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TP-LINK TL-WPA4220KIT Advanced 300Mbps Universal Wi-Fi Range Extender, Repeater, AV500 Powerline Edition, Wi-Fi Clone Button, 2 LAN Ports

  • Easy Wi-Fi Clone
  • New Wi-Fi extension based on Power line
  • Much more stable and fast
  • Ideal solution for multi-level structure

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  • Jamie H.
  • 1/14/2016 9:40:38 AM

1 out of 5 eggsPoor instructions, conflicts with router IP and knocks out the original LAN

This review is from: TP-LINK TL-WPA4220KIT Advanced 300Mbps Universal Wi-Fi Range Extender, Repeater, AV500 Powerline Edition, Wi-Fi Clone Button, 2 LAN Ports

Pros: They are small. I did get a decent signal strength.

Cons: No CD was in the package. Poor, TINY, instruction book that you can barely see. No way to access their online settings for the device was ever listed anywhere in the instructions. The numbers on the devices are so small you better have really good eyesight. In using a wifi analyser app on my phone I can see 2 distinct signals with the same name and password. No devices are able to connect to either one. There are no instructions on how to resolve this even though it seems to be the common problem with this device.

Other Thoughts: Unless their support can fix this for me I'm not recommending this to anyone. Too difficult to resolve router conflicts and extremely cryptic on how to get to the web interface. I plug directly into the device and still not able to get a web site to configure it.

Manufacturer Response:

Hello Customer,

We are sorry to see that you are having some issues with this device.

The kit should come with a CD containing the utility software, and you may download the utility from our site if you are missing the CD.

You may find it at: http://www.tp-link.us/download/TL-WPA4220KIT.html#Utility

One issue that you may see is that your Router and the TP-Link may have the same IP address (192.168.1.1). This may cause some issues to connect, but may be easily changed.

If you are still having issues and would like further assistance then please feel free to contact our support team directly.

Best Regards!

TP-LINK Support Team
ussupportteam@tp-link.com

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  • Michael T.
  • 10/5/2015 10:31:25 AM
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsHad some issues

This review is from: TP-LINK TL-WPA4220KIT Advanced 300Mbps Universal Wi-Fi Range Extender, Repeater, AV500 Powerline Edition, Wi-Fi Clone Button, 2 LAN Ports

Pros: works for a while.

Cons: works for a while.

Other Thoughts: It appears, but I have not proved, that the wireless access point stops working after some period of time. It *appears* what has happened is that the wireless connection went down, my Android phone will merrily switch to the main router, but my daughter's iPhone 6, would not, and instead switched to cellular data, and racked me up some GB of data.

For the record, I mirrored the SSID and password of the main router, but put this device on another channel.

I have since gave it another SSID and pw, and still had issues, so I just unplugged it, save this problem for winter when i am looking for something to do.

What ever happened, unplugging both units and plugging them in clears the issue.

My router is Asus RTN16 (or something like that), running DD-WRT.

No issues noted with a Rosewill adapter, Android phones, or Chromebooks, just the iPhone. But they might have just switched to the main router. Again, I would have to play around, and it would also require me to take a risk that the iPhone would start hitting the cellular connection (when I least expect it), and it would require my daughter to keep track of it. In other words, probably never.

I was detecting the wireless connection going down with the Android app "Wifi Analyzer" by farproc. I have read that an app on the iTunes store has the same name but is not from the same author.

Consider the above *unproven*, it might have been what happened, then again the truth might be something else.

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5 out of 5 eggsBetter than expected

This review is from: TP-LINK TL-WPA4220KIT Advanced 300Mbps Universal Wi-Fi Range Extender, Repeater, AV500 Powerline Edition, Wi-Fi Clone Button, 2 LAN Ports

Pros: Fast installation; achieves same speed on any circuit

Cons: "blinking light" status not explained well in instructions

Other Thoughts: Though all I cared about was that this would extend to the other end of the hall on the same circuit, it works equally well anywhere in this two-story house, including an addition. There must be some wiring gotcha that some others are encountering.

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  • Kenneth S.
  • 9/26/2015 10:43:04 AM
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsWorks excellent

This review is from: TP-LINK TL-WPA4220KIT Advanced 300Mbps Universal Wi-Fi Range Extender, Repeater, AV500 Powerline Edition, Wi-Fi Clone Button, 2 LAN Ports

Pros: Simple installation, works as advertised. Does NOT have to be on the same circuit or even panel. Wi-FI signal excellent, speed throughput good, stable reliable wi-fi signal.

Cons: Cloning function is iffy at best, but easily circumvented by simply logging to the device and setting the network parameters manually.

Other Thoughts: I've set up a couple of these for friends to get Wi-Fi in their metal clad barns several hundred yards away from their main home. I just did the same with my new barn. My barn is 250' away and I get 3ms latency to the device via the powerline out there. Wi-Fi signal is outstanding in the barn, speed tests of transferring files from my local network server indicate around 50mbps of actual file transfer speed. Reliable solid signal, I've never had to reset or re-setup these.
Not sure why some people say has to be on the same circuit, mines setup through a circuit in the main panel to a circuit in a subpanel, no problems whatsoever. It's possible they won't work or work degraded through AFCI breakers (AFCI is required for bedroom circuits of homes built after around 2003), I have none of those to test, they also do not work via surge suppression or voltage regulating equipment like most powerstrips and UPS's. They do work just fine through GFCI protected circuits. They won't work through street/pole/power company transformers. (between neighboring homes) (Actually they will if you have a neutral leg pulled from the transformer which most newer homes would , but it's severely degraded and mostly unusable)
This is the third one of these I've setup in different homes and I've not had a single issue with any of them.

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2 out of 5 eggsDifficult Setup, Problematic WiFi

This review is from: TP-LINK TL-WPA4220KIT Advanced 300Mbps Universal Wi-Fi Range Extender, Repeater, AV500 Powerline Edition, Wi-Fi Clone Button, 2 LAN Ports

Pros: The connection over power works fine and is fast enough for me.
The price was reasonable for the kit.

Cons: Setup was much more difficult than anticipated.
Pairing the devices wasn't bad, but I had to reset the device multiple times to get an IP.
The internet-based software was difficult to access at times.
Wifi is not easy. I primarily used (the wifi) it as a standalone access point, and was eventually able to get most of my devices connected (signal strength was reasonable), but couldn't get my phones and a few laptops to connect. We have all Moto G devices from various generations, but couldn't get any of them to establish a connection. Even with all security disabled, no luck. It sits at 'acquiring IP' -- maybe this is a problem with the phones, but it is the only trouble I've had with wifi and I have accessed tons of different ones.

Other Thoughts: If I wasn't willing to restart tons of times, start the setup process over from scratch, and didn't have a spare wireless access point I didn't mind using, I'd have sent this back. I was *that* close. Since I was able to work around the issues, I didn't want to go back to only weak wifi signal for my primary PC during the exchange time (since the wired connection over power worked relatively easily).

I'll try as a wifi clone/extender one more time (since that seems to be the focus with this device) and update this if that works and fixes my various device connection issues.

Maybe I got a lemon (good reviews, otherwise), but if not...I wouldn't recommend this. Go D-Link even if it is $20 more.

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  • Mark T.
  • 9/9/2015 11:05:31 AM
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

2 out of 5 eggsPoor performance due to latency

This review is from: TP-LINK TL-WPA4220KIT Advanced 300Mbps Universal Wi-Fi Range Extender, Repeater, AV500 Powerline Edition, Wi-Fi Clone Button, 2 LAN Ports

Pros: Easy to use method of extending your wired or wireless network anywhere in your house. Worked to extend an existing wireless network where there was a weak signal and didn't need to rely on being able to pickup poor WiFi signal to extend it.

Cons: Horrible latency dramatically impacted actual performance. I measured (using ping) latencies of up to 1000ms (a.k.a. 1 second!!!) between my system,plugged into the Ethernet port of this repeater, and the host router. This meant actual available bandwidth dropped dramatically.
I could not use this product because of this latency. I don't know if it was the wiring in my house causing this or something else, but the product was unusable as is.

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  • Evan M.
  • 8/19/2015 6:00:33 AM
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsAwesome!

This review is from: TP-LINK TL-WPA4220KIT Advanced 300Mbps Universal Wi-Fi Range Extender, Repeater, AV500 Powerline Edition, Wi-Fi Clone Button, 2 LAN Ports

Pros: Worked as promised. Very easy to setup - just read the directions. Enabled me to easily clone an access point in a room with no ethernet.

Cons: None so far.

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  • Robert O.
  • 7/16/2015 7:46:01 AM
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsFaster Than Wireless WiFi Extender

This review is from: TP-LINK TL-WPA4220KIT Advanced 300Mbps Universal Wi-Fi Range Extender, Repeater, AV500 Powerline Edition, Wi-Fi Clone Button, 2 LAN Ports

Pros: I have a couple of Dual Band Wireless Extenders and decided to try out the Power Line Models. These are way faster for me. I have an old 2 story house with thick walls. I get from 25% to 50% more speed. The speeds are more consistent also. Love the Power Line! I added more Extenders to it and the whole house is covered. On the Dual Band Wireless Extenders that I have, I tested the speed on both bands and they were equally slow.

Cons: Couldn't get the WiFi Clone to work even though I have a TP-Link C7 Router. It wouldn't find each other. No big deal though. I downloaded their Utility and configured the individual Extenders with each it's own identity and password. That way I know which one I was connecting to.

Other Thoughts: Overall I love this unit. We shall see if it was last over time. Not too bad of a warranty. I had an issue with a TP-Link Wireless Extender that I had and the RMA Dept took fast care of it.

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  • Bert P.
  • 7/15/2015 10:37:24 AM
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsInstructions

This review is from: TP-LINK TL-WPA4220KIT Advanced 300Mbps Universal Wi-Fi Range Extender, Repeater, AV500 Powerline Edition, Wi-Fi Clone Button, 2 LAN Ports

Pros: None - never got it working

Cons: Worse set of instructions ever - never did get it set up

Other Thoughts: Also will ask NewEgg to close my account - $19 for the return is stealing and I don't deal with thieves

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  • Whitney M.
  • 5/26/2015 12:33:30 AM
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsEasy

This review is from: TP-LINK TL-WPA4220KIT Advanced 300Mbps Universal Wi-Fi Range Extender, Repeater, AV500 Powerline Edition, Wi-Fi Clone Button, 2 LAN Ports

Pros: -Amazingly easy to setup
-Quality speeds

Cons: - iTunes. I originally bought this so that I could extend into my downstairs living room for the Apple TV, well because its an extender and technically a different network the Apple TV wont load the library while connected via Wi-Fi but will work while connected to the extender via Cat5 cable

Other Thoughts: Works amazing well other than the tiny hiccup, worth every penny for a big house!

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