Netgear WN3000RP WiFi Range Extender Review

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    1. Greg Hook

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      Netgear's WN3000RP offers a cost effective solution to extending the range of your existing WiFi network.
       
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      These are currently £20 on Amazon. I've just ordered one after reading this review.
       
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      We've got one in our house, the connection is fast once connected, but often drops for no reason and I have to disconnect and reconnect to the network. The best of the lot but don't expect miracles
       
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      I use my phone as a wifi hotspot upstairs ad tether accordingly....I get a solid signal upstairs but poor downstairs....would this help extend it....??
       
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      Can this be used off an extension lead or does it have to be plugged into a wall socket?
       
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      It's a Wi-Fi Repeater, not a powerline comms device so it's only using the mains to obtain power, not sending any data over the mains. Thus, you can plug it into anything that will provide power.

      Personally, I would not use repeaters unless there was no other option or I didn't care about speeds. Wi-Fi repeaters have a serious detrimental affect on throughput ("speed") so if throughput rates are a concern Repeaters should be avoided.

      A HomePlug kit (which does send data over the mains) is a better solution if your mains is up to it and speeds are a concern. Using HomePlugs, trailing extension leads can be a problem if they have conditioning filers in them (not all do) - the filters remove the high frequency signals that HomePlugs transmit.
       
    8. Greg Hook

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      I'd agree here. Whilst for £20 (or £15 now) you can't really complain, for the same price you can get a pair of Homeplugs which would be far better. Unless of course you need it for wireless only devices.

      Also, I test all the Powerline adaptors in extension leads too and have not yet come across one that hasn't worked. They don't recommend it, but all the anti-surge ones I have they work fine in.
       
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      Thanks my mistake.
       
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      Netgear WN3000RP WiFi Range Extender is best device used with wireless router and Its coverage is also wide to use the internet.
       

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