you don't, you have to set up two network profiles on your device, and you have to reconnect when you move between the two, which seems a little counter-intuitive.



What is your information based on? I own one. The (admittedly poor) instructions specifically said not to do this. I tried it anyway. It caused lots of random network hangs (which seems to be a problem people are having with it!). Using a different SSID as instructed solved these problems.

All other kit I have come across advises using same SSID's but it does not work properly for this piece of kit. It is a PITA having to add additional profiles to your devices but hey ho, if you want it to work...
Edited by: "me_lee" 10th Sep 2013

jinjur

Glad I held off there for a few seconds.......sorry its turd bud.In light … Glad I held off there for a few seconds.......sorry its turd bud.In light of the above, can anyone recommend a decent one of these? Most seem to have shatty reviews buts its hard to filter out comments by people who have no idea what they are doing that could be clouding a good judgement.CheersA



Bought one of these from Amazon a few months back... no negative issues with it at all

in its specification at amazon.co.uk it only says wireless networks b & g which means maximum 54MBPS and not 300 mbps.
incorrect information............ and it only works on 2.5 ghz frequency.... I would add few more quids and will go for a better one...

Are these able to be used to plug in and connect to a public wifi that has a 'landing page' first?

I am not really sure how these work - do you set it to connect to a specific wifi network via ethernet first? then it just amplifies that signal?

Wondering if it would be useful to extend public wifi into the canteen at work as the employer's not doing anything about it.

netnwebsolutions

in its specification at amazon.co.uk it only says wireless networks b & g … in its specification at amazon.co.uk it only says wireless networks b & g which means maximum 54MBPS and not 300 mbps.incorrect information............ and it only works on 2.5 ghz frequency.... I would add few more quids and will go for a better one...



I think it's a mistake in the text - Amazon says "Download compatible with 802.11g/(54Mbit/s) and 802.11b standard (11Mbit/s)". I think they meant "Downward compatible" as this is definitely an 'N' device. Remember to half the throughput when acting as a repeater though.

You are right that it is single band, although this won't be relevant for people with 2.4Ghz only kit already.

It seems some have had problems some haven't, so I suppose it is a bit of a gamble. Looking at the Amazon reviews they are mostly clustered at the very top and bottom of the scale which seems to support that idea.

Before buying any new product first try using a concave cardboard with aluminium foil and keep it right behind the router. Objective is to magnify the signal strength that is being lost behind the router. I tried with simple cardboard and kitchen foil and my wifi signal strength improved a lot (nearly by 50pc throughout the house).
though this may not solve all problems for everyone, it's worth a try..

CDR

Are these able to be used to plug in and connect to a public wifi that … Are these able to be used to plug in and connect to a public wifi that has a 'landing page' first?I am not really sure how these work - do you set it to connect to a specific wifi network via ethernet first? then it just amplifies that signal?Wondering if it would be useful to extend public WiFi into the canteen at work as the employer's not doing anything about it.



I don't think anyone could be absolutely sure about whether this would work as it depends on the current setup - it may work but it's certainly not something I would try without my employers permission as they may have security concerns.

That's exactly how you set it up, although it doesn't technically amplify the signal - it creates a new signal for people to connect to and then passes their information back to the original AP via the original signal. So because it's not simply an amp, it has it's own security settings, DHCP settings, DNS settings, etc just like a traditional access point (in fact it can act as a traditional access point instead - bringing WiFi to a wired network if needed).

Delivered from HongKong, unreputable brand... personally wouldnt touch with a barge pole, will probably be shockingly made and fuse in a few days. Think I will stick to good brands with good ratings, sometimes quality counts above cost.

ordered and delivered - NO UK plug supplied. Amazon are now giving me my money back after putting a claim in. Item supplied with a 2 pin plug ? for Japan/China. Seller useless and did not make contact despite my attempts to get hold of them. One good thing, it arrived fairly quickly.

leeroy999

ordered and delivered - NO UK plug supplied. Amazon are now giving me my … ordered and delivered - NO UK plug supplied. Amazon are now giving me my money back after putting a claim in. Item supplied with a 2 pin plug ? for Japan/China. Seller useless and did not make contact despite my attempts to get hold of them. One good thing, it arrived fairly quickly.



That's a bummer - mine came with a 2 pin plug installed (presumably the same as yours) that you had to replace - you pushed a tiny button and it sprang off so you could put the UK 3 pin one they supplied in (a bit like some newer phone chargers do when they are meant for lots of different territories). A shame the seller hasn't responded - I guess it would have been fairly simple for them to send the missing bit out. Their loss...

me_lee

That's a bummer - mine came with a 2 pin plug installed (presumably the … That's a bummer - mine came with a 2 pin plug installed (presumably the same as yours) that you had to replace - you pushed a tiny button and it sprang off so you could put the UK 3 pin one they supplied in (a bit like some newer phone chargers do when they are meant for lots of different territories). A shame the seller hasn't responded - I guess it would have been fairly simple for them to send the missing bit out. Their loss...



It was supposed to have the UK adapter with it but it didn't - It's a simple fix to swap from 2 pin to UK if you're supplied with one. As you say, It's a shame the seller failed to deal with the issue, thankfully Amazon agree with me and are giving me a full refund.
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