In this video I take a look at the premium Nighthawk Wi-Fi range extender from Netgear. Wi-Fi range extenders are designed to fill in Wi-Fi dead spots. They work by you placing the extender towards the edge of your current Wi-Fi range and then it broadcasts a new Wi-Fi network filling in the gap. It bridges to your current network extending the range outside of the existing Wi-Fi range eliminating the dead spot.
Here is how Netgear describe it:
This device has dual band WiFi supporting 2.2Gbps, MU-MIMO and has a Gigabit port which can be used to connect up to a device that doesn’t have WiFi. Netgear say it covers 930m2 which is a large area. I tested it in a room that normally has a dead spot and found I got excellent network speeds when connecting via the extender.
It feels well-made and is easy to get setup. In this video I go through the setup, take a look at some of the configuration options and tests it with some of my devices.
The NETGEAR EX7300 Nighthawk AC2200 Mbps X4 Dual Band Wi-Fi Range Extender costs £97 on Amazon.
Ian Dixon is a Microsoft MVP (Most Valuable Professional), founder of TheDigitalLifestyle.com tech site and producer of the weekly The Digital Lifestyle Show podcast. Ian has been writing and talking about Windows for over 10 years and has over 20 years in IT as an IT Manager. Ian has thousands of followers on Twitter and Facebook and over 4 million views on his YouTube channel.