Ok extender, sharing USB printer doesn't work (even w/ Netgear support)
Jaakko Helleranta, Amazon
4 March 2015
Summary: I bought this specifically to get my USB printer shared. But after 2 hours of trying to that on my own and then 2 hours more with the Netgear live chat (going through trying to config with two different computers) I wasn't able to get the Netgear USB Control Center working so that I could share my...
Excerpt: I purchased this to help our WiFi at home. Unfortunately for me, it was much to difficult to install. Sounds easy ...just plug it in!! Not True!! So even though I bought the better unit for $100.00.....it now sits in the box on the shelf and my Fios in the house is terrible!!
Summary: I bought this unit via a local Staples and mistakenly thought I could use it as a "bridge" on my local network. Not so. It sets up subnetwork(s) connected to the main network using a suffix for the main SSID.
Summary: I bought this to improve my 5Ghz coverage in my house. I planned to use it for VOIP and common data usage. It was when I tried to use it for VOIP that its true colors showed. This device is at best more a relay system seemingly one block of data at a time.
Summary: It is my first time to post a review, it is a negative one. I live in a 2 story house with basement and router is set in 1st floor, bedroom is in 2nd floor. When we use ipad or iphone or laptop in bedroom, signal is ok but not good. I plan to find an extender, finally got this one.
Summary: When I read the description of this product, I thought I would be able to take my WiFi device and travel from my primary AP coverage area to the Extended Range area with the Netgear WN3500RP.
Pros: * Compact size * Dual band support * Desktop or wall-plugged with adapter * Very strong WiFi signal * FastLane™ Technology * On/Off Button
Cons: * Creates separate SSID broadcast WiFi domains, one for 2.4Ghz and another for 5Ghz frequencies. * Requires user to manually switch WiFi networks when traveling from primary WiFi domain to "Range Extended" WiFi domain (and vice versa). * Complicated configurations, which uses Virtual MAC addressi...
Summary: I bought the WN3500RP for two reasons. Primarily, I bought it to stream music from my iphone to this device which, connected to my speakers would play music. Secondarily, I wanted to extend my existing wireless network outside to my deck. So the secondary goal has been accomplished, but no music.