How to setup Netgear Range Extenders?

October 18, 2019 at 01:02:25
Specs: Windows 7
I want to setup a netgear range extender, please provide me the steps of setting up the extenders to increase the speed.

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#1
October 18, 2019 at 07:48:41
Have you seen this?
https://kb.netgear.com/23517/How-do...

There are also YouTube videos - just Google "Netgear Range Extender Setup". It will vary a little with the model number so use that too.

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#2
October 18, 2019 at 09:09:15
Extenders don't increase speed. They rebroadcast the wireless signal to create a broader coverage area than is covered by the main wireless source alone.
https://i.ytimg.com/vi/1wEarLLP7y0/...

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#3
October 18, 2019 at 12:49:09
The range extender can be set up in a number of ways.
As a range extender it just receives the signal from your Wifi router and retransmitts it to increase range.
It can also be set up as a Wireless Access Point where you connect a network cable from your router to the device and change some settings including duplicating the settings on your Wifi router except on a different channel. This can increase your range by placing it significantly further than it can be as a range extender. This also avoids the necessity of it reserving its wireless capacity for both directions so it is longer range and wider bandwidth than as a range extender. Finally, it might be faster than your router if it is a newer model with AC type and if your older router is only N type then it will be faster. If set up correctly you can move from closest to the router to closer to the new device and it should just hand off to the stronger signals device.

Please note that if speed is your main concern, remember that hard wired to your computer is always the fastest so if it is practical then get a Cat 6 cable and plug it in.

You have to be a little bit crazy to keep you from going insane.


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#4
October 18, 2019 at 12:56:40
A good alternative to a cable (if that is tricky) are Homeplug (or PowerLine) adapters which allow you to use the domestic power cable as a cable connector. I've used them for years and found them very effective.

To my mind they are best on the same power circuit so it depends on your situation.

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#5
October 18, 2019 at 20:19:58
There are some alternatives to cover your home with WIFI:
https://sea.pcmag.com/eero/13302/th...
https://www.tp-link.com/ph/home-net...

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