• D-Link DWL-G800AP Wireless Range Extender, 802.11g, 54Mbps
D-Link DWL-G800AP Wireless Range Extender, 802.11g, 54Mbps

D-Link DWL-G800AP Wireless Range Extender, 802.11g, 54Mbps

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  • Up to 54Mbps
  • 2 Operation modes: Access Point & Repeater
  • 802.11b compatible when used as an Access Point
  • Security Features include WPA and 128-bit WEP encryption

Customer Reviews

Once you get it to work, it does the job! I've read all the warnings and the angry messages, and decided to go ahead and try it anyway, assuming that I'll figure it out, since I managed to get its predecessor (DWL-800AP+) to work when my network was 802.11b.It didn't work. I tried all the recommended fixes that I saw here and elsewhere (disable WEP, disable DHCP, disable Super G, choose Channel 1, choose long preambles, etc, etc). Nothing worked. The client would get a great signal from the repeater, but there would be no traffic.My firmware was the latest: 2.70 on the DI-624 router, and 1.05 on the DWL-G800AP repeater.Then I tried downgrading the firmware on the router to 2.50, and it worked right away! I am using WEP and DHCP without problems, though Super-G is still disabled (the clients on this network are not Super-G capable anyway).Bottom line: If you too have this pair (DI-624 Version C3 with 2.50 firmware and DWL-800AP Version A1 with 1.05 firmware) - I believe that you should be able to get it to work.Once it works - it's worth it! No more dead spots in the house!PS. I remember that DWL-800AP+ (the 802.11b predecessor) also didn't work with the latest firmware. One would expect newer firmware to improve upon the older one! Not the case with D-Link products! 4D-Link gets it right - encryption and all It's now April 2005 and I have used the DWL-G800AP as both a range extender and a wireless access point - and both with 128 bit encryption. This product does exactly what it should in either mode. I use it now as a range extender at the edge of my wireless LAN with D-Link's DI-624 wireless router. Once I set the encryption key in the DWL-G800AP, it worked perfectly. Instructions are less than perfect (as a repeater, you have to set it up wired, then disconnect it, for it to work), but this product does the trick. 5D-Link DWL_G800AP Range Extender The product never worked, even after three calls to tech help. Tech help even changed my computer settings and it took me a while to reconfigure it. I returned the product, and advise anyone not to purchase it. 1Worked well for a while After the initial setup it worked well for a while but just died out after a year. The setup is tricky and hard to tell if setup was properly done. Does not work with non-dlink products. 3Make sure you know what it is compatible with! Make sure you know what it is compatible with! It only works with certain d-link products but they do not tell you this on the website. Make sure you know what works with it. The D-Link WRLS RANGE EXTENDER 802.11G ( DWL-G710 ) works well and with other products. 1One Star didnt work 1Excellent, but... I have a D-Link DI-624. I just have to plug the Range Extender and then I have a better signal. Thats it. It works for me. The problem is that apparently this device only works with this kind of router. 4At this point, don't bother I have the luxury of writing this review a little bit further out in the technology cycle than most of the others, so I can say: Just get yourself a better wireless router.Based on the reviews here, several online fora, and my own personal experience, I can confirm to you that you have about a 30% chance of actually getting this to work, and you might get that percentage up a little bit if you keep returning defective ones and trying another. But why bother?At this point, there are higher-power routers, high-gain directional antennae, and there are even products sporting 802.11n, which inherently has a better range that -a, -b, or -g.If you've gotten into a situation where your router is inadequate for your needs, research and get yourself a top-notch router with good broadcast power--I would strongly recommend against trying to remedy an inadequate router by trying to add this product to your network.I understand that my suggestion may be more expensive, but I am seriously saying that you will avoid wasting any more than necesary of the precious remainder of your time on this earth. Definitely hours (if, by some miracle, everything works on the 12th or 13th try), and probably a couple of days (assuming that after 24 or 25 tries you send back the first one and try again with a new one). 1Works well, however... After three hours and getting to the second level of Tech-Support, we were able to get this extender to work. It works very well and, really, there is NO OTHER option if you need to expand your wireless network. 3Good wireless repeater with caveats... The D-Link DWL-G800 works fine as a repeater once you get it figured out, it's the pathetic and inadequate D-Link documentation that's really the sticking point.This product is advertised as being compatible with the DI-624 AirPlus Xtreme G wireless router/AP and indeed it is... EXCEPT that you cannot run the DI-624 in Xtreme G mode with the repeater, unless you enjoy dropped signal and having to hard-reset the repeater every five minutes.Here's the quick and dirty if you are using this repeater with the DI-624:1. Log onto the DI-624, go into the Advanced Options and enable the "Long Preamble", then disable the Xtreme G options. Allow the router/AP to reboot.2. The DWL-G800 is then considerably more stable and can be configured with WEP or WPA.3. An aside, if you are using XP with either service pack, know that Microsoft in their infinite wisdom have now included something called "Wireless Zero Config" which, so far as I know, can't be disabled or turned off, unless you're using some sort of third party configuration utility. Briefly, this means that you shouldn't disable the SSID broadcast on either AP if using this Wireless Zero config. In fact, Microsoft advises against it since the Zero config doesn't allow you to statically enter your SSID.Open question to D-Link: why even purchase the DI-624 in connection with the DWL-G800 if you can't use the Xtreme G with it? 4
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  • To be eligible for return, products must be in the exact condition you received them in. All packaging material must be undamaged and unused with the price tags intact.
  • Orders can be cancelled before dispatch. If the order has already been dispatched, cancellation fees might be charged.
  • Due to the nature of the products that we sell, we will not be able to replace or refund unwanted items if they have been opened or any seals are broken.
  • The refund will not include the import duties or the cost of delivery or return postage.
  • If your refund is approved, then it will automatically be credited to the original method of payment, within 7-10 days.
  • DirectNine reserves the right to alter and enforce this Return and Refund Policy at any time without having to serve a prior notice to users.
Description
  • Up to 54Mbps
  • 2 Operation modes: Access Point & Repeater
  • 802.11b compatible when used as an Access Point
  • Security Features include WPA and 128-bit WEP encryption
Reviews

Customer Reviews

Once you get it to work, it does the job! I've read all the warnings and the angry messages, and decided to go ahead and try it anyway, assuming that I'll figure it out, since I managed to get its predecessor (DWL-800AP+) to work when my network was 802.11b.It didn't work. I tried all the recommended fixes that I saw here and elsewhere (disable WEP, disable DHCP, disable Super G, choose Channel 1, choose long preambles, etc, etc). Nothing worked. The client would get a great signal from the repeater, but there would be no traffic.My firmware was the latest: 2.70 on the DI-624 router, and 1.05 on the DWL-G800AP repeater.Then I tried downgrading the firmware on the router to 2.50, and it worked right away! I am using WEP and DHCP without problems, though Super-G is still disabled (the clients on this network are not Super-G capable anyway).Bottom line: If you too have this pair (DI-624 Version C3 with 2.50 firmware and DWL-800AP Version A1 with 1.05 firmware) - I believe that you should be able to get it to work.Once it works - it's worth it! No more dead spots in the house!PS. I remember that DWL-800AP+ (the 802.11b predecessor) also didn't work with the latest firmware. One would expect newer firmware to improve upon the older one! Not the case with D-Link products! 4D-Link gets it right - encryption and all It's now April 2005 and I have used the DWL-G800AP as both a range extender and a wireless access point - and both with 128 bit encryption. This product does exactly what it should in either mode. I use it now as a range extender at the edge of my wireless LAN with D-Link's DI-624 wireless router. Once I set the encryption key in the DWL-G800AP, it worked perfectly. Instructions are less than perfect (as a repeater, you have to set it up wired, then disconnect it, for it to work), but this product does the trick. 5D-Link DWL_G800AP Range Extender The product never worked, even after three calls to tech help. Tech help even changed my computer settings and it took me a while to reconfigure it. I returned the product, and advise anyone not to purchase it. 1Worked well for a while After the initial setup it worked well for a while but just died out after a year. The setup is tricky and hard to tell if setup was properly done. Does not work with non-dlink products. 3Make sure you know what it is compatible with! Make sure you know what it is compatible with! It only works with certain d-link products but they do not tell you this on the website. Make sure you know what works with it. The D-Link WRLS RANGE EXTENDER 802.11G ( DWL-G710 ) works well and with other products. 1One Star didnt work 1Excellent, but... I have a D-Link DI-624. I just have to plug the Range Extender and then I have a better signal. Thats it. It works for me. The problem is that apparently this device only works with this kind of router. 4At this point, don't bother I have the luxury of writing this review a little bit further out in the technology cycle than most of the others, so I can say: Just get yourself a better wireless router.Based on the reviews here, several online fora, and my own personal experience, I can confirm to you that you have about a 30% chance of actually getting this to work, and you might get that percentage up a little bit if you keep returning defective ones and trying another. But why bother?At this point, there are higher-power routers, high-gain directional antennae, and there are even products sporting 802.11n, which inherently has a better range that -a, -b, or -g.If you've gotten into a situation where your router is inadequate for your needs, research and get yourself a top-notch router with good broadcast power--I would strongly recommend against trying to remedy an inadequate router by trying to add this product to your network.I understand that my suggestion may be more expensive, but I am seriously saying that you will avoid wasting any more than necesary of the precious remainder of your time on this earth. Definitely hours (if, by some miracle, everything works on the 12th or 13th try), and probably a couple of days (assuming that after 24 or 25 tries you send back the first one and try again with a new one). 1Works well, however... After three hours and getting to the second level of Tech-Support, we were able to get this extender to work. It works very well and, really, there is NO OTHER option if you need to expand your wireless network. 3Good wireless repeater with caveats... The D-Link DWL-G800 works fine as a repeater once you get it figured out, it's the pathetic and inadequate D-Link documentation that's really the sticking point.This product is advertised as being compatible with the DI-624 AirPlus Xtreme G wireless router/AP and indeed it is... EXCEPT that you cannot run the DI-624 in Xtreme G mode with the repeater, unless you enjoy dropped signal and having to hard-reset the repeater every five minutes.Here's the quick and dirty if you are using this repeater with the DI-624:1. Log onto the DI-624, go into the Advanced Options and enable the "Long Preamble", then disable the Xtreme G options. Allow the router/AP to reboot.2. The DWL-G800 is then considerably more stable and can be configured with WEP or WPA.3. An aside, if you are using XP with either service pack, know that Microsoft in their infinite wisdom have now included something called "Wireless Zero Config" which, so far as I know, can't be disabled or turned off, unless you're using some sort of third party configuration utility. Briefly, this means that you shouldn't disable the SSID broadcast on either AP if using this Wireless Zero config. In fact, Microsoft advises against it since the Zero config doesn't allow you to statically enter your SSID.Open question to D-Link: why even purchase the DI-624 in connection with the DWL-G800 if you can't use the Xtreme G with it? 4
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Return And Refund Policy
  • Return or exchange requests can be made within 10 days of the delivery date.
  • To return or exchange any items, please email us at info@directnine.uk, clearly mentioning your order number and our customer support team will guide you on the process.
  • To be eligible for return, products must be in the exact condition you received them in. All packaging material must be undamaged and unused with the price tags intact.
  • Orders can be cancelled before dispatch. If the order has already been dispatched, cancellation fees might be charged.
  • Due to the nature of the products that we sell, we will not be able to replace or refund unwanted items if they have been opened or any seals are broken.
  • The refund will not include the import duties or the cost of delivery or return postage.
  • If your refund is approved, then it will automatically be credited to the original method of payment, within 7-10 days.
  • DirectNine reserves the right to alter and enforce this Return and Refund Policy at any time without having to serve a prior notice to users.
Delivery Policy
Shipment tracking ID will be provided after your product(s) is dispatched. The delivery date stated is indicative and subject to availability, payment authorization, verification, and processing. In case your product(s) is not delivered due to an incorrect or invalid address, we will not be able to process any claims. However, we will notify you if it is returned to us.

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