I’ve been testing out the Belkin N600 Dual-Band Wi-Fi Range Extender for a while and I must say, I love it! It’s so simple to setup, just as easy as the Linksys RE 6500 range extender that I reviewed recently. The whole unit is an all in one, so you just plug it in and you’re ready to go. You navigate to the network “Belkin.setup” and follow the VERY easy steps! First, it will ask you for your 5GHZ SSID and password. Select the network name and insert the password and proceed to the next step. The next step will be your 2.4 GHZ name and password (if you have one). That’s all there is to it!
Belkin has made the user experience EXTREMELY easy, you just have to love them. The design is really sexy too and fits in with any decor. You’ll get up to 300 Mbps speed with two external antennas providing this power. It’s compatible with 802.11 a/b/g/n and includes an RJ45 connection on the bottom, in case you don’t have a wireless device, but you want connectivity.
It also has a WPS Setup button (although I never use it) for super ease of use. The unit is already simplistic as is, and the entire setup takes under 2 minutes. One thing to note though, it supports only up to 32 wireless clients connected to it including 1 additional Ethernet based client.
N600 extends up to 7,500 sqft. For $69.99 on Belkin’s website, you can’t really go wrong if you have dead spots. Overall, no complaints what so ever. It does run a little warm, but not to worry, that’s normal!
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