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Maplin 300Mbps Universal Wi-Fi Range Extender

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4.7  out of 5 based on 11 reviews
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  • Extend the range of your Wi-Fi network, N300 Wireless
  • Simple and compact plug-in design
  • Includes wired RJ45 Ethernet port

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Maplin 300Mbps Universal Wi-Fi Range Extender

• Extend the range of your Wi-Fi network, N300 Wireless
• Simple and compact plug-in design
• Includes wired RJ45 Ethernet port
• 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 2.4GHz wireless networks at 300Mbps or below
• WEP, WPA and WPA2 wireless security compatibility
• 2 x 2dBi 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)
IEEE 802.11g
IEEE 802.11b
Wireless signal rates with
with automatic fallback: 11n: Up to 300Mbps (dynamic)
11g: Up to 54Mbps (dynamic)
11g: Up to 11Mbps (dynamic)
Frequency range: 2.4-2.4835GHz
Wireless transmit power: 14 ~ 17 dBm (typical)
Modulation technology: DBPSK, DQPSK, CCK, OFDM, 16-QAM, 64-QAM
Receiver sensitivity: 270M: -68dBm @ 10% PER
130M: -68dBm @ 10% PER
108M: -68dBm @ 10% PER
54M: -68dBm @ 10% PER
11M: -68dBm @ 10% PER
6M: -68dBm @ 10% PER
1M: -68dBm @ 10% PER
Antennae: 2 x 2dBi ceramic chip antennae
Voltage: 100V- 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

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  • Enter your review...I Bought this item as I need to set up my IP-CAM, from outside to my back room as my old Wi-Fi extender would pick it up which cost £60 , I could not believe how much faster and great price, The design is very modem and fresh clean looking Well-done Maplin

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  • Brilliant - very simple to set up out of the box - up and running in 15 mins. Good range throughout the house, and much much easier than trying to use a wireless router as an extender.

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  • Unit arrived quickly and was easy to set up to extend my own wi-fi network. Only niggle seems to be that you cannot access the unit's web setup page from wi-fi once it is operating in repeater mode and you have to use an ethernet cable with the PC set to the unit's IP address. Maybe this is a 'feature' of a repeater. Found the unit would also pick up my neighbour's unsecured network so had to be careful not to extend that one. All in all quite good value.

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  • Bought one of these as a atest as I have used others that were not particularly stable or friendly to set up. These are a breeze. Ample and clear written instructions if you're a newbie and for the more techi, plenty of security and configuration features. Now bought anoither three to place around the business. Not much bigger than a mobile phone charger so fit into sockets quite nicley and are " out of the way"

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  • just follow the set up instructions and it works brill

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  • I've tried bridges and extenders in the past and found setting up quite difficult due to not being a complete networking tech-head. However this device was so simple to set up. Plugged in and replicating my network in around 5 minutes giving me the range I wish my original WiFi hub had in the box from startup. Very small and discreet and no wires plugging straight into a standard 3-pin mains plug on the wall. So good I bought another for a family member so would definitely recommend if you need that extra range.

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  • Used to connect Sky box to home wireless network Does the job for less than half what Sky ask for Easy set up Only minor thing is the ethernet cable provided is pathetically short as the device plugs directly into the mains socket, but most people have lots of spare cables knocking about; if you don't, you'll probably view this as 4, not 5 stars

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  • Very efficient delivery by Maplin. Took it out of the box, followed the simple instructions and it all worked first time. Very impressed with speed and configuration settings.

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  • while it's BRILLIANT to be able to extend the range of your network, there are a couple of "flaws" with this product: 1) For the first few days it "pretends" that it's your normal network, but then it renamed itself to "WiFi-Repeater", so you have to add this to all of your WiFi devices (laptops, phones, etc) 2) It needs to be unplugged and re-plugged-in about once a week or so - I don't know if it's an over-heating issue, or just something in it's design, but it completely loses all WiFi until you unplug it and re-plug it in, and then after 30 seconds it's good to go I can guarantee that these aren't a one-off issue as I have 2 of these for my house, and both do exactly the same things - they both renamed themselves, and both need to be unplugged and re-plugged-in about once a week/fortnight Considering the very minor issues I've mentioned, these are SUPERB, especially for the price - you can extend your WiFi all over your house for a relatively small amount of money, which is brilliant if your WiFi router is at one end of the house If only the manufacturer could get over the issues, these would be a definite 5* item, but until then, it's a 4* rating from me

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  • Works perfectly. In answer to another review about it being given a new SSID Wifi-repeater and pretending to be your network, there is an option button in settings to 'Clone SSID' which gives the repeater the same name as your network so no need to change any settings on your devices. One minor point, it comes as default as 192.168.10.1 but my network is 192.168.1.x. This was easily fixed by changing the mac address of the repeater to 192.168.1.15. Would definitely recommend!

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  • Ron Nixon said:

    Will this product work well with a Virgin Media Hub?

    Yes, this will work with any internet provider.

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  • 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

    I am pleased to advise the product you mentioned will do exactly what you require, as the ethernet is a output.

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  • Andy said:

    Can this be used to extend BT Home hub 3 coverage ? Thanks

    I am pleased to advise the product you mentioned will do exactly what you require.

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