Summary: For those of you who have a Verizon FIOS account for your internet, DON'T PURCHASE THIS BEFORE READING THE FOLLOWING! It may not be the fault of this product but rather that Verizon FIOS routers do not play well with others.
Summary: Setting these two units up was as easy as plugging the two units into wall plugs and connecting the master unit to my router. Easy. Configuring the suckers to make the wireless network secure is not intuitive and not for the weak of heart.
Summary: I have a Netgear Rangemax WNR834B wireless router upstairs, but the WiFi signal downstairs was spotty. I added the XE102 upstairs, and plugged in the WGX102 wireless range extender downstairs.
Summary: It works great, easy to install,however, this product doesn't to last long. I have bought one and it lasted about almost a year and bought a replacement because wall plug wouldn't work for the second time. Second one, lasted for over a year.
Summary: I purchased this product to extend the range of wireless netwrok out onto the patio of my home (I work from home). The product works and once configured is reliable and serviceable device. This device is not for the novice.
Summary: The WGXB102 is very easy to use out of the box. However, if you want to secure the network and change the supplied configuration, you have to jump through some hoops (like changing a computer's IP to be a specific IP that can access the admin console).
Summary: I live in an older house with plaster walls and my regular wireless network does not make it more than two rooms before the signal gets weak. Setup is easy, but do NOT use an extension cord or power strip. It is very sensitive to this. Also do not expect great speed.
Works, but set-up was not easy and there were limitations
Randy C. Hatton, Amazon
19 October 2004
Summary: Unlike the only other review of this product, I would not say that my experience was been as flawless. Despite having a Netgear router/wireless access point and Netgear PCI card for my "distant" PC, it took me hours to get this wireless range extender to work.