Quality of wireless connectivity is subject to many factors, a few being congestion, mismatched protocols, and range. Range is the simplest to fix with hardware like Diamond’s Wireless Range Extender WR300NSI. Diamond has equipped WR300NSI with a signal strength indicator and fancy firmware. Are these features enough to successfully boost your wireless signal? We dive into this question and more in the full review.
Special thanks to Diamond for providing us with the Wireless Range Extender WR300NSI to review.
Packaging / What’s In The Box
First thing you’ll notice are two blonde girls sitting outside of a nice home on a bench sharing a laptop. What they’re looking at is completely up to your imagination. After your attention drifts away from the ladies, you will also notice a picture of WR300NSI, that is presumably somewhere inside the home since it is plugged into a wall outlet. ‘Wireless Range Extender’ blankets the top third of the front, and hiding a bit off on the right is “NEW Signal Strength Indicator”, more on that later.
Sides of the box list features and specifications. And they’re listed again below for convenience:
The box’s backside includes two diagrams, each diagram is a house, but one house is without a wireless range extender, and the other house is equipped with Diamond’s Wireless Range Extender WR300NSI. The appropriately equipped household has wireless signal throughout the entire house, even spanning multiple floors. However, the unequipped house’s wireless range is limited to an office looking room and part of a room upstairs.
Once you’ve opened this fabulous box, you will find Diamond Wireless Range Extender WR300NSI, Easy Start Guide, Resource CD, and a yellow ethernet cable. The ethernet cable is a Category 5, 6 foot long cable. It is only a 2 pair cable, so it is not useable as a spare Power over Ethernet (PoE) cable. WR300NSI’s front is an ‘Apple-esque’ silver colored with a WiFi icon. The WiFi icon will light up, depending on the quality of your existing WiFi signal in that particular area. Rest of the unit is black, with an ethernet port on bottom, and a WPS button on top. There is also a factory reset button by the ethernet port.
For a full unboxing and overview of the WR300NSI be sure to check out our video below.