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Maplin 300Mbps Universal Wi-Fi Range Extender

Code: A24LF

Maplin 300Mbps Universal Wi-Fi Range Extender is rated 2.7 out of 5 by 46.
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  • Extend the range of your Wi-Fi network
  • 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
  • Limited stock may be available in some stores. Call us on 0844 557 6000 to check

Product details

Maplin 300Mbps Universal Wi-Fi Range Extender

• Extend the range of your Wi-Fi network
• 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

Rated 1 out of 5 by from 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.
Date published: 2014-12-13
Rated 1 out of 5 by from After 2 hours, I finally got it to work, only for the signal to then drop within an hour. The IP address doesn't seem to exist as the page constantly fails to load, and it only initially connected by some odd piece of luck as since then the signal is non-existent. Apple devices don't seem to pick it up at all, yet the description says 'UNIVERSAL'. The laptop is right next to the Wi Fi repeater, which is plugged into the Router via the RJ45 connector lead. 2 days since the initial connection and I still can't find the signal so all-in-all, it's useless. May as well use it as a doorstop. Also, what's the point of the WPS button if it doesn't work with a Sky Hub which has a WPS button?! Would take it back but can't find the receipt.
Date published: 2014-11-11
Rated 1 out of 5 by from This device works fine if you use it as an= wireless extender but if you want to use it as an access point be careful as the wired network configuration has serious limitations. If you have a non standard IP configuration as I do you cannot configure it correctly as it does not allow input of the subnet mask. For those that know this device uses a default subnet mask of 255.255.255.0 which cannot be changed. This is not apparent in any reviews or documentation until you need to configure it. For what I needed completely useless.
Date published: 2014-11-11
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Had this device long enough to throw away the receipt and after working perfectly for maybe two months, it has pretty much died. It completely forgot it's SSID and became something like RDK 11n AP then stopped broadcasting wirelessly altogether. It won't reset using the button, won't bind using WPS, you cant connect to the config page wirelessly or via ethernet. It's just a LUMP OF WHITE PLASTIC with a couple of flashing LED's. I'll be taking it back tomorrow for a replacement. And if that doesn't work for a year, I want a refund
Date published: 2014-11-11
Rated 4 out of 5 by from 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
Date published: 2014-11-11
Rated 1 out of 5 by from I connected this to my superhub 2 (famous for poor signal) in the hope I could get more than - 91db signal upstairs (twenty feet away) it did improve the signal to - 81db but slowed the Internet down. I ran a speed test from the bedroom with the repeater on and it got to a mere 2.5mbps download, when I unplugged the repeater my computer reconnected to the router @ -89db and I ran the speed test again, it ran at 17mbps. Pretty poor considering I pay for 50mbps broadband. TL;DR: will only run at 2mbps, marginal signal improvement, avoid this, buy a more powerful router instead.
Date published: 2014-11-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from 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.
Date published: 2014-11-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from 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"
Date published: 2014-11-11
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the item will not reset to the new wifi settings and i am unable to connect to it after trying with the cable and without.

Asked by: mkaloheris
Plug in the device into a live power point and wait for it to initialise. Press the reset button with a hard object such as the end of a pen or a small screwdriver. The button has a definitive click when pressed (it cannot be pressed with your finger). Hold the button down for 10 seconds. All the lights will extinguish and when they come back on the unit will be in out of the box status ready to be programmed with your new Wi-Fi settings. https://maplindownloads.s3-eu-west-1.amazonaws.com/A24LF-Manual-3609.pdf
Answered by: Les
Date published: 2017-05-08

I am looking for something simple to extend the wifi to deadzones upstairs and in corners of my house... will this range extender synch up wirelessly when plugged in or do I need to run a wire to it? 

Asked by: notanelectrician
Unfortunately, we no longer stock this item as it has been discontinued from our range, therefore, we are not able to gain any addition specifications of information about the item.
Answered by: Dominic
Date published: 2017-02-07

Hi how do I set this up?

Asked by: Edward
This service is for frequently asked questions and does not allow two way communication, In order for us to best assist you with your technical issue please contact us on the details below: 0333 400 9500 or email technical@maplin.co.uk
Answered by: Billy
Date published: 2016-12-27

can I use this to extend the range of my BT infinity when I am for example sitting in my garden? The house is made of old engineering bricks and reduces the signal it's approx. 25 - 30 meters from router through 2 walls.

Asked by: Mark
Yes, this would be able to boost the wifi signal it gets so that you would be able to access the internet in your garden if you plugged it in in an area where you can get signal
Answered by: Dale
Date published: 2016-09-07

is there a separate password to protect it or can i set one up and does it connect to the internet wirelessly or wired also what is meant by it can be either used as a repeater or wireless access point

Asked by: roman1999
This service is for frequently asked questions and does not allow two way communication, In order for us to best assist you with your technical issue please contact us on the details below: 0333 400 9500 or email technical@maplin.co.uk
Answered by: Dominic
Date published: 2016-09-05

I bought this a while ago, whenever I unplug my computer (I take it around with me to different places) from it the repeater doesn't work anymore. Usually the reset button fixes it but it won't reset, any fixes?

Asked by: XerneusGuy
This service is for frequently asked questions and does not allow two way communication, In order for us to best assist you with your technical issue please contact us on the details below: 0333 400 9500 or email technical@maplin.co.uk
Answered by: Dominic
Date published: 2016-08-22

can I use this to extend the range of my wifi cctv cameras

Asked by: eaiso
No, I am sorry but the item will not work for this use.
Answered by: Dominic
Date published: 2016-08-05

I have a Maplin 300Mpbs Range Extender and note that the packaging says it's Mac (Apple) compatible. I cannot find any mention of the Mac computer in the enclosed instructions. Can you help?

Asked by: Gruf
The configuration of the device is done through a web browser, it runs a web page stored inside the device to complete the configuration. This is exactly the same regardless of if you are using a PC or a Mac I helped a customer set one up recently using nothing but the safari browser on an iPad.
Answered by: Les
Date published: 2016-07-11
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A24LF Maplin 300Mbps Universal Wi-Fi Range Extender (1+) £10.99

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