The Belkin N300 Wi-Fi range extender has been made to solve all your poor wireless connection problems. It increases your wireless range coverage .The fact that it can cover a range of up to 5,000 square feet means that the Belkin Range Extender wants you to enjoy internet on your device from wherever you want as it lets you take your tablet, laptop, or smartphone just about anyone in the home without worrying about going out of the coverage area. Most people have 'dead spots' of wireless coverage in their home where getting a connection is impossible while they have a router in their home. This is the solution to the dead spots as it strengthens the wireless coverage and makes sure you are well covered. The good thing about the Belkin Wi-Fi Range Extender is the fact that it is universally compatible meaning it can work with any router brand. It has a G and N technology compatibility which makes it even better and thus is the perfect solution for any Wi-Fi coverage problems.
The fact that it can work with both wireless G and wireless N technology means that one does not have to upgrade the existing system in order to use the range extender. One does not have to reconfigure any settings to increase compatibility.
Setting up the Belkin N300
Unlike other extenders which subjects one to a technical process in doing the setup, the Belkin N300 Wi-Fi range extender has been made with simplicity in every aspect including setting it up. Its manufacturers put into consideration the precious value by making it set up as simple as possible so that one does not waste time in setting it up. One does not have to have an Ethernet cable in doing the setting up or connecting. Setting up basically involves plugging in the extender and finding the home network. This can simply be done on any device including mobile devices and installation is just a matter of minutes. As much as upon the purchase of the Belkin range extender one gets directions for installation on the box, it is recommended that one downloads the full user manual to have a whole hold of it. Downloading the manual is important as one is not limited to a default admin password; one can easily update the firmware if they want to as there is an administrative user interface that is needed in doing the update. When one downloads the manual they can know how to get their own SSID which gives the user more control when using the wireless connection as they can know what network they are connected to.
The Belkin N300 makes sure its users enjoy full speed internet by offering a single fast band speed of 2.4ghz with maximum data transfer rate of up to 300mbps so that you can utilize every bit of bandwidth that you purchased. Unlike other range extenders such as Net gear Ac 750 which can support both 2.4 GHz and 5gz, the Belkin N300 can only support 2.4 GHz.
The fact that most users use their mobile devices at some point or 3g enabled tablets, the Belkin range has put this into consideration by making sure you can get increased coverage from even the remote places in the home. It can help you save on data plans by providing fast reliable wireless connection.
The compact design of the Belkin range extender makes it easy to carry around or place it in the home. Its design is compatible with most interior decors and when used in most conventional power sockets, you can still use the socket as it will not block the way other range extenders do. Its compact design eliminates worries especially in environment that is full of toddlers since it is small in size and thus the probability of it being broken down also reduced. It is also very light weight with only 2.7 ounces providing the convenience of carrying it around or traveling with it.
Many amazon users liked the fact that it is easy to use. It can basically be used even by a toddler since it has no complicated process in its set up. They also liked increased user speeds in areas that there was no wireless coverage. Many agreed that it did what it was supposed to do which is increasing internet connection where there was no coverage perfectly. However there are amazon users who still complained of its speed and lack of consistency in connection. There is an inconsistency in terms of the connection is on and off and thus one has to turn on and off the router from time to time inorder to get connection. Low speeds reported are probably due to the fact that it can do speeds of 300mbps which can get slower since it is an extender and gets between the main connection and the end user. The lack of consistency in connection might be a factor that is contributing to its slow speeds. There are those who complained of problems in connecting to the network after updating the firmware. This might be due to the fact that there are those who go ahead to update the firmware without downloading the manual and understanding it well. There are some complains that the extender does not work with any kind of router as there are claims that the extender connects but does not do anything. There are those who felt they were misled by the set up instructions on the box since it limited them in doing a lot of things. Some complained that it was hard to tell when one has a good connection. This is why it is important to read the instructions from the site to know how to set a different SSID which can help in determining a slow connection. From the reviews, the extender did not work well with some devices. Basically this might be due to some settings on the device which may limit its usage with the device.