Diamond WR300NSI Wireless 802.11n Range Extender Review
By Olin Coles
Full Disclosure: The product sample used in this article has been provided by Diamond Multimedia.
Wireless networking has leaped from niche application to mainstream installations in a short matter of years, allowing homes and businesses to implement features like Wi-Fi Internet access and wireless multimedia file storage. The latest 300 Mb/s 802.11n (wireless-N) networks have been a big part of this transition, enabling transfer speeds similar to the cabled Gigabit Ethernet connections. This has made life more convenient, but for many installations range is still a problem.
In this article Benchmark Reviews investigates the Diamond Multimedia WR300NSI Wireless Wi-Fi Range Extender. The purpose of this portable device is self-explanatory, and networking can be complicated, which is why we’ll test how well Diamond has kept it simple for the novice consumer in this article.
Features & Specifications
The Diamond Multimedia WR300NSI Portable Wireless-N Repeater supports wireless 802.11b/g/n standards with one 10/100Base-T Ethernet port.
The WR300NSI is designed with MIMO technology to extend the reach of any existing wireless router/AP to maximize the coverage in your home or office. It basically receives the signal from your wireless router/AP and repeats it to extend the range to farther locations that are previously unreachable.
Equipped with 64/128-bit WEP, WIFI Protected Access (WPA), and the latest WPA2 encryption with TKIP and AES algorithm to protect your wireless network from unauthorized access.
MAC Address Filtering for wireless links provides an additional layer of security for your wireless network.
The device comes with 1 x 10/100M Auto MDI/MDIx Ethernet port that can be used to connect to an existing wired network to serve as a wireless AP or wireless bridge. It can also be used to configure the device via its web-based GUI, or upgrade the firmware when connected to the Network Interface Card of your PC.
- Protocol/Standards/Support: Wireless IEEE802.11n, IEEE802.11b/g Ethernet IEEE 802.3 10/100, IEEE802.3u, IEEE802.3ab
- Network Support: OFDM 1024/256/64/16/8 QAM, QPSK, BPSK and ROBO Modulation Scheme Wireless
- Security Support: Wireless: 64/128-bit WEP, WPA, WPA2
- Operating System: OS Independent with TCP/IP protocol installed
- Max Current: 0.12 A
- Voltage Rating: 100 – 240V AC (50-60 Hz)
Quick Start Guide