Summary: It works for what I needed it for. It was a headache to set up. It gives u a website to help set it up that u can't get to. U have to plug in the device and launch ur Web browser and the website should come up. If u have a default browser that comes up such as Google it won't take u to the site. Ex. I use Google Chrome but had to use Internet explore for the website to automatically come up.
Excerpt: I bought this product with the belief that it would extend the range of my wifi in house. While it does do to an extent it has a weaker signal in those sections of the house i want covered than the origional antenna. I was certinatly expecting more. and yes i went through the set up twice just to make sure i had it right and it is midwall hight and not obstructed.
Summary: Easy to set up and configure. Assuming it's the case with similar kind of products, that your internet connection through this extender will be slower compared to if you connect to your main router directly. Works fine if you intend to use it to extend Wifi coverage to far reaching places and knowing the connection speed will be relatively slower.
Functions as sold, very poor documentation, adequate support
28 January 2013
Summary: I spent 3 hours failing to configure this NetGear extender using my iPhone as the client WiFi device. Circuits & hand-shakes seemed to work, but I could only link to the pseudo-router (the repeater), and NOT to the internet. The tiny pamphlet one might consider a manual was ridiculously useless. The website wasn't helpful and the boilerplate email reply to my online query (not email, but message-board) was entirely off-the-point.
Its ok for its intended use, nothing more but has slow speeds.
24 December 2012
Summary: I got this to boost my WiFi signal in some areas of my home for web browsing and it did the job however the speeds barely reached 6-8Mbps which isnt sufficient for any HD Streaming or gaming of any sort. It works for just generic web use such as email, browsing and small downloads.
Summary: It works, but (as manual explains) it should only be used in "desperate" situations because its data transfer rate is MUCH, MUCH slower than your "home base" wifi. Tried to use it for streaming video: NO GO.
Summary: The Netgear booster has an odd way of working. Rather than extending an existing network, it connects to that existing network, then creates a new network. In other words, it can't extend or bridge your current network. It has no external antenna connectors, so if your existing wireless network doesn't currently reach to the location you with to extend, you've no way to 'boost' that network. Additionally it has no wired connection port.