Range extenders take your existing router wireless signal and rebroadcast it to areas in your home and garden where Wi-Fi is weak or non-existent.
If you suffer from patchy speed and stability in your home and garden, a range extender will increase the reach of your Wi-Fi signal.
By positioning the Wi-Fi socket halfway between your router and the area of poor reception, the range extender will relay the signal to further spread coverage.
This product extends Wi-Fi range; it doesn't provide remote switching of connected devices.
Wi-Fi socket is designed to work solely as a range extender, it won't connect to any home automation system.
Depending on the structure of your home and the speed of your existing router, the Wi-Fi socket will produce speeds of up to 300Mbps.
In open air conditions the Wi-Fi signal can extend to 30 metres. However, obstacles such as walls and ceilings, and interference from other electronic devices (cordless phones, baby monitors, microwave oven, Bluetooth devices) will reduce the range to approx. 15m inside a typical house.
Wi-Fi socket supports WPS for protected setup (Wi-Fi Protected Access®:256-bit WPA –PSK, 256-bit WPA2-PSK, 256-bit WPA/WPA2-PSK) and Wi-Fi access password.
802.11 b/g/n 2.4GHz wireless router with broadband internet connection.
Mobile/Tablet operating system: Android 3.0, Android 4.X, IOS 5 or above.
Desktop operating system: Windows® XP 32(SP3 or greater), Windows Vista® 32/64, or Windows 7 32/64, Windows 8 32/64, Windows10 32/64; or Mac OS® X v10.5 or above; Internet Explorer® 8.0 or Firefox® 20 or Google Chrome™ 25, or Safari® 5.1.
Currently we offer a White Moulded finish with a square profile.
Metal finishes, and profiles to complement all existing BG ranges are in development.
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BG manufacture a complete range of matching accessories, click here to view. The full range is available to order through all good electrical wholesalers. A limited range is available through selected retail high street retailers.
Wi-Fi sockets will work with any wireless router that supports a 2.4GHz band and 802.11 b/g/n specification.
Yes, Wi-Fi functionality can be switched off by using holiday mode (the 13A socket outlets will remain unaffected). Please see the instruction manual for details about holiday mode.
We recommend using only one Wi-Fi socket; this should be sufficient for most residential properties.
If you are replacing a standard socket for a Wi-Fi socket, then no. BG Wi-Fi sockets come with comprehensive fitting instructions that allow DIY installation. However, if in any doubt, or where required by the law, consult a competent person who is registered with an electrical self-certification scheme. For new installations a qualified electrician should be employed.
A standard 25mm wall box is required to retrofit this product.
We have ensured the Wi-Fi and USB features fit into a standard size socket: 86mm (H) x 146mm (W) x 10mm (D).
No, the USB outlets only provide power to the connected device.
Yes, all of our wiring accessories and USB sockets are ASTA approved. ASTA is a universally recognised mark of product safety and testing. Licence Number 1182.
The power input/draw and output of the sockets when no device is connected is less than 50mW.
Please reset your Wi-Fi socket (Refer to the "Resetting your Wi-Fi socket" section in the instruction manual) then try again.
1. Make sure your computer/phone/tablet is connected to the "BG" Wi-Fi network.
2. Ensure your Wi-Fi socket is connected to the power and the blue LED indicator is lit.
3. Once connected, reset the socket.
Ensure that all Microsoft updates are completed on your computer and if you are using Internet Explorer, please check that you are using Internet Explorer 10 or above.
Please refer to the "Resetting your Wi-Fi socket" section in the instruction manual.
Please use the "Web browser" method as detailed in the instruction manual to set up your Wi-Fi socket.
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