The packaging is attractive. Inside or setup CD, power supply, cable. Only Booster which is sufficient in itself and instructions.
The case is about the size of a big box match. Very bright white aesthetic, rounded corners. Three mini LEDs on the front panel. On the next two discrete buttons: one on off, one for automatic connection to the network. The Booster similar to devices that are designated as target: iPhone iPad and other tablets. That said it is perfectly compatible with laptops
If the box (ADSL modem router) is equipped with Internet (WPS is the case if it is not too old) it's childish.
Hint: For the first use plug Booster near the box (some meters). Once the connection can be put to its final location
- The upper LED indicates the signal strength. It should ideally be green,
- During automated connection process "WPS" 3 LEDs flash green
- Preferably use a half-height plug rather than the ground level,
- With older equipment it will return the network encryption key (usually because a network is secure).
If the network is more secure by mac address, mac address as the booster B 'is not indicated, it will temporarily disable the security in the box (very little domestic networks concerned). Later after reading the mac address in the interface and returned the devices can be reactivated.
To return to the factory configuration has hold the reset button (with a non-metallic tip, eg toothpick) to blink in orange in the middle of the diode Then repeat the commissioning procedure.
Despite the scope of WIFI improved miniaturization is substantially identical to that of traditional products (eg WN 200RPT NETGEAR). Warning efficient but not miraculous WiFi will not pass through several floors in a reinforced concrete building
For binding to the 1MB link speed tested with the WiFi the box and with the WiFi Booster gives the amounts and rates identical descendants
One small problem: the connection is established in 8011 and not in g 8011n is faster .. For a tablet or an iPhone that is widely enough.
The Guarantee, the customer service, the Hotline
In addition to the return to Amazon, NETGEAR, a leading global manufacturer, has a hotline with competent technicians. It provides a real guarantee manufacturer.
For the "geeks" (before have said technicians)
You can access the usual interface of this kind of product via the IP address of the genre [...] We can go the mac address of the devices to secure access, set a fixed IP or dynamic, accurate measurement WiFi received the box, etc.
These possibilities are not described in the documentation.
- Miniature size (everything is integrated)
- Very great ease of installation in the majority of cases (WPS available)
- One of the lowest price category,
- Good performance,
- An effective service manufacturer
They only affect a very small minority of users.
- The documentation is sometimes insufficient,
- With older hardware or non-standard commissioning can be a problem,
- The existing electrical outlets that condition l`emplacement product may lose some performance.
For the vast majority of users will give the product entirely satisfaction and buying is recommended.
18/12/12 Update firmware;
Netgear provides contradictory information: do not update via WiFi (but no wired connector on the Booster) also test the new version each connection and do the updates!
A new version is available (V184.108.40.206 firmware v220.127.116.11 language interface) I started (after the close of the Booster box to secure maximum). No problem Everything went well. It is now possible to save the particular configuration of the booster