NETGEAR Universal WiFi Range Extender

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NETGEAR N300 Wi-Fi Range Extender, Essentials Edition (EX2700)

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  • Netgear's AC1200 WiFi Range Extender (EX6200) is an excellent piece of hardware despite a few software hiccups after a firmware update. Five Gigabit Ethernet ports and a USB 3.0 port make this extender a winning proposition.

    More and more consumer range extenders coming to market are small, wall-mountable devices that plug right into an electrical outlet and sit flush to a wall. Netgear's AC1200 WiFi Range Extender (EX6200) ($129.99) bucks this trend. The AC1200 is a relatively large, standalone piece of networking hardware that looks like an access point. All that size translates to power, however. In fact, this is one of the most powerful wireless extenders I've tested. Add in extra goodies such as a USB 3.0 port (for connecting USB external drives and printers) and five Gigabit Ethernet ports to bridge networking gadgets, and you have a winning Wi-Fi range extender.

  • Of course, the EX6200 is pricier than smaller, wall-mountable extenders, such as the $50 , or the $30 TP-Link 300Mbps Universal WiFi Range Extender (TL-WA850RE). However, for more than double those prices, the EX6200 is not only a dual-band extender (the DAP-1320 is only single-band), but it can also operate as a bridge with five Gigabit ports. It's also got a USB 3.0 port, which allows it to operate as a print or media server. And then there are those powerful components under the hood. Take all that into account, and the price seems more than reasonable.

    If it supported powerline networking and had better overall performance, the Netgear AC750 WiFi Range Extender EX6100 would be a great networking device. As a pure Wi-Fi extender though, it's both awkwardly designed and underpowered.

    Color: Multicolor
    Resolution: 720p
    Form Factor: Wall Mountable
    System Requirements:

    Operating Systems:

    • Microsoft Windows 7
    • Microsoft Windows Vista
    • Microsoft Windows XP
    • Microsoft Windows 2000
    • Mac OS
    • UNIX
    • Linux

    Web Browsers:

    • Microsoft Internet Explorer 5.0
    • Firefox 2.0
    • Safari 1.4 or higher
    Model: WN3000RP100NAS
    Brand: NETGEAR
    Is Dark Sky-Compliant: Y
    Video Game Platform: Playstation
    Is Portable: Y
    Is Energy Star-Certified: Y
    Condition: New
    Compatible Devices: Unix ,  PC ,  Mac
    Manufacturer Part Number: WN3000RP-100NAS
    Features: NETGEAR Universal WiFi Range Extender
    Assembled Product Dimensions (L x W x H): 4.00 x 5.70 x 7.10 Inches

    Type Universal WiFi Range Extender
    Rating N600
    Wireless band IEEE 802.11 b/g/n

    Speaking of set up – it’s extremely easy. when you plug in the WiFi Range Extender, you go to something (, , smartphone, etc) and connect to the network named NETGEAR-EXT, then load up your preferred browser of choice and follow the steps lined out. Basically you just connect to your existing network (through SSID or by searching for it), and then enter your credentials. Once it connects, you have to set up the SSID of the extended network (different from the normal network, i.e. my base network is DarkStar, my extended network is DarkStar-EXT) and any you want it to have.

NETGEAR Universal WiFi Range Extender Review

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