| | Re: repeater
> > Steve
> They actually make two types.. One is the four wired connection type (104),
> and the other is an AP with the SSID of Netgear (102... yes, I have both
> plugged into both the wap/router and an ac socket... Allows me to extend
> wired stuff, and use it with other wap/routers, or the one with a builtin
> AP, just plug it in to an electric socket where you want a wireless AP...
> For sure much easier than wifi, and even lets you put other ap's wired to
> the 104's (bit cheaper than the 102's with a built in ap if you have a few
> wap/routers sitting around)
Peter. Thanks for the info. I was fixing a family system and had two
hours before the family dinner to pull it off. So I had little time to
sort it out.
I had heard that they had a device with a radio but could find no
indication from netgear on their site that this product existed. They
seem to be keeping it a secret. Or I was in a hurry.
I see now that there are two "102s"; the XE102 and the WGXB102. The
XE102 does not have a radio, while WGXB102 does. Both 102s seem to
run at around "B" speeds (approx 5.5 thruput).
The XE104 is apparently a newer, faster standard but does not have a
For those deciding which powerline system to use, if SPEED is an
issue, going with a pair of XE104s would keep it higher - the 104
claims an 84 mbps throughput. One could then plug an "N" Router/AP
into the 104 if desired or just use it's four ethernet ports.
And if max speed is needed, the faster powerline at 200mbps....(don't
know it's name- ) - well, powerline to ethernet wins readily for speed
and reliability at a distance.
If speed is not an issue at all, then I guess it's a question of
whether the remote pc is a laptop or desktop and if it already has a
wireless adapter. In some cases, the WGXB102 might be the simplest,
though not cheapest.
Powerline is a fantastic networking solution. Very easy to install.
Not to be overlooked.