Netgear launches Wi-Fi range extender
Dubai, July 28, 2011
Netgear, a worldwide provider of advanced networking and storage products, has released an easy to install and affordable universal Wi-Fi range extender.
The WN3000RP eliminates wireless dead spots and boosts the reach of home networks thereby providing uninterrupted multimedia streaming for the home user and SOHO segment.
According to Netgear, the increasing emergence of internet-enabled mobile and entertainment devices like tablets, laptops, smartphones Blu-Ray players, game consoles and internet capable television sets are connecting to Wi-Fi networks from around the house and even outside on decks and patios.
A big driver for this trend is the growing availability of multimedia streaming, which includes movies, TV shows and music. This in turn, has created a greater consumer demand for strong Wi-Fi connectivity.
However, one issue that users have to deal with while connecting from home networks is the presence of Wi-Fi dead spots. Netgear is looking to solve this problem with the roll out of its strategic line of Universal Wi-Fi range extenders, which increases the coverage of home networks by automatically repeating the wireless signal from a Wi-Fi router or gateway.
“The Middle East region is seeing an increased growth in the use of mobile and internet enabled devices as a means to go online and watch videos, movies, play games and listen to music. These devices are often used for high-bandwidth activities and require rock solid Wi-Fi connections and will enable users to fix dead spot issues," said Ahmad Zeidan, channel sales manager, Netgear Middle East.
"Netgear's universal Wi-Fi range extender makes it possible to enjoy a robust wireless connection in remote corners of the house or outdoors, in places that have low or no Wi-Fi signal.”
The WN3000RP is a single, compact, self-contained white cube that plugs into any AC outlet. When paired with routers that have a ‘Push-N-Connect’ button, the only configuration required is pressing the ‘Push-N-Connect’ button on the router and then on the extender, according to a statement. – TradeArabia News Service