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Maplin 300Mbps Universal Wi-Fi Range Extender
• Simple and compact plug-in design
• Includes wired RJ45 Ethernet port
• Upgraded version includes WPS button
• Improves the quality of the wireless signal in your home
• Increases your wireless speed when you are far from the router
• Reduces the number of "dead spots" in your home
• Compatible with all 2.4 GHz wireless networks at 300 Mbps or below
• WEP, WPA and WPA2 wireless security compatibility
• 2 x 2 dBi fixed antennae
• Automatic wireless channel selection
• Can be used as either a repeater or a wireless access point
|Standards||IEEE 802.11n (Dratft 2.0)|
|Wireless signal rates with|
|with automatic fallback:||11n: Up to 300 Mbps (dynamic)|
|11g: Up to 54 Mbps (dynamic)|
|11g: Up to 11 Mbps (dynamic)|
|Frequency range:||2.4-2.4835 GHz|
|Wireless transmit power:||14 ~ 17 dBm (typical)|
|Modulation technology:||DBPSK, DQPSK, CCK, OFDM, 16-QAM, 64-QAM|
|Receiver sensitivity:||270M: -68 dBm @ 10% PER|
|130M: -68 dBm @ 10% PER|
|108M: -68 dBm @ 10% PER|
|54M: -68 dBm @ 10% PER|
|11M: -68 dBm @ 10% PER|
|6M: -68 dBm @ 10% PER|
|1M: -68 dBm @ 10% PER|
|Antennae:||2 x 2 dBi ceramic chip antennae|
|Voltage:||100 V- to 240 AC|
|Operating temperature:||0° to 40°C (32° to 104°F)|
|Storage temperature:||-40 to +70°C (-40° to 158°F)|
|Relative humidity:||10 to 90%, non condensation|
ReviewsWrite a Review
10 of 40 Reviews
The range extender does what it says on the box and increases your network range but it doesn't give clear instructions on where to place the router for the optimal wireless strength
Lasted 2 years
I bought one of these [December 2012] and had some trouble with set-up initially but was massively assisted by the helpline advice.
It worked well though occasionally needed to be reset by switching off and on.
It just stopped working and upon delving into the innards [th screw is under the label] found part of the processor to be 'burnt-out' and detached.
It's reception is rubbish so it is unable to repeat anything.
The reset button only works periodically and it seems unable to retain its settings after a power loss (or being unplugged to move to its target location).
Keeps crashing. The most frustrating I have ever bought. Am takinging it back tomorrow.
BUY CHEAP, BUY TWICE
Easy to set up, unfortunately it crashes, loses the settings and has to be reconfigured on a weekly basis, usually requiring connection via cable, and now has a habit of refusing to save new settings (the only fix I've found is to restore from a previous backup)
This device failed to work. It initially showed as a wifi network (on a mac) then as I followed the instructions, after the point of entering my current WiFi settings the device shuts down and the signal is dropped. This happened numerous times. Will be getting a refund.
I work for Maplin and had no idea how bad this repeater was. Instructions are poor and the product was impossible to operate and since I am a Networking student, I am familiar with this sort of device and now how to set it up.
Exchanged it for N38NT (TP Link one with a 3 year warranty), got it set up in about a minute and it works flawlessly.
Poor product and dangerous.
This product work intermittently after eventually trying to decipher the very poor instructions. In the end it was just sheer luck getting the thing going. Well I say going but it's just so slow!
A big downfall for me is that the 3pin uk plug comes off to change in other European plugs etc. this could be easily knocked off by a child while it is plugged into the wall exposing two plates plugged straight into the mains.
I've bean meaning to write a review on this for about a year now but just haven't got around to it. But it always seems to be 'half price' at £14.99, I've never seen it at full price so is it really worth £30? I don't think so. Is it worth £15? I'll let you decide.
Don't bother, buy a tplink for the same or less
I had one of these to extend the range out to an external building (where I could get a weak but sometimes flaky signal), unfortunately this device wouldn't pick up the router signal despite being about 20 feet away (and other devices had no problem in the same position). Changed plan, connected via cable to use as an access point, after a couple of months it lost it's SSID, can't be reset to factory and won't let me change anything though I'm able to log into it.....The only workaround I've found is to connect via cable, and (as I luckily backed up the settings), restoring them to it, but it's easier to just buy a TPLink one.
My router is down stairs at the back of the house and i use this upstairs at the front of the house. Once you have set it up like a previous review says its gives me full four bar internet connection can't fault it. Just remember you don't just plug it in you do have to connect your wireless gadget to the repeater with the codes/passwords on the leaflet for 100% internet
QuestionsAsk a Question
10 of 12 Questions
the building owner provide me the LAN wired connetion to my appart and I need to extend the network as wifi. So I am looking for a device which should convert my LAN cable connection (as input) and generate a wifi connection as output. Is this Maplin 300 Mpbs doing this operation? Than is the package incluse of EU adapter?
Andy S said:
Rj45 port is output only? The description says you can use as repeater or access point. Latter, surely you can hook into Rj45 network. at distance, or outbuilding, to get access in a different zone out of range of existing wifi?
How far from the unit can I expect to get a signal?
ann beach said:
How do I configure or link the extender with my router?
I've emailed you and attached the manual showing what to do. In a nut shell, you connect to your router directly - on a computer enter the devices IP address this will give you a GUI to the extenders firmware - Select the function you want the extender to perform - Save, unplug from router and place where you need it.
Ed Passant said:
Can these plug in extenders be used in Europe utilising a UK to Europe travel plug adaptor
John Allan said:
I have a huawei 5372 mobile broadband which does not have any physical connection port. Will this wirelessly pick up that output signal and extend it? Can I have more that one unit to extend to cover a wider area? If this unit does not do that what other types do you have that will create a wider wifi network please? Thank you
Is this what I need to connect my TV box to my broadband?
Where do i go to get or check for a Firmware upgrade.?
will this product work even if I am using TP link Power line adapters ,
Ron Nixon said:
Will this product work well with a Virgin Media Hub?
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