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NETGEAR Trek N300 Travel Router & Range Extender Review: Free, Safe, and Reliable WIFI on the Go


NETGEAR Trek N300 Travel Router & Range Extender Review: Free, Safe, and Reliable WIFI on the Go

Disclaimer: I’m a NETGEAR Ambassador and I received this product in exchange for my honest review.  The opinions in this post are 100% mine.

I am a busy blogger and avid traveler, so free WIFI and local hotspots are a mainstay for me when I am on the road or sitting at airports waiting for my next flight. As a proud ambassador of NETGEAR, I was beyond thrilled when they sent me the NETGEAR Trek N300 Travel Router and Range Extender and asked me to write an unbiased review on the product. A few of my travelling friends have been raving about the NETGEAR Trek N300 Travel Router, and I was just itching to get one for myself!

If you frequent free WIFI hotspots at coffee shops, restaurants, hotels, bus-stops, and airports – then you know the struggle. Generally free WIFI comes with less than stellar connectivity, and you tend to look a bit foolish holding your laptop above your head trying to get enough bars to get that super important email you have been working on for an hour to send just a few seconds before your deadline. And, that is exactly why I was interested in the NETGEAR Trek N300 Travel Router. The Trek basically boosts public WIFI signals, and ensures stronger signal strengths so you don’t have to worry about being booted from the network.

Also, if you know anything about public WIFI, then you know how easy it is for criminal computer masterminds to access your private information on your laptops or cell phones while you are connected to a public network, or free WIFI hotspot. Maybe I am a bit too paranoid, or I have watched way too many true crimes TV shows. Regardless, the NETGEAR Travel Router can give you peace of mind because it also offers a firewall to protect you from all of those public WIFI hackers that are just salivating at the opportunity to get a hold of your valuable files and personal information.

The NETGEAR Trek N300 isn’t just for people who are constantly on the go like myself though, it also serves as Range Extender and Wireless Bridge for your home. Have you ever wanted to take your laptop out to the back porch or in to the garage – but realized that your WIFI was spotty at best and the signal was too weak to get any work done? The NETGEAR Trek can help you get the most out of your home WIFI and let you travel out of your house a little ways and still use your own network. And, if you are stuck with messy Ethernet cables, and are overwhelmed by all of the electronics and gadgets you have to plug in to your router – the NETGEAR Trek can also serve as a wireless bridge or a hub to connect everything to your WIFI like your wireless printers, video game systems, cell phones, digital cable, etc.

NETGEAR Trek N300 Travel Router & Range Extender Review: Free, Safe, and Reliable WIFI on the GoWhen I received the NETGEAR Trek N300 in the mail I couldn’t wait to get the package open and set it up with my laptop. I specifically set aside my entire afternoon to get the new gadget up and running, read the manuals, and so on and so forth. But, I was done in less than an hour! The instructions are simple and to the point, and even doable for somebody like myself who is far from tech-savvy.

The NETGEAR Trek N300 set-up was a cinch! Seriously, if I can do it then anyone can! I took the product right out of the box, and plugged the USB cord in to the Trek, and the other end in to my laptop. You don’t have to charge it with a separate cord, it charges while it is plugged right in to your computer. Once the Trek was attached to my laptop, I switched the “ON” button in to place. Then I went on to my laptop and searched for wireless connections, sure enough there was the NETGEAR Trek. After I selected it, I typed in the PIN which is located right on the device and “Voila!” I was in business. Once I was connected to the Trek, I followed the instructions on the box and typed in to the address bar and a site came up directing me on how to finish the connection process.

NETGEAR Trek N300 Travel Router & Range Extender Review: Free, Safe, and Reliable WIFI on the GoSince I received the NETGEAR Trek N300, it has been my favorite travel companion, and I recommend it to anyone who frequents public WIFI networks. Even if you just go to the coffee shop every day and they have great internet signal, the Trek is still vital because it offers a Firewall to protect your private information from other WIFI users, and identity theft is a real thing guys! I actually have already ordered a second NETGEAR Trek for our home so that my husband and I don’t have to fight over it anymore. He set it up to connect all of his electronic gadgets and manage them on the NETGEAR App, and it drives him crazy when I leave town and take it with me. If you don’t have a NETGEAR Trek N300 yet – then I highly recommend ordering one ASAP, it will make your lives so much easier!

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  1. Robin Rue (@massholemommy) says

    That sounds like a no-brainer for people who travel. I think I need to get one of those.

  2. Jennifer says

    That is so great! No more walking out of range and losing what I’m doing!

  3. Stacie @ Divine Lifestyle says

    That is so great! No more walking out of range and losing what I’m doing! I’ve got to get one of these.

  4. Christy Maurer says

    That is so awesome! It is tiny enough to take with you everywhere really! It is a must for those of use who use social media!

  5. Alli says

    I’m always concerned about the privacy issue when using public WIFI. This would sure come in handy when traveling. I like that it extends the range when I’m at home. Sometimes I like to take my laptop outside, too.

  6. Jeannette says

    This is awesome! I’ve been traveling more and it’s gotten in the way of my online time! I definately need one of these!

  7. Jessica Harlow says

    We travel a lot more during the summer months and this would be great to have! I love that it does have a firewall as added protection against potential hackers!

  8. rika says

    I want this product! I need a reliable wifi on the go.. Sounds like a great product

  9. Katie says

    I like that it is protected. This is great for those who often work on the go.

  10. Ourfamilyworld says

    On the go wifi is just what I need. I will definitely be checking this out.

  11. lisa @bitesforbabies says

    What a functional product! I’m pretty sure anyone could use this when they travel!

  12. Rosey says

    I love that you got it set up and running n so little time. That is always a big bonus!

  13. Uplifting Families says

    My husband would love to have one of these. He travels frequently. I find Hotspot to be flakey most of the time. When I travel, I tend to hit up McDonald’s.

  14. Lynndee says

    That is definitely neat! Such a brilliant invention, without a doubt. And as a blogger, I need to get me one too.

    1. Lynndee says

      Now I’m being reminded again to get me this must-have gadget. I will check it out soon. Been so hectic around here.

  15. Erin says

    I totally need one of these! Im forever wanting to travel more without losing my connection!

  16. Joanne T Ferguson says

    I am always concerned about online privacy when using public wi-fi systems! I know sometimes we compromise privacy for convenience What a great invention!!

  17. Mykidsguide says

    My job depends on the internet, so I need to be online all the time. This is something I could use.

  18. Tracy @ Ascending Butterfly says

    Once I made the switch to ‘MiFi’ I use public ‘WiFi’ way less often if close to never, but on occasion I do have to use WiFi while I’m traveling so I will keep this in mind!

  19. Megan Elford says

    I need to get an extender like this for when we go on road trips. We tend to end up using free hotel or coffee shop wi-fi and it’s not always the best. This would be the perfect solution.

  20. Dawn McAlexander says

    I could definitely use one of these. I am doing a lot of traveling and I am very wary of public wifi connections, for precisely the reasons you mentioned. If I had one of these travel routers, it would alleviate a lot of my concerns.

  21. Diana Villa says

    That is amazing!!! I really need that wifi device since I am always working out home. Thanks 😀

  22. CourtneyLynne says

    Omg now this is just all sorts of awesomeness!!! I need one of these so bad! My wifi doesn’t reach my backyard which is just hell because my daughter wants to live back there all summer!

  23. Joseph says

    This is great to know because I am looking for an alternative way to get rid of my plug in internet. I will do some research on the Netgear product and hopefully this will be my solution. Thanks for sharing…

  24. Jenn says

    What an awesome device! I love how far technology comes. I wonder if it would help my computer problems at home. My router is in the basement and I have trouble getting a signal up on the second floor.

  25. Kristin says

    This is so cool. I could totally use this.

  26. Nina say says

    Thanks for the information, we are always looking into new gear for our home. My husband will love to hear about this.

  27. Shelley Zurek says

    I swear I could use that range extension right in my house. It would be so great in hotels too.

  28. Adrienne says

    As a travel blogger, I am always struggling with finding a good, safe wifi connection on the road. This is a great concept and something that I am definitely going to look into!

  29. rika says

    My husband and I are depending on wi-fi .. we also have NETGEAR and love the quality. This travel router is so cool!

  30. HilLesha says

    This sounds quite promising! I need something like this for a traveling companion. Wonderful review!

  31. Rebecca Swenor says

    This Netgear Trek N 300 sounds like something everyone who travels or even uses public wifi should get this for sure. I will have to look into it for sure. Thanks for sharing.

  32. Chubskulit Rose says

    This woyuld be a great thing to have to secure online privacy. For those who travels a lot and uses wifi on public setting, this is a must!

  33. Alyssa C says

    This is perfect for people who travel, like me. I definitely need to get this. Thank you for sharing.

  34. Tom says

    This would be awesome to have on long road trips. Would allow my wife to work while we are on the go!!

  35. Michelle @ Dishes and Dust Bunnies says

    This sounds like it would be a very handy device to have especially for people who need to have Internet access wherever they go. I would be one of those people!

  36. Winter White says

    This sounds absolutely fantastic! I never thought about not having a strong wireless connection when I travel because I always assume places will have it but after reading this I see the importance of carrying my own connection. Thank you for the honest review.

  37. Chrystal | YUM eating says

    I need one of these. I could boost the wifi at home so I could sit further out in the yard. I also plan to start traveling more. So, it would be extremely useful for that.

  38. Adanna says

    I work outside of my home a lot! So this is perfect for me as a blogger because I always need to have access to wifi. Thank you so much for sharing this awesome product.

  39. Krystal says

    I need a new router ASAP. We have one that doesn’t reach some rooms of our house! Maybe the extender could help.

  40. Gil Hale says

    We have begun to use a DropCam camera (now a Nest product) as in some hotels we have had some items taken from our room (not Marriott). But, I found the DropCam would not connect directly to the Marriott provided WiFi in our room. I tried to use our iPad as a hotspot, but the connection was not reliable. I ended up investing in a Netgear Trek N300 WiFi router and was able to log that unit onto the Marriott WiFi with no problems, then connect our devices to the N300. Perfect…

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