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NETGEAR WN1000RP Universal WiFi Range Extender - White for £19.99 @ PC World
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NETGEAR WN1000RP Universal WiFi Range Extender - White for £19.99 @ PC World
Posted 23rd May 2013

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Also spotted this alongside the home network kit.

Collect in store only but instock at all the stores around me (Peterborough and Cambs)

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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thanks
Mine is a 300mbs router so went for the mymemory deal for a couple of quird more, but this is a very good deal,
will this work with my belkin n600
thank you, just order one and collect it tomororw.

i bought and tried Huawei Wi-Fi repeater from Amazon, it was useless, and hope this one could make difference
Yep this will work with any brand of router. In your case it will repeat you 2.4 ghz band at up to 150mbps which is ample for internet usage. You may need a higher spec one if u want to do lots of file transfers
Bear in mind this will only work with routers supporting WPS.

And tbh, even if your router has WPS, you should really be switching it off.
bma1445

Bear in mind this will only work with routers supporting WPS.And tbh, … Bear in mind this will only work with routers supporting WPS.And tbh, even if your router has WPS, you should really be switching it off.



What is WPS and why is it better off. My Netgear Router was perfect then a about 2 months ago 2 iphones wont connect. So I have to switch it off and back on. Then it works for a few days
The TP Link TL-WR702N is cheaper (£18.10 from Amazon) and does the same thing, plus has a load of other tricks up it's sleeve.

I use mine in "ethernet bridge mode" plugged into a Smart Blu-ray player ethernet port powered by the USB port.

Edited by: "ZeBadger" 23rd May 2013
llaarrggee

What is WPS and why is it better off. My Netgear Router was perfect then … What is WPS and why is it better off. My Netgear Router was perfect then a about 2 months ago 2 iphones wont connect. So I have to switch it off and back on. Then it works for a few days



My layman's understanding is that WPS is a universal technology that allows wireless equipment to talk to each other and facilitate setting them up.

The issue is that there's an exploit where someone who knows what they're doing can retrieve your password remotely from the a WPS device on your system. They then have full access to your network and any computers attached to it.
bma1445

Bear in mind this will only work with routers supporting WPS.And tbh, … Bear in mind this will only work with routers supporting WPS.And tbh, even if your router has WPS, you should really be switching it off.



ou my god, are you sure it is only work with WPS, my virgin cable routher does not has WPS function, it can not be linked manually?
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llaarrggee

What is WPS and why is it better off. My Netgear Router was perfect then … What is WPS and why is it better off. My Netgear Router was perfect then a about 2 months ago 2 iphones wont connect. So I have to switch it off and back on. Then it works for a few days



Good post here, on why you shouldn't use WPS:

blog.thesysadmins.co.uk/wif…tml
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Would be a good deal were it not for the fact it's PCWORLD :o((

What a shower.

The tp link wr702n is 16.99 in store at curryspcworld but it has a seperate powerlead whereas this just sits in a plug socket.
ZeBadger

The TP Link TL-WR702N is cheaper (£18.10 from Amazon) and does the same … The TP Link TL-WR702N is cheaper (£18.10 from Amazon) and does the same thing, plus has a load of other tricks up it's sleeve.I use mine in "ethernet bridge mode" plugged into a Smart Blu-ray player ethernet port powered by the USB port.



erm, thats a router, this is a range externder?!

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Edited by: "fweddy" 23rd May 2013
ZeBadger

The TP Link TL-WR702N is cheaper (£18.10 from Amazon) and does the same … The TP Link TL-WR702N is cheaper (£18.10 from Amazon) and does the same thing, plus has a load of other tricks up it's sleeve.I use mine in "ethernet bridge mode" plugged into a Smart Blu-ray player ethernet port powered by the USB port.



Only £16.99 from PC World, and they're on Quidco
pcworld.co.uk/gbu…tml
lily1977

ou my god, are you sure it is only work with WPS, my virgin cable routher … ou my god, are you sure it is only work with WPS, my virgin cable routher does not has WPS function, it can not be linked manually?



I've got the same question, the BT Hub3's WPS has been disabled, so can this or the Huawei one be set up manually without WPS?

Both these units look better in the middle of a hallway than the other repeaters that have separate power supplies and antennas.
fweddy

erm, thats a router, this is a range externder?!



Suggest you do some more research, the 702n can be used in a number of different modes.
Edited by: "Infiltrator" 23rd May 2013
Infiltrator

I've got the same question, the BT Hub3's WPS has been disabled, so can … I've got the same question, the BT Hub3's WPS has been disabled, so can this or the Huawei one be set up manually without WPS?Both these units look better in the middle of a hallway than the other repeaters that have separate power supplies and antennas.



yes, the Huawai one (bought from Amazon) can be set up manually without WPS, but it is not working for me, no difference
Since the 702n has cropped up here, it's worth browsing this thread before anyone goes down that route - I had the same issue as described in this thread - although the 702n does have lots of happy customers looking at the feedback on Amazon etc.

forum.tp-link.com/sho…ina
I can't understand nor see any reason why this wouldn't work without WPS. It just means you have to do the configuration work rather than it being done for you.

A reasonable trade-off for the better security you get from disabling WPS, in my opinion.

Either way, I wouldn't buy this, I've never liked these all-in-one little plug things. The TP-Link Nano-router, mentioned earlier in this thread, is a great alternative.
Edited by: "josephmccowie" 23rd May 2013
lily1977

yes, the Huawai one (bought from Amazon) can be set up manually without … yes, the Huawai one (bought from Amazon) can be set up manually without WPS, but it is not working for me, no difference



I have the Huawei one also, its useless. WPS never worked on it for me and I found out it doesn't support N-networks or WEP2, can't remember which one
fweddy

I have the Huawei one also, its useless. WPS never worked on it for me … I have the Huawei one also, its useless. WPS never worked on it for me and I found out it doesn't support N-networks or WEP2, can't remember which one



Virgin wireless router is rubbish, cable is working fine, but the wireless connection is very unstable, so i am not sure whther it is routher problem or the Huawai one. i got the repalcement one from Amazon, same performance, so i thought maybe the problem was caused by the routher (not IT guy:()
josephmccowie

I can't understand nor see any reason why this wouldn't work without WPS. … I can't understand nor see any reason why this wouldn't work without WPS. It just means you have to do the configuration work rather than it being done for you.A reasonable trade-off for the better security you get from disabling WPS, in my opinion.Either way, I wouldn't buy this, I've never liked these all-in-one little plug things. The TP-Link Nano-router, mentioned earlier in this thread, is a great alternative.



Because it has no ethernet port - there is no way to connect this to a wireless network (or tell it which to extend) if you don't have WPS.
bma1445

Because it has no ethernet port - there is no way to connect this to a … Because it has no ethernet port - there is no way to connect this to a wireless network (or tell it which to extend) if you don't have WPS.



No that's not true, that is if this device gives off its own temporary network which you connect and use its own web interface to scan and connect to your router, that is how the Huawei and TPLink devices work. I can't speak for this device I haven't used it, but I would expect it to have that function. Once you've manually connected to your router the temporary network disappears and becomes and extension of your existing network.

Usually there are two methods to make devices like this work as an extender:

Method 1 : WPS, press a button on router and on this device and they pair. Then disable WPS on the router so that you're secure
Method 2: The extender gives out a temporary SSID (Wifi network), which you connect to and then you use your web browser to bring up the interface to the extender and simply tell it to scan for wifi networks, you choose your router and enter the password, then the temporary network disappears and becomes the SSID of your main network.


Edited by: "fishmaster" 23rd May 2013
fishmaster

No that's not true, that is if this device gives off its own temporary … No that's not true, that is if this device gives off its own temporary network which you connect and use its own web interface to scan and connect to your router, that is how the Huawei and TPLink devices work. I can't speak for this device I haven't used it, but I would expect it to have that function. Once you've manually connected to your router the temporary network disappears and becomes and extension of your existing network.Usually there are two methods to make devices like this work as an extender:Method 1 : WPS, press a button on router and on this device and they pair. Then disable WPS on the router so that you're secureMethod 2: The extender gives out a temporary SSID (Wifi network), which you connect to and then you use your web browser to bring up the interface to the extender and simply tell it to scan for wifi networks, you choose your router and enter the password, then the temporary network disappears and becomes the SSID of your main network.



Correct this is much like the Huawei one - You can use WPS for easy setup or your can configure manually either way it picks up the exisitng wireless signal and rebroadcasts it
fweddy

erm, thats a router, this is a range externder?!



There is a range extender mode... and 3 other modes ... thus make it far more versatile.
fishmaster

No that's not true, that is if this device gives off its own temporary … No that's not true, that is if this device gives off its own temporary network which you connect and use its own web interface to scan and connect to your router, that is how the Huawei and TPLink devices work. I can't speak for this device I haven't used it, but I would expect it to have that function. Once you've manually connected to your router the temporary network disappears and becomes and extension of your existing network.Usually there are two methods to make devices like this work as an extender:Method 1 : WPS, press a button on router and on this device and they pair. Then disable WPS on the router so that you're secureMethod 2: The extender gives out a temporary SSID (Wifi network), which you connect to and then you use your web browser to bring up the interface to the extender and simply tell it to scan for wifi networks, you choose your router and enter the password, then the temporary network disappears and becomes the SSID of your main network.



Yes. This is correct. There should be a piece of paper in the box giving details of the default SSID and password.
I don't think this is WPS only - I have installed a few of its bigger brother the 3000 model. You should be able to log into the web browser interface :
In the address field of your browser, enter mywifiext.net. You are prompted to
enter a user name and password.
If you do not see the log in prompt, make sure to include http:// when you type
mywifiext.net in your browser.
3. Type admin for the user name. The default password is password. NETGEAR
see the instruction manual @
downloads.netgear.com/fil…pdf
Buy it - and if it doesn't fulfill your expectations, take it back for a refund !
ZeBadger

There is a range extender mode... and 3 other modes ... thus make it far … There is a range extender mode... and 3 other modes ... thus make it far more versatile.


The Netgear is a neater single-item alternative, not everyone wants another box trailing a mains cable through their hallway etc.
It is neater, if that's your priority, but this isn't neat uk deals.
Is this wireless or do we need a use ethernet cable?Thanks
largee your wifi prob could be

iphones have pathetic antennas
router is knackered
router needs firmware upgrade

most likely it could be you are competing with neighbours on the same 2.4ghz wifi channel....you can manually set your router to a different channel if your router can do it use a wifi tool like wifi analyzer to see least congested channel. not sure if this tool is on iphone but its on android. failing that if you have some wifi ac enabled devices like the samsung s4 and apple new ipad then you can get a dual band router....it may be a little faster online depending on isp speed but internal home network will be massively faster. downside of these routers is cost and ac standard is draft n
lol i meant draft not draft n
Pretty happy with the Lidl one available this week for a few quid more: lidl-ni.co.uk/cps…htm
would this be better: ebay.co.uk/itm…a70

what are your thoughts? It should cover a 1km radus
Edited by: "compingcomping" 24th May 2013
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I think it's better to get this instead. Cheaper and more versatile.
amazon.co.uk/gp/…OLE
lily1977

ou my god, are you sure it is only work with WPS, my virgin cable routher … ou my god, are you sure it is only work with WPS, my virgin cable routher does not has WPS function, it can not be linked manually?


It can be linked manually... Plug it in, connect to it (NETGEAR_EXT) it'll load automatically the GUI via browser for config... Hey presto ... They are good for creating a wireless bridge to an outhouse or garage too. Ours works brilliantly with no failures on our use. I've heard Netflix has issues over them though!? Not got so vang test for accuracy. Good deal!
Vang=can't
Ordered. Thanks Op.
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I've tried a few different repeaters and none have been very good, may be ok in an open plan flat or modern house with thin walls but I never found one that would give anything but a weak signal through brick walls.

A much better solution is powerline adapters with a 2nd wifi router with it's own SSID on the remote end, just make sure it's on the same IP range and turn off DHCP.
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