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MEDION® WIRELESS-LAN REPEATER (B-STOCK) £8.99 DELIVERED
MEDION® WIRELESS-LAN REPEATER (B-STOCK) £8.99 DELIVERED

MEDION® WIRELESS-LAN REPEATER (B-STOCK) £8.99 DELIVERED

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B grade but still 12 month warranty. Free delivery. Worth a punt I thought.

4% Quidco.
- sylv

Can be configured as
- Wireless Repeater
- Wireless Access Point
- Wireless Router
- Client Bridge
- tapi

65 Comments

Saw these for £19 in Aldi and nearly got one.
Glad I waited, ordered with 12 month warranty.
Heat!

Ordered. Thanks :-)

Is this like a wifi extender?

I'll give it a try, thank you

You could use an old router, depending upon the firmware

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pangj

Is this like a wifi extender?

that's correct sir, wifi extender is the main and pretty much the only use for this device

looks like a euro plug??

Thanks OP! heat added

mdbs

looks like a euro plug??



Looks like it. I assume they will work with an adapter though.

thanks , ordered

4% Quidco too

Excellent price! Ordered and heat

Worth a try for £8.99 - thanks OP

perfect timing thanks

Hi all. Just for clarity, do I need to run a LAN cable from my Modem to this or simply plug it in upstairs? Many thanks.

is this also a homeplug?

pangj

Is this like a wifi extender?

vadimbj

Hi all. Just for clarity, do I need to run a LAN cable from my Modem to … Hi all. Just for clarity, do I need to run a LAN cable from my Modem to this or simply plug it in upstairs? Many thanks.



Well, it also works as a client bridge or a standalone access point.




If you're wanting it as an extender/repeater, then you plug it in at a point in the house that gets good coverage from your router but can cast a good signal over the area where you're wanting to use WiFi devices that doesn't get coverage. For sake of argument lets say you've a three story house and your router's in the hallway. You get good coverage in your first bedroom, poor in the third but not in the fourth on the top floor. In this case, plugging this in the first bedroom should help cover the gaps.

However, you weren't clear on if you currently have WiFi, so for completeness, if not then yes you would connect your modem to it and run it in AP mode.

And 4% Quidco too.

Thanks, OP!
Edited by: "sylv" 27th Dec 2014

Says requirement 230v so that should mean UK plug ?

Cheap! I paid around £20 for mine (different model mind).

leedale30

is this also a homeplug?


No

Also worth remembering, for those tempted, that it halves the throughput of your WiFi; it has a radio capable of 150mbps but needs to communicate with both the client -you- and the access point at the same time using that radio, so has 75mbps for each (not entirely accurate but it will do). These are very good devices as client bridges, enabling a nonwifi network device eg printer to use your WiFi, and good at the repeater role where required, but in a lot of cases better results can be gained by relocating your router.

Took a punt on this. I expect it will be rubbish, but I will only use it rarely. Thanks OP.

Is there any speed specification for this??
Is this comparable to the item below? Pardon my ignorance.
Your text here

bravo2zero1

Says requirement 230v so that should mean UK plug ?


230V in most of Europe too.

But I expect that since it's coming from Medion's UK shop, it'll either be a UK plug or have a UK adaptor in the package.

Original Poster

sylv

230V in most of Europe too.But I expect that since it's coming from … 230V in most of Europe too.But I expect that since it's coming from Medion's UK shop, it'll either be a UK plug or have a UK adaptor in the package.


I agree - it is from the UK shop
Edited by: "greg4747" 27th Dec 2014

tapi

Well, it also works as a client bridge or a standalone access point.If … Well, it also works as a client bridge or a standalone access point.If you're wanting it as an extender/repeater, then you plug it in at a point in the house that gets good coverage from your router but can cast a good signal over the area where you're wanting to use WiFi devices that doesn't get coverage. For sake of argument lets say you've a three story house and your router's in the hallway. You get good coverage in your first bedroom, poor in the third but not in the fourth on the top floor. In this case, plugging this in the first bedroom should help cover the gaps.However, you weren't clear on if you currently have WiFi, so for completeness, if not then yes you would connect your modem to it and run it in AP mode.



Many thanks for your information. I have an 8-port switch connected to my Virgin Superhub 2 (wireless). Everything else connects into that. I was going to run tp link through the powerline for upstairs. We get decent wifi, but wondered if this would make it better. I was going to run (as I have the trunking in place) cat6e from the switch to this device upstairs in Bedroom 3 (in the middle). Will it then run in AP mode to send wif? And also, in the room it is, could my DD get full speed using a wire from this device to her PC?

Thanks

(saves me hard wiring every room).

vadimbj

Many thanks for your information. I have an 8-port switch connected to my … Many thanks for your information. I have an 8-port switch connected to my Virgin Superhub 2 (wireless). Everything else connects into that. I was going to run tp link through the powerline for upstairs. We get decent wifi, but wondered if this would make it better. I was going to run (as I have the trunking in place) cat6e from the switch to this device upstairs in Bedroom 3 (in the middle). Will it then run in AP mode to send wif? And also, in the room it is, could my DD get full speed using a wire from this device to her PC? Thanks (saves me hard wiring every room).



I'm old fashioned -if you have the trunking in place, get cat6 in there. Homeplugs, repeaters and APs are all good, but a good backbone of structured cable allows you to do so much more, cheaply and reliably. You can then add cheap APs at good positions around the house to give full coverage. So your plan sounds good.

I'm unsure on this particular model, but one port is lan, one is wan so could possibly looks like you should be able to connect one port to network, one to DD's pc and enable the device in AP mode with some routing. Maybe worth checking with medion first though. However, first ruling of cabling is where you can run one cable, run two! The device will definitely work as AP as you want, but the pc can be directly connected to network cutting out a device in the middle. Two cables aren't difficult to route and two ports fit in the same size faceplate as a single.

If you hadn't said you had the trunking and I thought that you'd have some nasty work laying cable then wouldn't think of it. But as it is...
Edited by: "tapi" 27th Dec 2014

not worth that money - buy them new for £20 - why on earth would people go for "B" grade. YUK

tapi

Maybe worth checking with medion first though.


Or check the manual (PDF).

Gone for this, thanks

sylv

Or check the manual (PDF).



I'd looked through the manual at www1.medion.de/dow…gen but it was unclear on if the second lan port was operational when enabled in AP mode and connected to lan via the wan/lan port (p31) so why I said should work but uncertain and should check
Edited by: "tapi" 27th Dec 2014

tapi

I'd looked through the manual at … I'd looked through the manual at http://www1.medion.de/downloads/download.pl?lang=uk&filename=bda_md87070_uk.pdf&id=13346&type=anleitungen but it was unclear on if the second lan port was operational when enabled in AP mode and connected to lan via the wan/lan port (p31) so why I said should work but uncertain and should check



If it helps, I've had 2 like this - a cheap one and a good one and the Ethernet port for both works as necessary depending on the mode you have it in.

1) Repeater mode - It gets weak Wifi signal and repeats it with more power. A cable plugged into the device's ethernet port connects across wifi to the Router and untlimately the internet (this is the purpose most people use them for).

2) LAN Mode (not exactly sure if that is the right name) you plug a LAN cable into the port and the other end into your router and it basically gives you wifi but it then goes down the cable to your router etc. probably only really useful if you already have plenty of cabling in your house or use it with a Powerline adaptor.

usetheforceluke

not worth that money - buy them new for £20 - why on earth would people … not worth that money - buy them new for £20 - why on earth would people go for "B" grade. YUK


Perhaps because some people might not be willing or able to afford the full price.

usetheforceluke

why on earth would people go for "B" grade. YUK


I can answer that, because I am one of those people who buy B grade.

And the answer is, I'd sooner have eleven quid in my pocket to spend on something else than have whatever inconsequential joy there is in knowing I'm the first ever person to use this particular item.

simonspeakeasy

Perhaps because some people might not be willing or able to afford the … Perhaps because some people might not be willing or able to afford the full price.



Trouble with places like aldi and lidl.... they just take these back if the punter can't get it working, it's boxed up and sent for testing, most of the time they aren't broke, just returned by people who thought the were buying free internet or summat

toninhoscotti

Commentthat's correct sir, wifi extender is the main and pretty much the … Commentthat's correct sir, wifi extender is the main and pretty much the only use for this device


That's not true, it has 4 functions, including wifi extender. It can also act as a router, and transform any wired connection into a wireless one etc...

Make your choice out of 4 different selectable modes:

- WLAN Repeater: just install it within range of your wireless home network – Now you can get connectivity in hard-to-reach areas – No more annoying laying of cables necessary
- Access-point mode: get access wirelessly through your basic modem gateway which doesn´t support WLAN yet
- Wireless Router
- Client-mode: connect existing LAN devices and make them become wirelessl

Edited by: "MaximusRo" 27th Dec 2014

Thanks for this, ordered! With regards to halving your wifi, I doubt many people here have broadband speeds of over 70mb per second or above?

msharif911

If it helps, I've had 2 like this - a cheap one and a good one and the … If it helps, I've had 2 like this - a cheap one and a good one and the Ethernet port for both works as necessary depending on the mode you have it in.1) Repeater mode - It gets weak Wifi signal and repeats it with more power. A cable plugged into the device's ethernet port connects across wifi to the Router and untlimately the internet (this is the purpose most people use them for).2) LAN Mode (not exactly sure if that is the right name) you plug a LAN cable into the port and the other end into your router and it basically gives you wifi but it then goes down the cable to your router etc. probably only really useful if you already have plenty of cabling in your house or use it with a Powerline adaptor.



thanks, but it's the third purpose vadimbj was looking for: cable to router from lan/wan port1 and cable to PC from lan port2, and device also acting as an Access Point. It's whether the lan port would work for them - it should but not specifically stated.

MaximusRo

That's not true, it has 4 functions, including wifi extender. It can also … That's not true, it has 4 functions, including wifi extender. It can also act as a router, and transform any wired connection into a wireless one etc... Make your choice out of 4 different selectable modes:- WLAN Repeater: just install it within range of your wireless home network – Now you can get connectivity in hard-to-reach areas – No more annoying laying of cables necessary- Access-point mode: get access wirelessly through your basic modem gateway which doesn´t support WLAN yet- Wireless Router- Client-mode: connect existing LAN devices and make them become wirelessl



comment #16

tapi

comment #16


Yes, where is there mentioned anything about the router function (in bold in my comment) ?
Also my post explains what every function does, for some this is helpful.

I don't know what client bridge means (looking at your post) but reading the detailed description I posted above, I understood every function.

Edited by: "MaximusRo" 27th Dec 2014

MaximusRo

Yes, where is there mentioned anything about the router function (in bold … Yes, where is there mentioned anything about the router function (in bold in my comment) ?Also my post explains what every function does, for some this is helpful.


furrymuff, I was only summarising the text you copied of the linked page, thinking people could read it there. But hindsight, suppose better repeating it here.

(and sorry, missed out retyping 'router' from the deal summary, my bad)

Edited by: "tapi" 27th Dec 2014
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