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CES 2013: Netgear’s Universal Dual Band WiFi Range Extender Enhances Network Coverage, Streams Music to Any Speaker

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Netgear’s convergence mission continues at CES 2013, with the launch of the WN3500RP, or rather the Universal Dual Band WiFi Range Extender, Wall-plug Edition as it’s known to its friends.

The device is your standard Wi-Fi range extender, slotting into a power socket and relaying your router’s wireless signal to the farthest reaches of your home. But this extender has an additional trick up it’s sleeve – a 3.5mm jack allows you to connect any speakers to the extender, enabling you to stream music digitally from your PC, Mac or other device straight to your audio player.

2.5 and 5 GHz 802.11 a/b/g/n bands are available for optimal wireless connections to your router, as well as a 10/100 Ethernet socket, USB 2.0 port for printer sharing and on board DLNA media renderer.

The Netgear Universal Dual Band Wi-Fi Range Extender – Wall-Plug Edition (WN3500RP-100NAS) is available now at Amazon for $99.99 ($129.99 MSRP).

 

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Terry Walsh is the founder of We Got Served. He started the community in February 2007 with a mission to help families, tech enthusiasts everywhere figure out the technology needed to run the modern home and small business. He's the author of a number of guides to Windows, Windows Server and OS X Server and runs his own successful publishing business. Born and raised in Liverpool, England, Terry has been awarded Microsoft's prestigious Most Valuable Professional Award each year since 2008 for his work on We Got Served.
  • i want one with widi

  • btw
    how does those repeaters work ? will they appeard as a second SSID or just extend the original one range ?

  • Vivian Becnel

    I am curious on how does it work to stream music. 🙂 I think i will grab one of that. -http://www.band4lifesincity.com/

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