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NETGEAR - Essentials Edition N300 Wi-Fi Range Extender - White

NETGEAR N300 WiFi Range Extender - Essentials Edition boosts your existing network range & speed, delivering WiFi up to 300Mbps. External antennas provide better WiFi coverage and higher speed, while the convenient wall-plug design saves space. It compatible with any standard WiFi router & is ideal for video streaming & gaming. Get the connectivity you need for tablets, smartphones, laptops & more.
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    Overview

    What's Included


    • Installation guide
    • WiFi Range Extender (EX2700)

    Ratings & Reviews


    Overall Customer Rating:
    84% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (173 out of 208)

    Features


    Boost N300 WiFi

    Improve range & speed of your existing N300 WiFi network.

    External Antennas

    For better WiFi coverage & higher speed.

    Fast Ethernet Port

    Connect a wired device like a game console, TV or streaming player to your WiFi network.

    Convenient Design

    Easy wall-plug design for simple placement.

    Works with any WiFi router

    Connects to any WiFi and for extreme WiFi speed.

    WiFi Analytics App

    Get advanced analytics to optimize your existing or newly extended WiFi network.


    Customer rating

    Rating 4.1 out of 5 stars with 208 reviews

    83%
    would recommend to a friend

    Pros

    Cons

    • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

      Doesn't Meet Specifications - Over Rated

      Posted
      Review

      I purchased this range extender about 2 months ago and it has never worked properly. It currently does not work at all. I initially set it up online at Netgear web site. Just recently, I did a factory reset and set it up again. I was having problems with the 2.4 band; only receiving about 15-25 mbps. My comcast internet speed is 60 mbps. The 5 band was receiving about 40 mbps. I checked my modem/router speed at 60+ mbps. I also tried the Netgear "fast lane" option in settings that combines both bands for optimal performance. This did not work either. I could not even connect to my roku device. Switched backed to split bands and still doesn't work on either band. I thoroughly checked all settings. Unit appears defective. I called customer support and they insisted the unit was not defective. I am currently connected straight from my router with a combined steering band that receives over 50 mbps. This Netgear unit does not perform to reasonable standards. I have set up many devices without ongoing problems. I would not recommend the purchase of this Netgear range extender. This was a waste of money and over rated.

      No, I would not recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

      Would not waste the money

      Posted
      IndigoViking

      I bought this to extend a signal from the second floor Wifi Modem, to the downstairs area and the outside patio. My setup is: StarTech Dual Band Wireless Adapter USB (Dual 5" Antennae, High Output) My wireless adapter alone can pick up two bars from my Wifi Modem, and I get about 20 MPBS stable Download Speed, with 11+MBPS Upload. Now, I didn't have a problem with connection drops etc, I just wanted to extend the range and get higher speeds and more bars. I DID get full bars where I had the extender set up. However, the speed was actually slower going through the extender. I specifically bought this model because it was N compatible and advertised 300MBPS Link Speed. However, no matter what I did, I COULD NOT get it to switch to the 300mbps mode, it stayed on 154mbps. I tried so many work arounds to get it to switch, and it would refuse every time. That is one issue, the next issue is how unreliable this thing is. If you're a gamer, I wouldn't recommend this AT ALL. You get connection drops, lag spikes, etc about every 5 minutes on a bad day, on a good day its about every 20 min. It's so unstable, it just isn't worth it. Bottom Line, I am going to return this product. I will try a different brand, not NETGEAR. It solved my problem by giving me more bars, however if it's incapable of delivering speeds it advertises and drops connection frequently, with only ONE device connected, it's nothing but a $65 paper weight. PASS.

      No, I would not recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Works fine

      Posted
      SenZen
      • My Best Buy® MemberMember

      This is a small and easy to set up wifi extender. The easiest way for me to set it up was by having my laptop find its wifi name (SSID) among all the available networks, once connected it opens a special page on a browser and takes you step by step; WDS configuration didn't work, but that's probably down to my ISP's poor choice of modem. I had to move it around to find the best location between my router and an old Mac Mini which had trouble connecting - my laptop and phone connect fine. Once this was done it has worked like a charm. Remember that water and metal interfere with the wifi signal, I had to move my router a little as my water heater is smack in the middle of the apartment.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

      Good for what it is

      Posted
      DaveInLA
      • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
      • My Best Buy® MemberMember

      It works, but is a little slow. What's disappoint is that I thought it would literally be an extension of my existing Wifi-- instead, it creates a new Wifi login. For example, I thought it would simply extend the range of "homewifi", but instead, it creates a new wifi network-- "homewifi-EXT". This means that if I'm a little out of range of my main wifi, I have to change connections. And smart house connections are supposed to all be on the same network, so this creates issues with that tool.

      No, I would not recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Not a Techie But No Problems

      Posted
      Chismosito
      • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
      • My Best Buy® Elite Plus MemberElite Plus Member

      I needed to strengthen the wifi in my daughter's room for her PS4. I bought this device after reading some reviews on Amazon and Best Buy. (yes, I paid a few dollars more from Best Buy but wanted the ease of service from them if any issues popped up). The one thing I did read is there were people that seemed to struggle with assigning the .ext to connect the device. Some said the manual was hard to understand. Why bother folks? There is a You Tube video that walks you through step by step. I am far from a Techie but this was a breeze and had up and running in minutes. Works great.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Works like a charm

      Posted
      SpudAir

      This was some of the best tech money I've ever spent. The laptop in my study was only getting a wifi speed of 8 to 10 mbps. This Netgear extender more than doubled it to consistently over 20 mbps. Installation was simple; basically plug-and-play, although I did have to restart it once. If you've got slow or sketchy wifi in your house, but have a good connection to the internet at your router, then this is what you need to get up to speed.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Wifi extension

      Posted
      iPhone6
      • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
      • My Best Buy® Elite MemberElite Member

      Searched for quite a while before finding this unit. Easy connection and no additional wires (ethernet cables) needed. Only issue is if you have an existing router network you have to look up the IP address first to enter into the new unit to setup. Paperwork include doesn't tell you this. Once I figure that out it took just minutes to set up. Works great giving coverage throughout household now.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

      Horrible customer service

      Posted
      frustrated
      • My Best Buy® MemberMember

      I spoke to 4 hard-to-understand technical "experts" trying to get this to work. I thought it was an easy installation? I had them telling me the first one was faulty and to go get another. I did. Then the next "expert" tells me my computer isn't updated. After over 2 hrs on the phone with various Indian experts, I am returning this p*of s* . Not any of the 4 really knew what they were talking about. Unless you are technically advanced, I would not buy #nor am I recommending# this company. Oh, by the way, not even the Geek Squad could help me install over the phone. They wanted $99 to come out.

      No, I would not recommend this to a friend

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