Netgear N300 WLAN Repeater
I was really lucky and was allowed to test a free Netgear N300 WLAN repeater model EX2700 as one of 20 testers.
Since we have a fairly large apartment and the walls are not exactly thin, we have always had problems with the WLAN in other rooms. A repeater of Medion did not like us, as long as it was connected, we even regularly the internet is torn. That's why I was told that I could test a repeater together with my friend, as I called.
The repeater comes wirelessly and is plugged directly into the socket. It offers the possibility to install it via WPS or via a Web browser. Since our router does not have a wps button (or I did not find it), I have done the installation via the browser accordingly.
To test how easy the installation is, I have installed the repeater without my friend, who is otherwise responsible for the technology with us. A pre-installation via CD is
No need. You put the repeater near the router into the socket, and then just follow the instructions of the operating instructions. I connected via my mobile phone to the WLAN of the repeater and logged in via the Web browser to make the password settings of the WLAN (the corresponding address can be found in the user manual). You simply select the WLAN of your router in the menu, type in the corresponding password and can then dial in with each WLAN receiver into the WLAN of the repeater as well as in that of the actual router. An additional password is not necessary.
Time required: Less than 10 minutes,
Difficulty level: very simple.
- Wi-Fi Protected Access (WPA/WPA2-PSK) and WEP
- IEEE 802.11 b/g/n 2, GHz, Fast Ethernet port
- 802.11 b/g/N 2.4 GHz WLAN router or gateway
- Microsoft ® Internet Explorer ®
5.0, Firefox ® 2.0 or Safari ® 1.4 or Google Chrome
11.0 Browser or higher
- Dimensions: 67 x 55 x 34 mm
- Weight: 98 g
Since I only return home in May or June, I can only then test how far the range of the repeater is and whether I have garden on the terrace (about 20m away from the router, on the other side of the house) acceptable reception.
In addition, we haven't tested how well it works to connect Internet-enabled devices like BlueRay player to the internet via the Extender, as our player is currently in repair.
Our mobile phones show full Internet reception. The installation was very well described and easy to perform. With prices from about €20 the device is also very inexpensive. If I hadn't had him at home, I'd probably buy it myself. You could buy it for example here: Amazon * Update 27.09.2015:
Another test report, this time to the Netgear AC750 Ex3700 Range extender can be found here: http://www.tanjas-life-in-a-box.com/netgear-ac750-ex3700-wifi-range-extender/
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