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NETGEAR Dual Band WiFi Range Extender, Wall-plug edition WN3500RP-100NAS

NETGEAR Dual Band WiFi Range Extender, Wall-plug edition WN3500RP-100NAS

Item: 960157    Model: WN3500RP-100NAS

NETGEAR Dual Band WiFi Range Extender, Wall-plug edition WN3500RP-100NAS
4.0stars
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  • Extends dual band WiFi coverage
  • Connect iPads®, smartphones, and more
  • Works with any standard WiFi router or gateway
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by PowerReviews
NETGEAR Dual Band WiFi Range Extender, Wall-plug edition WN3500RP-100NAS
 
4.2

(based on 44 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (25)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (12)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (4)

78%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to set up (29)
  • Fast connection (23)
  • Reliable connection (22)
  • Secure connection (19)
  • Fast (17)

Cons

  • Unreliable connection (5)
  • Difficult to set up (3)

Best Uses

  • Home network (28)
  • Small networks (5)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • High bandwidth user (26), Low bandwidth user (9)
    • Primary use:
    • Personal (32), Business (4)
    • Computer Platform:
    • PC (30), Mac (5)

Most Helpful Positive Review

 

easy setup, seems to be fine...

I first bought an Apple Airport Express, but as my "base" router is NetGear (not Apple) the Airport Express didn't work. My fault. Says that clearly. Anyways, I returned...Read complete review

I first bought an Apple Airport Express, but as my "base" router is NetGear (not Apple) the Airport Express didn't work. My fault. Says that clearly. Anyways, I returned the Airport (Staples was, of course, terrific about the exchange...no questions asked) and got this netgear thing. The setup was easy with my MacBook air. It is supposed to do it through WPS but that didn't work for me, so I did it "manually", which was no problem.
I am using this almost exclusively as an "AirPlay" adapter for a 1970's Sony receiver that I wanted to use my iphone to control remotely. One weird thing, and I'd say this is 80% "just" aesthetics, is that the power cord and the audio cord are on opposite sides of the NetGear Range Extender. when you use the direct plug method, this is not really an issue, but when you use the extension cord (so I can put the extender up on a shelf) it means I have wires sticking out, and I don't love that. Again, this is just for show.
In terms of performance, my iPhones drop the connection...a lot. This causes the speakers to pop, as if you pull a headphone plug out of the jack. Not great to hear, and probably bad for the speakers, though mine are old Sansui beasts that I got at a flea market. When it DOES work, which is MOST of the time, it sounds great and is really easy to use. This may be because my network is at capacity. We have a couple of phones, three or four computers, and a tablet on at any given time. Anyways, this basically gets the job done for what I need. I'd recommend this if you didn't go with the Apple Airport base station.

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Most Helpful Negative Review

 

Could not get the product to work!

Purchased the product after reading the good reviews. I tried setting up after reading the instruction and following the step by step procedure. I spent over an hour before call tech support. After...Read complete review

Purchased the product after reading the good reviews. I tried setting up after reading the instruction and following the step by step procedure. I spent over an hour before call tech support. After 20 minute wait I explained everything that I did and the person told me that he would send me to the right person. Another 15 minutes on hold another series of the same questions then the fun began. The tech support person had no idea how to help, they kept putting me on hold to consult with an advisor. Finally after 1.5 hours with this person they put me on hold and never came back. I know there are good reviews, I wish I could have been one but it is what it is. Good Luck!

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5.0

netgear

By tom

from warrington

Verified Buyer

Comments about NETGEAR Dual Band WiFi Range Extender, Wall-plug edition WN3500RP-100NAS:

go product and easy to install

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5.0

Works Great

By tskinsno

from Washington

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

Comments about NETGEAR Dual Band WiFi Range Extender, Wall-plug edition WN3500RP-100NAS:

I needed to boost my WIFI signal and the Netgear Dual Expander did the job. The set up and connecting my devices was a piece of cake.

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5.0

NETGEAR Dual Band WiFi Range Extender

By NETGEAR Dual Band WiFi Range Extender

from Wellington, Florida

Verified Buyer

Comments about NETGEAR Dual Band WiFi Range Extender, Wall-plug edition WN3500RP-100NAS:

This Netgear Dual Band WiFi Ranger Extender is just what I had been looking for for a very long period of time. I have a WiFi Network set up in my residence but because the Main Computer in my house is upstairs in the far bedroom, the signal to all of my other computers downstairs was very weak. My wife and daughter experienced a great deal of downtime prior to my purchase of the Netgear Dual Band WiFi Range Extender. Now, instead of one or two bars showing on the downstairs computers, they now have 4 and 5 bars showing and the reception is much, much better. Additionally, before the installation of the Netgear Dual Band WiFi Ranger Extender, the downstairs computers would kick themselves off at least once or twice each time they were being used. Now, that is not a problem. I might also add that the reception on my Smart TV's are also much better and the pictures in HD are simply fantastic. I would highly recommend this product to anyone who has a two story house and needs better reception and a better signal.

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5.0

Works perfect

By Limited computer knowledge

from Connecticut

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

Comments about NETGEAR Dual Band WiFi Range Extender, Wall-plug edition WN3500RP-100NAS:

It was much easier to install than I thought. I was unable to use my iPad once I left the room with my router. Now I can go anywhere in my house and my iPad picks up the wifi. Very happy with this product

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4.0

Love this product

By Dixon

from Savannah, GA

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

Comments about NETGEAR Dual Band WiFi Range Extender, Wall-plug edition WN3500RP-100NAS:

I purchased the Netgear Dual Band Range Extender because I wanted to print documents to an old Okidata laser printer that I had and it did not have wireless network capabilities. I was able to hook this device up with ease and it works with my desktop and tablet, however I was not able to get it to work with my Microsoft Surface. But overall I'm very satisfied. It was cheaper to buy this than to buy a new laser color printer. I would highly recommend the Netgear Dualband Range Extender.

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