Rushden, UK – 19 June, 2014 – Belkin has today introduced a new Wi-Fi Range Extender to help consumers achieve whole home WIFI coverage. The new WiFi Ranger Extender’s compact form means it can be discreetly plugged into any wall socket, to maximise WiFI coverage and allow consumers to use their mobile devices anywhere in the home.

Belkin’s WiFI Range Extender has been designed with a smaller form factor to plug directly into an electrical outlet without blocking the second socket, and despite its compact size can significantly increase the WiFi range of your router. Belkin’s new Wi-Fi Range Extender includes Simple Start Installation and is compatible with virtually any Wi-Fi router. It can be installed using a tablet or smartphone, as well as a PC or laptop. Just plug it in, find the home network, and enjoy greater wireless in minutes.

The new WiFi Range Extender’s single SSID makes installation and set-up even easier. The Range Extender uses the same user name and password as the router, and will automatically connect to the strongest WiFi signal it finds. This ensures all the WiFi enabled home devices will automatically be able to connect after the initial set up, without the user having to set devices up individually.

“Having Wi-Fi is seen as a commodity today but achieving whole home coverage is still a challenge for many consumers,” said Bart Bomers, director of Networking, Belkin EMEA. “With people using more devices throughout the home this is becoming an important challenge to address. With our new WiFi Range Extender, we offer people a smart solution that can be installed in minutes and extends Wi-Fi range and eliminates dead spots in the home.”

The new Belkin Wi-Fi Range Extender comes in a white ultra slim design that fits neatly into a wall outlet, and in most of the cases leaves enough space for other devices to be connected in the other socket. It is compatible with routers from any manufacturer, using standardized Wireless N technology.

WiFi range extender (F9K1015) — £ 29.99 / € 34.99

  • Smaller form factor fits discreetly to your wall socket without blocking other outlets
  • Simple Start Installation – Browser-based setup from a smartphone or tablet
  • Single SSID
  • Single band N300 (2,4 GHz)
  • WPS – WiFi Protected Setup

 

About Belkin International, Inc.
Belkin makes people-inspired products that harness the power of technology to enrich people’s lives. From wireless home networking and entertainment products, to home automation and energy management tools, as well as a broad USB and cable mix, Belkin products connect the dots between people and the things they love. A privately held company, Belkin was founded in 1983 and acquired Linksys in 2013, creating a powerful platform to deliver the next generation of home and wireless networking experiences. The new Belkin, including the Linksys brand and Belkin brand portfolios, has 1,500 employees and sales in more than 100 countries. Belkin’s global headquarters are in Playa Vista, California.

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Media Contacts:

Liz Rawlins,
PR Manager
UK & Western Europe
T: (310) 751-2738 or
E:lizr@belkin.com

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