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NETGEAR NETGEAR Universal Wi-Fi Range Extender

The NETGEAR Universal Wi-Fi Range Extender helps you nearly double the coverage of your existing wireless network with ease. It sports a space-saving design that eliminates the additional need for power cables thus reducing device clutter on your office desk or home theater. It boosts the signal strength and enhances the overall network signal quality, so you can enjoy wireless freedom anywhere in the house and access Internet without a drop in data transfer speeds. The NETGEAR Wi-Fi range extender blends in well with most decors without being obtrusive. It is largely compatible with most wireless 802.11b/g/n routers, gateways and Internet service provider devices. Further, the NETGEAR wireless range extender integrates a standard Ethernet port to connect a wired device like a printer. You can take advantage of WPA-PSK, WPA2-PSK, mixed mode or WEP security standards to ensure the networks integrity and exclusiveness.
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Questions & Answers for NETGEAR NETGEAR Universal Wi-Fi Range Extender

Question

will it help cell phone range??

asked 1 year, 11 months ago
By
keltz
 - athens
on NETGEAR Universal Wi-Fi Range Extender
4 answers
Answers
answer 1
If you can connect a computer to it and get internet connectivity, then you can also connect cell phones via wifi.
answered 1 year, 9 months ago
By
Dadslilboy
 - Fredericksburg, VA
answer 2
It can not help extend your cell phone signal or data network range (3G for example). So, it will only extend the WiFi capability of your phone (if your phone has WiFi).
answered 1 year, 10 months ago
By
AvgMac
answer 3
Yes. The WiFi range extender will help with WiFi range on a cell phone; this is my principal use for the device. I hope this helps.
answered 1 year, 11 months ago
By
Rangeryder
 - Chicago
answer 4
No, only wi fi
answered 1 year, 11 months ago
By
Wharvester
 - Dallas, Texas
Question

Can you run a non wifi blu ray player off of the ethernet port?

asked 2 years, 7 months ago
By
an anonymous customer
on NETGEAR Universal Wi-Fi Range Extender
4 answers
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answer 1
Yes you can run any device that has ethernet capabilites...
answered 1 year, 9 months ago
By
Wvu4Life304
 - Spencer, Wv
answer 2
Yes.
answered 1 year, 10 months ago
By
Gadgetguy2012
 - New Jersey
answer 3
I have no personal experience using the WiFi Extender to provide a home network (with internet access) to a non-wireless Blu-ray player. From the WiFi Extender manual, I copy/pasted the reference, below. In any case, the internet download speed (say, from Netflix, etc., to your Blu-ray player) will be limited to the strength of the wireless radio signal that maintains the connection between your router (wireless access point function) and the data capacity limit of the 802.11-N wireless network standard, right?. An ideal setup for maximum data throughput may be to place the WiFi Extender within 20ft. and "line of sight" (no walls, cabinets, etc.) of your wireless router. I have this ideal setup and I regularly connect my mobile phone and laptop at 144Mbps. I hope this helps.

"1-Port Wi-Fi Adapter

Once the Extender is connected to your existing Wi-Fi network, you can use the Ethernet port on the Extender to connect a device wirelessly to your network. Simply plug the Ethernet cable from any Ethernet-enabled device (such as a connected TV, Blu-ray player, or gaming console) to the Ethernet port of the Extender, and enjoy wireless connectivity on the connected device."
answered 1 year, 11 months ago
By
Rangeryder
 - Chicago
answer 4
I personally would not use this device for that, but it could be done as long as the bluray player has an ethernet port. You should review forums on "Bluray ethernet" to get some useful info on what works best for your setup. A quick google search should bring up some ideas. Good luck!
answered 2 years, 2 months ago
By
mjk132
Question

Will this work with wireless printer?

asked 8 months ago
By
Tony
on NETGEAR Universal Wi-Fi Range Extender
3 answers
Answers
answer 1
Yes.
answered 1 month, 4 weeks ago
By
MasterWookie
answer 2
Yes.
answered 3 months, 1 week ago
By
Tradesman2117
answer 3
Yes, if your wireless printer is designed to connect to a standard Wi-Fi network, it shouldn't matter whether you connect to your main router or the extender. Either will connect you to the main network. Hope that helps!

Regards,

NETGEAR Team
answered 8 months ago
By
NETGEAR Team2
Question

my son lives 300 ft away, do i plug the extender into the outlet in his house?

We have the wireless router in our house, do we plug it in at his house or at ours to give him a boost in the wifi signal?
THANKS
asked 6 months ago
By
Brenda
on NETGEAR Universal Wi-Fi Range Extender
3 answers
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answer 1
300 feet is pushing it, but you can give it a try. Try different outlets, including ones in your house.
answered 1 month, 4 weeks ago
By
MasterWookie
answer 2
At his house (where you need the signal strengthened). Of course you have to have some signal from the base router to be extended.
answered 6 months ago
By
an anonymous customer
answer 3
You will want to place the extender in a location close to the middle of the point where you want to provide coverage, if possible, to get the best performance.
answered 6 months ago
By
NETGEAR Team2
Question

I live next to a hotel and get one bar of wifi could I use this to get 3 bars ?

I don't have the router of the hotel so is it still possible to extend my wifi without the router ? just by plugging it in will it work?
asked 6 months ago
By
Ellie
on NETGEAR Universal Wi-Fi Range Extender
3 answers
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answer 1
Yes.
answered 1 month, 4 weeks ago
By
MasterWookie
answer 2
You will at least need to have access the wifi network credentials in order to complete initial setup. Also wouldn't want to router to be an incredible distance from your location.
answered 6 months ago
By
LittleHawk1
answer 3
Hi Ellie,

In theory, it is possible to connect the extender to an outside hotspot, but we do not recommend this, especially since it is not your own Internet service. Often, hotspots require that you log in, which will cause the extender to disconnect regularly, plus it will not provide adequate performance for most cases.
answered 6 months ago
By
NETGEAR Team2
Question

used wifi range extender, do not know password, can it be re-set

asked 8 months ago
By
tk
on NETGEAR Universal Wi-Fi Range Extender
3 answers
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answer 1
Yes, use a paper clip to press the factory default/reset button until all 4 lights flash. Keep it pressed for like 5 seconds or more.
answered 1 month, 4 weeks ago
By
MasterWookie
answer 2
Normally you go through a process to pair your range extender with your modem base station. The password for that is usually on the side of the modem.
answered 4 months, 3 weeks ago
By
BJPlayer
answer 3
Yes, you can hard reset the router using the button on the back, and it will be restored to the factory settings and password.

Regards,

NETGEAR Team
answered 8 months ago
By
NETGEAR Team2
Question

will this help with a mifi wifi from att

asked 1 year, 9 months ago
By
nelson
on NETGEAR Universal Wi-Fi Range Extender
2 answers
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answer 1
Yes.
answered 1 month, 4 weeks ago
By
MasterWookie
answer 2
don't know what mifi wifi is but it works with my att uverse
answered 3 months, 4 weeks ago
By
wills402
Question

i like to know will it work CLEAR Wi-Fi network

i have the CLEAR Spot Voyager
asked 1 year, 7 months ago
By
JSmooth
on NETGEAR Universal Wi-Fi Range Extender
2 answers
Answers
answer 1
Yes.
answered 1 month, 4 weeks ago
By
MasterWookie
answer 2
I wouldn't bother trying. These Netgears will keep disconnecting you to the point that it will drive you crazy and you end up smashing them because it's too late to return them.
answered 1 year, 7 months ago
By
H82BU
Question

Will it work in an RV park

Many RV parks have limited range, not strong enough for tablets or iPhone which seem to have weaker antennas. I can receive a signal with my laptop but not the other devices. I am thinking about this device for my motor home to boost the signal. Has anyone been successful at doing this?
asked 1 year, 4 months ago
By
CoupevilleFish
on NETGEAR Universal Wi-Fi Range Extender
2 answers
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answer 1
Yep! I'm also in an RV park in the exact same situation. Just make sure you connect with your laptop first and complete the few steps to setup before connecting everything else. (the other devices caused my setup to fail and I had to start over when everyone else was gone lol) But now all 3 iPhones, an Xbox, and the laptop get full signal when before only the laptop had any and at most was 1 bar :)
answered 1 year, 3 months ago
By
angbme
answer 2
I am not sure, but I think this device may be able to pick up the signal as your laptop does and then your other devices should be able to connect via it.

Unlike your laptop, you should be able to position the repeater as high as possible and closer to the direction of the access point at the RV park. I noticed in the WIFI products here at WalMart that they did list a repeater that you can mount OUTSIDE on a pole. Putting a repeater in a non-metal container and using an extension cord you may also get better results. :-)

Lastly, check the Internet for ways you can modify the WIFI antenna to boost the signal, but keep in mind that doing so may conflict with local laws or regulations.
answered 1 year, 3 months ago
By
nielsentech
Question

can it work for my ps3

asked 1 year, 5 months ago
By
Jay ice boy
on NETGEAR Universal Wi-Fi Range Extender
2 answers
Answers
answer 1
It works with my Xbox just fine I play online and download with no problems at all. Never losses connection or speed. I am getting my inlaws signal at least 900 feet away.

I do have to open the net browser and put in my in laws wifi password because it is protected but not an issue.

I have also used it to watch netflix and shows on the xbox and it worked great as well.
answered 1 year, 4 months ago
By
Dirtfan2013
answer 2
The network extender will work any device your wireless network can operate. This is just an extension of your network.
answered 1 year, 4 months ago
By
Traveler0980
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