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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 37 Reviews
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
brill product it works well
ok this does work
the thing is that when you are setting it up and connecting and you find the wifi repeater in your network connections then connect to that and disconnect from you local network
then open browser which may take a min or so to load properly as it in not connected to the internet then type in address bar http://192.168.10.1 then the set up page will then load and then you type in your network key etc and hey bobs your uncle
Love it or loath it, not much between!
OK - position declared, I'm somewhat illiterate when it comes to computers. From the reviews it would seem that either the thing works perfectly (love it) or it doesn't (loathe it).
Sadly I'm in the latter camp. Instructions assume you understand terminology (plus the grammar is poor in places doesn't help - note to Maplins, surely you'd want to proof read these things first). Instructions very unclear on how to get started, and while I did partially get somewhere (quite by accident rather than following the instructions) I eventually gave up and took it back for a refund. However very helpful staff in New Malden spent some time explaining things, so I thought I'd try again.
Still no good - get set up, see the extender on phones etc, try and connect - no go. Hopeless. Spent over three hours trying to figure it out, given up. Now it's back in the pack and going back to Maplins for a refund. It may or may not be a duff one of course - no way of telling (although I freely admit it may be the operator that's duff!)
So, it's difficult to say if it's a good item or not... if either you're lucky enough that it works first time, or you're PC savvy, then I guess you'll love it. If not, like me, you'll end up screaming!!!
Gave it two stars - seems unfair to rate zero especially after staff tried to be so helpful.
This works intermittently but only at the speed of an old dial up modem. I am very experienced working with networks and can't recommend this. Really poor product, I should have returned it but haven't been back to Maplin's since - losing confidence in their stuff.
QuestionsAsk a Question
10 of 11 Questions
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?
Alex Sinclair said:
is the Ethernet port in or out - can I use it to pick up my mobile hotspot and then plug the Ethernet in to something that does not have wifi
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