NETGEAR N900 Universal 4 Port Wi-Fi Adapter, £22.99 delivered @ Amazon
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NETGEAR N900 Universal 4 Port Wi-Fi Adapter, £22.99 delivered @ Amazon

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Found 23rd Feb 2015
Lowest price from amazon so far, lots of positive reviews.
NetGear N900 Dual Band Wi-Fi HD video and gaming 4-port adapter makes wired devices part of your Wi-Fi network. The adapter is optimised for wireless video streaming and is designed to provide high quality performance while enjoying HD video entertainment.
•Wirelessly connect up to 4 devices -- including Blu-ray players, smart TVs, streaming players and game consoles -- to your network
•Ideal for upgrading your 300 Mbps Wi-Fi devices, including PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360, to 450Mbps Wi-Fi performance
•Wirelessly stream multiple 1080p HD videos throughout your home
•Dual-band Wi-Fi eliminates interference, providing greater signal quality and performance for HD video streaming
•Optimised for buffer and glitch-free HD video streaming from Netflix, Hulu, Amazon.co.uk, VUDU, YouTube and more
•Eliminates the need to place a router next to the home theater center or the need for cables and expensive proprietary USB Wi-Fi adapters

FYI - This is a dual band wifi repeater with 4 ethernet ports (10/100)

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Why is this cold?
Edited by: "Zaim2012" 23rd Feb 2015
Hot from me!
Can someone explain properly.... As the sky white router is that single or a double.? Switch
needs a good explanation as to how it can be used and with what. A sky box?
Cold. I got a free router from my internet provider.

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nitro228

Cold. I got a free router from my internet provider.


This does not mention it is a router as provided by ISP. It is designed to give wireless access to 4 devices to save running network cables round to them
jasee

needs a good explanation as to how it can be used and with what. A sky … needs a good explanation as to how it can be used and with what. A sky box?




FYI - This is a dual band wifi repeater with 4 ethernet ports (10/100)

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Edited by: "jb66" 23rd Feb 2015
jasee

needs a good explanation as to how it can be used and with what. A sky … needs a good explanation as to how it can be used and with what. A sky box?


I use this with my black sky router just press the wps on the sky router and the net gear and it connects in less than a minute
Mine is connected to my sky , sony tv , 3d blueray player and ps4
Been using it about 3 months and it's lost signal once yo the sky box
Would recommended :-)
Heat as I paid around £35 for mine
Edited by: "Pokerkingbouch" 23rd Feb 2015
I get what this, but does anyone know if it also extends the wireless connection (via wifi as well as wired)?
Pokerkingbouch

I use this with my black sky router just press the wps on the sky router … I use this with my black sky router just press the wps on the sky router and the net gear and it connects in less than a minute Mine is connected to my sky , sony tv , 3d blueray player and ps4 Been using it about 3 months and it's lost signal once yo the sky boxWould recommended :-)Heat as I paid around £35 for mine



I read somewhere that WPS was a security risk or something like that
so this is basically a wifi extender? an alternative to a powerplug?
golfer2007

so this is basically a wifi extender? an alternative to a powerplug?



Yep, exactly.
golfer2007

so this is basically a wifi extender? an alternative to a powerplug?



can be an alternative to a powerplug...

you can also look at it this way: if you have devices such as the ones illustrated above, and they are fairly near to each other: instead of buying a usb wifi adapter/dongle for each of them to get them online wirelessly, they can be hard wired into this device, which then connects to the router wirelessly.

or you can wire the devices to a switch, and wire the switch to the router: the devices connected enjoy the max throughput your provider gives you. With wifi, you lose around 20-40% of that.

e.g. you have Sky Fibre with an up to 40Mbps connection speed:
--- devices connected with a LAN cable (or wired connections either directly to the Sky Router or a switch) will get the above speeds.
--- devices connected via wi-fi will get probably around between 25-29Mbps.

Use only wi-fi if you have no alternative (like mobile devices) to maximise your internet experience.
This is a wireless bridge
nitro228

Cold. I got a free router from my internet provider.



Which will be ok for basic home use, but will have limited features for anyone into networking seriously; vpns, qos, ftp, etc etc
this would be idle for me to replace the plug thingys

however my current ISP wirelesss tends to plunge to a halt in the weekend mornings - wired is fine
ISP mention something along the lines of other wireless routers in the area overpwering mine -

any advice on what would be better to sort this problem?
nitro228

Cold. I got a free router from my internet provider.


This is not the same thing. This acts as a wifi extender enabling you to connect items in eg another room rather than run long Ethernet cables. This extender connects wirelessly to your existing router

The routers supplied by your ISP are garbage

Alternative solutions to this device would be powerline Ethernet devices, wifi extenders, wifi repeaters, long ethernet cables.

I have the garbage virginmedia superhub (made by netgear), the netgear r6250 AC1600 dual band router which isn't great either.

Therefore, I use a long flat 20m cat6 ethernet cable to the PC in the next room from the router (no wifi or powerline will come close in performance). I also use a wifi extender for wifi blackspots and powerline to connect av equipment and consoles (as wifi is too unreliable for me).


Edited by: "royals" 23rd Feb 2015
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Which will be ok for basic home use, but will have limited features for … Which will be ok for basic home use, but will have limited features for anyone into networking seriously; vpns, qos, ftp, etc etc



I bought a Linksys E2500 from ebay, for under £20 delivered. Going to install DD-WRT mega on it so can then have a router capable of inbuilt VPN etc. Just plug it straight into the HomeHub and connect to either depending on what I'd be watching. NBC Sports/Netflix USA etc for the Fire TV.

Some people won't know about it, but will then go out and spend a fair chunk on a router for said VPN router etc. Bonus of the E2500, is that it has a USB port too.



Edited by: "DarrylJohn" 23rd Feb 2015
w123kid

this would be idle for me to replace the plug thingyshowever my current … this would be idle for me to replace the plug thingyshowever my current ISP wirelesss tends to plunge to a halt in the weekend mornings - wired is fineISP mention something along the lines of other wireless routers in the area overpwering mine -any advice on what would be better to sort this problem?



Get an app which scans nearby wifi frequencies on your phone, then set it to whatever is the least congested
Read here

Edited by: "DarrylJohn" 23rd Feb 2015
"•Ideal for upgrading your 300 Mbps Wi-Fi devices, including PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360, to 450Mbps Wi-Fi performance"
"Four 10/100Mbps Ethernet port to connect to home A/V devices"

So you can get 100Mbps output to your "A/V devices" on your 450Mbps WIFI device connection, cool.

And I'm pretty sure the PS3 is 802.11g which is only around 54 Mbps not 300 Mbps.

The write up for this product sucks.

Edited by: "edwardecl" 23rd Feb 2015
Would this be better than this - amazon.co.uk/NET…rpt

I'm guessing so, as it's dual band?

I currently have the WN2000RPT and the wireless signal icon changes from green to orange/red almost all the time...
edwardecl

"•Ideal for upgrading your 300 Mbps Wi-Fi devices, including PlayStation 3 … "•Ideal for upgrading your 300 Mbps Wi-Fi devices, including PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360, to 450Mbps Wi-Fi performance""Four 10/100Mbps Ethernet port to connect to home A/V devices"So you can get 100Mbps output to your "A/V devices" on your 450Mbps WIFI device connection, cool.And I'm pretty sure the PS3 is 802.11g which is only around 54 Mbps not 300 Mbps.The write up for this product sucks.



sounds like typical netgear. some of the info they print on their device packaging laughable

I remember buying a powerline device and it stated that a device connect to it could achieve 200mpbs when it only had a 10/100 network controller/nic and ports installed. Meaning 200mps was technically impossible. Don't you just love marketing depts in IT companies - what a lie
golfer2007

I read somewhere that WPS was a security risk or something like that



Yep, WPS should be disabled and never used. Personally I don't know how it ever came to be allowed to be used. It was a bad idea then and even more so now...

nakedsecurity.sophos.com/201…us/
w123kid

this would be idle for me to replace the plug thingyshowever my current … this would be idle for me to replace the plug thingyshowever my current ISP wirelesss tends to plunge to a halt in the weekend mornings - wired is fineISP mention something along the lines of other wireless routers in the area overpwering mine -any advice on what would be better to sort this problem?



I had this problem every evening. Cured it by logging on to my bt router then locate wireless settings. Wireless channel was set to auto so I changed it to channel 5. This cured my problem (you may need to experiment to find the best channel number). To logon to your router just google "how to logon to [your provider] router.
my01tfr

I had this problem every evening. Cured it by logging on to my bt router … I had this problem every evening. Cured it by logging on to my bt router then locate wireless settings. Wireless channel was set to auto so I changed it to channel 5. This cured my problem (you may need to experiment to find the best channel number). To logon to your router just google "how to logon to [your provider] router.




done this a few times and kept getiing the issue - now used a link provided above to see what channels are currently in use round me - i have chosen a unique channel to me - will monitor over the past few days see if it improves
This is very old model. since 2011
w123kid

done this a few times and kept getiing the issue - now used a link … done this a few times and kept getiing the issue - now used a link provided above to see what channels are currently in use round me - i have chosen a unique channel to me - will monitor over the past few days see if it improves


AI use Wifi analyser by Farproc on Playstore to get best settings for wi-fi. - google.co.uk/sea…F-8
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