Search Product Q&A

Looking for Answers about NETGEAR NETGEAR Universal Wi-Fi Range Extender?

ACCESSORIES(Q:52484 A:90095)
AUDIO VIDEO ACCESSORIES(Q:5852 A:13338)
COMPUTER ACCESSORIES(Q:22027 A:35646)
CONNECTED LIFE(Q:7587 A:14378)
ACCESS(Q:20 A:27)
ENTERTAINMENT(Q:1295 A:3559)
HEALTH(Q:116 A:292)
MONITORING(Q:2 A:2)
NETWORKING(Q:6154 A:10498)
PORTABLE ACCESSORIES(Q:5099 A:8272)
PRINTERS(Q:5608 A:11261)
SECURITY(Q:2228 A:2596)
WIRELESS ACCESSORIES(Q:4083 A:4604)
APPLIANCES AND STORAGE(Q:28052 A:81290)
AUDIO VIDEO(Q:20133 A:39546)
BABY CARE(Q:5888 A:18091)
BABY GEAR(Q:9953 A:27113)
BABY NURSERY(Q:10585 A:23884)
BEAUTY(Q:13141 A:29632)
BED AND BATH(Q:14833 A:33024)
BIKES AND RIDE ONS(Q:18089 A:38320)
BOOKS(Q:2159 A:2354)
BOYS TOYS MUSIC AND GAMES(Q:7046 A:7519)
CAMERAS AND CAMCORDERS(Q:8313 A:14866)
COMPUTERS(Q:7750 A:14973)
FITNESS(Q:12402 A:33701)
FOOD(Q:16249 A:12819)
FURNITURE(Q:60039 A:146327)
GIRLS TOYS AND ACTIVITIES(Q:5030 A:13403)
HEALTH AND WELLNESS(Q:21105 A:32499)
HOME DECOR(Q:21183 A:36786)
HOME IMPROVEMENT(Q:35203 A:56597)
HOUSEHOLD(Q:8431 A:12323)
JEWELRY(Q:11962 A:12443)
KIDS APPAREL(Q:1290 A:3455)
KITCHEN AND DINING(Q:33377 A:94427)
MENS APPAREL(Q:3537 A:9810)
MOVIES(Q:5637 A:9566)
MUSIC(Q:789 A:1019)
NON APPAREL(Q:5532 A:8162)
OFFICE SUPPLY AND CRAFTS(Q:19276 A:25169)
OUTDOOR LIVING(Q:30723 A:49712)
OUTDOOR PLAY(Q:12162 A:28009)
OUTDOOR SPORTS(Q:37091 A:66793)
PETS(Q:10659 A:19832)
PHOTO OUTLAB(Q:10 A:0)
PORTABLE ELECTRONICS(Q:8719 A:21003)
PRESCHOOL AND LEARNING(Q:3717 A:8481)
SEASONAL AND CELEBRATIONS(Q:7263 A:7223)
SPORTS EQUIPMENT(Q:7723 A:11490)
TIRES AND AUTOMOTIVE(Q:32925 A:31396)
TV(Q:8454 A:21191)
VIDEO GAMES(Q:8296 A:16477)
WIRELESS(Q:29292 A:44826)
WOMENS APPAREL(Q:7064 A:26188)
Most Recent Questions
Recent Question:
why when you search for ac routers it costs 255.39 and when you click on it it comes up 299.97?
Questions with Most Recent Answers
Question:
does this work with cox communcation
Question:
Can this unit accept wifi internet from USB adapter and enable LAN ethernet port on desktop PC.?
Question:
Will it work as a Windstream DSL modem?

Customer Questions & Answers for
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.
Customer Questions & Answers:
45 Questions
 | 
96 Answers
Overall Rating:
4.08 out of 5
4.1
out of
5
Product Details

Questions & Answers for NETGEAR NETGEAR Universal Wi-Fi Range Extender

Question

will it help cell phone range??

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

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

asked 2 years, 10 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 2 years ago
By
Wvu4Life304
 - Spencer, Wv
answer 2
Yes.
answered 2 years, 2 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 2 years, 2 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, 5 months ago
By
mjk132
Question

Will this work with wireless printer?

asked 11 months ago
By
Tony
on NETGEAR Universal Wi-Fi Range Extender
3 answers
Answers
answer 1
Yes.
answered 4 months, 4 weeks ago
By
MasterWookie
answer 2
Yes.
answered 6 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 11 months ago
By
NETGEAR Team2
Question

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

asked 11 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 4 months, 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 7 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 11 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 9 months ago
By
Ellie
on NETGEAR Universal Wi-Fi Range Extender
3 answers
Answers
answer 1
Yes.
answered 4 months, 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 9 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 9 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 9 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 4 months, 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 9 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 9 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 4 months, 2 weeks ago
By
David
on NETGEAR Universal Wi-Fi Range Extender
3 answers
Answers
answer 1
It should
answered 2 months, 2 weeks 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 3 months, 2 weeks ago
By
Grillmstr
answer 3
The ethernet port can be used to connect peripherals such as printers.
answered 4 months, 2 weeks ago
By
CommunityAnswer
Question

Does it work with ATT U-verse internet?

asked 2 years, 5 months ago
By
VeeraJK
 - Michigan
on NETGEAR Universal Wi-Fi Range Extender
2 answers
Answers
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 2 years, 2 months ago
By
Rangeryder
 - Chicago
answer 2
That is the service I have and it works very well.
answered 2 years, 2 months ago
By
Wharvester
 - Dallas, Texas
Question

will this help with a mifi wifi from att

asked 2 years ago
By
nelson
on NETGEAR Universal Wi-Fi Range Extender
2 answers
Answers
answer 1
Yes.
answered 4 months, 4 weeks ago
By
MasterWookie
answer 2
don't know what mifi wifi is but it works with my att uverse
answered 6 months ago
By
wills402
Question

will this product work with clearwire internet service

thanck you
asked 2 years ago
By
satch
on NETGEAR Universal Wi-Fi Range Extender
2 answers
Answers
answer 1
Yes.
answered 4 months, 4 weeks ago
By
MasterWookie
answer 2
Yes it will work with any internet service provider and pretty much all routers that are wireless N , B or G...Thanks for your question...
answered 2 years ago
By
Wvu4Life304
 - Spencer, Wv
1 of 5 total pages