** TP-Link TL-WA850RE 300Mbps Universal Wall Plug Range Extender / Wi-Fi Booster now £16.49 @ Currys ** - HotUKDeals
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Low price and free delivery. 300Mbps wireless data rates ideal for video streaming, online gaming and internet calling. Plug & play.

The wall-mounted device TL-WA850RE is designed to conveniently extend the coverage and improve the signal strength of an existing wireless network. With 300Mbps wireless N speeds, Range Extender button, miniature size and wall-mounted design, extending a wireless network is easy. 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.


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1 Like #1
Should i feel bad for buying the netgear n300-trek for 19.99?
#2
Bought 3 of these sorts of things and sent them back - got this, works great. In bedroom iPad went from no connection to full signal and therefore from unusable to usable.

Definitely recommended.
#3
Heat added, thanks
#4
Damn, just got one of these from Argos £24.99. Had a Hoo Too extender, was rubbish. This is good and clones your Router SSID so automatically connects. Couldn't watch Netflix in my extension until I got this. There is a video on the Argos website & Youtube showing how to set it up if WPS doesn't work. Requires connecting to laptop but is so easy and takes a couple of minutes.

Edited By: cllrclarke on Jul 19, 2014 05:13
#5
I have one of these and was disappointed to find that it seems to need to be about half the distance from the router that many of my other devices will still usably connect from (so it didn't really extend my network far), and also (unlike many others) it seems you can't use it as a wifi access point connecting (for example) by cable to an existing wired network. Good price if it does what you want though.
#6
I bought one of these months ago to use with TalkTalk. Sadly, has made little difference . I'm sure it is a good product, just did not work for me.
4 Likes #7
The deal is for a TL-WA854RE, where the description is for the TL-WA850RE. The difference is that the 854 does not come with an ethernet port. The 850 is available from Currys, but at £29.99. The lack of wired ethernet might not matter for some people, but unfortunately it is a deal breaker for me.



Edited By: KPT on Jul 19, 2014 08:35: typo
#8
Will this work with virgin media?
Also is it just plug in and go or does it need setting up via a laptop?
Cheers
#9
apsye72
Will this work with virgin media?
Also is it just plug in and go or does it need setting up via a laptop?
Cheers

It should work with any Internet service provider. All it does is rebroadcast (or repeat) the wifi signal from your router.


Edited By: Herbmeister58 on Jul 19, 2014 08:30: spelling
1 Like #10
FYI this device clones the SSID (your wireless name), this caused me problems - so what you do is reset it (pin at the bottom) and then search for the TP link wifi, connect to it and login with admin and admin and set up the connection manually... You can then change the wireless name.

A different SSID means my connection works fine, though the same for whatever reason just seems to cause some devices to keep switching between the connections and the connection was dropping all of the time.

A little tweaking and it's a great product.
#11
Just note these only repeat a single SSID so if you have multiple e.g. you have a separate guest SSID then you'll need one for each.
#12
KPT
The deal is for a TL-WA854RE, where the description is for the TL-WA850RE. The difference is that the 854 does not come with an ethernet port. The 850 is available from Currys, but at £29.99. The lack of wired ethernet might not matter for some people, but unfortunately it is a deal braker for me.

I noticed that!

Cos I bought an 850 from John Lewis for £23.99 (reduced @ Oxford Street) the other week and was considering returning it but this deal is indeed for the 854 which has no LAN connection.

The 850 is available from Amazon at £23 though TL-WA850RE £23 from Amazon

Edited By: Herbmeister58 on Jul 19, 2014 08:29
#13
bought, thanks op
#14
Can you hook up two of these together in your house?
#15
Herbmeister58
apsye72
Will this work with virgin media?
Also is it just plug in and go or does it need setting up via a laptop?
Cheers

It should work with any Internet service provider. All it does is rebroadcast (or repeat) the wifi signal from your router.

cheers Mate :)
#16
Herbmeister58
KPT
The deal is for a TL-WA854RE, where the description is for the TL-WA850RE. The difference is that the 854 does not come with an ethernet port.

The 850 is available from Amazon at £23 though TL-WA850RE £23 from Amazon

Tempted to go for the Amazon one with Ethernet plug.
Will these work if the original router and this booster are on 2 separate ring mains circuits going back to one fuse box?

Then again do these NOT get the signal off the main ring circuit and need at least a weak WiFi signal which it will boost?


Edited By: Bright Star on Jul 19, 2014 09:14: .
#17
I got the 850 yesterday from Argos for £25, its brilliant - highly recommended.
#18
Bright Star
Herbmeister58
KPT
The deal is for a TL-WA854RE, where the description is for the TL-WA850RE. The difference is that the 854 does not come with an ethernet port.

The 850 is available from Amazon at £23 though TL-WA850RE £23 from Amazon

Tempted to go for the Amazon one with Ethernet plug.
Will these work if the original router and this booster are on 2 separate ring mains circuits going back to one fuse box?

Then again do these NOT get the signal off the main ring circuit and need at least a weak WiFi signal which it will boost?


I think I understand what you're asking.... this rebroadcasts your wifi signal (like a relay), which doesn't go through the mains so it wouldn't matter which circuit your devices are powered from. It obviously needs a wifi signal to relay.

The physical LAN connection (850 only) is to plug in any wired devices (an old PC without a wifi card etc)

Edited By: Herbmeister58 on Jul 19, 2014 09:49
#19
Etekcity® Universal Dual Band Wi-Fi Range Extender/Wireless Signal Booster USB Adapter 802.11 B/N/G 300Mbps Wifi Network Adapter with Omni-Directional Dual Antenna Removable

£15.68 on amazon do a search as these are better and dual band as well
#21
**** bought one for £25 from Argos the other week after finally getting fed up with poor wireless.

Works fine with Virginmedia routers.

You'll need to update the firmware as soon as you get it, pretty simple ie just plug into PC ethernet port and open your browser.

Great little device tbh, interesting to see some cheaper ones above.
#22
can anybody tell me the till how much range the signal can be extended??
#23
excellent price. ordered.
thanks
#24
I purchased the TP-Link TL-WA850RE for £16.49 a few weeks back, it does boost your signal but I found that two laptops would just disconnect from the wireless network and then find it hard to re-connect or even find the wireless network again. I even updated the firmware on this device via the main PC but it still plays up, something not quite right somewhere! I will try the reset button and set it up again manually and see if that makes a difference.
#25
dexstar
Can you hook up two of these together in your house?

You wouldn't want to do that. For every repeater you go through, you cut bandwidth in half.

If you have a large house - run ethernet cables to different parts of the building and put in multiple (proper) access points.
#26
Ordered... Going to give this ago. Thanks
#27
apostoliskt
Should i feel bad for buying the netgear n300-trek for 19.99?


The netgear is slightly better when it comes to features so no...

Where did you get it from? Link?
#28
KPT
The deal is for a TL-WA854RE, where the description is for the TL-WA850RE. The difference is that the 854 does not come with an ethernet port. The 850 is available from Currys, but at £29.99. The lack of wired ethernet might not matter for some people, but unfortunately it is a deal breaker for me.



Thank you very much for explanation. I couldn't find what's the difference between 850 and 854.
I don't need ethernet at this moment, but would prefer to have it for future.
#29
If this is the same one as the Amazon deal of the day a few weeks ago, then I have it, and it works perfectly for me. I can now sit in the garden with my laptop/connect to wifi on my phone :D
#30
If I plug in in the caravan, will it pick up campsite wifi; or do I need access to the router/modem?
#31
Bought one of these last month. For some reason it won't allow my Samsung s2 to connect.
#32
cundall
FYI this device clones the SSID (your wireless name), this caused me problems - so what you do is reset it (pin at the bottom) and then search for the TP link wifi, connect to it and login with admin and admin and set up the connection manually... You can then change the wireless name.

A different SSID means my connection works fine, though the same for whatever reason just seems to cause some devices to keep switching between the connections and the connection was dropping all of the time.

A little tweaking and it's a great product.


Your problem was the repeater was broadcasting on a different Chanel. If you set them both to the same Chanel it won't connect between them both as both signals are purely identical and broadcast the same thing.
#33
AStonedRaichu
cundall
FYI this device clones the SSID (your wireless name), this caused me problems - so what you do is reset it (pin at the bottom) and then search for the TP link wifi, connect to it and login with admin and admin and set up the connection manually... You can then change the wireless name.

A different SSID means my connection works fine, though the same for whatever reason just seems to cause some devices to keep switching between the connections and the connection was dropping all of the time.

Thanks for this info, never thought about this - as my router was set to auto, i will change this...
A little tweaking and it's a great product.

Your problem was the repeater was broadcasting on a different Chanel. If you set them both to the same Chanel it won't connect between them both as both signals are purely identical and broadcast the same thing.
#34
Just got mine. A gift to set up (press a button!). Wifi now available in my kitchen and back garden. Great find. Thanks. Very small as well.
1 Like #35
got one a few weeks ago, works great and no problems with a bt hub as other people have mentioned
Norman-B
I bought one of these months ago to use with TalkTalk. Sadly, has made little difference . I'm sure it is a good product, just did not work for me.

that's because talktalk is absolute crap
#36
KPT
The deal is for a TL-WA854RE, where the description is for the TL-WA850RE. The difference is that the 854 does not come with an ethernet port. The 850 is available from Currys, but at £29.99. The lack of wired ethernet might not matter for some people, but unfortunately it is a deal breaker for me.


Deal breaker for me too, had it in my basket, but checked the specs and saw the picture was of the TL-WA850RE.
#37
missed it - gutted!

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