NETGEAR WN3000RP-100UKS Universal WiFi Range Extender for £39.99 @ PC World
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NETGEAR WN3000RP-100UKS Universal WiFi Range Extender for £39.99 @ PC World

SuperEd 34
SuperEd
Found 22nd Sep 2012
Amazon price matched

Done pretty well last time at £39.99 price point now back again for a limited time and no code needed

Keep your current wireless equipment and improve coverage with the NETGEAR WN3000RP-100UKS Universal WiFi Range Extender giving you the freedom to roam anywhere in the house and access Internet without worrying about dead zones!

Compatible with wireless b/g/n routers, gateways and Internet service providers' devices, the NETGEAR WN3000RP-100UKS Universal WiFi Range Extender offers 4 Ethernet ports, enabling you to connect up your gaming console, Internet TV and Blu-ray player or any other configuration of devices for the whole family.

The NETGEAR WN3000RP-100UKS Universal WiFi Range Extender effectively doubles the operating distance of your whole wireless network and conveniently avoids additional need for power cables or device clutter on your office desk or home theatre.

Easy to install with no CD or Ethernet cable required, the NETGEAR WN3000RP-100UKS Universal WiFi Range Extender is a great solution for making WiFi available to everyone in your household, no matter what room they like to be in!

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Original Poster SuperEd

Dagk

Same price delivered on … Same price delivered on Amazon....http://www.amazon.co.uk/Netgear-WN3000RP-Universal-Range-Extender/dp/B0055Y6PUA



Amazon usual price match then!

Please could someone advise me if this can be used as a Sky wireless connctor?

Thank you.

Hot, really wanted this last time but no stock, ordered 2 this time. Thanks.

zmumin

Please could someone advise me if this can be used as a Sky wireless … Please could someone advise me if this can be used as a Sky wireless connctor?Thank you.


According to the Amazon reviews, it would appear it does. I am going to order and give it a go. Amazon are great for returns if it doesn't work out

Think I'm going to order too from Amazon. Just upgraded my router but signal strength in this house hasn't improved at all ! At least with Amazon it's easy to return if there is still no improvement.

Now OOS on Amazon - 2-5 week lead time.

its showing £67 on amazon now plus 4quid postage

How does this deal with networks secured with WPA encryption.

newuseruk

its showing £67 on amazon now plus 4quid postage


Click on "34 New" and select the amazon one

NB - having read the product reviews on Amazon, it appears that this is a discontinued line

Does using one of these, half the speed of the connection between this unit and the main router it connects to?

Waldolf

Does using one of these, half the speed of the connection between this … Does using one of these, half the speed of the connection between this unit and the main router it connects to?



Yes, it's inevitable if you're doing wireless extension, as you've got to receive and retransmit every packet from the main router.

So ideally its best to set up a separate unit as an Access Point, and not as a Repeater.

It's not clear what this "range extender" can be set up as, but presumably for any access point it will need a cable connection back to the main router or a couple of mains powerline adapters to avoid loss of data speed? ie not a wireless connection back to the main router?

Waldolf

So ideally its best to set up a separate unit as an Access Point, and not … So ideally its best to set up a separate unit as an Access Point, and not as a Repeater.It's not clear what this "range extender" can be set up as, but presumably for any access point it will need a cable connection back to the main router or a couple of mains powerline adapters to avoid loss of data speed? ie not a wireless connection back to the main router?



Exactly right.

Banned

just to clarify; is this also a powerline adapter?

bought one today... not as easy to set up as initially hoped but its up and running and has massively extended our wifi (albeit with reduced performance

was £49.99 in store and they made me click and collect to get it at £39.99... must say the workers of PC world are horrendous

spent £550 on a new laptop,the chap had clearly no idea about the laptop itself and was just interested in the £7pm care package

still thats not what i should be commenting on is it? the product works and works well. the deal is good given the £69.99 rrp

Waldolf

So ideally its best to set up a separate unit as an Access Point, and not … So ideally its best to set up a separate unit as an Access Point, and not as a Repeater.It's not clear what this "range extender" can be set up as, but presumably for any access point it will need a cable connection back to the main router or a couple of mains powerline adapters to avoid loss of data speed? ie not a wireless connection back to the main router?



Wrong. Check out this youtube demo, he seems to connect wirelessly to his router (may lose some speed):
youtube.com/wat…2NQ

Works well for me extending my sky wifi out into the garden from our kitchen extension.
Bought it on offer at Currys posted on here last month sometime.

Bit of a lag versus connecting to the main router as it's picking up and relaying the request wirelessly - sadly the ethernet port on the extender can't be used to feed the connection from the main router and a homeplug etc.

I've been considering a wireless repeater, but would have chosen the TP Link one. Any reason why this is better?
Edited by: "blackanchorage" 23rd Sep 2012

xavierseb

Wrong. Check out this youtube demo, he seems to connect wirelessly to his … Wrong. Check out this youtube demo, he seems to connect wirelessly to his router (may lose some speed):http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oNbqqXX_2NQ



No. You can connect wirelessly, but you inevitably lose some speed, which is the matter Waldolf is raising. He says "it will need a cable connection back to the main router or a couple of mains powerline adapters to avoid loss of data speed?" and that is indeed the case. The youtube demo doesn't address that issue.

xenny

No. You can connect wirelessly, but you inevitably lose some speed, which … No. You can connect wirelessly, but you inevitably lose some speed, which is the matter Waldolf is raising. He says "it will need a cable connection back to the main router or a couple of mains powerline adapters to avoid loss of data speed?" and that is indeed the case. The youtube demo doesn't address that issue.



Any extra network hop (wired or wireless) will add latency. If you consider that the better ISPs are offering 60Mb/s, and a wireless network is typically 300Mb/s, it may not be a problem.

blackanchorage

Any extra network hop (wired or wireless) will add latency. If you … Any extra network hop (wired or wireless) will add latency. If you consider that the better ISPs are offering 60Mb/s, and a wireless network is typically 300Mb/s, it may not be a problem.



I think that is what I am trying to find out. We may have up to four wireless devices connected to the current router (which is 300Mb/s) and there may be two of these streaming videos. At the moment the router copes, but I wondered how much the data flow would be reduced by a repeater. Or if I should consider an access point wired or over the mains.

Thanks

blackanchorage

Any extra network hop (wired or wireless) will add latency. If you … Any extra network hop (wired or wireless) will add latency. If you consider that the better ISPs are offering 60Mb/s, and a wireless network is typically 300Mb/s, it may not be a problem.



I agree that an extra hop will add latency. Typically extra wireless hops add rather more latency than wired ones.

However, real bandwidth from a nominal 300Mb/s wireless network is typically much less than 100Mb/sec as you can't realistically use 40MHz wide channels on the 2.4GHz band as there's too much interference from neighbouring networks, and 5GHz tends to have very poor penetration of walls and the like. smallnetbuilder.com/lan…-3s lists real average download performance for 2.4GHz wireless N on three streams (sold as Wireless 450) at 65Mb/s.

Chopping that in half (because the repeater has to receive and retransmit every packet in each direction, using the wireless bandwidth twice for every packet as it were), and you're left with much less than what a good ISP can offer, and a much worse experience if you're accessing something like a domestic NAS or streaming from one computer to another.

Wireless isn't very fast. Adding wireless repeating to that makes it half as fast.

Waldolf

I think that is what I am trying to find out. We may have up to four … I think that is what I am trying to find out. We may have up to four wireless devices connected to the current router (which is 300Mb/s) and there may be two of these streaming videos. At the moment the router copes, but I wondered how much the data flow would be reduced by a repeater. Or if I should consider an access point wired or over the mains.Thanks



It is very hard to tell with certainty in advance from that little information. If the two devices are streaming from your internet connection, how fast is your internet connection? If it's only say 10Mb/sec, you'll probably be fine. If either of them is a Windows PC, or a Mac, look at the network tab in task manager, or activity monitor on the mac, and see how much network performance you use on each device when you're streaming. That'll give you some information to base your decision on.

This device appears to offer a wired connection as an option, so if you have a bad experience using it wirelessly, you can always go and buy a long ethernet cable or some powerline adapters afterwards to sort the problem out and still use it.

Note for streaming that latency isn't the issue, it's bandwidth.

tango42

According to the Amazon reviews, it would appear it does. I am going to … According to the Amazon reviews, it would appear it does. I am going to order and give it a go. Amazon are great for returns if it doesn't work out



Yes it can - I have one and it is excellent!

xenny

how fast is your internet connection?.



It's 60Mb

It's just that I already have a spare wireless router, but its been a **** to connect wirelessly to the existing router.

I'd hate to buy this extender, and then find I need to connect it via cable or some powerline plugs oO

Waldolf

It's just that I already have a spare wireless router, but its been a … It's just that I already have a spare wireless router, but its been a **** to connect wirelessly to the existing router. I'd hate to buy this extender, and then find I need to connect it via cable or some powerline plugs oO



If you're confident you can configure your existing router via a wired connection (fixed IP, disable DHCP, plug in via one of the LAN ports, same SSID, different channel- you can easily test with a short ethernet cable and temporarily disable wifi on your main router) then a pair of powerline plugs would be cheaper than this anyway, so you might as well go for those straight off. I think there are some TP-link units on amazon for under £30.

xenny

If you're confident you can configure your existing router via a wired … If you're confident you can configure your existing router via a wired connection (fixed IP, disable DHCP, plug in via one of the LAN ports, same SSID, different channel- you can easily test with a short ethernet cable and temporarily disable wifi on your main router) then a pair of powerline plugs would be cheaper than this anyway, so you might as well go for those straight off. I think there are some TP-link units on amazon for under £30.



Can you recommend one of those units on amazon with a link?

rudey_98

Can you recommend one of those units on amazon with a link?



This is a link, not a personal recommendation, but they should do the trick: amazon.co.uk/TP-…8-1 ?

The price drifts around quite a bit, and there are other manufacturers of similar items. I picked up a set of the AV 500 units on a lightning sale last week for that kind of price.

Is this now £49.99 for anyone else?

^ yep.

Has this REALLY got 4 ethernet ports as PC World claim, or are they just being their usual lying-b*stard selves?

Just been and picked up from store, if you print out confirmation on reserve and collect they will honour price as it a web price only it full in shop, has worked a treat for us now get full Internet upstairs, were we couldn't get before thanks

mark_1976

HAHAwe're still on 1mb/sYes it can - I have one and it is excellent!

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