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EnGenius ERB300H 4-Port Wireless N300 Media Bridge and Extender

  • Up to 300 Mbps wireless speed in the 2.4 GHz frequency band.
  • WPS button for quickly associating with an existing protected network
  • 4-Port Fast Ethernet ports for connecting media devices

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4 out of 5 eggsGreat product as always from Engenius

This review is from: EnGenius ERB300H 4-Port Wireless N300 Media Bridge and Extender

Pros: After setup, range was significantly increased in the old farm house, many walls and a courtyard between the router and this extender, I distanced myself as far away from both the extender and the router I named the extenders ssid different to the router and hooked up to the extender, did a speed test and experienced no measurable loss in bandwidth and only 5 or less milliseconds ping difference between far away on the extender and close to the router.

Cons: Setup:
I'm no noob when it comes to networking and setting up modems access points and extenders, this extender was difficult to figure out but easy to setup. See other comments

Other Thoughts: I tried setting up manually but could not get the extender to link up with my network even double checked security settings and did a firmware reset twice between attempts. Got frustrated and decided to set the desired SSID then saved. I hit the WPS button on each and 30 seconds later the it worked! Had my desired SSID and the extra range required.

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  • Allen B.
  • 10/26/2015 10:42:38 PM
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsno

This review is from: EnGenius ERB300H 4-Port Wireless N300 Media Bridge and Extender

Pros: none

Cons: do not buy, poorly built, bad chips, software, etc. constantly loosing signal at 30ft. no signal at 45 ft.

Other Thoughts: look elsewhere.

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  • Ken A.
  • 9/16/2015 2:21:09 PM
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsImpressed

This review is from: EnGenius ERB300H 4-Port Wireless N300 Media Bridge and Extender

Pros: There is a manual
Output is great.
Relatively simple to configure

Cons: Not really sure about what the lights all mean. The instructions are focused on how to connect/configure it, not on the what the light status means.

Other Thoughts: I bought one of these over a year ago and have had it in stock until today. we tested it out about a month ago and used the manual method for joining it to my network. Those settings were still there, even after it connected to customer's network via WPS.

Unlike another reviewer's comments, WPS worked flawlessly for me. Because I had an existing SSID configured, my repeated SSID was not the same as the base network, but that was easily changed and customer was very happy.

I found it very capable of pulling in a weak signal, and the resulting repeated network was super. For the price, I haven't found a better unit.

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  • Charles G.
  • 2/11/2015 4:47:47 PM
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsstay away

This review is from: EnGenius ERB300H 4-Port Wireless N300 Media Bridge and Extender

Pros: small, easy setup

Cons: nothing but issues with device dropping signal from my router. Tech support is useless and manual is even worse

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  • Anonymous
  • 1/18/2015 9:37:17 AM
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
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3 out of 5 eggsOkay as bridge but not great

This review is from: EnGenius ERB300H 4-Port Wireless N300 Media Bridge and Extender

Pros: Easy configuration and excellent stability.

Cons: In Bridge Mode: Wired clients do not obtain a DHCP address from my Microsoft SBS 2011 DHCP server. I have a reservation on my DHCP server for the wireless bridge. The ERB300H gets the reservation IP from my SBS 2011 server just fine. However, anything plugged into one of the 4 Ethernet ports will not get an IP via DHCP.

When I assign static IPs to the nodes plugged into the ERP300H they are able to communicate just fine on my network. However, with a simple PING to anything plugged into the ERB300H (from a laptop wirelessly connected to the same SSID) I am able to see part of the problem . After the PING test succeeds (meaning replies) I look at the local ARP table on my wirelessly connected client and see that the MAC address of the wireless bridge is associated with the IP of the device wired into the wireless bridge instead of the proper MAC address.

In other words, when I ping my Samsung TV for the first time after restarting my wireless client my local ARP table is updated with an entry. The MAC address associated with my TV is the MAC address of the ERB300H within the ARP table instead of the real MAC addressed tied to the NIC within the TV.

This tells us that the ERB300H is masking the MAC address of the client devices plugged directly into one of its 10/100 Ethernet ports instead of passing the MAC through as one would expect. With this being the case, no wonder my DHCP server isn't handing out an IP address to anything plugged into one of the 4 10/100 Ethernet ports.

Other Thoughts: If you plan to use this as a wireless bridge be prepared to assign static IPs to anything you wire into one of the 4 Ethernet ports.

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4 out of 5 eggsWorks as it says

This review is from: EnGenius ERB300H 4-Port Wireless N300 Media Bridge and Extender

Pros: Worked great as a bridge
Ability to swap in nicer antennas
Includes mounting hardware

Cons: Firmware pages seem clunky

Other Thoughts: This wireless bridge from EnGenius works pretty well. Just don’t let them fool you into thinking it’s some fancy media device. When I looked at the box I was almost expecting there to be HDMI ports and all kinds of fancy media related features, but no, it’s just a simple range extender / wireless bridge.

In the box was the device, two antennas, mounting screws with drywall anchors, a CD, and paper manual in many languages. It’s unusual nowadays to see mounting hardware actually included so that was nice, but the drywall anchors seemed a bit silly, as this is an extremely lightweight device. I’m not completely sure what the CD is for and never bothered with it, but nice to note it was a full size CD instead of the silly mini-CDs some companies are so fond of. The unit itself is a pretty typical looking network appliance, no frills, but looks nice. The LEDs cannot be turned off via any means I found, which is a bit of a downer as I’ve started to see that on many devices recently.

Setup was relatively easy, although people who don’t have a PC with an ethernet port need to steer clear, as it’s pretty much required if you can’t get WPS to work. While navigating the menus I couldn’t help but get a flashback to 90s era webpages. EnGenius could definitely do a better job of making a nice interface. Nothing very interesting to note feature wise, except a scheduler which allows you to customize various start/stop times of services.

I used this device in bridged mode to effectively “hardwire” my PC which was using a USB wifi dongle. The speeds have been excellent so far. I’ve streamed HD media with no issues so far. Overall this device worked and I could definitely see it being useful to essentially add four ethernet ports behind a TV or in an office. $50 at the time of this writing doesn’t seem bad for that capability, just don’t let the box fool you into thinking this is anything more than a simple wireless bridge / extender.

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  • Barry T.
  • 11/29/2014 8:04:49 AM
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsrun away!

This review is from: EnGenius ERB300H 4-Port Wireless N300 Media Bridge and Extender

Pros: small size.... easy assembly

Cons: First one was dead out of the box.... couldn't bridge even in the same room! Easily honored RMA . 2nd unit worked fairly well (lots of drop outs) then croaked after 2 months... would not receive / transmit just like the first one.

Other Thoughts: Just buy a new generation router..... cost more up front .... but zero waste & aggravation.

Manufacturer Response:

Hi sharptapp,


We thank you for your time in posting your comments and feedback.

We are sorry to hear about your ERB300H wireless extender. You have mentioned that the replacement device only lasted 2 months. Please contact our customer support team to process an RMA for your ERB300H.

If you have any questions regarding Engenius and our products you may reach us through our number at 1-888-735-7888 (Monday –Friday, 8:00am – 4:00pm PDT) or e-mail us at support@engeniustech.com (Saturday, Sunday 8am - 4pm PDT). Our support team would be glad to be of service to you.


Thank you for your patience and we apologize for the inconvenience.


Sincerely,
Mike
Engenius Customer Support Team

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2 out of 5 eggsI seem to have a defective unit

This review is from: EnGenius ERB300H 4-Port Wireless N300 Media Bridge and Extender

Pros: + Inexpensive
+ Supports easy antenna upgrades
+ Performs well when it works
+ Supports WPA2 with AES encryption -- the best available home wireless security.

Cons: - WPS (Wifi Protected Setup) does not work!
- Doesn't encrypt/hash passwords internally. This only matters if someone logs into the admin interface where they can read easily your password.
- Manual setup is awkward and clunky.

Other Thoughts: This review is a re-post because my previous one seemed to go missing, but it's a good thing since I have had more time to test the unit.

- My unit loses its connection more than once a week, which leads me to suspect that my unit is defective. That's understandable -- every product has a certain defect percentage. I have to manually re-configure the network (with the same details it already has stored) to reconnect. The unit reports no problems when it loses connection -- devices simply cannot talk to it until reset. Power cycling does not help.

- The manual highly recommends using WPS, which allows setup with just 2 button presses, but as other reviewers noted it doesn't _fully_ work. WPS _DID_ get my unit on the network and got it an IP address, but I had to manually configure the network name, security key, and other details. This is annoying, but you only do it once unless you got a bad unit like

Manufacturer Response:

Hi Charles B.,


We appreciate your time in posting your comments and feedback.

We are sorry to hear about your experience with the ERB300H. Repeaters need very good wireless signal from the wireless router to work properly. Perhaps adjusting some wireless settings will resolve your issue.

Please allow us to do some troubleshooting with you. You may reach us through our number at 1-888-735-7888 (Monday – Friday, 8:00am – 4:00pm PDT) or e-mail us at support@engeniustech.com

Thank you for your patience and we look forward to hearing from you.


Sincerely,

Mike
Engenius Customer Support Team

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  • Brian L.
  • 9/25/2014 1:00:51 PM
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsVery good range extender and tech support

This review is from: EnGenius ERB300H 4-Port Wireless N300 Media Bridge and Extender

Pros: It is very easy to set up and use. Had a technical for it to use on another application and called their tech support. It was very easy to talk to a human that knew the antennas had to be kept together. I wanted to put one antenna inside a building and one outside but it is not possible. He treated me with respect and seemed like he was very knowledgeable, did not have to put me on hold while he looked up the answer.

Cons: None

Other Thoughts: I will probably be buying another one.

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4 out of 5 eggsGood router

This review is from: EnGenius ERB300H 4-Port Wireless N300 Media Bridge and Extender

Pros: Works well. The range is pretty great. It reaches the basement from my upstairs. Descent speeds too.

Cons: I have heard that the support for this product is pretty much non-existent. I haven't personally had to call them though.

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