Netgear N300 Range Extender
An important device for widening the coverage of the main wireless router in a home, office or any other space with limited wireless coverage or dead spots.
It can be used in many networks and situations to boost the existing Wi-Fi with ability to nearly double its coverage with ease.
It also boosts the signal strength as well as the overall quality of your network.
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The compact design of this extender reduces the clutter around your desk for a more attractive look.
Moreover, this extender is compatible with most wireless 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac Wi-Fi router or gateway and internet service provider devices.
It has a Wi-Fi performance slightly above 300Mbps to offer faster internet to users. It measures 67x55x34mm in terms of physical dimension and weighs approximately 0.22lb (0.098kg).
The Netgear N300 Wi-Fi Range Extender Wi-Fi band is 2.4GHz which is repeated whenever it’s connected to devices made by Netgear or even any other brands.
Features and Specifications
In order to fulfill its purpose and improve its performance which is boosting your existing Wi-Fi network to areas that are out of reach of your existing Wi-Fi, this Wi-Fi extender model WN3000RP has the following features.
Fast Ethernet Port
This is an important port that you can use to connect your wired device such as a blu-ray, a smart TV, a game console or any other device to your Wi-Fi network.
This port does function as a bridge for connecting devices to your Wi-Fi.
The external antennas on this Wi-Fi extender give the user an extra boost in terms of Wi-Fi coverage and speed.
The antenna increases the speed of the Wi-Fi from the router and hence makes it easy to download large volumes of content from the internet.
Smart LED Indicators:
Netgear N300 Wi-Fi Range Extender comes with a link-rate LED that has maximum ability to locate the best location where there optimal wireless coverage.
This makes it easy for the user to access different internet contents that would otherwise not be accessible by using the Wi-Fi router alone.
Push N’ Connect
This is also a very crucial feature in all Wi-Fi extenders including WN3000RP model. It connects the users’ computer/router to the extender in a secure and faster way through Push N’ Connect using Wi-Fi protected Setup (WPS).
Plug and Play
One of the best things about this Wi-Fi extender is its simplicity in terms of setting it up. There is no need of inserting a CD or plug in cables.
This makes the whole installation process less complicated for the user and does not need the intervention of a technician to install it.
Optimal Security: This is one of the most exciting features of this Wi-Fi extender model. It works with all security standards. This enhances its compatibility and usage. Some of the security standards it works with include WPA-PSK, WPA2-PSK, WEP and mixed mode.
Pros and Cons of Wi-Fi extender
The above features play a very crucial role in enhancing the overall performance of the extender. On the other hand, they help the user to assess it and decide if it’s worth buying or not.
Below is an outline of the merits and demerit of this Wi-Fi extender WN3000RP model.
Since routers only serve a limited area with Wi-Fi, this Wi-Fi extender extends the internet access through your home via devices such as iPads, laptops, smartphones and any other external device that fits in the fast Ethernet port.
Converts Dead Zones into Connected Corners
This Wi-Fi extender model is very powerful in increasing the area covered by a Wi-Fi router’s internet access.
It boosts your existing internet access by allowing you to connect any device of your choice. Areas that didn’t have internet access can have it through this extender.
Netgear N300 Wi-Fi Range Extender WN3000RP is very compatible with many windows such as windows 7, 8, vista, UNIX, Linux, Mac OS, 2000 and XP.
It’s also compatible with several browsers including Firefox 2.0, internet explorer 5.0, safari 1.4 and Google chrome 11.0 browsers or higher.
Many users that have had a chance to use this Wi-Fi extender before have associated it with the following demerits.
- It cannot amplify the signal from an internet source that is far away to create a hotspot where the user wants to It cannot increase the speed of the internet provided by the internet service provider.
- 2 or more extenders cannot be used to amplify the internet from the same source i.e, an extender cannot be connected to another extender’s wireless network.
Despite the cons above, this Wi-Fi extender’s features and performance is top notch. It might not be the best in the market now, but it’s worth the price tag and your money.
If you would like to extend your router’s wireless coverage, it’s among the best choices available.