Go Wireless - or extend the range of your existing wireless network!
Plugs into any Australian power outlet and boosts the range of your wireless network, or adds Wi-Fi capability to a wired network/router. Includes easy setup guide.
If you fret over the ever-shrinking network-strength bars on your mobile device, or constantly fight with drop-outs while browsing the internet on your computer, maybe a boost is in order? This easy to set-up Wi-Fi repeater can extend the range of your existing Wi-Fi network within your home or office, using its built-in antenna to establish a better connection and also share it further.
It can also work in AP mode (as an Access Point), which is essentially a method of adding wireless access to a cabled network. By attaching the Wi-Fi extender to your router via the included Ethernet cable, it can handle communications with the internet while you access it from the couch (or the back bedroom, or from the loo...)
In either mode, it plugs directly into a power socket either on the wall or on a power board. The clever power plug assembly can be configured to work in four directions, so the cable access can point up, down, left or right depending on your space limitations. Set up is a breeze with instructions included - we even got it going by using a smartphone for the initial setup steps!
Includes: Wireless WiFi Repeater/AP Module, User Manual, Australian Mains Socket adapter
Note: Works best indoors, as Wi-Fi performance can be affected by outside environmental factors.
- 12 Month Warranty
- Complies with 802.11b/g/n standards
- Data rates up to 300Mbps
- Hardware WPS button
- Includes manual
- Easy to set up
- Boots quickly after power cycle
- Driver-free browser-based setup & control
- Dimensions: 60 x 110 x 50mm(WxHxD)
- Boosts wireless network range, not speed
- Existing Wi-Fi network, or
- Router with network / internet access
- Computer with ethernet port for wired setup (optional)
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Posted: 27th April, 2015
I have the repeater for few years wondering if there is a new firmware to upgrade this wifi repeater now?
"All firmware releases for the WN518W2 model are available on http://www.win-star.com/eshop/article.php?id=44 however we don't warrant against any issues which may arise from applying them to your device."
Posted: 19th May, 2015
Can I plug a cordless phone into the RJ45 port whilst the unit is in repeater mode? I want to use a VoIP service via a cordless DECT handset?
"Yes. If your VOIP handset typically plugs directly into a modem (rather than the smaller RJ11 phone socket) then the Wireless repeater can be configured in Bridge mode to offer a wired connection that links to your WiFi network."
Posted: 6th July, 2015
How would this go hooking via Cat.6 LAN cable directly to a NBN Network Termination Device (NTD) then bridging the NBN service to a wi-fi modem somewhere else in the house?
"The data ports on an NBN box offer similar connectivity as a network switch or router, so it should be possible to use our repeater to bridge to a WiFi modem, provided the modem allows for a wireless bridge. Some WiFi modems may not allow other devices (like computers and tablets, etc) to connect wirelessly if the WiFi is already being used for bridging. Additionally, your internet speeds would suffer greatly compared to a direct NBN connection for any devices connected wirelessly."
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