Devolo AC1200 WiFi Range Extender

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About this product

Overview

  • Wi-Fi 802.11ac technology provides speeds of up to 1200Mbps
  • Wi-Fi protected setup (WPS) pairs with any WPS enabled router
  • Integrated mains AC adapter allow optimal position for strong coverage

Product overview

• Increase the range of an existing WiFi network and remove weak signal areas or WiFi dead spots in your home
• Simultaneous 2.4GHz and 5GHz signals provide you with maximum range on 2.4GHz and performance on 5GHz
• Through WiFi 802.11ac technology experience speeds of up to 1200Mbps (up to 300Mbps on 2.4GHz and 867Mbps on 5GHz)
• The Gigabit Ethernet port lets you connect wired-only devices to your network
• Five-level signal strength indicator helps to indicate the optimal position for the repeater
• WiFi protected setup (WPS) allows you to pair the range extender with any WPS enabled router at the push of a button
• Compact design allows you to position the extender in a variety of places
• Manufacturer part number: 9791

Special Features
• Integrated mains AC adapter allows the range extender to be used in any location with a free UK mains socket
• Can also be used as an access point – creating a new WiFi ac network

Why do I need this range extender?
This Devolo AC range extender boosts your existing router’s WiFi signal, allowing you to receive WiFi in rooms where you may have experienced a weak WiFi before. It can output both 2.4GHz and 5GHz wireless signals and provides a maximum combined wireless transfer speed of up to 1200Mbps. From now on you’ll be able to enjoy streaming, video calls and browsing internet with minimal amounts of annoying delays and interruptions.

Can I use this range extender for wired only devices?
A Gigabit Ethernet port is located at the bottom of the range extender, which allows you to use this range extender as a wireless bridge – so that you can connect wired network devices to a wireless signal. This makes it perfect for devices such as smart TVs, NAS drives, media players and games consoles that lack WiFi capabilities.

Are there any other features?
On top of being a great range extender for your home, you can also use the Devolo AC1200 as an access point, which will help to create another WiFi network in your home. To do this, you will need to connect this range extender directly to your router, but you’ll benefit with better transfer speeds and bandwidths leading to an improvement in general wireless connection.

How easy is it to set up?
Setting up this repeater is easy, with a range of different options you can use for setup – WPS, computer, laptop, tablet or smartphone. The easiest way to set up the repeater is to use the WPS button on the range extender, which will allow you to pair it to a WPS enabled router at the touch of a button. The LED indicator on the repeater helps you to find the optimal place to locate the extender for the best effect. Additionally, the compact design and integrated mains AC adapter means you can install this extender in a range of places within your home.

Rated 5 out of 5 by from It works exactly to the design purpose. My AC1200 router has to be in a cupboard in the front door hallway. The 5 Ghz signal terminated exactly halfway towards the middle of my bungalow. Placing the range extender just inside this point I turned it on, waited two minutes then pressed the WPS button and bingo it was up and running. I now have full 5 Ghz signal throughout the property thanks to this brilliant piece of technology. Thank you Devolo and thank you Maplin for a great service.
Date published: 2017-03-16
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Very good service Ordered online and came within 48hrs. No fuss and all worked as it should. Best price to be found online also.
Date published: 2016-09-26
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Specification

System Requirements & Software

Software Compatibility:

Windows 7
Windows 8.x
Windows 8.x Pro
Mac OS X 10.6
Mac OS X 10.7
Mac OS X 10.8
Mac OS X 10.9
Ubuntu-Linux 14.04 (32-bit)
Ubuntu-Linux 14.04 (64-bit)
Ubuntu-Linux 15.04 (32-bit)
Ubuntu-Linux 15.10 (64-bit)
Android 2.3
Android 4.0
Android 4.1
Android 4.2
Android 4.4
iOS 7
iOS 8

Operating Specifications

Wi-Fi Class:

802.11ac

WiFi Speed:

AC1200

WiFi Bands:

2.4GHz
5GGhz

Gigabit Ethernet:

Yes

USB Ports:

No

Construction

Colour:

White

Warranty

Warranty:

1

Contents

Package Contents:

1 x Range extender
1 x Ethernet cable
1 x Installation CD
1 x Quick installation guide

General

Type:

Wi-Fi Range Extender

Dimensions & Weight

Width:

59mm

Depth:

38mm

Height:

91mm

Weight:

0g

Connectivity

Number Of Ethernet Port:

1

Product Specifications

Security/Encryption:

WPA
WPA2
WPS PBC

Low Power Mode:

No

Can you plug a tower in using vista buisness into the internet cable into the unit as it mentions drivers on disk

Asked by: Peter
Yes that would be fine.
Answered by: Dale
Date published: 2017-06-07

How do you connect the range extender directly to the router? Is it with a ethernet cable?

Asked by: not jackie1i73
Here is a user manual in the link below to help with any questions you may have . https://maplindownloads.s3-eu-west-1.amazonaws.com/A81UZUser-Manual-9637.pdf
Answered by: darren cordon
Date published: 2017-03-21

is this suitable for Virgin broadband and for streaming

Asked by: Mazz
Yes this should be fine for this use
Answered by: Dale
Date published: 2016-09-12

Can this be used outdoors

Asked by: Tony
No, I am sorry but the item will not work for this use.
Answered by: Dominic
Date published: 2016-09-05

We have purchased one of these and it works great but our building has very thick walls/lots of metal plates, is it possible to add another one to increase wifi coverage further?

Asked by: Mr T
Yes, I am pleased to advise the item will support this use.
Answered by: Dominic
Date published: 2016-08-20
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