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

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

Item: 894589    Model: WN2000RPT100NAS

NETGEAR N300 WiFi Range Extender Desktop Version with 4-Ports WN2000RPT
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  • Works with any wireless b/g/n router or gateway from NETGEAR and other brands
  • Works with all security standards including WPA-PSK, WPA2-PSK, mixed mode and WEP
  • Real-time link-rate LED locates the best placement spot to provide optimal wireless coverage
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Works with any wireless b/g/n router or gateway from NETGEAR and other brandsWorks with all security standards including WPA-PSK, WPA2-PSK, mixed mode and WEPReal-time link-rate LED locates the best placement spot to provide optimal wireless coverageEachWiFi Range ExtenderWorks with any wireless b/g/n router or gateway from NETGEAR and other brandsWorks with all security standards including WPA-PSK, WPA2-PSK, mixed mode and WEPReal-time link-rate LED locates the best placement spot to provide optimal wireless coverageNETGEAR N300 WiFi Range Extender Desktop Version with 4-Ports WN2000RPT59.99USDhttp://www.staples-3p.com/s7/is/image/Staples/s0395838_sc7?$std$http://www.staples-3p.com/s7/is/image/Staples/s0395838_sc7?$thb$http://www.staples-3p.com/s7/is/image/Staples/s0395838http://www.staples-3p.com/s7/is/image/Staples/s0416416_sc7?$std$http://www.staples-3p.com/s7/is/image/Staples/s0416416_sc7?$thb$http://www.staples-3p.com/s7/is/image/Staples/s0416416/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 331 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (170)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (91)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (30)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (13)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (27)

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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5.0

Netgear range extender

By DaveH

from Wellesley

Verified Buyer

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

Netgear's installation instructions were insufficient for me, since I did not understand what to put in the configuration inputs. The instructions claim that the setup can be repeated by going to a certain web page, but that page is nonexistent.
Fortunately, the technical support line worked for me, though it took half an hour for the support person to talk me through the correct setup procedure. The device ice now working very well.

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5.0

EXTENDER WORKS GREAT!

By PETE CHIODO

from PALM COAST, 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:

INSTALLED THE EXTENDER VIA MY NETGEAR WIZARD. RELATIVELY EASY TO DO. IT REALLY WORKS WELL.

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5.0

extender

By linda

from chino

Verified Buyer

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

Works great

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5.0

Great Item

By z

from Westlake Village

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:

I have a Wireless N router (Linksys WRT160N V2) at one end of my house where my main Desktop PC is located. I bought a new laptop which i use 95% of the time at the other FAR end of my home and the signal i got was poor to fair.
I was looking to upgrade my signal quality to my bedroom as much as possible and purchased 3 different wireless N routers trying to accomplish this. None of them got any better range. I returned each router and then searched for Wireless N Range Extenders and came across this at Staples.
I wasn't too sure it would work but boy was i pleasantly surprised!

I bought it, took it home and had it installed in about 10 mins.
I placed it about half-way of my home and then went and connected my laptop and BAM! Excellent signal strength with 300.0 connection speed!
I am very happy with this product so far.

Highly recommended for those needing extended coverage of your current wireless setup.

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3.0

NetGear N300 WiFi Range Extender

By CDG

from San Tan Valley, Arizona

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:

Cons: As a Mac user, this product was challenging to set up. It took a few more hoops to access its onboard settings. I would imagine it will set up much easier on a PC. Once up and running it continually loses its connection to the main router. This requires rebooting the device a couple of times per month.

Pros: When it is working it does its job beautifully. It is reasonably fast and is a great product in the sense that I can connect 4 wired devices using the built-in cat-5 ethernet ports. This was about the only product I could find with this feature. This alone made it invaluable to me because I needed to get some equipment located in another part of the house connected to my wireless network.

Bottom-line: Overall it does what is advertised. However, it requires some hand holding to keep its connection.

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