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NETGEAR Extends WiFi Coverage Throughout the Home

Dec 6, 2011
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NETGEAR, Inc., a global networking company that delivers innovative products to consumers, businesses and service providers, today announced that the NETGEAR Universal Dual Band WiFi Range Extender (WN2500RP), which extends dual band WiFi coverage for any home office or home network, is now available for purchase at retail stores and online worldwide.

The dramatic increase in connected devices in the home has created a need for better WiFi coverage. With the NETGEAR WiFi Range Extender, users can keep their current wireless equipment and improve WiFi coverage, enhancing overall network quality, range and performance throughout the home for mobile connected devices such as smartphones, iPads, tablets and laptops, as well as connected entertainment devices like smart TVs, gaming consoles, streaming players and more. Unveiled at CES 2012 in January, the NETGEAR WiFi Range Extender is the latest addition to a line-up of easy-to-use WiFi range extender products that provide an enhanced WiFi experience for consumers worldwide.

No More WiFi Dead Spots

The NETGEAR WiFi Range Extender boosts coverage of both the 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz WiFi signals simultaneously, enhancing the connected lifestyle by extending WiFi range while avoiding WiFi interference. The NETGEAR WiFi Range Extender supports wireless 802.11 a/b/g/n standards, making it compatible with virtually any wireless network used at home. Included is FastLane Technology for range extenders, which enables consumers to maximize bandwidth for HD video streaming and online gaming. In addition, the NETGEAR WiFi Range Extender supports up to four wired to WiFi connections, turning Ethernet-enabled devices such as Blu-ray players, gaming consoles, DVRs and smart TVs into devices with WiFi connectivity.

Stream On

Obstacles such as walls can result in low WiFi signal strength or WiFi dead spots in different areas of the home. The NETGEAR WiFi Range Extender resolves this problem, so that users can surf the Internet, stream movies without constant buffering or listen to their favorite Internet radio stations no matter where they are - in the upstairs bedroom, outside on the deck or in the garage. As an alternative to buying a new WiFi router, the NETGEAR WiFi Range Extender is an ideal accessory to consumers' existing equipment. The NETGEAR WiFi Range Extender is universally compatible with any standard single or dual band WiFi router or service provider gateway.

Easy to Install and Set Up

The device is easy to install and set up with no need for a CD or Ethernet cable. A secure connection to any existing home WiFi network is established with a simple push of a button. Dynamic LEDs display real-time network connection status and find the best location for extender placement for optimal wireless, interference-free coverage. "The proliferation of mobile devices in the home - laptops, tablets and smartphones - has lead to people uncovering more WiFi dead spots in and around their homes. The NETGEAR WiFi Range Extender solves that problem and broadens WiFi connectivity and performance at an affordable price and with minimal setup," said Damir Skripic, product line manager for connected entertainment at NETGEAR.

Pricing and Availability

Available now from major retailers in the United States, the NETGEAR Universal Dual Band WiFi Range Extender (WN2500RP) starts at $79.99. It can also be purchased worldwide from retailers in stores and online.