Summary: The range extender did a minimal job but really hasn't increased the range of my wireless by much. Next time I would get a better wireless router that would provide the coverage I want so as not to depend on an extender.
Summary: I have this range extender connected to a Netgear router. The router is in the basement as that is where the cable/phone modem needs to backfeed the phone through my house. I placed the extender upstairs to receive a clearer wifi signal on my devices.
Summary: My house could be the problem. I have the router downstairs. I needed range to the deck at the other end of the house and one level higher. The exterior siding has a foil backed insulation that may contribute to the problem. I'm not an expert, so I don't know.