Pros: Just attach power adapter - all set.
No special software to install.
Good security options.
Cons: Imperfect instructions.
When my old router died, I bought the Linksys WRT160N. The sales folks indicated that it had enough broadcast strength to handle a typical 2 story, 2,500 sq. foot home .. so I thought I was set. Unfortunately, while the ethernet ports worked fine for hard-wired computers, wireless strength was limited, and the router does not have external antennas that can be replaced. I was not pleased.
After doing some research online, I decided to buy the Netgear WN2000RPT Repeater, which is supposed to pick up your weak WIFI signal, and rebroadcast it .. while preserving your network's security.
The extended ships with a simple plastic base piece (which snaps into the device), a power adapter, and a very brief, one page installation guide. It is designed to be set up using a laptop, although once you have it set up, there is no reason why you cannot use it with other WIFI devices, such a Blu-Ray player.
I am not sure why, but when I powered mine up, my Network detected a LINKSYS device .. not the Netgear box. Suspecting it was really my extended, I entered its passkey and sure enough I became connected to the repeater. A little awkward, but this was really the only installation difficulty that I encountered.
A simple, web-based wizard helped me to complete the configuration of the device. I set it up with WPA2 security, and would encourage others to do the same. One oddity - it will set up a second, "parallel" network to your main wireless network. You can easily set it to share your router's security method and key.
If you own other Netgear equiment, it is possible to push a single button (WPS) and get connected in 2 minutes, but honestly it did not take me much longer, once I had gotten the orignal connection running smoothly.
What I love about the product is the easy set up (once you've done it once), nice compact footprint, good price ($70), and the good speed I saw once this was in my network.
What I think needs a little improvememt is the initial portion of the set up instructions .. I never detected "NETGEAR_EXT", but once I had found the new network, everything was simple.