NETGEAR Universal Wi-Fi Range Extender: Broaden your network connection with a range extender that gives you extra Wi-Fi coverage in your home. Smart LED indicators will direct you to the optimal location to plug the extender into the wall, so you can easily enjoy improved range and speed on your mobile and wired devices. Save on data usage by connecting your smartphone or tablet to your home network.
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Wi-Fi All Over!
Posted by: planedame from: on
I recently had my modem relocated from the ground floor to the basement. This resulted in wi-fi being available in just half the house, nothing in the LR, K, DR. This wi-fi extender, a very reasonable solution, was recommended by the sales person. If it didn't work he suggested the next step would be to consider buying a better modem than what the cable co provides.
I installed the wi-fi extender in a central location where there was a good strong signal, simply right into a power strip (no other option at this time), and it works like a charm! Now I have "Wi-Fi All Over" the house again.
9 out of 9 found this review helpful.
This was an affordable solution, I recommend it!
Posted by: mrzhutch from: on
I read the reviews on this extender and decided to try it. I have a new house that is over 3700 sq ft not counting the finished basement. I decided to try Verizon Fios and unfortunately, it was so slow and un reliable unless I used my device in the same room as the router. I called Verizon back out and it was really nothing they could do because it was installed in the most beneficial location. He recommended that I try an extender as an economical option to my problem.
So, I read the reviews for an affordable extender and purchased this one. It works perfectly, easy to install and I can access the internet and watch videos from any location. As a note, the Verizon router is on the 1st floor and I have the extender plugged in the room directly above the room with Verizon router on the 2nd floor.
6 out of 6 found this review helpful.
Great WiFi extender
Posted by: Bob4980 from: on
Read reviews and this one seem to get great ones. I highly recommend it. I've had it for a couple of weeks now. I had a spot in 2nd floor bedroom that was constantly dropping my wifi signal. This wifi range extender boost the signal greatly. Where I got maybe 2 bars on my iPhone, I now have all bars lit. It says to plug this in an outlet approximately halfway between your wifi source & where you are using your device. I have it 3/4 the way, in my second floor hallway. It picks up my cable wifi from the 1st floor kitchen pretty far away. Easy to set up too. Took about 5 mins. It uses the same name you picked out for your wifi network and just adds a "ext" for extended, to the name you already have. A cheap enough fix that works awesome!!
8 out of 8 found this review helpful.
Easier than I thought
Posted by: Garnisher from: Flemington on
Works great. Electric plug in near the wireless router and pushed the buttons in the instructions on the router and device and it installed itself. It automatically picked up my long phrase password on the router. Then I unplugged it and moved it where I had the weak signal and it worked. Easy. Now, you DO need to go to your all computers, iPads, and/or smart-phones you own and SEARCH for the new wireless router network which this is. It will mirror your existing one with the letters "-EXT" at the end. I have a Droid, iPad, Iphone, a laptop and Macbook, and they all had to be manually configured to find and setup the new wireless network but is the same as you would any place wireless is offered, find it and connect with your router's password (dig it up since you last set it up). Lastly, When you move from one side of the house to the other, you need to switch the wireless router on them to get the stronger of the two signals.
448 out of 514 found this review helpful.
Turned out to be better than expected.
Posted by: glasscapt from: MS Coast on
I had tried cheaper devices to try to pick up a stronger wifi signal, but to no avail. I truly did not expect this device to do any better, or if it did, not a good improvement. I was quite surprised to find that it really does increase the signal power to my laptops, that had not worked until I used this device. I followed the directions for setting it up, and it pretty much did all the configuring on it's own. I powered it up within about 20 feet of the modem/router until the lights lit up, then I moved it to a point about midway to the problem laptops, and they picked up the increased wifi signal. For me, it works very well and I get plenty of signal now for all my devices. I'm not a gamer, but I do like to stream movies, and that works fine. It has crossed my mind that perhaps the costlier models might work even better, should your problem be more severe than mine? Just a thought. This one is perfect for my needs.
4 out of 4 found this review helpful.
Works very well when connected correctly
Posted by: KLR2013 from: on
I bought this because my laptop would not connect well to my xfinity cable modem in the next room as well as my daughters smart-TV upstairs. The price was good $43. The connection seemed simple enough but it did not link up the way the instructions said it would, It kept turning on and off for about a week which was frustrating. I had a day off for another repair man and decided to call customer service on this since I was just sitting and waiting. Well customer service was a foriegn guy who had me running from room to room trying all sorts of things and it took about an hour and a half. Finally, customer service had me do a "reset", ya know where ya put the paper clip into the tiny little hole on the bottom, and that reset the thing and then it worked as it was supposed to, and continues to work quite well. I guess it linked automatically with another WiFi the first time when it shouldn't have. I LOVE IT now! Can fully work with my laptop in any room of the house and the speeds are very good, and my daugther's smart TV upstairs is fully connected.
5 out of 6 found this review helpful.
Posted by: Dotty from: on
Bought this because I could not watch my favorite shows online in our bedroom because the wifi kept kicking me off the network. Not sure why, our walls are probably too thick. But after installing this small device I have all bars and a strong connection in my bedroom and anywhere in my home. A life changer. Not too obtrusive, either.
4 out of 5 found this review helpful.
Tiny but powerful
Posted by: BestBuyer from: on
I couldn't believe how tiny this extender is. It couldn't be easier to use; basically just plug it into a wall outlet after you allow it to find the signal from your router. There were a lot more expensive extenders, but this one works perfectly. Went from having 1 bar to full bars in the area I needed and the location I have it in is three stories. Router is on second story and extender is on third floor. Extender signal can be received on first floor as well.
2 out of 2 found this review helpful.
Great easy to conect to your Wi-Fi
Posted by: Only1 from: on
Really easy to connect great product Really good Instruction overall easy to set up
2 out of 2 found this review helpful.
Winner winner chicken dinner
Posted by: Travis from: on
well, it does what its intended for and now I am able to get reliable wifi out in the garage where my office is set up. Pretty damm happy about it. Works surprising well, especially for the price - works well enough to stream videos and movies no problem. Was able to get it to connect to the router via the WPS button thing pretty easily also. Nice thing is that you can easily move it around since it just plugs into an outlet (or extension cord) and just needs to be in range of the router - which the little LED light will tell you- so can easily use it in several areas of the house if so desired by just unplugging it and plugging it in elsewhere.