Summary: My situation is a 3-storey house with office and router on the middle level, but finding a typical "low" signal downstairs where we have a rec room with bigscreen TV (often used for Netflix and online gaming) and often use a laptop, smartphones, etc. I was not able to use the WPS easy-connect option (because the devices I was trying to connect did not have the complementary WPS button) and instead had to go through the manual configuration process, which was problematic...
Pros: - Works to expand coverage and has made a huge difference in my house
Cons: - Can be a bit finicky to set up and often needs reset, - User manual not particularly useful; had to look online for solutions
Summary: Worked great for two months, then ...? It stopped working. I tried resetting it and starting over. I re-built my wireless network - new SSIDs and everything, it still won't maintain a connection from the same spot it was in originally. I bought it to keep all my networking equipment Netgear, I don't think I will be making that mistake again. There are other longer lasting products out there.
Summary: The product is Ok. It only works once in a while when it feels like working and is probably more hassle then its worth. Wish I had the money back on this purchase. Oh well, you win some you lose some.
Summary: Based on speedtest.net timings, computers connected via this extender are about one-third of the speed of computers connected to the primary Wifi unit. On the other hand, set up was easy and trouble-free.
Summary: We have a bedroom on the second floor that gets a poor wireless signal. I bought this hoping it would help. It seems ok so far but not outstanding. One of the features I liked about this product was the ethernet plug on the side. I assumed this would give me the fastest connection but I was wrong. The plug is useless and data transmit speeds are reduced substantially when using it. Normally, a "wired" connection is the fastest but not in this case.
Summary: It works once you get it setup. Took me hours to figure out the following (nothing in the instructions about this): The device itself sends a "virtual" MAC address for every connected device which adds 2 to the first hex pair...this virtual MAC also needs to be added to the MAC address filter on wireless modem. Also, if you need to connect extender directly to PC via LAN...you must disable MAC filtering on wireless modem.
Summary: I am a long time Netgear customer. When I recently upgraded broadband service in my home I noticed a bit of a drop off in certain rooms. I decided to get the range extender to help boost the wireless speeds to these locations. Running an online speed test I found that the speed dropped connected to the extender versus straight to the wireless router. I tried different locations and all my online speed tests showed degradation.
Summary: at the beginning it work great for 1 week no problem but after a week it require reset every other hour you see all the light is working but it stop working and now after reset it do not come on i have to press power switch multiple times to make it work and hour or two it stops working i am going thru the hassle so much every day it is not worth the money we pay