Closer Look: Diamond WR300NSI
The Diamond Multimedia WR300NSI 300Mbps 802.11n Wireless Repeater Range Extender is presently available online for $49.99 (Amazon | NewEgg). The kit comes with everything you’ll need to setup and configure the device: Diamond WR300NSI, CAT-5 Ethernet cable (1m), Utility disc, and Quick-Start setup guide.
The Diamond WR300NSI measures only 4.1″ tall x 2.3″ wide x 1.6″ deep (images depict oversize product for detail). This wireless range extender plugs into any standard (North American) 110V power receptacle, and leaves the other port open and unobstructed (disregard illustration on product packaging – not to scale).
At the top of the Diamond WR300NSI Wireless 802.11n Wi-Fi Range Extender is a WPS (Wi-Fi Protected Setup) button for automatically programming this device. Once configured, the repeater will illuminate up to three bars on the face of the device that correspond to the source’s signal power.
The underside of the Diamond WR300NSI features a 10/100 Ethernet port, with green LAN activity LED that glows when a data connection is made. Beside the RJ45 port is pinhole access to the device’s hardware reset button, which will clear all firmware programming and restores the factory default settings.
With only a 1.6″ thick profile, the Diamond WR300NSI is slim enough to mount in hallways/walkways and not become an obstacle. Plugged in, this device uses no more than 0.12A of power draw.
In the next section we’ll cover software configuration and device setup…