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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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TLWA850RE

Extend Your Range

300Mbps Universal Wi-Fi Range Extender – TLWA850RE

TP-LINK's TL-WA850RE is designed to conveniently extend the coverage and improve the signal strength of an existing wireless network to eliminate "dead zones." With 300Mbps wireless N speeds, Range Extender button, miniature size and wall mounting design, extending a wireless network has never been easier. What's more, its Ethernet port allows the TL-WA850RE to act as a wireless adapter to turn a wired device into a wireless one.

TLWA850RE

300Mbps Range Extender

The TL-WA850RE can vastly expand the coverage of the existing wireless network. With 300Mbps wireless 802.11n speeds, it is ideal for smooth HD video, music streaming, and online gaming.

TLWA850RE
TLWA850RE

Quick Setup, Easy Deployment

Setup is facilitated by the built-in range extender button, quickly pairing the TL-WA850RE with your main router after simultaneously pressing its WPS button. If your router does not have a WPS button, you can access the quick setup mode through the web browser-based user interface. Login credentials are retained internally after setup, allowing you to relocate as needed to generate ideal coverage.


TLWA850RE

Wi-Fi Your Wired Gadgets

After the range extender is set up, users can connect wired devices such as Blu-ray® players, gaming consoles, DVRs, and Internet TVs to the extender via the Ethernet port. As a result, those devices are added to the whole wireless network and can access the Internet.

TLWA850RE
TLWA850RE

Smart Signal Indicator Light

Five signal lights represent the current signal strength that TL-WA850RE receives from the existing router. They can help to find the right location to place the range extender and to achieve the best possible coverage and performance.

Other Features

  • Works seamlessly with other 802.11 b/g/n wireless devices
  • Miniature size and wall-mounted design make it easy to deploy and move flexibly
  • Supports domain name-based login tplinkextender website for advanced management
  • Advanced 64/128/152-bit WEP, WPA-PSK / WPA2-PSK encryptions protect your network from security threats

TLWA850RE TLWA850RE

Package Contents

  • 300Mbps Universal Wi-Fi Range Extender TL-WA850RE
  • RJ-45 Ethernet Cable
  • Quick Installation Guide
  • User Manual Resource CD

Comparison Chart

Which TP-LINK Range Extender is Right for You? TL-WA750RE
TL-WA750RE
850
TL-WA850RE
850
TL-WPA4220KIT
Technology Wi-Fi Wi-Fi Wi-Fi & Powerline
Number of Ethernet Ports 1 1 3
Maximum Wireless Speed 150Mbps 300Mbps 300Mbps
Connect Speed Good Better Best
Supports Multiple Extenders No No Yes
Easy Setup Yes Yes Yes





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)
Weight
0.25

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


Customer Reviews of the TP-LINK TL-WA850RE

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  • Jian L.
  • 2/7/2015 8:15:54 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsIt works

Pros: It finally works for me after couple weeks,after I figure out how to set it up for my situation,it works fine for me.

Cons: Take couple weeks to make it work for me,take one egg off.

Other Thoughts: Have to set up this little thing a different IP address from the base router,when my cellphone is in the weak wifi spot in the house,make sure cell is connecting to this extender not the base router,then it works.

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  • Troy C.
  • 2/6/2015 1:40:58 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsDoes the job

Pros: Good range through out the house upstairs, downstairs, and decent outside.
Fairly easy setup. It has been great at giving the WIFI the extra umph it needed.

Cons: Lights can be a bit bright especially if they're in a bedroom at night. Easy fix with some masking tape though.

Other Thoughts: I initially had a little bit of trouble with it disconnecting from the main router. The main router was downstairs and I placed the booster upstairs. I moved it downstairs a little closer to the router and everything has been smooth sailing ever since.

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  • davonna p.
  • 1/24/2015 1:00:00 AM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: less than 1 day
  • Verified Owner

2 out of 5 eggsWifi drops

Pros: I had already written a great review about this item, because it worked perfectly when I first set it up. It was easy to set up, and my connection speeds were FAST.

Cons: After a few hours of using this device, I've noticed a few things.
1. Wifi drops when you use the microwave. I know this is a common issue with wireless internet, but I never had this issue with my old repeater- which was half the price!
2. The repeater resets every time you change the wifi channel, and it takes forever to adapt and allow you access to the net again.
3. The device emits a quiet but high-pitched beeping that starts to feel like tinnitus after a while- seriously it makes my ears hurt!

Other Thoughts: All in all, I regret buying this item, if only because the layout of my home causes interference between the router and the repeater. I'm going to give it a few more days, but I'll likely return it for a refund. My old, $15 non-brand repeater worked better.

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  • Steven F.
  • 1/18/2015 9:06:54 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

2 out of 5 eggs

Pros: Very Simple to set up. Works very well (when it works). I put it in a central location and every device in my house saw much higher connection rates. The GUI interface makes it very easy to modify settings.

Cons: Sometimes it works for hours with 6 devices feeding from it at the same time and other times it loses the connection to the base router after 5 minutes and 1 device. When it loses the connection, both machines have to be rebooted. It may be very easy to set up, but who cares if its not reliable.

Other Thoughts: It requires a bit more configuration than you first think and they would have you believe. If your base router does dhcp, you may need to turn it off on the extender. If your base router does MAC filtering you have other problems because individual device MAC addresses are modified when coming through the extender. None of that is a showstopper, but I haven't been able to find the magic recipe to keep it from locking up the base router.

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  • Nan W.
  • 1/12/2015 11:15:30 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

2 out of 5 eggsAlways drop connections

Pros: Easy set up

Cons: 1, The speed only 50% as high as the original router even I put it in the same room.
2, Often drop connections, sometimes it recovered in about 10 seconds, but sometimes took more than 10 mins, which is very annoying. In summary, unstable connectivity. I did use a different SSID for the extender.

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  • Daniel S.
  • 1/10/2015 7:18:08 AM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsFast and Simple

Pros: Great looking, simple and EXTREMELY easy to set up. I immediately checked known wifi dead zones in my house and I no longer had any connection issues.

Cons: It's a bit large but compared to other devices it's average sized.

Other Thoughts: I had this set up in a couple of minutes! Great packaging, instructions were easy to understand and provided multiple set up options.

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  • JOE A.
  • 1/8/2015 11:40:43 AM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsDrops signal and messes with connection

Pros: lights up my hall way at night with little light

Cons: stop working after 2 days. couldn't get even my wired computer to work. had to unplug modem/router and reset to get anything in my house to work. I was looking for a user friendly device as when I am not home I need something for my mother in law to be able to connect to and know that she wont have issues. I saw others having same issue and thought maybe would still try, should of followed the reviews.

Manufacturer Response:

Hello Customer,

Thank you for checking our our Range Extender.

We are sorry to see that you've had some issues with this device.

It is hard to determine where your issue is by this post, but we do have a 24 hour technical support team to help in any trouble-shooting that you may need.

Please 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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  • Braj L.
  • 1/5/2015 8:03:09 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

2 out of 5 eggsTP-Link TL-WA850RE

Pros: Appears to receive signal adequately and extends/repeats the received signal satisfactorily to the area desired. I bought two of these.

Cons: Within 30 days, one of these two units failed to work. It fouled up the SSID name and disconnected the internet connection. Installation guide suggested how to reset it. Although instruction provided is not very clear but FAQ 1, specifically says how to reset the unit. I tried several times but could not reset it. I had to take it out of service to make my current internet connection operable. Going to TP-Link website was not helpful.

Manufacturer Response:

Hello Customer,

We apprecitate your review and we're sorry to see that you've had some issues resetting the device.

If you can get into the User Interface of the device then you can reset the device in the settings.

The easiest way is to use a paperclip or pin to press the reset button for about 8 seconds - make sure that the Range Extender is powered on.

If you are still having issues with this then feel free to contact our technical support hotline.

You can also 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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  • Nan W.
  • 12/31/2014 2:50:53 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

2 out of 5 eggsAlways drop connections

Pros: Easy set up

Cons: 1, The speed only as high as the original router even I put it in the same room.
2, Often drop connections, sometimes it recovered in about 10 seconds, but sometimes took more than 10 mins, which is very annoying. In summary, unstable connectivity.

Manufacturer Response:

Hello Customer,

Thank you for checking out this device.

This is good to see that you are getting the same speed as your Router through the Range Extender.

In places where you may not have a good wireless connection; these Range Extenders can help to improve the speed and their goal is to get a speed to your connecting device as if you where right next to the Router.

If you keep getting disconnects then one thing I would suggest if you haven't done so already is to change the SSID of the Range Extender to a different name than your Router.

This can sometimes help with stability if your Operating System is jumping back and forth between the Router and Range Extender.

If you still have issues then please feel free to contact our Tehcnical support hotline at anytime.


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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  • Scott H.
  • 12/12/2014 6:22:29 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsEasy Setup - Working Great So Far

Pros: Setup was very easy. I connected to the device through my laptop to configure. Added my WEP key and it worked without any issues. Good single in whole house.

Cons: None yet

Other Thoughts: My house is a single story, 2800 sq ft. My FIOS Router (Westell 9100) is located at front of house, the wifi range extender is located in the middle and is provided wifi to the back bedrooms with no problem. Good signal.

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