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    where should i put the device next to my router or the opposite side of the house   (10 Answers)

    By Anonymous May 15, 2014.

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      The device setup next to your router is redundant and pointless. Your main router is already there. You want the extension, so yes, plug in after setup any room in center of the home or opposite side of the house. Try different outlets until you get the desired results. You will! This device is phenomenal. Works all day long with same signal strength strength presently supplied from your ISP provider. Hope that helps! God Bless Woody

      By woodneilheartofgold September 20, 2014.

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      is this a different wifi network or does it just increase the signal strength?   (11 Answers)

      Will you be able to hook up your devises to the current wifi network or will you have to select the wifi booster as the wifi network? Will this create another wifi network?

      By Greg A December 8, 2014.

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        It extends your exiting network, but it also creates an EXT SSID name as well.

        By TOPGUNXOXOXO December 8, 2014.

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        What is the difference between this Netgear Universal Wi-Fi range extender and the Netgear AC750 Wi-Fi extender?   (6 Answers)

        What is the difference between this Netgear Universal Wi-Fi range extender and the Netgear AC750 Wi-Fi extender?

        By PAL May 31, 2014.

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          There are quite a few. The AC750 uses a different wireless standard then the Universal one (802.11ac vs 802.11n). Also, the AC750 has dual band 2.4 GHz and 5.0 GHz, while the Universal only uses 2.4. For the average home user the AC750 is overkill as most computers coming from Dell, Toshiba and other big box suppliers aren't coming equipped with networking cards that support the extra speed and range of wireless 802.11ac. I'd go with the Universal if you are an average home user. If you are above average there are other dual band range extenders that may be cheaper or the same price that isn't using the 802.11ac standard. Likewise, if you are a power user, on the cutting edge of technology and know that your card is capable of 802.11ac and would like the new technology, then the 750 is great! Any questions about wireless standards can be found by searching about it on Google or Wikipedia.

          By Alpinevpr May 31, 2014.

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          Does this device also increase the internet speed?   (10 Answers)

          We have a Netgear router hooked into our PC, but have slow internet service through our provider. We now have a Smart TV upstairs away from the router, and wonder if we will need this device to increase signal and also help with speed? We also use IPads, phones and laptops. And would I place the extender upstairs near the TV?

          By Sun4knif September 2, 2014.

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            Your speed is determined by your plan through your ISP provider. It will not increase speed therefore, but will increase the signal from your main router anywhere in your home. You can simply plug it in anywhere and if you have more rooms than we had, buy a second or a third. For the price, it's unmatched and works like a champ 100% reliable. Hope this helped as well. God Bless Woody

            By woodneilheartofgold September 20, 2014.

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            compatibility   (9 Answers)

            will this work well with my Roku which is on top floor of house,and router is on bottom?I,m trying for a good streaming option for my Roku...thank you

            By dellpat September 1, 2014.

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              This device worked well to extend signal inside a metal walled office, (with door open), where signal had been poor, or none. I was quite pleased to note that this Netgear device worked with two laptops running Linux Mint operating systems, which i switched to recently. No configuration necessary to run in Linux.

              By glasscapt June 1, 2016.

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              Support more than one extender?   (7 Answers)

              We've used this for upstairs signal weakness but I would also like to have one on the interior wall closest to the back yard. Can more than one extender be paired? I'm guessing yes but would like to know for sure before purchasing. Thanks!

              By Vince June 13, 2014.

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                Yes and hope you can see my other posts as well. Pairing not an issue. They all work the same way. Just a quick setup next to your router and the device picks up all necessary info and then just go plug it in any outlet, anywhere. Hope this helped! Best 49 bucks I've ever spent to solve similar problem. Regards, God Bless Woody

                By woodneilheartofgold September 20, 2014.

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                extender   (10 Answers)

                I visit my mother who does not have Internet and need to extend the signal from my brothers house next door which is maybe 100 yards to 150 yards is there an extender to do that and if so would I put it in his home or my mothers?

                By Jan October 2, 2014.

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                  Generally, the best place to install an extender is halfway between the devices needing a connection and the router. If that would be outdoors between two homes as in your case, pick an inside wall that is closest to the halfway point. However, if the signal path passes through a wall or floor at a shallow angle, that can be worse than any distance problem. In that case you can get better results by installing an extender away from the direct line-of-sight between computer and router, so that the signal zigzags through walls and floors as perpendicular as possible. I had horrible problems with only 50 feet between my computer and my router because my office is under concrete stairs supported by a concrete wall. I got excellent results with an inexpensive Netgear WN3000RP right outside my office, with a zigzag 90 degree path to dodge past the concrete.

                  By wkrasl December 23, 2015.

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                  will this work for my situation?   (11 Answers)

                  Our router is downstairs on the other end of a 2000 sq ft house. My All-in-One computer is upstairs in bedroom at opposite end of house. Mediacom is our provider. Will the Netgear Range Extender work for me at the same speed as the wired computer downstairs? And where shall the range extender be placed? Upstairs or downstairs? Closer to router or All-in-one? Thanks, Joanne

                  By joannie January 21, 2015.

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                    The Netgear Extender will work perfect for you as well. I have a 2 story house (2200 SF), my cable modem and wireless router are all located in one room downstairs, and my second workstation office is upstairs on the opposite side of the house. I placed the extender in the same room as my second office. Works great and my PC receives 5 bars; it is as fast if not faster.

                    By WirelessH12 February 3, 2015.

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                    Cabled Use?   (7 Answers)

                    My cabled network has drops on both far ends of the house. Since this has an Ethernet jack, can I connect it to my switch on the opposite side of the house to extend my wireless network's range?

                    By chainsaw6 March 31, 2014.

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                      Sure. If you bridge the router and the extender via Ethernet, the extender will automatically act as an AP and only 1 SSID will be shown. But if you set the extender as WiFi repeater, 2 SSIDs will appear.

                      By Anonymous April 1, 2014.

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                      how is this connected to a PC?   (10 Answers)

                      My PC is a little out of range from the router. I need to move the router a little closer to get better reception. Will this device help? And do I connect it to the PC or the router or to something else?

                      By Anonymous March 4, 2014.

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                        It should help. You do not connect via wire to your router or computer. You plug into AC power, then it connects to your current WiFi network, then offers its own signal as an extension to your current WiFi network. You can then connect to your current WiFi network if you're on that end of the house, or to the extender if you're working in the other end of the house(for instance).

                        By Antony May 7, 2015.

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