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Belkin - N300 Dual-Band Wireless Range Extender

Eliminate Wi-Fi dead spots with this Belkin N300 F9K1111 dual-band wireless range extender that features up to 150 Mbps data transfer rates to provide fast video streaming.
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Is the Belkin N300 Wireless Range Extender compatable with IMac?

What is the overall range or distance from the N300 connected to the router for acceptable reception?
For example with router and range extender in one house can reception be received in another house on same property located about 200ft or more from the router/extender?
What routers Is the N300 Range Extender compatable or not compatable with?
1 year, 9 months ago
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Anonymous,
WiFi protocols (IEEE 802.11--) were written only with protocols in mind. As long as your device (IMac in this case) supports 802.11a/b/g/n (pick a letter), then you'll be able to connect.
My personal experience with 802.11 varies widely depending on the construction materials through which the signal must pass. My house has an aluminum-backed polystyrene moisture barrier. Signals do not pass through this material easily. The double-paned windows, however, allow nearly free passage of signals. So, if I am outdoors with my device (whether it's my netbook, my laptop, my tablet, or my smartphone) then I have to be near a (closed) window to get reception. An acquaintance ran a CAT6 wire from his home to his 'very' detached garage (less than 300 feet) and terminated with a range extender. He tells me it works flawlessly. His two-story house is another matter entirely. His primary router is in his cellar, but he had to add an extender on the second floor due, in part, to two floors' worth of wood, floor covering, electrical wiring, copper water piping, and the like.

Belkin N300 Wireless Range Extender should be compatible with ANY primary router. Just keep in mind that if the base (primary) router supports 802.11a/b/g/n/AC, then this product will NOT extend the range of the 802.11AC protocol, but only the 802.11a/b/g/n protocols.
8 months ago
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WiFiInstaller
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answer 2
I was unable to get it to work with anything. But Belkin is blaming my router for that. Though I did try it with a new Imac I kept getting connection errors.
1 year ago
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Hoy i install it?

I'm trying to instalo the extender but when I introduce the wifi password it says that it has to hace 10 or 26 characters...
1 year, 8 months ago
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Try looking on the bottom (or the back) of your original router. There should be a sticker with the pass phrase on it. If this pass phrase has been changed by the installer, however, you will have to get it from the original router's setup (assumed to be a Web-based interface that's built into the unit).
8 months ago
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WiFiInstaller
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answer 2
That's because with certain routers, you can only use WEP encryption. Generally speaking, range expansion is a bad idea because Wi-Fi is not designed for it - there's a special feature called WDS that does the same thing, but actually works. You're better off getting two WDS capable routers (all Netgear routers have WDS capability).
1 year, 8 months ago
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How do I resolve connectivity issues after set-up of range extender?

Ever since installing the wireless range extender, my roommate and I have had problems connecting to the wireless network on a daily basis. Although the wireless network shows up with full connectivity bars, we can't connect until we reset the router. In fact, we have to reset the router EVERY SINGLE TIME we want to connect to the internet. Why? How do we fix this while maintaining the increased range made possible by the extender?
1 year, 7 months ago
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Los Angeles, CA
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I suspect it is defective ... mine does not behave on that manner.
7 months ago
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DonGW
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Holden, MA
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answer 2
It sounds like your ISP drops the connection after idle time reaches a threshold. You may have activity with the extender. But the extender's time-to-live or ability to hold the connection open with the ISP is not working right. Therefore, the ISP drops the connection. Contact the ISP to see if the connection can be held open. Also check to see if the you can set the time-to-live or hold the connection open from the extender. It woud be an advanced setting.
1 year, 7 months ago
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answer 3
You don't. This is a typical problem with range expanders, and why any reputable networking person won't recommend them unless there's no other choice.

What you want is a wireless access point at the end of a powerline bridge. Netgear sells one labeled as an, "Extender," even though that's not what it is, and it should work properly provided you are on the same power circuit as the primary router. If you're not, you'll need to jump to specialized high gain WNICs (the Hawking device I linked) and skip any sort of expansion technology entirely and go direct to the main router.
 
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1 year, 7 months ago
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How do I force reset back to factory default?

I had it hooked up to a router but I then recently changed routers and now it wont reset. i have held in the reset button for 10, 15, even 30 seconds, left it unplugged, basically tried everything but it still comes up as my old network. I can even connect lan and access 'belkin.range' to restart the connection or even update the firmware. I refueses to connect, even if I type in the correct password. I don't know what to do and considering just returning it back to best buy where it belongs locked away forever.
1 year, 6 months ago
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Scranton, PA
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I had a similar issue when I set up mine. I forgot to change the name of extender to my router's name. So, it was still the default name. I finally had to do my setup via ethernet cable to my laptop. It would not let me change the extender's name when I was wireless.
1 year, 2 months ago
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answer 2
On the back of the router is a small hole that says reset. Using something small like a paperclip gently push in that button with the router still powered on. Hold this button in for 15 seconds and release.

Regards,
Belkin Support
1 year, 6 months ago
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Is the n300 dual band wireless range extender compatable with windows 8?

Is the n300 dual band wireless range extender compatable with windows 8?
1 year, 3 months ago
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Yes, I use it with Windows 7, Windows 8 and Android
7 months ago
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Holden, MA
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answer 2
Anonymous,
The Belkin N300 Dual-Band Wi-Fi Range Extender supports the 802.11a/b/g/n protocols. If your Windows 8 device supports one of the listed protocols then you should be able to connect. If your Windows 8 device does not support any of the listed protocols, then you will not be able to connect.
8 months ago
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WiFiInstaller
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Hartford, ME
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answer 3
Yes, I am using it with mine - works as it should.
10 months ago
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Baltimore, MD
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1. does my belkin 300 connect to my computer or modem? 2. do I use an Ethernet or phone cable?(manual says yes and extender card include in

the box states "Make sure nothing is plugged into your Ethernet port. Please advise.
1 year, 2 months ago
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Remember, the belkin 300 extends your current router's signal, all it needs from you is to connect into the 300 and tell it what router is yours and for you to provide the password (the same password as your current router). Turn on your PC's wireless capability and unhook the wired connection - this makes sure you can connect into the 300 and set it up. Then connect your PC's WIFI to the Belkin 300 access point. Then open a browser and put http://belkin.setup/ in the address. Put in the user/psw from the instructions and follow the simple step-by-step instructions.
10 months ago
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dishman17
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Los Angeles, CA
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answer 2
The N300 range extender pugs in to a wall power outlet, and is set up using a computer with wi-fi. It wirelessly connects to the your existing Wi-fi network and extends their range.
the ethernet cable can be used if you need to connect a device like a laptop that does not have wi-fi capabilities. In that case, the n300 is connecting to the wireless network and providing a wired connector.
1 year, 1 month ago
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why does belkin.setup not load?

Step 3 of quick installation Guide says to connect your computer to the Belkin.setup. That does not open anything on the internet. What is up?
11 months ago
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answer 1
I had the same problem. My computer guy had to go around the automatic directions in order to install it. I do not know enough about computers to tell you how he did it.
1 week, 6 days ago
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Mach1
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Huntsville, AL
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answer 2
Belkin.setup launches on the wireless device that you are trying to connect
7 months ago
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Orange, CA
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answer 3
The setup is on the device itself. Try connecting via an RJ45 cable to run the setup.
7 months ago
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Holden, MA
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answer 4
They want you to disconnect your computer from the internet so you can connect to the setup screen on your Belkin 300. With your ethernet unplugged and your wireless ON, connect your wifi to the belkin access point, open a browser, and go to http://belkin.setup/ URL and you're off to the races.
10 months ago
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Los Angeles, CA
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is this a plug and play push button connect?

if not what model would have those features

thanks
10 months ago
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answer 1
Plug in to electrical outlet.
2 weeks, 4 days ago
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DeeDee
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South Point, Ohio
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answer 2
Yes it is
2 months, 3 weeks ago
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Tas423
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answer 3
There's no button to push on the extender. The setup is easy on your device. The setup process launches at the initial connection of a wireless device.

Once your device locates the extender, the setup just requires your security code to your router.
7 months ago
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bmaopto
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Orange, CA
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answer 4
No, it requires you to run its embedded web app which takes patience as it does not always run correctly. Once set up, it works like a charm.
7 months ago
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DonGW
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Holden, MA
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answer 5
I have been unable to locate any reference in this product's literature which would indicate that this is a "push to connect" model. Online photos have been no help, but after reviewing an online encyclopedic article entitled, 'Wi-Fi Protected Setup,' I can only deduce that IF this product had a 'push to connect' feature, it would certainly be advertised on the product packaging (or at least included in the product literature).
 
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8 months ago
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Hartford, ME
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Can I use this product as a repeater?

I have configured it as an extender, and it works fine but when I skype and my mobile switches from the router to the extender (and vice versa) the connection fails. Can I use this as a repeater and so fixes my problem?
10 months ago
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Just set your mobile device to switch networks when out of range. Name your extender with your router network name and add -xt at the end of the name. That way you can switch to the xt if necessary
2 weeks, 4 days ago
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jayuya58
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Pawtucket, RI
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answer 2
Do not switch your Mobil, just lived in extender wifi connection. Dud
2 months ago
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Igal
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Aventura, Florida
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answer 3
I had exactly the same problem and returned it to Best Buy and bought an Apple extender and it works just fine.
5 months, 2 weeks ago
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BlueBaron
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Scottsdale, AZ
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answer 4
For normal WiFi activity, it works great and the device will keep the same ip address, but Skype does in fact lose the call while the phone or computer connects to the extender or original router.
7 months ago
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DonGW
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Holden, MA
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answer 5
what you may want to do since it adds an underscore xt to your current network name is connect to it and choose forget on your other connection so it doesn't try to connect to your primary...
7 months ago
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McKinney, Tx
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answer 6
Yes it installs on multiple machines
8 months ago
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