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TP-LINK TL-WR700N Wireless N150 Portable Router, Pocket Design, Multifunction, 150Mbps

  • 802.11b/g/n 150Mbps
  • Easily creat a wireless hotspot
  • Pocket desgin for home/travel use
  • Supports AP (default), Router, Repeater, Client, Bridge
  • Foldable Plugs
  • Advanced Security with Pre-Encryption
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  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 2 years
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  • Simon L.
  • 12/13/2013 10:42:49 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: less than 1 day

1 out of 5 eggsstay away

This review is from: TP-LINK TL-WR700N Wireless N150 Portable Router, Pocket Design, Multifunction, 150Mbps

Pros: portable router, wifi connects right away with preset password, otherwise none.

Cons: ownership less than 24hrs, returned it back to the store.
1) chromecast would not connect to internet through the router.
2) extremely painfull to set it up.
3) could not change name or password of the router.
4) preset password is not random generated. its model number and 2 digits.

Other Thoughts: this is a second tp-link that I have returned within days of purchase. i will be staying away from the brand for good, its just not worth the time and headache.

Manufacturer Response:

Hello Customer,

Thank you for reviewing our Router.

We are sorry that this device didn't work out for you.

We hope that you will be able to check out more of our prodcuts in the future.

If you have any issues or concerns then you can feel free to contact me directly at howard.he@tp-link.com.


Best Regards!

TP-LINK Support Team
support.usa@tp-link.com
(866) 225-8139
http://www.tp-link.com/us/support

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4 out of 5 eggsPortable Pocket N150 Router

This review is from: TP-LINK TL-WR700N Wireless N150 Portable Router, Pocket Design, Multifunction, 150Mbps

Pros: Lots of Pros : price point nice, multi functions, easy to carry around, travel which seems to be its main focus. It seems to be a travel unit with secondary extra capabilities for many functions and fill in at a home LAN. Fills in for temp duty very well in a larger LAN or home network for visitors, as a router for keeping it separate and connects wirelessly. the default setting of the access point allows you to quickly share out a single internet connection to multiple wireless devices. However, some hotels will look at mac addresses (how your device identifies itself) and will still try to charge you for each device in the default mode. For this , you need to remember very little to use. It is compact and the plug folds up and only have to remember the Ethernet cable and it fits in your pocket. From a hotel room, first use I was able to connect in a minute, just following the simple directions. I did find that this device also acts as a repeater, allowing you to boost a very weak signal in hotels and other places to give you a stronger connection as well as router for a secondary LAN within my home network. I had it function as a bridge and gateway as well, no good reason to use it for long periods as such, though.

Cons: Multi functions are not for beginners or novices. While useful and portable, there are other devices that do the same jobs and are a little better, more powerful, faster and equal price points; one or 2 are T P Link itself. Pocket router is only single band. It is only 150Mbps maximum . Limited method for connectivity. No USB, only has single LAN, though gigabit speed. Needs external (wall) power and/or Ethernet only. Instructions are tough to understand . It is not a portable 'hotspot' as one may infer from its multiple functions-be aware of that. 175 page pdf guide for detailed set up instructions on each of the 5modes it operates in. Language translations are sometimes loose or vague. Missing references. It can be downloaded to a laptop or tablet and referred to easily. Smaller screens make reading harder. The set up methods are standard and defaulted to typical methods but it will take more expert users for the more advanced modes.

Other Thoughts: This is a niche market device which has multiple potential uses. Most of the secondary uses need more experience. It can be used at home, but there are other better solutions-which should not detract from the fact that this TPLink Pocket Router can do what it is claims. I believe it is designed to be a travel device and made for convenience and ease of set up. It is a difficult to give an objective rating to in terms of eggs and such since it does do what it is supposed to yet it isnt the best thing available in all cases, but that isnt the point of it, I dont think. Its benefits and applications will be highly subjective. I do not travel as I once did, took me a long time to review this and had declined , but it was sent anyway. I put this through all the paces for each function it claimed and it is able; it is best at the primary function of the travel accessory for use in a hotel room to set up a small lan and use for a number of devices, wirelessly. In my efforts to review this device I had to address its abilities and shortcomings. Most shortcomings were not faults in it nor design with the possible exception of the poor english and lack of easy to understand directions for the less technologically inclined. While I had no trouble setting up and using, I can see how some folks might get a little confused. There was a phone and web support area. I did not get through by phone

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  • Cory N.
  • 5/21/2013 2:43:55 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsThis thing rocks

This review is from: TP-LINK TL-WR700N Wireless N150 Portable Router, Pocket Design, Multifunction, 150Mbps

Pros: This little router is excellent for travelers. The Client mode and dual wifi bridge mode are excellent features that no traveler should live without. I used it in hotel rooms that have no wired connections and those with wired. It can handle multiple devices without a hiccup.

Also, the foldable plug is a big plus. I don't want to carry another wire when travelling. The newer version has a plug and long wire - I'll stick with this one, thank you very much.

Cons: Setup. Setup was a pain. The biggest thing to remember with this router is the default LAN IP address is 192.168.0.254, not .1. I keep forgetting this. It is also not using DHCP by default. This is great for travelers, but makes it a pain to set up initially. I know this was by design, and I agree with why they did it, but this is why I took off one egg. Not sure how you would fix it, but it's just tough to configure, even for an experiences techie.

Other Thoughts: Best router out there for travelling.

Manufacturer Response:

Dear customer,
We enjoy reading your good review to the TL-WR700N. Thank you for supporting TP-LINK!

For the setup issue, we have released a new firmware to improve it. Could you like a try?
It will enable the DHCP by default and use a domain name http://tplinklogin.net for the login.
You don't need to setup the static IP any more. Once it detects the main DHCP server in the network, it will disable its own DHCP server automatically.

Download like:
http://www.tp-link.us/support/download/?model=TL-WR700N&version=V1

I hope you will like our new firmware.

Best Regards!

TP-LINK Support Team
support@tp-link.com
(866) 225-8139
http://www.tp-link.com/us/support
http://www.facebook.com/TPLINK

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  • Kaushik N.
  • 4/29/2013 7:12:49 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsonly worth as a paper weight

This review is from: TP-LINK TL-WR700N Wireless N150 Portable Router, Pocket Design, Multifunction, 150Mbps

Pros: nothing i can think of....

Cons: got it to work as a bridge with a 802.11g router...not even picking up 802.11n router...even while connected to 802.11g, not at all reliable...required a full power recycle every day....horrible horrible...

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5 out of 5 eggsVery Handy!

This review is from: TP-LINK TL-WR700N Wireless N150 Portable Router, Pocket Design, Multifunction, 150Mbps

Pros: Simple easy to use. Interface allows for many configurations. Can be used as a repeater. Has been very handy in a corporate environment.

Cons: Configuration starts out as a Access Point. That just means that it will get it's IP address from a DHCP server and for most it may not be easy to figure out what that IP is to configure it.

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  • James B.
  • 2/26/2013 4:02:33 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

2 out of 5 eggsPoor choice of default settings

This review is from: TP-LINK TL-WR700N Wireless N150 Portable Router, Pocket Design, Multifunction, 150Mbps

Pros: Small. No wall wart.

Cons: Unless you have an active internet connection you won't be able to do anything at all with this router. the default AP setting will not even let you in to administer the router to change the settings. I know this is a peculiar situation, but why would I not be able to even administer the router without an internet connection?

Manufacturer Response:

Hello Twidget,

We appreciate you trying our Router and we thank you for the response. We believe the main issue you are seeing is with your IP address on your computer. These Routers come with the DHCP disabled by default, this means you must first statically assign an IP address to the computer/phone/tablet to first access the configuration page.

You may see this step under the 'Advanced Web Management' section on the Quick Installation Guide that came with your Router. You may also see the document online at: http://www.tp-link.com/Resources/document/7106503681_TL-WR700N(US)1.0_QI.pdf

After you create the static ip address on the computer; you can then access the configuration page using the address 192.168.0.254 into your address bar.

Feel free to contact us if you are having any further issues. We hope you will be able to continue to check out TP-Link products in the future.

Best Regards!

TP-LINK Support Team
support@tp-link.com
(866) 225-8139
http://www.tp-link.com/us/support
http://www.facebook.com/TPLINK

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  • Ruiqiang H.
  • 2/24/2013 11:00:11 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsHard to use.

This review is from: TP-LINK TL-WR700N Wireless N150 Portable Router, Pocket Design, Multifunction, 150Mbps

Pros: Mini size router.

Cons: By default, it doesn't turn on DHCP. So you have to know how to statically configure a 192.168.0.x ip address. For Wifi client mode, it doesn't support special character in WPA key. However, the AP I'm trying to access to has "!" character as key. So it cannot connect to it and there is no indication of that.

Manufacturer Response:

Hello Customer,

We thank you for trying out the product and posting a review. The majority of the people use this device for traveling or connecting to an existing network. This is the main reason we have the DHCP off, this way it will not take down or conflict with any other DHCP device that may already exist on the network. Once you make a static IP address and access the 700N, then you can configure it however you want.

The WPA passkey should be able to take Alpha, Numeric, and most ASCII characters. If you find that you are experiencing issues with the SSID, then you may want to change this on the AP if possible.

Thanks for checking out TP-Link, we hope you will be able to check out more of our products in the future.


Best Regards!

TP-LINK Support Team

support@tp-link.com

(866) 225-8139

http://www.tp-link.com/us/support

http://www.facebook.com/TPLINK

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  • Seth E.
  • 2/19/2013 6:29:46 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsNice, little short range

This review is from: TP-LINK TL-WR700N Wireless N150 Portable Router, Pocket Design, Multifunction, 150Mbps

Pros: Nice compact unit. Doesn't draw much of any power; stays nice and cool.

Cons: Web UI is pretty poor. Really bad english all around. Range is short by home AP standards, but not bad for something pocket sized.

Other Thoughts: Using this as a repeater to get better wifi coverage on the back room of my house and deck just beyond that. Gives a noticeable range boost and it was pretty cake to configure. I don't think I would recommend it to someone who doesn't know much about configuring a router; the WebUI isn't bad, but the text explanations are pretty terrible if you don't go in knowing what you want to do.

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  • Mark B.
  • 2/11/2013 2:13:07 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggsUpdate the Firmware

This review is from: TP-LINK TL-WR700N Wireless N150 Portable Router, Pocket Design, Multifunction, 150Mbps

Pros: Low price. Small size if using for travel.

Cons: Range is limited. Firmware as originally delivered dropped signal, multiple times.

Other Thoughts: Configured in client mode to use to provide input to Samsung BR player, dropped signal and had to be reset twice. Next day updated to the latest firmware and has held signal for three day now without issue. Jury is still out, but looking better.

Manufacturer Response:

Hello Customer,

We appreciate you trying out our Router and your time to send us feedback. You're right as we've designed this product for mostly travel use. The range can be due to the fact that we don't have high gain antennas on it - which is why this device is more portable. It's good to see that the Firmware has also helped your connection so far. I believe this device should keep you satisfied with your Networking needs. We also have a 24/7 Technical support to help in case any issues occur. Thanks again for checking out TP-Link.

TP-LINK Support Team
support@tp-link.com
(866) 225-8139
http://www.tp-link.com/us/support
http://www.facebook.com/TPLINK

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  • Luis Y.
  • 1/31/2013 9:28:19 AM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year

1 out of 5 eggsDid Not Work In My Case

This review is from: TP-LINK TL-WR700N Wireless N150 Portable Router, Pocket Design, Multifunction, 150Mbps

Pros: Small
Cheap

Cons: Poor installation guidelines
Does not work as a repeater

Other Thoughts: I live in an apartment building where I have a concrete wall separting my living room from my bedroom. I purchased this product to use as a wireless repeater as I have not any wireless signal for my ipad, phone (I have and att microcell to boost my cell signal) and laptops.
The process to configure the repeater with my existing router took me more than a smile as I had to do a lot of research before I was ablw to connect them to each other. Once that was accomplished, I placed the repeater on the living room side of the concrete wall hoping that the signal would be repeated to my bedrrom. Unsucessful. Then I placed the repeater on the other side of the wall (bedroom side) and nothing happend. To this date I tried to place the repeater everywhere in my apartment and sometimes I'd be lucky and pick up a few bars here and there. I wen t back and uninstalled and reintalled the repeater with no luck. For the record my wireless router is not fancey nor did i spend $200 bucks on it. So I will give the benefit of the doubt to the repeater and consider the possibility that I need a stronger router. Given that I spend $25 bucks on it, I consider it as a try and miss exercise.

Manufacturer Response:

Hello Louie,

We are sorry to hear that you have had issues with your WR700N. The best place to locate the Repeater is in the middle between the Connecting device (iPad) and Router. You typically want a good line of sight from the iPad to the Extender, and the Router to the Extender.
The main issue you are seeing is the Concrete wall blocking the Radio Frequency because the wall is dense; denser than say wood or stucco.

A possible solution may be a TL-WPA281KIT. This will allow your router to send a signal through the circuit in your home and wirelessly emit a signal in your bedroom. The Power lines are mostly used for these types of scenarios. We really appreciate you trying out our product and hope you will check out our newer products in the future.

If you have any further questions or concerns about this, please feel free to contact our support team. One of our technicians will be happy to assist you.

Best Regards!
Howard.he@tp-link.com
TP-LINK Support Team
support@tp-link.com
(866) 225-8139
http://www.tp-link.com/us/support
http://www.facebook.com/TPLINK

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