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NETGEAR N300 4-Port Wi-Fi Range Extender, Desktop (WN2000RPT)

NETGEAR N300 4-Port Wi-Fi Range Extender, Desktop (WN2000RPT)

Item: 894589    Model: WN2000RPT100NAS

NETGEAR N300 4-Port Wi-Fi Range Extender, Desktop (WN2000RPT)
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  • Works with any wireless b/g/n router or gateway
  • Works with all security standards
  • Step-by-step, graphical installation guide makes installation easy, with no CD or Ethernet cable required
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Works with any wireless b/g/n router or gatewayWorks with all security standardsStep-by-step, graphical installation guide makes installation easy, with no CD or Ethernet cable requiredEachWiFi Range ExtenderWorks with any wireless b/g/n router or gatewayWorks with all security standardsStep-by-step, graphical installation guide makes installation easy, with no CD or Ethernet cable requiredNETGEAR N300 4-Port Wi-Fi Range Extender, Desktop (WN2000RPT)49.99USDhttp://www.staples-3p.com/s7/is/image/Staples/s0935118_sc7?$std$http://www.staples-3p.com/s7/is/image/Staples/s0395838_sc7?$std$http://www.staples-3p.com/s7/is/image/Staples/s0935118_sc7?$thb$http://www.staples-3p.com/s7/is/image/Staples/s0395838_sc7?$thb$http://www.staples-3p.com/s7/is/image/Staples/s0935118http://www.staples-3p.com/s7/is/image/Staples/s0935119_sc7?$std$http://www.staples-3p.com/s7/is/image/Staples/s0935119_sc7?$thb$http://www.staples-3p.com/s7/is/image/Staples/s0935119http://www.staples-3p.com/s7/is/image/Staples/s0395838wn2000rpthttp://www.staples-3p.com/s7/is/image/Staples/s0935117_sc7?$std$http://www.staples-3p.com/s7/is/image/Staples/s0935117_sc7?$thb$http://www.staples-3p.com/s7/is/image/Staples/s0935117/NETGEAR-N300-WiFi-Range-Extender-Desktop-Version-with-4-Ports-WN2000RPT/product_894589
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NETGEAR N300 WiFi Range Extender Desktop Version with 4-Ports WN2000RPT
 
4.1

(based on 359 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (185)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (98)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (31)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (13)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (32)

84%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to set up (232)
  • Reliable connection (127)
  • Fast connection (105)
  • Easy to use (99)
  • Secure connection (97)

Cons

  • Difficult to set up (51)
  • Unreliable connection (23)
  • Slow connection speed (13)
  • Inefficient (6)
  • Unreliable (6)

Best Uses

  • Home network (149)
  • Everyday use (100)
  • Small networks (41)
  • Organization (6)
  • Large networks (5)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • High bandwidth user (131), Midrange shopper (71), Low bandwidth user (45), Budget shopper (35), High-end shopper (10)
    • Primary use:
    • Personal (269), Business (39)
    • Computer Platform:
    • PC (107), Mac (17), Other (3)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (112), Yes (3)

Most Helpful Positive Review

 

Works with Airport Extreme Base Station!

I have a home office network setup. Main router is an Apple Airport Extreme Base Station (AEBS), and we have ~16 wireless devices connected. The WN2000RPT is very easy to setup....Read complete review

I have a home office network setup. Main router is an Apple Airport Extreme Base Station (AEBS), and we have ~16 wireless devices connected. The WN2000RPT is very easy to setup. My main concern was whether this would work with an AEBS, and it does, seamless.

As per instructions it asks you to place your computer well out of range of your current wireless signal and the WN2000RPT midway between the router and computer.
Just a tip: It is not necessary to do this, you can configure the unit in the same room as your wireless router, provided you're comfortable deleting your current wireless setting from your computer and setting it up again once the WN2000 is configured. By deleting the home wireless setup on your computer, the computer will not connect to your home network while the WN 2000 is rebooting.

I don't run any security on my network, only MAC address filtering. So if you have MAC address filtering you'll have to include the MAC address of the WN2000 in the list on your router. MAC address is on the bottom or back of the unit. Since the WN2000RPT setups a new wireless signal, to enable the MAC address filtering on the WN2000RPT you'll have to locate, from your router, the IP address of the WN2000RPT, type in that IP address in Chrome or any browser, and then setup the mac address filtering. It may take time, but it is very straight forward. I just had to reset my WN2000RPT to factory settings once because I had made a mistake in my setup.

Once or twice the wireless light on the WN2000RPT has gone red, indicating a weak connection, I just turn it off and turn it back on.

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Most Helpful Negative Review

 

works most of the time

bought this to extend my wireless network from my corner-bedroom office. used the wizard to set up the network. the trick is to allow some time between connecting the extender to my wireless...Read complete review

bought this to extend my wireless network from my corner-bedroom office. used the wizard to set up the network. the trick is to allow some time between connecting the extender to my wireless router, and attempting to connect from my laptop/ipad to the extender. seems to take 5-10 minutes for the connection to become established. if you try to connect too soon it makes you restart the extender-to-router step again. once established, the connection works well and provides good coverage. the connection seems to break every few days or so, and it doesn't automatically correct itself so that you have to go through the setup process again. wouldn't recommend using the extender for any dedicated devices such as a set top box or gaming console for the foregoing reason. i haven't had any experience with other extenders so i can't say if this is a common deficiency

with the above qualifications, i marginally would recommend this device.

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3.0

Netgear N300 WiFi Range extender

By Jim Dundas

from Punta Gorda, FL

Verified Buyer
This customer has reached Intern level on the Staples.com Leaderboard

Comments about NETGEAR N300 WiFi Range Extender Desktop Version with 4-Ports WN2000RPT:

Price was good but was unable to make a connection with the router. Tried switching routers but still couldn't get it to synch. Finally gave up and returned to the store. Instructions were not very good and not sure it works with most routers as they claim it would do. Looked at several reviews and I think many of them had similar problems. Don't recommend buying it.

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5.0

Works like it should

By Diana

from Lemoyne, PA

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This customer has reached Intern level on the Staples.com Leaderboard

Comments about NETGEAR N300 WiFi Range Extender Desktop Version with 4-Ports WN2000RPT:

Great...works like it should very easy to install

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1.0

Netgear Genie a Joke

By Mark

from Dracut

This customer has reached Intern level on the Staples.com Leaderboard

Comments about NETGEAR N300 WiFi Range Extender Desktop Version with 4-Ports WN2000RPT:

PC loses connection to router periodically. Hardware might be okay though, probably problem with Netgear Genie software. Need to run Windows Troubleshooter to restore connection. Phone stays connected to router however so router itself probably okay.

Tried to register through Genie Software. Said to enter 6 digit password so I entered 6 digit password, it said Error Enter 6 Digit Password, so I entered an 8 digit password, it said Error Enter 6 Digit Password!!!

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4.0

It works.

By David

from Glastonbury, CT

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This customer has reached Intern level on the Staples.com Leaderboard

Comments about NETGEAR N300 WiFi Range Extender Desktop Version with 4-Ports WN2000RPT:

It was not too hard to "install" and it does work. It makes up for a weak gateway type Wi-Fi router at one end of our house which would be too difficult to move. This expands the range so we can use Wi-Fi almost everywhere in the house now.

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5.0

It Worked!

By Netgear WiFI RANGE EXTENDER

from BALDWIN NY

Verified Buyer

Comments about NETGEAR N300 WiFi Range Extender Desktop Version with 4-Ports WN2000RPT:

Best thing that anyone can say about this type of product. It worked exactly as described. Did not require wire between main router and the extender.

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