TP-Link 150Mbps Wi-Fi Range Extender £13.99 Delivered Free @ Amazon  -  With a 3 Year Warranty (WPS function,Easy Configuration)
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TP-Link 150Mbps Wi-Fi Range Extender £13.99 Delivered Free @ Amazon - With a 3 Year Warranty (WPS function,Easy Configuration)

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Found 19th Oct 2014
Sold by Amazon themselves, this is the cheapest it's been. - Plus it is cheaper than both Ebuyer and Ebay.
3 Year Warranty and Free Delivery.
Has an Ethernet socket for connection to gaming equipment etc that is not WiFi enabled.
One-touch setup, neat self contained unit that sits in the wall socket out of the way and only uses 3 watts of power.

150Mbps Universal Wi-Fi Range Extender/Wi-Fi Booster (WPS function,Easy Configuration)
Make: TP-Link
Model: TL-WA750RE
Features:
•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
•150Mbps 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

66 Comments

Original Poster

Here is the Amazon price tracking since May of last year . . . .

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150mbps is a bit rubbish
61x 1 star reviews all generally saying it doesn't work

Probably best spending a bit more on something better

Original Poster

dodgymix

150mbps is a bit rubbish

Will let you know when mine arrives.
Since my Router is 54 Mbps and my internet has a maximum speed of 8 Mbps, I would have thought 150 Mbps would have been ample to cover the corner of my house !

Grigs

Will let you know when mine arrives. Since my Router is 54 Mbps and my … Will let you know when mine arrives. Since my Router is 54 Mbps and my internet has a maximum speed of 8 Mbps, I would have thought 150 Mbps would have been ample to cover the corner of my house !



I so need one.. I looked at this s few months ago when it was dotd on ebay at £14.99?

But reviews put me off

I think 150mbps is ok for 1 thing be used but would be useless for a family with kids

Thanks OP
Bought one.......lets see.

Ok, I had one of these and it didn't work- didn't solve our problem of no wifi in 2 bedrooms, really you need he pack of 2, 1 that is plugged next to your router and one that's in the room with no wifi, this did solve our problem.

Original Poster

antw

Ok, I had one of these and it didn't work- didn't solve our problem of no … Ok, I had one of these and it didn't work- didn't solve our problem of no wifi in 2 bedrooms, really you need he pack of 2, 1 that is plugged next to your router and one that's in the room with no wifi, this did solve our problem.

This does not transmit down the mains - or at least I dont think it does. It is I understand a WiFi repeater station that works on its own. One of the reviewers mentioned that it is best to plug it in near to your router when you press the button to set it up, then move it to another part of the house.
Edited by: "Grigs" 19th Oct 2014

I bought one earlier this week. Set up very simple if you have wps and works a treat. Almost full Wifi signal in my bedroom where I used to struggle to get any!

Banned

Yes you may get full signal but you won't get full speed. We get around 50mbps wireless speed near our router but with one of these plugged in upstairs, the speed dropped to between 0.8mbps and 3mbps. The wireless signal was full but the actual speed was appalling.

I have one (200mbps I think) but it seemed to conflict with my superhub which meant that it flattened the net access altogether

I bought the TP Link adapter plugs last week, signal has gone from fair to excellent and my net speed from 2mbps to the high 40s.

More expensive than this but they do work well..

I say always if home plugs work then buy those and stick an old ISp router on them for second wireless network. extenders are junk and will cripple your whole wireless network

got one of these to extend out to cover the garden, very easy to use and had no problems using it.

Random info: you may well have problems with this and a BT home hub as HH switches channels regularly and knackers the connection if you use it as a repeater. Just a heads up.

Also bought one of these last week. Used laptop plugged into ethernet port on the device and used the web based management to set up. Did the auto configure initialy then changed admin password and tied down to allow just 3 MAC addresses (a hudl and 2 smartphones) to connect for now. Put the device upstairs, probably about 14ft away with a supporting wall, flooring and cupboard between it and the main router (virgin superhub) and got three bars signal on the device. Hudl then got four bars, as opposed to 1-2 previously, when another 10ft away. Watched netfix film ok with just a few slight stutters, I was not able to watch streamed content previously.
I then wanted to distinguish between connecting to the main router or the device so changed the SSID on the device. I now check what I am connected to and sometimes swap but this seems to have improved the watching of netfix (perhaps coincidence).
Could not see a way to use a different channel from the main router but not spent long playing and, perhaps, should not expect this option?
In short, it does what I want. I admit I did not know range extenders work at half duplex as have not used one before.
Hope this helps someone.

We had one of these and when it worked it was.....ok....ish. It conflicted with our BT hub and we had almost constant issues of one kind or another. Any time there was an issue with the Hub we had to re-pair this and it seemed to take ages. Now we've binned it we have had zero problems with our wifi but admittedly we've lost some signal strength. Cold, sorry.

I use one of these, to cover the garden, works perfectly, really very pleased with it.

These are used to extend signal to places where it is weak or there is none. Some people are daft enough to try and plug these in at the actual place where the problem is, and they don't work. Surprise surprise. Hence the bad reviews.

Use them between the wifi source and the problem area, so the device itself can get a signal and they are excellent I can vouch.

damn... I literally took delivery of this item last week and paid £16.98... on Amazon. Was a bargain at that price. It works really well and would recommend. Heat!!

When using these WiFi extenders you have to realise that this gadget just repeats the signal that it picks up from your router, causing approximately a 50% loss in Internet speeds and that's with ones that cost much more.

150mb per second is fine, you only need faster if your wanting to transfer data quickly, hence router are generally 1gbs ( dont quote me i know there are faster like 1 GBS) but still average is 1gbs.. so 150mbs is fine.. Your internet is only going to be 10mbs - 150mbs broadband, so I wouldn't worry unless you plan on streaming 3 x 4k movies at once 150mmbs will be fine for a whole family.... I am going to grab one, as for some strange reason, my walls must be filled with led or something and i need it to connect games consoles in another room and my crappy router not good enough to go through 2 walls but 8M away..

I purchased the 300mbps TP Link extender TL-WA850RE a few months back, I set it up through the TP link online link with the extender plugged in the wall socket about 1M away from the modem router and all seemed okay. Once setup I placed the extender halfway between the modem router and the devices to be connected by wifi, the signal improved but then it would randomly disconnect the wifi signal on my laptop and tablet so I would end up unplugging it and try plugging it back again in the wall socket, it would work for a while and then later on it would randomly disconnect again. Last night I decided to have another go at setting it up again with a fresh start. This time I plugged the TP LINK extender in a mains socket directly side by side with the modem router and used the method of synching the modem router WPS button simultaneously with the extender button, it went through the setup okay and worked within a couple of minutes. 'Touch wood', this morning the wifi signal is still on and constant and giving me a full strength signal. I hope this setup works okay and I will monitor it for any wifi disconnection through the day

So what is best to get for extending your wireless signal in your home, is a repeater or the type that uses your electrical circuit?

Mark300ZX

So what is best to get for extending your wireless signal in your home, … So what is best to get for extending your wireless signal in your home, is a repeater or the type that uses your electrical circuit?



Best is to run another ethernet cable down (or up) to another part of your house and have another router.

Did nothing to improve my poor wifi. I get 35 mbps in the room the rooter is in and 12-18 in other rooms in the house.

Had ours for about 8 months now and all is good. We now have wifi all over the house. Before we had very little wifi out of the living room where the original router is.

stevenchilton73

Your internet is only going to be 10mbs - 150mbs broadband, so I wouldn't … Your internet is only going to be 10mbs - 150mbs broadband, so I wouldn't worry unless you plan on streaming 3 x 4k movies at once 150mmbs will be fine for a whole family....



150Mbps is the largest figure the marketing department could find in the spec sheet. You can expect typical speeds of around 10-30Mbps from a direct 150mbps connection, and an extender like this will generally halve that.

Thanks OP. Just bought one. I have a cheaper generic one and these things are excellent. When working away from home I tether this to my phone (3 one-plan with tethering £14) and connect one of the PCs to the Ethernet port (for security the wireless is disabled) and Bob's your Uncle I can work anywhere. Often go and visit my Mum who doesnt have BB and set this up and sorted.

oteshima

Best is to run another ethernet cable down (or up) to another part of … Best is to run another ethernet cable down (or up) to another part of your house and have another router.



If your run the cable from the router to this, you dont need a second router its a different mode you put the extrender in and it repeats the singal from the cable.

Paid £23 for mine, its alright does the job. Had no issues wiith it while with talktalk, but it randomly seems to lose connection now I have swapped to bt infinity, but turning it off and back o again does the trick. Not complaining, wporth the money, so definitely worth £13!

DJ1

Yes you may get full signal but you won't get full speed. We get around … Yes you may get full signal but you won't get full speed. We get around 50mbps wireless speed near our router but with one of these plugged in upstairs, the speed dropped to between 0.8mbps and 3mbps. The wireless signal was full but the actual speed was appalling.



We found the same, works better nearer the router but thats not the point.

If you have a Flubit account then as always it's worth getting an offer from them - delivered to me last week from Flubit for £12.91 saving £1.08 on Amazon price of £13.99.

Probably already been said, but I thought I'd chime in.. Bought this when it was £16 a few months ago..

Despite what people say, it DOES work. The main issues are finding somewhere to locate it. Despite what the instructions say, I found I had much better results by placing it near the router, unlike placing it halfway between the router and your intended area of use, as the instruction suggest. Once I located it near the router, it worked very well indeed.

The biggest problem however is that it stops working every few days. This can be intensely irritating if you're downloading something at the time. However, so long as you remember to turn it off and on again at least once a week, then there are no issues. I know a lot of people have said it's a massive problem that it drops signal on a regular basis, but realistically, you get used to just resetting it periodically to ensure a constant connection.

So I guess if you can live with these slight niggles, then go ahead and buy on.. For me personally, once I understood it's quirks and limitations, I've grown to absolutely love it. Very glad I bought it.

Can you take the ethernet cable from a powerline adapter and plug this into the ethernet port and broadcast the powerline internet signal via WiFi?

I currently have an MK808 hooked up to the TV in the living room which doesn't get a strong enough WiFi signal to be reliable.

BBC iPlayer and 4OD have now gone over to WiFi only versions of their android applications and you can no longer use a LAN connection to view the programs - you can still get all the program information over the LAN, so I have no idea of the myopic strategy that they are employing.

Anyhoo, can this device be used to broadcast the network connection from the powerline adapter or not as this would give me decent WiFi to the MK808?

Cheers in advance

Edit: Or is there a workaround for iPlayer & 4OD to play using a LAN connection?
Edited by: "gtd65" 19th Oct 2014

TP link also do a Ethernet extender with a wireless hotspot on the other side. So plug one Ethernet socket in next to your main router and then the other where you have no wi-Fi. This then broadcasts its own wi-Fi signal so it doesn't have to be in range of your other one. It uses your power lines.

Works better than these range extenders if you ask me.

bought mine

had one of these for a bit bought off amazon for £20 and it was absolute ****. Would interfere with the existing set up and not let some devices connect, and when it did it showed as having no internet! Needless to say it got sent back. For those of those looking for a solution and a bit tech savy try this: I'm with virgin media and complained to them about the lackluster job their superhub was doing, they sent out another wireless router free of charge which I installed ddwrt on and used that as an extender. Much better signal through to the back of the house now!

audioslim

I say always if home plugs work then buy those and stick an old ISp … I say always if home plugs work then buy those and stick an old ISp router on them for second wireless network. extenders are junk and will cripple your whole wireless network



This is what I had in mind... but no idea if it's possible to do! Maybe you can help me a little...

I have a Sky router + 2 wireless homeplugs currently connected. How can I add another router to created the second network? What kind of router does it need to be?

As it stands, I'm only getting coverage on 2 out of 4 floors and wireless homeplugs don't seem to work on the other 2 floors (I'm guessing they're on a different electrical circuit).

Edited by: "ricoshay" 19th Oct 2014

Would avoid this if you have BT broadband. Caused nothing but problems for me.

oteshima

Best is to run another ethernet cable down (or up) to another part of … Best is to run another ethernet cable down (or up) to another part of your house and have another router.


Excellent advise. I tried doing that. Keep same SSID and password. Issue is not all routers will allow setting up bridge.
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