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Netgear WGXB102

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Reviews and Problems with Netgear WGXB102

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Overall 2
2.0

NETGEAR WGXB102 Powerline Wireless Range Extender

Billy Parker "Billy", Amazon
15 May 2009
  • Summary: Not a good product. The fourth unit I have purchased, and it is dead, too. They don't last long. Too pricey for the life of the product. Tossed transmitter and receiver and bought Hawkings range extender. Much better.
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Overall 2
2.0

Don't fall for it!

G. Smith, Amazon
25 October 2007
  • Summary: I bought this for my office at the recommendation of Best Buy's Geek Squad. It is easy to install and immediately I saw 100% signal in previously dead areas. However, it is a separate network and I couldn't make it "communicate" with my current network. After spending hours on the phone with Netgear's customer support (which was clearly in another country with limited English skills) they couldn't offer me a good solution.
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Overall 2
2.0

Useless even if it worked

Ron Bob "Ninalimar", Amazon
19 October 2007
  • Summary: I had two problems with this wall plugged router: First, I spent 2 hours on the phone with technical support at the end of which tech support threw up their hands and said it must be my firewall. Second, tech support guy 1 and guy 2 both said, "both devices must be plugged in to the same circuit" that is, on the same electrical breaker, in order for it to work properly.
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Overall 2
2.0

Simply didn't work

R. A. Morgan, Amazon
25 July 2007
  • Summary: I know some users have had good luck with this product, but it simply did not work for me, and I returned it. I'm a fairly experienced computer user and generally can handle most things, so when it didn't work the first time I didn't give up. I spent a couple hours on two separate days working with the manual, installing/deinstalling software, checking on-line help before calling tech support.
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Overall 2
2.0

A wireless range extender that didn't work

Steve, Amazon
12 May 2007
  • Summary: This device just didn't work. It seems to be an attempt to combine wireless networking with powerline networking so that the wireless network can extend to places far from the router. I bought it to get a better connection for a PS3. But when I set up the device, the PS3 did not receive any signal at all, and the computers near to it did not do any better than without the device. So I returned the device.
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Overall 2
2.0

finicky and limited

Helen Crow "Helen Crow", Amazon
25 October 2006
  • Summary: After hours of trying, including hired tech expert help PLUS an electrician to hard-wire a special outlet, we think the poorly written manual explaining installation with a non-Netgear router (ours happens to be Linksys) is misleading. The writing is confusing and the results predicted are just plain wrong. We give up!
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Overall 2
2.0

Misleading Netgear ad

Ter "Experienced networker", Amazon
31 August 2006
  • Summary: Don't be misled by Netgear's "plug and play" claim. It's true only if you a using a Netgear wireless router and have no WEP. Otherwise, as indicated in the instructions, you are in for some serious configuration work. You'd better know what you are doing or be willing to pay a professional.
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Overall 2
2.0

Customer Service

Margaret S. Stephens "HMS", Amazon
12 August 2006
  • Summary: This product may be great, but do not buy it if you need any level of technical support. They utilize an off shore call center for technical support. The technicians are not trained on the product and can provide you no assistance.
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Overall 2
2.0

Worked for 6 weeks then died

A. Carey "adamarket", Amazon
8 July 2006
  • Summary: I bought this product from Amazon in July because it seemed the solution to my problems, a very low wireless signal in my garage. I was prepared for the worst, i.e. that my powerline from my router wouldn't be on the same circuit as the outlet in my garage. Fortunately, they were. It took about 20 minutes to get everything working correctly.
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Overall 2
2.0

Doesn't work as advertised - don't waste your money!

P. Pears, Amazon
2 March 2006
  • Summary: After spending many hours on the phone with technicians, trying the on-line help and getting replacements sent (shipping at my expense) and then repeating the same procedure, I have not been able to get this product to work. Don't waste your time and money buying! I was able to configure the system with ease (many times!). I was able to connect wirelessly to the WGX102.
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