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TP-LINK TL-WA850RE 300Mbps Universal Wi-Fi Range Extender. Wi-Fi Booster

  • Wi-Fi Booster for Mobile Devices
  • Ethernet port for extra wired connection
  • Wall-mounted design, easy to deploy and move
  • Easy installation
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Learn more about the TP-LINK TL-WA850RE

Model

Brand
TP-LINK
Model
TL-WA850RE

SPEC

Standards
IEEE 802.11b/g/n, IEEE 802.3/3u
Frequency Band
2.4GHz - 2.4835GHz
Wireless Data Rates
Up to 300Mbps
Security
64/128/152-bit WEP
WPA-PSK / WPA2-PSK
WPA/WPA2
WPA2
Antenna
2 x Internal Antenna
Receiving Sensitivity
270M: -68dBm@10% PER
130M: -68dBm@10% PER
108M: -68dBm@10% PER
54M: -68dBm@10% PER
11M: -85dBm@8% PER
6M: -88dBm@10% PER
1M: -90dBm@8% PER
Operating Mode
Range Extender
Interface
Ethernet Port
Ports
1 x 10/100M
System Requirements
Microsoft Windows 98SE, NT, 2000, XP, Vista or Windows 7, 8, Mac OS, NetWare, UNIX or Linux.
Dimensions
4.3 x 2.6 x 3.0in. (110.0 x 65.8 x 75.2mm)

Feature

Features
Plug Type: EU, UK, US

Power Consumption: About 3W

Wireless Functions:
WMM (Wi-Fi Multimedia)
Wireless MAC Address Filtering
Wireless Statistic
Domain Login Function

Range Extender mode boosts wireless signal to previously unreachable or hard-to-wire areas flawlessly

Miniature size and wall-mounted design make it easy to deploy and move flexibly

Easily expand wireless coverage at a push of Range Extender button

Smart Signal Indicator Light help to find the right location to place the range extender

Ethernet port allows the Extender to function as a wireless adapter to connect wired devices

300Mbps wireless data rates ideal for video streaming, online gaming and internet calling

Supports domain name-based login (http://tplinkextender.net) for advanced management

Compatible with other 802.11n/g/b wireless devices

Advanced 64/128/152-bit WEP, WPA-PSK / WPA2-PSK encryptions protect your network from security threats.

Environmental

Operating Temperature
0°C - 40°C (32°F - 104°F)
Operating Humidity
10% - 90%, Non-Condensing

Packaging

Package Contents
300Mbps Universal WiFi Range Extender TL-WA850RE
RJ-45 Ethernet Cable
Resource CD
Quick Installation Guide

Quick Info

Warranty

  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 2 years
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 2 years


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  • Jessica S.
  • 8/18/2014 12:34:20 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGreat Product

Pros: -Provides steady connection
-Small - Fits easily in a surge protector
-Easy setup

Cons: -None found yet

Other Thoughts: I have this poor little guy extending a WiFi connection with the source router over 500ft away. I am using it well out of its specifications, and it has performed well so far. Connection is steady with both upload and download. I haven't had to reset it or do any troubleshooting. Great product for the price, and I would buy another like it in a heartbeat.

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  • Yusuf S.
  • 8/4/2014 5:59:57 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month

1 out of 5 eggsNot very good.

Pros: It is clean and has a light. When it initially work I got full signal throughout my home.

Cons: IP Conflicts galore. Listen do not use this plug and play. You must try and configure it. It is a bad device that will replace your router's gateway(aka homepage) and you will run around trying to reset this and that only to find out the extender takes over and messes with all connections to the point even if you restart your router and hardwire to it, you will not be able to get to the router homepage. Then a light bulb will blink and tell you to disable the extender smh.

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  • Vesselin N.
  • 8/2/2014 9:19:13 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsGood while it lasted

Pros: Low price, looks pretty. Ok connection while it was working

Cons: Worked ok for about 7 months. Then recently devices associated with it began to be unable to connect to the internet. To fix it I have to unplug the extender and plug it back up which quickly became a hassle. This would happen every day. So I updated the firmware to the latest as of August 1st 2014, reset the device and re-configured it. Next day same thing, cell phones connected to it were unable to browse the internet. Tried resetting the extender again and then associated it with another AP on my network but was unable to. It does not seem to save the configuration at all. SO I will be looking into returning it, although I am not sure if I want another one, what are the chances the second one will work?

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  • Javier S.
  • 7/31/2014 6:33:40 AM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsWL RE TP-Link WA850RE R

Pros: easy to set up.

Cons: Keep losing signal on devices, have to log in every time if you have protected WIFI.

Other Thoughts: Bought 2 problem started after 30 day return policy! : (

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  • Ronald R.
  • 7/30/2014 7:33:05 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat Low
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsFabulous for the price

Pros: Boosted reception upstairs
Easy to install
Works with an apple router

Cons: None

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  • Ryan D.
  • 7/27/2014 11:34:47 AM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggs

Pros: -Fairly simple setup
-Works well for our needs (extending wifi range outdoors as well as to our whole basement using two of these)

Cons: I have no issues myself, though I could see the following as cons:
-Design style may not be your first choice
-As long as it is powered on, it emits a fairly visible blue light

Other Thoughts: If you need to extend your wireless range and want a simple solution, I would recommend this.

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  • David M.
  • 7/25/2014 2:17:49 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: less than 1 day
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsSetup and running within half hour.

Pros: It was easy to setup as I followed the instructions. I went to the website tp-link.us to download recent firmware updates. After completing firmware updates, I finally connection the extender to the wireless router which took less than 2 minutes. Pretty easy and simple. So far no connection dropping. It brought the signal to the other part of the house where it was usually 40% or less (dead). Now it is 90-100%.

Cons: None that I have noticed.

Other Thoughts: I have read other reviews and I still decided to buy this.

As for those who complain about dead domain for sale. You MUST connect to range extender device itself (TP-LINK_XXX), not on your usual internet/wifi. When you connect to the device (TP-LINK_XXX), it will open the login box. If nothing happen, hit the RESET (little hole) button.

I am not IT and yet I understand enough to do what I needed to do. I mostly do web design / programming. Not computer tech stuffs like opening pc and changing parts.

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  • Robert J.
  • 7/13/2014 12:42:44 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year

3 out of 5 eggsWorked Great at First, Now Doesn't at all

Pros: Easy first setup by the web browser or the automatic WPS connection button. Worked great in my old apartment extending the WIFI to the second floor.

Cons: Moved to another apartment and now won't connect to the wireless router at all. Tried using the web broswer, but the website seems down. There is no login that pops up anymore, just ads. Without the browser capability, it is impossible to set up!

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  • Richard B.
  • 7/13/2014 4:52:56 AM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month

5 out of 5 eggsGreat Product

Pros: Easy set up
Needs no tech knowledge

Cons: None

Other Thoughts: Perfect fr what I needed. Very low signal outside in screenhouse. Since I have a flatscreen there with a Roku, this made sense as the Roku would not stay connected. Set this up in les than 5 minutes (supplied disc not needed) and signal went from Poor to Excellent. Also, gives a full signal on my laptop.

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  • Michael Y.
  • 7/11/2014 4:43:34 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsJust settle for router upgrade

Pros: Sleak design, easy WPS setup, LED signal strength gauge, plug and re-plug anywhere without losing router credentials

Cons: After setting up via WPS, signal would constantly fluctuate between high and low between the mobile device and this extender even though they were next to each other. There were not visible improvements in signal for a variety of desktop and mobile devices. I was unable to update firmware which is a suppose to improve performance because the link provided says that domain may be for sale...emailed support about this and have not received a response.

Other Thoughts: 802.11n 2.4ghz would most likely suffice in many household needs to increase Wi-Fi signal.

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