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Recent Question:
I am running 1 laptop, 2 smart tvs, 4 roku, 4 smart phones, 3 kindles (not all at same time of course) will this support that?
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Would this work using a PC and wireless speakers?
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Do i need internet service to use the NETGEAR?
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compared to N100-3100 WN1000RP WiFi Booster... ?
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Does PoE require two modules? All the other ones I looked at required a spliter and an injector.
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Is there an ethernet cable with phone connector on the other end?
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DOES THIS EXTENDER PICK UP ROUTER PASSWORD AUTOMATICALLY
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Will this give me internet access anywhere as long as wifi is present to connect too.

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NETGEAR NETGEAR Universal Wi-Fi Range Extender

Improve the wireless signal reception around your home or office with the NETGEAR Universal Wi-Fi Range Extender. This device helps you to nearly double the coverage of your existing Wi-Fi coverage with ease. The universal wireless range extender is constructed with a space-saving design that takes up very little room on your desk or entertainment center. Moreover, it eliminates the need for additional power cables. The compact design also helps to reduce the clutter on and around your desk for a cleaner and sleeker look. The wireless Wi-Fi range extender boosts the signal strength and enhances the overall quality of your network. You can connect wirelessly to your network from anywhere in your home or office and still maintain quick transfer speeds. The NETGEAR Universal Wi-Fi Range Extender is compatible with most wireless 802.11b/g/n routers, gateways and Internet service provider devices.
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Questions & Answers for NETGEAR NETGEAR Universal Wi-Fi Range Extender

Question

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

asked 2 years, 9 months ago
By
an anonymous customer
on NETGEAR Universal Wi-Fi Range Extender
4 answers
Answers
answer 1
Yes you can run any device that has ethernet capabilites...
answered 1 year, 11 months ago
By
Wvu4Life304
 - Spencer, Wv
answer 2
Yes.
answered 2 years 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 2 years 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, 4 months ago
By
mjk132
Question

will it help cell phone range??

asked 2 years, 1 month 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, 11 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, 11 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 2 years ago
By
Rangeryder
 - Chicago
answer 4
No, only wi fi
answered 2 years ago
By
Wharvester
 - Dallas, Texas
Question

Will this work with wireless printer?

asked 10 months ago
By
Tony
on NETGEAR Universal Wi-Fi Range Extender
3 answers
Answers
answer 1
Yes.
answered 3 months, 3 weeks ago
By
MasterWookie
answer 2
Yes.
answered 5 months 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 10 months ago
By
NETGEAR Team2
Question

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

asked 9 months ago
By
tk
on NETGEAR Universal Wi-Fi Range Extender
3 answers
Answers
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 3 months, 3 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 6 months 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 9 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 8 months ago
By
Ellie
on NETGEAR Universal Wi-Fi Range Extender
3 answers
Answers
answer 1
Yes.
answered 3 months, 3 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 8 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 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 8 months ago
By
Brenda
on NETGEAR Universal Wi-Fi Range Extender
3 answers
Answers
answer 1
300 feet is pushing it, but you can give it a try. Try different outlets, including ones in your house.
answered 3 months, 3 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 8 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 8 months ago
By
NETGEAR Team2
Question

Will this work?

I have a HP laserjet air printer, which requires a standard Ethernet port to network it to all of my computers. My isp modem is upstairs, I want to move my printer downstairs. Will the NETGEAR Universal Wi-Fi Range Extender with its Ethernet port, if I plug the printer into the Ethernet port on the extender, allow me to network all of my computers to the printer.
asked 3 months, 1 week ago
By
David
on NETGEAR Universal Wi-Fi Range Extender
3 answers
Answers
answer 1
It should
answered 1 month, 1 week ago
By
tillerybound
answer 2
You shouldn't need it with an air printer. But yes it should work plugging into the ethernet port.
answered 2 months, 1 week ago
By
Grillmstr
answer 3
The ethernet port can be used to connect peripherals such as printers.
answered 3 months, 1 week ago
By
CommunityAnswer
Question

is the receiving antenna removable?

curious to switch the omni directional antenna for a single direction antenna
asked 1 year, 11 months ago
By
ruzilla
on NETGEAR Universal Wi-Fi Range Extender
2 answers
Answers
answer 1
No, they are not removable
answered 1 month, 1 week ago
By
tillerybound
answer 2
Neither antennas are consumer removable. If you remove them you will break them. Of course you can take the unit apart and remove them, however, there is a mini antenna connector that is real easy to break.
answered 1 year, 6 months ago
By
Traveler0980
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, 5 months ago
By
CoupevilleFish
on NETGEAR Universal Wi-Fi Range Extender
2 answers
Answers
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, 4 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, 5 months ago
By
nielsentech
Question

Netgear wireless extender plugged into the wall

Is this compatible with all Apple products! I have an Apple router & a Bright House Modem. I have a two story house. Looking for a better download. I have the Lightening Speed also, but when I'm downstairs it is slow downloading my email. I was told my connection fars exceeds, but slow loading!
asked 1 year, 5 months ago
By
Ange
on NETGEAR Universal Wi-Fi Range Extender
2 answers
Answers
answer 1
Yes, it will work.
answered 3 months, 3 weeks ago
By
MasterWookie
answer 2
works with apple airport
answered 9 months ago
By
CAPTfrs
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