Prime feature associated with NETGEAR WN2500RP N600 WiFi range extender is its universal dual-band character, because of which it can work in both 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz frequency bands.
This enables WN2500RP to provides high speeded WiFi signal throughout your network.
This feature is called as an original feature because of the reason for the attachment of many other features with this one.
Because of NETGEAR WN2500RP extender’s capability to work in both bands, you can enable FastLane technology on this extender device.
This FastLane technology is the prime attraction of NETGEAR extender devices. It enables a user to dedicate one frequency band for establishing a connection between router and extender and one for connection between extender and client devices available in the network.
Thus it will help in enhancing the performance of your WiFi network, and you will receive a high speeded internet connection.
In this way this FastLane feature, as well as this high speeded internet connection feature, is connected with WN2500RP extender’s operability in dual band.
Although these are not the only features associated with NETGEAR WN2500RP extender but are some of the features of extender.
Let’s have a look on the list of various characteristics associated with NETGEAR WN2500RP N600 WiFi range extender.
By this we are done with the first part of the question asked above. Now let’s proceed for discussing the second part of the issue that is how to connect WN2500RP extender with an already existing network.
To make your WN2500RP extender workable, you have to connect with your home router or access point. As it is already mentioned while discussing features of WN2500RP that new WN2500RP extender setup does not require installation CD. User is provided with two options, following any one among them, he/she can complete new extender setup.
These two options includes:
Option1 :- New extender setup using WPS(Wi-Fi Protected Setup)
Option2:- New extender setup using web browser setup guide
User can go for any one method among them, as per his/her network capability.
Although web browser setup guide can be used in every tye of network but for using WPS method, user needs to ensure that his/her network router device must also have WPS button.
If in case his/her network router is not WPS enabled then he/she is left with no other option then to follow web browser setup guide.
Now let’s discuss various steps involved in new WN2500RP extender setup using both option 1 and options 2, one by one.
You will notice that extender’s wireless network name (SSID) will change to your existing Wi-Fi network name, along with _2GEXT or _5GEXT at the end of the name, depending on whether the Extender is connected with Wi-Fi network in 2.4 GHz or 5 GHz.
Let’s say existing Wi-Fi network name is mywifiext.net
Then new Extender network name will be mywifiext.net_2GEXT
By this you will be able to complete the setup wizard successfully with the help of NETGEAR genie smart setup.
We hope that we had explained each aspect of the question asked above, in the most prudent manner. By following the steps mentioned above, the user will be able to complete the new extender setup without any hiccups. If still, issue persist then he/she is always advised to visit the official website of NETGEAR for technical assistance.