titleWe have all run into the issue at one point or another, you are running on Wi-Fi and you have a perfect signal all the way until you get to where you need to be and BAM nothing. I run into this issue when trying to work at the back of my house on the patio as well as in my bathroom. This prevents me from streaming music in the bathroom when needed and from working outside on nice days. A big portion of this is the placement of my router, but due to where my cable is installed it’s not really an easy fix. When I heard about EDIMAX’s new Wi-Fi extender, I was excited that I might have finally found an easy fix. Let’s take a look at what it’s all about and see if it was able to take care of our problem!

Product Name: EDIMAX N300 Universal Wi-Fi Extender

Review Sample Provided by: EDIMAX

Written by: Wes

Pictures by: Wes

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1 x 10/100Mbps Ethernet LAN port

WPS button

Power switch

2 x internal antenna (2T2R)


IEEE 802.11b

IEEE 802.11g

IEEE 802.11n

Data Rates

11b: 1/2/5.5/11Mbps

11g: 6/9/12/24/36/


11n (20MHz): MCS0-15, up to 144Mbps

11n (40MHz): MCS0-15, up to 300Mbps

Frequency Band

2.4000 - 2.4835GHz (industrial scientific medical band)

Output Power

11b: 17±1.5dBm

11g: 15±1.5dBm

11n (20MHz): 14±1.5dBm

11n (40MHz): 13±1.5dBm


Operating temperature:

0 - 40°C

Storage temperature:

-20 - 60°C


2MB NOR flash



11b @ 11Mbps: -84±2dbm

11g @ 54Mbps: -71±2dbm

11n (20MHz) @ MCS15: -68±2dbm

11n (40MHz) @ MCS15: -64±2dbm


Operating humidity: 10 - 90%


Storage humidity: max. 95%



Built-in 3.3V, 1.2A power module


76 (H) x 47 (W) x 41 (L) mm



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garfi3ld's Avatar
garfi3ld replied the topic: #26011 09 Jul 2012 21:22
A look at a wireless extender from EDIMAX
Plague's Avatar
Plague replied the topic: #26020 10 Jul 2012 00:49
very interesting. I have been looking for something like this for while. might have to get one.

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