The Netgear WN2500RP is the first device we have reviewed that offers dual band 2.4GHZ and 5GHZ WiFi. Having dual band is great because if you’re wireless devices support it, you can have 2 separate lanes of traffic. This is great for flexibility because if you have some older 802.11b/g devices you can have these operate on the 2.4GHZ band whilst having newer 802.11n devices operate at 5GHZ. This results in much better performance overall!
But it doesn’t matter if your current network is only operating on a signal band. This range extender will connect to you existing network and extend it using both bands!
Setup is extremely easy, as are most of the extenders we’ve looked at. It’s as simple as plugging the device in somewhere between your current wireless router and the area to which you would like to extend coverage to. Then configure it to connect to your existing network like any other device and you’re done.
The in-built 4 port switch is great for any wired devices you would like to have connected to your home network.
What others are saying:
This range is really impressive…I purchased the Netgear WiFi extender to extend the range of my Netgear router in throughout my home. Setup was simple and we are getting 4 bars at the opposite end of the house from where the router is located. It has achieved exactly the results I was hoping for and now have good WiFi connectivity at the farthest reaches of my house on both the first and second floors. Needless to say I have no complaints thus far with this product and have had it for a little over a month now and have experience zero issues. I would definitely recommend the WN3000RP WiFi extender to anyone- it works well, it’s easy to set up and it has definitely eliminated the frustration of having varying signal strengths throughout my house!
The Netgear WN2500RP appears to be a solid device from a trusted name in networking. Based on user feedback, we can high recommend it.