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Will this router broadcast Wi-Fi signals sufficients to connect to a TV or computer without an ethernet cabke?
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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

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

asked 2 years, 4 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, 5 months ago
By
Wvu4Life304
 - Spencer, Wv
answer 2
Yes.
answered 1 year, 7 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, 7 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 1 year, 11 months ago
By
mjk132
Question

will it help cell phone range??

asked 1 year, 8 months ago
By
keltz
 - athens
on NETGEAR Universal Wi-Fi Range Extender
4 answers
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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, 6 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, 6 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, 7 months ago
By
Rangeryder
 - Chicago
answer 4
No, only wi fi
answered 1 year, 7 months ago
By
Wharvester
 - Dallas, Texas
Question

Does it work with ATT U-verse internet?

asked 1 year, 11 months ago
By
VeeraJK
 - Michigan
on NETGEAR Universal Wi-Fi Range Extender
2 answers
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answer 1
The Extender connects to your existing Wi-Fi network created by the router function of your ATT U-verse gateway device (in the single device, provides modem, router, switch, wireless access point functions). Adding the Extender to your Wi-Fi network is the same as for any other wireless device, e.g., laptop, mobile phone, etc.; either connect the Extender to your ATT gateway (router function) using a WPS (Wi-Fi Protected Setup; WPS button is on the gateway device) or manually, with the wireless network manager (e.g., Windows "Wireless Network Connections," see icon [segmented signal bars], in system tray) on your PC. If you purchase the Extender, you will find the Extender comes with clear, detailed instructions. I hope this helps.
answered 1 year, 7 months ago
By
Rangeryder
 - Chicago
answer 2
That is the service I have and it works very well.
answered 1 year, 7 months ago
By
Wharvester
 - Dallas, Texas
Question

Where should the extender needs to be?

How exactly does it work? My problem is when I try to use Netflix on the second floor, because my wireless router is on the first floor. Apparently the signal does not reach the TV!
asked 1 year, 5 months ago
By
Kaky
on NETGEAR Universal Wi-Fi Range Extender
2 answers
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answer 1
Don't get the Netgear because it will keep disconnecting on you.

You basically need to be in range of your signal when you setup. You will need a wifi capable device to setup or you can connect to the ethernet port. Once the device is configured, you move it to about the half way point to the location you want a good signal in. The extender detects your current signal and renames it with an EXT on the end and then transmits the password from your router over to the extender.

I tried 4 different devices before I ended up with the Amped Wireless. The Belkin worked good too but it didn't have the speeds I wanted. Would be enough for Netflix though.
answered 1 year, 3 months ago
By
H82BU
answer 2
The extender should be at the outer edge of your current signal range to be able to "push" it out further. In your case I would suggest trying it on the second floor if your TV gets signal at all. It may have to be closer to the router and it will extend to the TV. Is has a signal strength indicator so you can tell if you get too far away from your router.
answered 1 year, 5 months ago
By
Psychedfortv
Question

Can you use more than one Wi Fi Extender within a large house?

I live in a large (5000 sq.ft.) adobe house and the signals do not go through the walls. I am thinking it will take more than one wi-fi extender to get the signal throughout the house. Can you use more than one extender to insure full coverage throughout the house if needed?
asked 1 year, 3 months ago
By
Curious
on NETGEAR Universal Wi-Fi Range Extender
2 answers
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answer 1
I have read and plan to try getting a second WIFI router. It should work the same way an extender does if you set both routers to have the same network name.

But if your WIFI really won't go through the walls, you might want to install some network cables that WILL. You don't have to run the cables everywhere, but just to connect the different routers that you need to cover the house.

The other option is that I saw here on WalMart a WIFI extender that you can mount outside the home. If the WIFI can go through your ROOF, then it may cover more places that routers located inside the home. A call or visit to a local computer store or online searches may offer more information and ideas. I am sure you are not the only one with this problem. :-)
answered 1 year ago
By
nielsentech
answer 2
Yes you can but don't use these Netgears. They will connect and disconnect on you frequently. Go with the Belkin or Amped Wireless.
answered 1 year, 3 months ago
By
H82BU
Question

can it work for my ps3

asked 1 year, 2 months ago
By
Jay ice boy
on NETGEAR Universal Wi-Fi Range Extender
2 answers
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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 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, 1 month ago
By
Traveler0980
Question

Does this work with Comcast

asked 1 year, 2 months ago
By
pistons58
on NETGEAR Universal Wi-Fi Range Extender
2 answers
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answer 1
Yes. Watching on demand movies and great net reception
answered 1 year, 1 month ago
By
Sevster
answer 2
Yes. Comcast is the service that I carry.
answered 1 year, 1 month ago
By
Whuppy
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 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 11 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 ago
By
nielsentech
Question

connection

Do we need to input our router password and name to connect???
asked 5 months ago
By
TQUIN45
on NETGEAR Universal Wi-Fi Range Extender
2 answers
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answer 1
If you are connecting to WiFi from your router, and you have enabled encryption (which we strongly recommend, WPA or higher) then you will need to enter the password for your Wi-Fi connection in order to connect to the Internet through your router.

Regards,

NETGEAR Team
answered 4 months, 3 weeks ago
By
NETGEAR Team2
answer 2
Not if you use the WAP. I just plugged it in the wall hit the WAP button on the extender and on the router and that was it. I had to move it around the house to get the signal I wanted, after the first pairing, all I had to do was plug it in. EASY.
answered 4 months, 4 weeks ago
By
MBarGirl
Question

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Is the Netgear Universal Wifi booster compatible w/Linksys router EA6300? Use is for Vizio SMART TV netflex & Pandora apps? Any cables required with product? Thanks
asked 6 months ago
By
Bill
on NETGEAR Universal Wi-Fi Range Extender
2 answers
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answer 1
Yes, it should be compatible with most if not all standard wireless router setups. This particular model will work well with Internet connections and streaming video, but be aware the speeds may be slightly lower than your main connection and thus affect the streaming quality. This also depends on the speed of your main Internet connection and ISP. Finally, you should not need any cables to get things set up.

Regards,

NETGEAR Team
answered 5 months ago
By
NETGEAR Team2
answer 2
I used it with my linsky's router I don't know the particular model it is but if your router is newer it should work. I have a panasonic smart tv, wireless printer, dvd player, laptop, smartphones, tablets and roku player all connected to it with no issues. The dvd player, tv and roku all have netflix intergrated in them no issues connecting to netflix. There are no cables to hookup to it just plug it in to an outlet and hit a button on your router and the device once the device discovers your router just change your wifi default settings on each device to connect to the new extended network.
answered 5 months, 2 weeks ago
By
kevin681071
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