Excerpt: I bought it so my internet would be faster. As it turned out the net was slower by 50% when i used this piece of junk. Customer Service was very difficult to understand and all they wanted to do was sell me something.
Excerpt: The Belkin Dual-Band Wireless Range Extender is a great system. Using the included CD, setup took less than 5 minutes from the time I put the CD in my laptop. I live in a large old farm house and wireless coverage from my router would only give me GOOD reception, 3 bars, at the far end of my house. The Belkin Range Extender improved it to EXCELLENT, full bars.Download times ten times better.
Excerpt: My house seemed to be too large for the signal to get from the router location to my computer/iPad. I was constantly getting the "No Signal" message. I went to Staples to get a new router, but was pleasantly surprised to find there was such a thing as an "extender" available. The sales person at Staples understood my problem right away and suggested the "extender" since the Belkin router was working perfectly.
Excerpt: I purchased this product after talking to one of the on line sales personnell. It was suppose to be so simple. I have a belkin wireless already hooked up and just wanted to easily extend my wireless. Can"t get it to work yet. There are 3 step instructions both on the box and on the CD. Still can not get it to work. I have to wait till I have enough time to call the 800 number and see if they can help me at all. So far very dissappointed!!
Excerpt: spent time setting it up and moving both it and the router around the house. never saw any improvement in band width in the 2nd floor bedrrom which is 10 ft away from master where I'm getting great reception. not sure if this unit is a dud or if it's the product itself. but back it goes tomorrow. too bad.
Good signal, atrocious speeds. Cannot change 2.4ghz to 5ghz.
28 March 2014
Summary: I thought this network extender to both extend my wifi signal and give my room a more secure LAN among its various systems. however, the signal disconnects randomly from the modem which is putting out the signal, meaning I have to reset the extender. When it is working, the speed compared to that of a direct wireless connection are atrocious. While I get approximately 2.5MB/s when connected to the modem signal, with the extender I have never seen the go above 600kb/s.
Summary: Bought this for my parent's place and set it up myself. It extends wifi pretty much as I expected, with a good range. It was easy to set it up with a couple of simple steps - and the instructions are straight forward. It just wasn't very easy to change the original settings to change the wifi extender name and connection - but it wasn't hard (it just took a bunch of extra steps). Overall a good tool if you have a big place or a yard where wifi coverage can be patchy.
Excerpt: I'm self-employed and depend on the Internet. I had a router supplied by my Internet provider and a signal booster from a different company. Everything worked okay for a while, but then the Internet started quitting momentarily with no warning and no explanation. After spending about 18 hours in two weeks on the phone with three different companies' tech support teams in order to get my Internet running, I picked up a Belkin router and this range extender.