BT WiFi Range Extender - N300 £12.97 @ Currys
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BT WiFi Range Extender - N300 £12.97 @ Currys

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Found 27th Dec 2016Made hot 27th Dec 2016
Wi-Fi range booster, a cheaper version of NETGEAR EX2700 Mini 300 Mbps Wi-Fi Range Extender or for people who don't have Amazon Prime. If you prefer to buy this from Amazon and have Prime, you can get it here

Get fast, reliable and secure WiFi where you need it most in your home with the BT WiFi Range Extender.

Bring dead spots to life

This BT WiFi Range Extender works by plugging in to any regular socket within your current WiFi range, and it will connect wirelessly with your router, extending a reliable connection around your home.

It couldn't be simpler

Refreshingly easy to use, all you need to do is plug the BT WiFi Range Extender, and it will do the rest, performing brilliantly straight out of the box.

It works with any wireless configuration that you already have, and has easy to read LED indicators telling you whether you have positioned it in the best area - so all you need to do is sit back, and enjoy browsing the web from anywhere you like.

The BT WiFi Range Extender is perfect for all of your online needs, and great if you currently have rooms in your house that your router struggles to reach.

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Original Poster

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This is Amazon's price tracker, but it hasn't been this cheap before.

are these any good?

Original Poster

Haylhoo

are these any good?


They do what they say but overall success depends on how far away you are from it, how far it is from the original Wi-Fi source, the layout of the building, construction of the building etc...

It does boost your signal though. You can also try repositioning your router to see if you get improvements by having it central in the house, or closer to where you use Wi-Fi the most.

Original Poster

This is an article on Wi-Fi Extenders (what this product is) and Powerline Adaptors and how to improve your signal. Each have their own advantages and disadvantages. If you're just looking for something cheap to boost your signal, then the BT Wi-FI Range Extender will do the job

How to improve Wi-Fi in the home: Wi-Fi extenders vs Powerline adapters

you will need this if your on BT never had good wifi with them on virgin now no problems no drop in connections

autorob

you will need this if your on BT never had good wifi with them on virgin … you will need this if your on BT never had good wifi with them on virgin now no problems no drop in connections


i moved from vrgin to bt

bt has better wifi and i get full 75mb from my other side of the house comapred to virgin when i was only getting 5mb on a 200mb package

Might need to try this. WiFi signal on the new smart hub is ****.

Picked one up today, works a treat. Thanks

reviews seem hit and miss, looking for one as my sky router is crap.this or the belkin one ?.

Bought this yesterday from currys very easy to set up but it reduced my broadband speed from 32kps to 17kps so I returned today for a refund

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n4bro1

Bought this yesterday from currys very easy to set up but it reduced my … Bought this yesterday from currys very easy to set up but it reduced my broadband speed from 32kps to 17kps so I returned today for a refund



You might need to start looking at powerline adapters instead. They don't reduce your bandwidth limit. This one should work for you: TP-LINK TL-PA4010KIT AV600 Powerline Adapter

http://www.currys.co.uk/gbuk/computing-accessories/networking/powerline/bt-essentials-wireless-powerline-adapter-kit-twin-pack-10148410-pdt.html

would this be best of both? Is this what im hoping it is? a homeplug with a wifi repeater built in?

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DE4L3R

http://www.currys.co.uk/gbuk/computing-accessories/networking/powerline/bt-essentials-wireless-powerline-adapter-kit-twin-pack-10148410-pdt.htmlwould this be best of both? Is this what im hoping it is? a homeplug with a wifi repeater built in?



Yes, that's what it is. It will use your existing power line to transmit the signal to the powerline adapter and then broadcast it as a Wi-Fi signal. The Wi-Fi SSID (Network Name) will be different from your existing router so you will have two Wi-Fi networks in your house. It's not really an issue and you may be able to change it to match your existing SSID but I'm not sure. Perhaps someone else can confirm this?

n4bro1

Bought this yesterday from currys very easy to set up but it reduced my … Bought this yesterday from currys very easy to set up but it reduced my broadband speed from 32kps to 17kps so I returned today for a refund



Basically, that's what they do. That's how they work. Take from the strong signal area & give to the weak signal areas.

You might see an improvement in some areas but deterioration in others.

As mentioned earlier, Powerline is probably the way to go

Silver47

Yes, that's what it is. It will use your existing power line to transmit … Yes, that's what it is. It will use your existing power line to transmit the signal to the powerline adapter and then broadcast it as a Wi-Fi signal. The Wi-Fi SSID (Network Name) will be different from your existing router so you will have two Wi-Fi networks in your house. It's not really an issue and you may be able to change it to match your existing SSID but I'm not sure. Perhaps someone else can confirm this?




I think it's called 'cloning' your existing signal. I tried and gave up after 2-3 days trying (not with this extender)

got the 600 one of this, its pants !

i have this one and its brilliant as it has an ethernet port and is wireless so extends wifi too

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Awesome, oredered for cluck and collect today, thank you, heat added

Gollywood

Basically, that's what they do. That's how they work. Take from the … Basically, that's what they do. That's how they work. Take from the strong signal area & give to the weak signal areas.You might see an improvement in some areas but deterioration in others.As mentioned earlier, Powerline is probably the way to go



Please stop spreading misinformation because you clearly have no idea what you are talking about.

They don't 'take' from anywhere, that's not possible. They act as a relay between a device and a router and given good placement extend the range of a wireless network.

Gordonator

Please stop spreading misinformation because you clearly have no idea … Please stop spreading misinformation because you clearly have no idea what you are talking about. They don't 'take' from anywhere, that's not possible. They act as a relay between a device and a router and given good placement extend the range of a wireless network.



​My own experience says otherwise but hey ho...

I have BT's new Smart Hub, it's utter ****. Wifi just drops randomly multiple times a day.

Been forced to use my old HH3. Is it any good with the wifi extender?

CoCo91

I have BT's new Smart Hub, it's utter ****. Wifi just drops randomly … I have BT's new Smart Hub, it's utter ****. Wifi just drops randomly multiple times a day.Been forced to use my old HH3. Is it any good with the wifi extender?



Contact BT as I think they must have a batch of crap one's. My homehub 6 has been playing up for a while, so BT are sending me a new one tomorrow.

received email from currys today, order cancelled. ordered from amazon instead.

mwalke36

Contact BT as I think they must have a batch of crap one's. My homehub 6 … Contact BT as I think they must have a batch of crap one's. My homehub 6 has been playing up for a while, so BT are sending me a new one tomorrow.


This is my second one as well, same issues as the first they sent me. Hopefully you have better luck, I will contact them again.

Due to a stock error we are unable to supply you with the BT WiFi Range Extender - N300 that you recently ordered with Currys/PC World online.

I would like to take this opportunity to apologise for any inconvenience that you may have been caused on this occasion. 

As a way forward I have checked our website and found BT Essential WiFi Range Extender 300 as as alternative, which is more expensive but we will not take any additional payment. If you wish to view this model on our website please use the products number 179422.

We have now arranged for the BT Essential WiFi Range Extender 300 to be sent out to you. You will shortly receive communication from one of our couriers once your order has been dispatched from our warehouse.

I got offered the Essential WiFi Range Extender 300 as an alternative at the same price too. Anybody got any views/experience of the different models? It doesn't have as many flashy lights and RRP is not as high suggesting it isn't as good of a deal, but more interested in speed/coverage/reliability.

yeah I'm keen to know the difference I got the same email saying they are shipping the essential WiFi extender.
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