Wireless extender Netgear are sometimes also referred to by several other names including range extenders, wifi extenders and wireless access points. There are some variations in these different types of wireless extenders. But there underlying purpose is normally the same – to increase the area that is covered by the wifi signal; thus enabling the user to have wireless access over a greater area.

Usage Scenarios for Wireless Extender Netgear

A common scenario for a residential user might be that they have a wireless router installed downstairs, but they cannot get onto the Internet when they are upstairs, because the wireless signal does not reach that far. Note that this will not always be the case, sometimes a wireless signal can cover an entire house without any issues, and sometimes it cannot even reach into the next room. This is normally down to radio interference, material in between source and destination and sometimes other things as well. In the scenario the sort of wireless extender Netgear make will be ideal.

Usage in Commercial Environments

In a commercial environment, it may be a requirement to have wireless in an office with several floors, or to reach into an outbuilding or storage unit. The main difference in a commercial environment will normally be that there is hardwire cabling in place. In this case a wireless access point (or several wireless access points, sometimes with a wireless management controller) would be used instead of a wireless extender Netgear could provide.

In a residential setting where hardwire connection is not normally an option, wireless extender Netgear have for sale is much more common. The main task of the range extender is to make that wireless signal reach further.

types of Range Extenders

There are some range extenders on the market that will simply pick up that signal and re-transmit it. This causes a fresh high strength signal to be transited from the point where the range extender is fitted and it is good if you are moving a device throughout a large area and need to keep the same connection whilst you move around your location.

Other range extenders actually broker a connection to the existing wireless network. Then they create a new network which is then broadcast out from that point, this solution will normally create an additional wireless network with a slightly modified SSID or network name and sometimes with a different security ID or network authentication key. The benefit of this method of range extension is that you can segregate two networks from each other. This solution would be best suited when you have a fixed location that is not covered by your existing wireless network – for example an outhouse, shed or workshop. There are also certain types of range extenders that are easier to set up than others, so this is something to look out for as well. There is a great site that has a lot of information and reviews on the different types of range extenders on the market and its well worth a read.

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Wireless Extenders by Netgear

Netgear offer a wide range of wireless extenders varying in price and capabilities. You can find lots of information on what’s available from Netgear by visiting their website.

There are lots of Netgear stockists in the UK including Amazon, Maplins and Ebuyer.

We have tested lots of different wireless range extenders, and we have found the best wireless extender Netgear offer to be this one:

Wireless Extender Netgear WN3000RP Universal Wi-Fi Range Extender

Wireless Extender by Netgear

Netgear Wireless Extender

Price:£29.99 (Argos)


Use the Wireless extender Netgear WN3000RP Range Extender to improve internet coverage throughout your home for wireless devices such as laptops, smartphones, tablets, game consoles and TVs. A simple installation process makes it easy to get started and the compact design means that you won’t need to trail cables across rooms to extend your internet access.

Link to purchase (Argos, UK).


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