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NETGEAR Universal WiFi Range Extender £24.99 (Extra 5% off with code CFIVE) @ PC World
NETGEAR Universal WiFi Range Extender £24.99 (Extra 5% off with code CFIVE) @ PC World

NETGEAR Universal WiFi Range Extender £24.99 (Extra 5% off with code CFIVE) @ PC World

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Boost your existing internet with the Netgear WN1000RP Universal WiFi Range Extender.

Improve your coverage

The Netgear WiFi Range Extender amplifies your WiFi coverage by boosting the signal around your house.

Ideal for iPads, iPods, Android tablets, eReaders and laptops you can make the most of enhanced use and also cut down on any 3G/4G mobile data you normally rely on for improved coverage.

Simple, universal compatibility

The Netgear N150 WiFi Extender is easy to install whatever the device, with no CD required.

Utilise the Push ‘N' Connect button using WPS setup for a quick and secure connection allowing effortless connectivity.

The WiFi extender is compatible with well known providers and enhances any B/G/N WiFi signals. It works particularly well with N150 routers.

Enhance your internet coverage with the Netgear WN1000RP Universal WiFi Range Extender.

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Might be better getting this as it can be powered from a USB connector and connected to a TV or Bluray player or games console:

amazon.co.uk/Lin…CL4

http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/61fgrImfvtL._AA1320_.jpg
Edited by: "brookheather" 5th Oct 2012

Good deal.

That's a router. This is a range extender.

brookheather

Might be better getting this as it can be powered from a USB connector … Might be better getting this as it can be powered from a USB connector and connected to a TV or Bluray player or games console:http://www.amazon.co.uk/Link-TL-WR702N-150Mbps-Wireless-Router/dp/B006PYGWG6/


We don't need your input on what would be better as if that was the case why not just say get a wired network installed. This is about the deal and this deal is hot from me.
Edited by: "tambofunhouse" 5th Oct 2012

Does anyone know if it is any good (the product in the original deal)?

Thanks

I've just ordered. If its naff it goes back -simples!

Sid Harper

That's a router. This is a range extender.


It's actually both of these and more:

AP Mode, Router Mode, Client Mode, Repeater Mode, Bridge Mode

and is cheaper so surely a better deal?

http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/413VVTceGTL.jpg
Edited by: "brookheather" 5th Oct 2012

tambofunhouse

We don't need your input on what would be better


Wow - love the attitude! I'm just providing a link to something that does the same job for less - some people might actually find that useful.

brookheather

It's actually both of these and more...


Interesting... will check it out.

Original Poster

brookheather

It's actually both of these and more:AP Mode, Router Mode, Client Mode, … It's actually both of these and more:AP Mode, Router Mode, Client Mode, Repeater Mode, Bridge Modeand is cheaper so surely a better deal?



I'm actually buying this to replace a TP Link Extender. I've had a few TP Link products and I always have issues with the firmware, Netgear Products are simple and reliable. I've just set this extender up and its great, excellent speeds too.

Can you put these devices whee the wifi signal starts to drop out? Or do they have to be where the signal is still strong, then they extend it further?

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moneysavingkitten

Can you put these devices whee the wifi signal starts to drop out? Or do … Can you put these devices whee the wifi signal starts to drop out? Or do they have to be where the signal is still strong, then they extend it further?



I've located this near where my signal drops, Slightly closer to the router then it boosts and extends the signal. The best place for these is a point in the house between the router and the problem area. Hope this helps.

jambowski

I've located this near where my signal drops, Slightly closer to the … I've located this near where my signal drops, Slightly closer to the router then it boosts and extends the signal. The best place for these is a point in the house between the router and the problem area. Hope this helps.



I've been trying to extend the signal, so goes from one building to the next building, so there is a gap outside where I can't really put any repeater or router, unless I can find a way of housing it outside. In the next building I do get wifi signal, but it is unstable. The wifi signal is sometimes 3 bars, but can drop to one or nothing. I guess if the signal is so poor it can drop out altogether, this won't really help make it any more reliable?
Edited by: "MSK." 5th Oct 2012

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moneysavingkitten

I've been trying to extend the signal, so goes from one building to the … I've been trying to extend the signal, so goes from one building to the next building, so there is a gap outside where I can't really put any repeater or router, unless I can find a way of housing it outside. In the next building I do get wifi signal, but it is unstable. The wifi signal is sometimes 3 bars, but can drop to one or nothing. I guess if the signal is so poor it can drop out altogether, this won't really help make it any more reliable?



If its dropping from 3 bars to zero I would try changing the wireless channel on your router. Interference nearby might be creating an unstable connection eg, Cordless phones.

Just noiticed that the Netgear extender is quoted as 300mbps on some sites, whereas the TP_LINK is 150. Will this make a difference in real terms?

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bogsdollocks

Just noiticed that the Netgear extender is quoted as 300mbps on some … Just noiticed that the Netgear extender is quoted as 300mbps on some sites, whereas the TP_LINK is 150. Will this make a difference in real terms?



It really depends on your router specs and the speed your network hardware can achieve. In real terms 150mb/s is plenty for most tasks including HD Streaming.

jambowski

It really depends on your router specs and the speed your network … It really depends on your router specs and the speed your network hardware can achieve. In real terms 150mb/s is plenty for most tasks including HD Streaming.




thanks for that

brookheather

Wow - love the attitude! I'm just providing a link to something that … Wow - love the attitude! I'm just providing a link to something that does the same job for less - some people might actually find that useful.


I appreciate it. I actually just bought a second router last week to install DD-WRT firmware on it and use it as a repeater bridge to extend the wireless network coverage in my house, and came onto this thread to suggest that as an alternative because, for the same price or even less, you'd get a device that actually does a lot more. Sure, you might set it up to extend your wireless network now, but if your needs change (you move house, etc.) you can put it back into AP mode and have a regular router again.

Sure, it's worth posting a deal on here to say that this particular item is now available for £24.99 for those that want exactly this, but it's also worth pointing out that you can do the same thing with a second router, which could work out cheaper, or give you more features for the same price, for people who are looking into it but haven't decided what they want yet.

can you extend the wifi signal whilst having a different SSD from the source wifi?

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pcangeldust

can you extend the wifi signal whilst having a different SSD from the … can you extend the wifi signal whilst having a different SSD from the source wifi?



Yes. You can change the SSD and also the Security method. It also has the ability to use access lists.

This unit forces you to do exactly that from what I can tell... it appends _ext onto the SSID

Save another £1.25 by the way by ordering from Currys with code CFIVE (can't be bothered with mine to cancel redo for that)

But if I am already getting crappy wifi in my room how is using this to extend different from my wifi receiver?

Scenario, my router is downstairs and my room upstairs.

Currently getting rubbish wifi.

If I connect this netgear in my room, can it pick up the source wifi better and then relay it throughout the room.

So far it seems like a gamble.

pcangeldust

But if I am already getting crappy wifi in my room how is using this to … But if I am already getting crappy wifi in my room how is using this to extend different from my wifi receiver?Scenario, my router is downstairs and my room upstairs.Currently getting rubbish wifi.If I connect this netgear in my room, can it pick up the source wifi better and then relay it throughout the room.So far it seems like a gamble.



I think you would try to put this "extender" somewhere in the middle. Maybe on the landing?

I have the version of this with aerials and it is brilliant.

I found another solution, I am getting the Tp-link homeplug so I can get a more reliable internet connection to my desktop pc and then use my current wifi reciever as an access point by bridging so I can connect with my phone and tablet.

pity cant order this from ireland, anyone know if amazon can price match?

brookheather

Might be better getting this as it can be powered from a USB connector … Might be better getting this as it can be powered from a USB connector and connected to a TV or Bluray player or games console:http://www.amazon.co.uk/Link-TL-WR702N-150Mbps-Wireless-Router/dp/B006PYGWG6/ref=wl_it_dp_o_pdT1_nS_nC?ie=UTF8&colid=19T2P8LL10EMC&coliid=I1BSO4087QCL4



Thanks for this! Just what I've been looking for - great price too.

Do you guys think that this will work for the default router that comes with talk talk mine is huawei echolife hg520s??

Anyone buying having trouble checking out?

I tried PCWorld and Currys and used 3 different cards. No joy.

CJ

Belz

Do you guys think that this will work for the default router that comes … Do you guys think that this will work for the default router that comes with talk talk mine is huawei echolife hg520s??



It will work with any router so long as its set up properly.

The only problems that stop it from working is if the range extender is faulty or suffers from extremely bugged out firmware.

pcangeldust

But if I am already getting crappy wifi in my room how is using this to … But if I am already getting crappy wifi in my room how is using this to extend different from my wifi receiver?Scenario, my router is downstairs and my room upstairs.Currently getting rubbish wifi.If I connect this netgear in my room, can it pick up the source wifi better and then relay it throughout the room.So far it seems like a gamble.



At that point, I'd get a free copy of inssider (google for it) and use that to look at your wireless signal strength and if you can pick a channel that is less heavily used by other wireless near you. Unless your house is made of metal, wireless should easily go between floors.

Cheers op for the deal and cheers brookheather for the subsidiary deal.

Something for everybody.

Website down and not allowing you to checkout

Like hundreds of others I'm having Virgin suprhub wifi issues, on my second one now! hopefully this will assist, cos I'm not clever enough to play with IP ranges to get my old wifi router to act as a WAP.

Thanks to Sid Harper for the Curry's code....£23.74 delivered, cheers!

pcangeldust

But if I am already getting crappy wifi in my room how is using this to … But if I am already getting crappy wifi in my room how is using this to extend different from my wifi receiver?


You put this extender in the middle between current router and your pc/wireless device

Excellent just picked 1 up!!!!!
Easy to set up

Thanks. Ordered from Currys, 5% discount and free home delivery. Hopefully it'll help me get wifi in my bedroom, the router provided by Orange is rubbish.

any one else having problems getting this to connect to virgin super hub? the wifi booster is there but i cant connect to it, and the wifiext webb address dont esit anymore, please help

any one else having problems getting this to connect to virgin super hub? the wifi booster is there but i cant connect to it, and the wifiext webb address dont esit anymore, please help

The only way for this sort of thing to work properly is using WDS problem with that approach is due to wireless being half duplex every time you add another router you reduce the network's max speed by 50%.

The reason why it is stated that it is incompatible with opensource is because the way these things work is a terrible hack. (So it won't be included into Linux).

It can work ok with 2 radios in each accesspoint (an band for the backhall)

There is no such thing as a repeater they are all routers with some really nasty hacks (Other than WDS or routing and using a different subnet).

en.wikipedia.org/wik…tem

Need 3 radio's in your main router to do it properly. (bgn/an (Ap mode) / an (WDS))

Then any additional ap needs 2 radio's (bgn / an (WDS)).

Obviously it gets more and more expensive.

Something like :

routerboard.com/RB2…-IN

or

Ubiquiti EdgeMAX (EdgeRouter Lite) ($99)

+ Some of the Ubiquiti wireless kit. (AirMax)

Anything by Dlink / Netgear / Linksys is either insanely overpriced or total junk.
(TP-Link has some stuff that is decent quality and reasonably priced though. Not very much though so avoid them also).

wifi-stock.co.uk
wifigear.co.uk
linitx.com

(Only way to get anything semi acceptable for home use).

If you are lucky I guess you could get traditional enterprise stuff off ebay but I think it will still cost at least twice as much for a single ap / router.

(If you have the option to fix your network or buy another gadget then fix the network it will make the gadgets you already have work properly).


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