NETGEAR Dual Band Wi-Fi Range Extender - Desktop Version with 4-Ports (WN2500RP)
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N600 WiFi Range Extender
Extend your Existing WiFi
The N600 WiFi Range Extender boosts your existing dual band WiFi coverage in your home and allows you to connect up to 4 wired devices like Smart TVs, gaming consoles to your wireless network. It works with any standard router or gateway and enables a better WiFi connection for laptops, home theater devices, smartphones and more.
- Extends dual band WiFi coverage
- Works with any standard WiFi router or gateway
- Connect smartphones, iPad, and more
- 4 wired to wireless connections
Boost Dual Band WiFi—Simultaneous dual band provides best coverage for devices like laptops, Blu-ray players, smart TVs, smartphones and more
Works with Major ISPs—Extends range of any standard single or dual band WiFi router or service provider gateway
FastLane Technology—Offers maximum performance for streaming videos and gaming
Four Ethernet Ports—Enables connection of multiple wired devices wirelessly
Smart LED Indicators—Finds best location for optimal WiFi coverage
Reduce Bills—Reduce 3G/4G mobile data plan charges by connecting to WiFi
It’s Easy—Easy installation using any web browser; no CD required
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|Placement||Wall-Plug||Desktop||Wall-Plug||Wall-Plug||Desktop||Wall-Plug / Desktop||Wall-Plug||Desktop|
|WiFi Band||2.4 GHz||2.4 GHz||2.4 GHz||2.4 GHz||2.4 GHz & 5 GHz||2.4 GHz & 5 GHz||2.4 GHz & 5 GHz||2.4 GHz & 5 GHz|
|Wired to WiFi Adapter||4-port||1-port||1-port||4-port||1-port||1-port GigE||5-port GigE|
|Mobile Device Setup||✓||✓||✓||✓||✓||✓||✓||✓|
WiFi Analytics App
How strong is your WiFi signal? Use the NETGEAR WiFi Analytics app for Android & get advanced analytics to optimize your existing or newly extended WiFi network. Check your network status, WiFi signal strength, identify crowded WiFi channels & much more!
Here’s what you can do with the WiFi Analytics App!
- Get a network status overview
- Check WiFi signal strength
- Measure WiFi channel interference
- Keep track of WiFi strength by location
- and more...
- N600 WiFi Range Extender (WN2500RP)
- Installation guide
- 2.4 and/or 5.0 GHz 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac WiFi router or gateway
- Microsoft Windows 7, 8, Vista, XP, 2000, Mac OS, UNIX, or Linux
- Microsoft Internet Explorer 5.0, Firefox 2.0 or Safari 1.4 or Google Chrome 11.0 browsers or higher
- Size: 11.5in l x 9.85in w x 2.7in h
- Color: Black
- Brand: Netgear
- Model: WN2500RP-100NAS
- Format: CD-ROM
- Original language: English
- Number of items: 1
- Dimensions: 9.90" h x 1.60" w x 11.90" l, 1.00 pounds
- Boost Dual Band WiFi - Simultaneous dual band provides best coverage for devices like iPads, tablets, and smartphones
- Works with Major ISPs - Extends range of any standard single or dual band WiFi router or service provider gateways
- FastLane Technology - Offers maximum performance for streaming videos and gaming
- Four (4) Ports - Enables connection of multiple wired devices wirelessly
- Easy Installation - Push 'N' Connect connects computers and/or routers to the extender quickly and securely. No CD orEthernet cable required
- Supports Windows 8
Most helpful customer reviews
203 of 213 people found the following review helpful.
I bought this after having a bad experience with the Amped line of extenders. This repeater was a breeze to setup, even the advanced functions. There wasn't a need to take a computer and reconfigure it to do the initial setup, right out of the box all I had to do was connect my laptop to it's temporary wifi ssd and reconfigure it from there using a simple step by step setup. I really like the fast lane technology where you can have it communicate on one band to your router and one band to your devices. Doing this increased my repeat speed by 300%. I live in an apartment building and can see over 20 wifi networks from my normal operating area, using the fast lane setup where I use 2.4Ghz to connect to my router and then 5.Ghz to connect to my devices works best as the farther out you take your devices in a 2.4Ghz wifi cluster environment, the more interference you have. One thing people should realize in that the signal is being repeated. . .don't expect to get the same speed as connecting directly to your router. When connected to my router I get aprox. 60-95MBs throughput, when it is being repeated on this product I am getting at max 30MBs using fastlane which is much better than other repeaters I've used. Also the 2.4Ghz will generally get about 15-20% better range but the 5Ghz works much better in wifi dense areas.
72 of 77 people found the following review helpful.
It works with Uverse!!!
A year and a half ago I had DSL and tried everything to extend my wireless network to no avail. I even tried to connect two routers wirelessly through DD-WRT. After two weeks of frustration and returns I had nothing left to lose and bought a WN2000rpt range extender. Within 20 minutes I was able to extend the range of my DSL modem all over my house without any hassle or frustration. Occasionally, you had to reset the range extender, but just a simple power off and power on usually keeps it working for weeks on end without any problems. For that convenience and simplicity alone, I gave the WN2000rpt 5 stars.
Unfortunately, this January I upgraded to uverse and my WN2000rpt range extender doesn't work with it. I tried going googling all sorts of fixes, which occasionally worked, but nothing provided a consistent internet connection. I loved the range and convenience of my old range extender and was frustrated to see that I would have to go back to having practically no internet on the upper floor of my house.
I even called ATT, but they have no clue what products will work with Uverse. They told me to configure a router behind the uverse gateway, but that did practically nothing for my range. Googling gave no answers and by sheer luck I searched for netgear range extenders and saw in one of the lines of text on amazon that this could work with Uverse so I gambled and bought a range extender the next day hoping it would fix my internet problems.
Again, THANK YOU NETGEAR!!! In practically 5 minutes of configuration, my new range extender worked with my 2wire modem and I now have regained Internet all over the house! I have 5 bars everywhere, (you do need to know how to carefully place the range extender for maximum range), and I can actually use the 5GhZ band without any issues. For that alone I give this product 5 stars.
However, I do have to complain a little about Netgear's customer support. I went to their website and asked numerous times if they had a product that would work with uverse and I never received a response from them. It shouldn't have to take random luck to discover that they have such a great product which could have saved me a lot of time and frustration. They already had my trust with their earlier product, I just needed something else.
80 of 88 people found the following review helpful.
Love this thing! Here's some technical info for geeks...
By Cam Soper
I have used other wireless range extenders that are just repeaters. While these are effective, and offer the convenience of defaulting to the same SSID so as to cut down on confusion for your users, they also have some limitations... That is, by the nature of repeaters, certain functionality is broken. In my case, the issue was multicast. My Xbox 360 associated to the repeater could no longer connect to my UPnP-based media server, since UPnP uses multicast for discovery. Enter this Netgear WiFi range extender...
So, for my fellow geeks, this is NOT, technically speaking, a wireless range extender/repeater. It's a wireless bridge with an additional dual-band WAP built in, and it is AWESOME. So here's how it works:
1) You plug it in and turn it on.
2) You associate your laptop or whatever else to it and navigate to a URL. It will capture your request and forcibly redirect it to its internal setup wizard.
3) In the wizard, you associate the range extender to your main access point and pick out TWO new SSIDs for the new 2.4 Ghz and 5 Ghz networks. In theory, I suppose you could set the same SSID - I didn't try. I decided I'd rather actually subdivide my network into different SSIDs so I'd have control over which WAP my devices connected to. The wizard points out that they recommend doing it as I did it, so I guess that implies you *could* use the same SSID, but I don't know for sure.
I don't think the 2.4 Ghz side supports 40 hz (300 mbps) 802.11n, since the highest connection rate I saw from my laptop was 130 mbps, but the 5 ghz side connects at 300 mbps consistently. According to my main router/WAP (which only supports 2.4 ghz), the range extender is connected at 144 mbps. Again, I don't know if 40 hz is supported.
I didn't see any option to choose which channels the new networks transmit on. According to Vistumbler, the 2.4 ghz side is broadcasting on channel 3, which is the same as my main network. Whether it does this because it's what I chose for my main network or because it automatically chose a non-saturated channel, I can't say.
Using Speedtest.net, throughput and latency through the extender was virtually indistinguishable from my main router/WAP.
Some hardcore geeks might take issue with the lack of fine control I've illustrated, but overall, I really don't miss it. It's simple to set up, it works well (every corner of my house has good wifi coverage now), and it has a four-port switch built in, so I have no complaints.