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NETGEAR WN2500RP-100NAS N600 with 4 Port Universal Dual Band Wi-Fi Range Extender-Desktop Version

  • Repeats 2.4GHz or 5GHz Wi-Fi Signal
  • Fast Lane Technology
  • Push 'N' Connect Secured Connection
  • 4 Wired Ethernet Ports
  • Extends Dual Band Wi-Fi Coverage
  • WPA/WPA2
  • Window 8 compatible
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Learn more about the Netgear Inc. WN2500RP-100NAS

Model

Brand
NETGEAR
Model
WN2500RP-100NAS

SPEC

Standards
IEEE 802.11a/b/g/n, IEEE 802.3/3u
Frequency Band
2.4GHz/5.0GHz
Security
WEP, WPA, WPA2, WPS
WPA/WPA2
WPA2
Antenna
Internal Antenna
Interface
Ethernet Port
Ports
4 x 10/100M
System Requirements
2.4 and/or 5.0 GHz 802.11a/b/g/n wireless router or gateway

Microsoft Internet Explorer 5.0, Firefox 2.0, Safari 1.4, or Google Chrome 11.0 browsers or higher for setup
Dimensions
8.8" x 6.0" x 1.2"
Weight
0.82 lbs.

Feature

Features
Extends 2.4 and 5 GHz Wi-Fi signals from existing Wi-Fi routers and boosts range

FastLane feature provides high-speed Wi-Fi over a single band and is ideal for HD gaming and video streaming

4-port Wi-Fi adapter for wired to wireless connections (Blu-ray players, gaming consoles, DVRs, Internet TVs)

Dynamic LEDs display real-time network connection status and optimal extender placement.

Works with any standard Wi-Fi router or gateway

Connect smartphones, iPad, and more.

Window 8 compatible

Packaging

Package Contents
Universal Dual Band WiFi Range Extender, 4-port WiFi Adapter (WN2500RP)
Power adapter, localized to country of sale
Installation Guide

Quick Info

Warranty

  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 1 year
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 1 year


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  • Carmine P.
  • 10/14/2014 6:48:38 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsDon't Recommend

This review is from: NETGEAR WN2500RP-100NAS N600 with 4 Port Universal Dual Band Wi-Fi Range Extender-Desktop Version

Pros: Very easy to set up,LEDs easy to read, intuitive.

Cons: Does not appear to have extended the range of my WiFi.

Other Thoughts: The unit's LEDs show that both the 2.4 and 5 G bandwidths are strong, yet in the next room my WiFi signals are no stronger than before on our iPads or iPhones.

Manufacturer Response:

Hello Carmine,

We will be happy to take a look at your WN2500RP and figure out what is wrong. When you get a moment please contact us by email at newegg@netgear.com. Please include any information you can in the email that will speed things up on our end.

If you need anything else or have any questions please don't hesitate to ask.

Regards,

NETGEAR Team

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  • Patricia B.
  • 10/6/2014 10:22:03 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsDevice didn't work

This review is from: NETGEAR WN2500RP-100NAS N600 with 4 Port Universal Dual Band Wi-Fi Range Extender-Desktop Version

Pros: None

Cons: I purchased a Netgear WN2500RP-100NAS extender in 12/2013, and, from Day 1, had nothing but trouble trying to configure it. I called Netgear within days of receiving the device, and, although I'd already registered the extender, I was told that Netgear didn't have a record of my registration. I registered the WN2500RP again and then worked with tech support for over an hour, trying to get the extender configured (only the power light lit up) before the "tech" informed me that I had to physically connect the extender to my wireless modem if I wanted to use it. I knew this wasn't right because the setup instructions clearly stated that the WN2500RP could connect wirelessly to a compatible wireless modem. I've called Netgear three times in ten months about this device. Lots of referrals to their online support site (waste of time; same info is available inside the box), but no solutions to the problem. I put the WN2500RP back in its box and continued to use my WN2000RPT as a second network extender until it finally died this past weekend, ten months after I purchased the WN2500RP extender as its “replacement.”

Other Thoughts: I never did get the WN2500RP to work. I ended up purchasing an ASUS AC68U for about three times the price of the WN2500RP. Low-and-behold, the ASUS connected wirelessly to my modem without any problem.
In any case, when my WN2000RPT died last weekend, I decided to give the WN2500RP another chance. I don't know what I was thinking because, no matter what I tried, I still couldn't configure the WN2500RP. I called Netgear this morning to get the WN2500RP replaced since, at this point, it’s nothing more than an expensive doorstop. Guess what? Netgear’s tech support couldn't find my device's second registration or any record of my previous call. How convenient for Netgear! I spent almost 45 minutes on the phone with Netgear and, in the end, still no resolution from them. Big surprise.

My recommendation to any prospective buyer of Netgear devices is to check out the competition first because anyone's tech support has to be better than Netgear's. One last comment. The ASUS AC68U is more expensive, but the ASUS connected to my wireless network without any problems and has been very reliable.

Manufacturer Response:

Hey Patty,

We are sorry for the problems you had with support and want to let you know that along with basic phone support- we also offer advanced email support. You can email us whenever you'd like and will will be glad to help you get the WN2500RP working.

Thank you very much for choosing NETGEAR-- we can't apologize enough for the frustrations.

Regards,

NETGEAR Team

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  • Al H.
  • 10/6/2014 7:59:29 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month

3 out of 5 eggsFastlane technology is flawed

This review is from: NETGEAR WN2500RP-100NAS N600 with 4 Port Universal Dual Band Wi-Fi Range Extender-Desktop Version

Pros: Netgear quality. Fine for extending networks used for email and web surfing.

Cons: Extending BOTH 2.4/5ghz networks works, but you won't be able to stream video. Using the Fastlane technology fixes that problem, BUT you'll end up using both 2.4ghz AND 5ghz radios to do it. As such, the 2.4ghz segment is prone to the normal 2.4ghz interference from microwave ovens, etc. So streamed video can pick up that interference and break up the video.

Manufacturer Response:

Hello Heynnema,

We want to apologize that you are having trouble with interference. If you would like to see if our support staff can help you please let us know. You can either contact our support team at support.netgear.com, or you can email us directly at newegg@netgear.com.

If you have any questions please feel free to use our forums.
forum1.netgear.com

Regards,

NETGEAR Team

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  • James G.
  • 3/23/2014 10:57:42 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

2 out of 5 eggsNot to Netgear standards

This review is from: NETGEAR WN2500RP-100NAS N600 with 4 Port Universal Dual Band Wi-Fi Range Extender-Desktop Version

Pros: easy setup, excellent range

Cons: needs to be continually restarted.

Other Thoughts: the unit will stay on for a period of time and then just turn off. I have to restart the unit multiple times daily.

Manufacturer Response:

Hello StoneyG,

We want to help you fix the problems with your WN2500RP. The first thing we recommend doing is checking out the support page and upgrading to the latest firmware:
http://support.netgear.com/product/WN2500RP#wrapper

If you need any assistance please use our support team:
support.netgear.com

Regards,

NETGEAR Team

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  • Jay C.
  • 1/14/2014 8:53:24 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggsDidn't work with Apple TV

This review is from: NETGEAR WN2500RP-100NAS N600 with 4 Port Universal Dual Band Wi-Fi Range Extender-Desktop Version

Pros: Did in fact extend my wireless range
My laptop worked fine off the extender and I could do anything I needed to - stream HD movies on Netflix, copy files, etc

Cons: Incompatible with Apple TV - it connected fine, but it just would not stream HD movies - everything was choppy and constant time outs, Netflix would never play in HD on apple tv

If I didn't have an Apple TV, I think this solution would've worked just fine

Other Thoughts: If I didn't have the apple tv, this would've worked for my situation.

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  • Anonymous
  • 12/7/2013 11:26:07 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGreat solution for extending wifi range

This review is from: NETGEAR WN2500RP-100NAS N600 with 4 Port Universal Dual Band Wi-Fi Range Extender-Desktop Version

Pros: - Simple WPS setup
- Dual 2.4 and 5Ghz band capable

Cons: Does not support 5Ghz AC - only 5Ghz N

Other Thoughts: Bought this to extend the range of my D-Link DIR-868L dual band router to weak spots on the opposite side of my house. Placed the extender upstairs almost directly above the router which is downstairs.

Setup was a breeze. Hit the WPS button and connected to my router without any issues. I'm ow getting extended dual band coverage throughout the entire house. Went from 50MB/s to full 300MB/s (extender only supports 5Ghz N standard).

The extender by default creates two new networks (2.4Ghz and 5Ghz bands) which you can connect to with the same router password you normally use. Apparently there is an option to rename the SSID to the same name as the router SSID but haven't tried that. Haven't found it necessary since I haven't experienced any DCHP issues.

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  • Lord E.
  • 10/14/2013 5:55:24 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year

1 out of 5 eggsWorked ok for a few

This review is from: NETGEAR WN2500RP-100NAS N600 with 4 Port Universal Dual Band Wi-Fi Range Extender-Desktop Version

Pros: Looks pretty, works great when it is working.

Cons: Not dependable.

Easy, but also a pain to configure.

Overall frustrating and a poor investment.

You'll memorize the words "WPS process is in progress, please apply changes later." because that is pretty much all you will see when trying to configure this thing. You can jump through a bunch of hoops trying to get past it, finally able to, but then at some point you'll hit the wall again. Sometimes the instructions in forums work, sometimes it doesn't.

Other Thoughts: Don't use in an area with a lot of other wifi routers around, like an apartment complex. It likes to WPS auto-connect to other wireless networks all by itself and there is no way to know until you log in and look at the config.

Manufacturer Response:

Hi James,

We are very sorry for your frustartions and want to offer our assistance. Our support team can be reached at any time at support.netgear.com.

If for some reason they are unable to assist, please contact us directly at newegg@netgear.com with a copy and paste of your review-- also include any case numbers from support.

We hope to get everything configured to your liking.

Regards,

NETGEAR Team

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  • Vladimir L.
  • 9/27/2013 7:13:12 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsExtend "Simply"

This review is from: NETGEAR WN2500RP-100NAS N600 with 4 Port Universal Dual Band Wi-Fi Range Extender-Desktop Version

Pros: > Easy to Configure
> Dual Ban Support
> Fast Lane Technology
> Design
> Price

Cons: > Design (Fingerprint Magnet)
> Access Point Issue (mywifiext.net)
> Fast Lane Technology Limited To One Band (2.4 GHz or 5.0 GHz)

Other Thoughts: My home router as of this writing was the NETGEAR WNDR4500 and I had purchased the NETGEAR WN2500RP Range Extender to extend my home network's Wi-Fi signal to the Living Room of the house which is on the diagonally opposite corner of the home router. Before purchasing the extender, my networked HDTV as well as my 3D Blu-ray player had issues keeping a consistent signal (both the 2.4 GHz and 5.0 GHz band). Now that I have the extender setup with my current router and have connected my networked HDTV and 3D Blu-ray player to the Wi-Fi signal coming from the extender, I have no issues watching streamed content on either of the two devices mentioned. The major issue I have with the extender is that I have issues accessing the settings of the extender using the mywifiext.net address so I have to manually access it using the extender's IP address instead - not a big issue but just frustrating that you have to type the IP address instead

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  • Andrew S.
  • 9/8/2013 9:43:22 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week

3 out of 5 eggsSo far.... well, better than what it replaced from Netgear

This review is from: NETGEAR WN2500RP-100NAS N600 with 4 Port Universal Dual Band Wi-Fi Range Extender-Desktop Version

Pros: It's not its predecessor. The WN2000RPT should all ahve been sent to the sun. Seems to configure easily, its wizard is far faster than the model it replaced, and it taked the 5 Ghz band nicely seriously. So far.

Cons: Nothing bad so far. Just has that overall, flimsy, "I'm here, but don't count on me forever" feeling. I wish I knew why. I don't think this product has anything to do with the people who design or produce their higher-end router products. (much less things like their metal ethernet switches!) Even if this turns out to be a fine, workable wireless extender, why does it had to feel so, SO cheap? And why can't Netgear decide which of their 7 designs they are going for?

Other Thoughts: I think its hilarious and sad that both online and brick and mortar stores (well, that one blue-polo shirt store that is left) still sell the WN2000RPT model. I mean, WHY? It's the nework equivalent of selling the Xbox 1. (by which I mean the first, first one....) Why oh why?

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  • REZA K.
  • 9/1/2013 8:31:28 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsWireless Switch

This review is from: NETGEAR WN2500RP-100NAS N600 with 4 Port Universal Dual Band Wi-Fi Range Extender-Desktop Version

Pros: Nice looking, reliable radio, very easy to setup. Practically it is a network switch on wireless link. I used it in FastLane (one radio acts as link to router and second radio would be extended) and the result is very satisfying.

Cons: Webserver is fairly basic (which is typical for a network switch) and I am not sure if the device is taking advantage of my 40MHz bandwidth router radio configuration. Still 5 star, very easy way of extending WiFi coverage!

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