TP-Link 300Mbps Universal WiFi Range Extender Booster TL-WA850RE Plug and Play @ Amazon - prime £9.98 / non prime £12.97 delivered
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TP-Link 300Mbps Universal WiFi Range Extender Booster TL-WA850RE Plug and Play @ Amazon - prime £9.98 / non prime £12.97 delivered

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Found 11th Jun 2016
Just noticed amazon has dropped this further to the lowest price ever. I have one and recommend it (outstanding reviews also).
Upgraded version compatible with all broadband routers BT/SKY/TalkTalk/Virgin Media etc
Boosts wireless signal to previously unreachable or hard-to-wire areas flawlessly
Easily expand wireless coverage at a push of WPS button
Extra fast Ethernet port for wired device
300 Mbps wireless data rates suitable for video streaming, online gaming and internet calling
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Not surprised they've dropped the price. They are rubbish!
Can you have 2 of these fitted? I mean one towards the end of the routers signal range and then another towards the end of the first wifi boosters range, technically doubling the routers range.
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FREEZIN WOLF

Not surprised they've dropped the price. They are rubbish!


you are entitle to share your opinion of course... at least 2469 more have given this product 4/5 stars and i also have one and happy with it.
I have one of these. OK as an Ethernet extender, but i concur its rubbish as a WiFi extender.
arma_gera

you are entitle to share your opinion of course... at least 2469 more … you are entitle to share your opinion of course... at least 2469 more have given this product 4/5 stars and i also have one and happy with it.


Congratulations
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FREEZIN WOLF

Congratulations


cheers!
use one of these and very happy with it. have some heat.
same here great item
Zatos

Can you have 2 of these fitted? I mean one towards the end of the routers … Can you have 2 of these fitted? I mean one towards the end of the routers signal range and then another towards the end of the first wifi boosters range, technically doubling the routers range.



No every time you add a repeater you halve the bandwidth. So if you have a 40Mb connection roughly after using one repeater the devices connecting via the repeater will have 20Mb bandwidth to play with. Also to use a repater correctly you need to put them where the signal is very good. They don't magically enhance the signal they just repeat the signal on from where it's still strong. If you position a repeater incorrectly then it's mostly useless.

The reason repeaters introduce a heavy bandwidth loss is due to the packet hops. I've nicked this description from someone else >

"Count the packet hops.

"PC and router = 1 request and 1 reply.

PC, repeater = 1 PC request to repeater, 1 repeater to router, 1 router to repeater and 1 repeater to PC."

cnet.com/for…70/



The quick answer is you don't want to do any of what you asked.

The whole Internet is based on the TCP/IP protocol, which was invented around 1973/74 and introduced in 1983. So we're talking about a 40 year old protocol, which was designed for the Telephony technology of the day, eventually we'll move to more efficient protocols such as ones that use Named Data Networking and Linear Network Coding, long way off though.




Edited by: "fishmaster" 11th Jun 2016
Heat for the price. But have to agree I've attempted these and they're rubbish. I have God awful wifi upstairs tho so perhaps none of these would work for me. Never tried any of the others to confirm or deny.
arma_gera

you are entitle to share your opinion of course... at least 2469 more … you are entitle to share your opinion of course... at least 2469 more have given this product 4/5 stars and i also have one and happy with it.


Yeah but an arrogant sounding a$$ on a deal forum has said that it is rubbish, so you and they are clearly all wrong.

The fact is (as a helpful poster, like fishmaster has explained) they aren't great. But can serve a purpose if switched on as and when needed, which is what I do.
As a wifi Extender its not worth 99p never mind £9.98

Mine went into the bin
Edited by: "cullies" 11th Jun 2016
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cullies

As a wifi Extender its not worth 99p never mind £9.98Mine went into the … As a wifi Extender its not worth 99p never mind £9.98Mine went into the bin


you could have returned it... so how much you paid for yours?
Edited by: "arma_gera" 11th Jun 2016
Thanks buddy
so my daughter has our loft room, and the wifi is near zero up there, our router is front of home on ground floor. What should i use (router cannot move) to extend if not this?
Anyone use it as a WiFi extender? I would be interested to know!
mine worked great with my old sky router but won't connect to the new talk talk one
I've got this to use as an extender and I don't think it works. I got it off here a couple of years ago.
Edited by: "mymymy" 11th Jun 2016
Also the extender is picked up on my phone when it's the weaker signal. Mine says it has a 3yr guarantee on the box.
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mistermoneysaver

Anyone use it as a WiFi extender? I would be interested to know!


mine works fine with wifi extender....check amazon Q&As to have a better view.
Marvo434

so my daughter has our loft room, and the wifi is near zero up there, our … so my daughter has our loft room, and the wifi is near zero up there, our router is front of home on ground floor. What should i use (router cannot move) to extend if not this?



I use a TP link POWERLINE extender which works(uses the house electrical circuit), this rubbish thing on here does NOT!!

This is what you need;

amazon.co.uk/gp/…c=1



Edited by: "cullies" 11th Jun 2016
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how this thing works
https://images-na.ssl-images-amazon.com/images/I/81erY1SbK7L._SL1500_.jpg
I have the newer model...more expensive but works great! amazon.co.uk/gp/…ile
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What do you thing this one uses?? have you even looked at the product? this also is wall plugin!

cullies

I use a TP link POWERLINE extender which works(uses the house electrical … I use a TP link POWERLINE extender which works(uses the house electrical circuit), this rubbish thing on here does NOT!!This is what you need;https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B00ECBRGW8/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o01_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1


mistermoneysaver

I have one of these. OK as an Ethernet extender, but i concur its rubbish … I have one of these. OK as an Ethernet extender, but i concur its rubbish as a WiFi extender.



same here
What do you thing this one uses?? have you even looked at the product? this also is wall plugin!




This only uses electric socket to power it

A Powerline has two units. A Transmitter plugged in at the router by LAN cable. A receiver anywhere else on the elecrical house circuit which receives the signal via the house wiring. The Receiver then can transmit Wifi from that location

Edited by: "cullies" 11th Jun 2016
I moved into a small open plan bungalow and measured the location of the centre of the house with a laser measure. I then mounted my router in that location suspended from the ceiling.

It solved all my wi-fi issues and I had money left over from the sale of the house to go on a P & O ferry cruise to Hull.
This product only boosts the wifi by a very tiny margin, NOT as shown in arma_gera's reproduced diagram which is false advertising in my book
Edited by: "cullies" 11th Jun 2016

I moved into a small open plan bungalow and measured the location of the … I moved into a small open plan bungalow and measured the location of the centre of the house with a laser measure. I then mounted my router in that location suspended from the ceiling.



Very simple practical solution
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cullies

This product only boosts the wifi by a very tiny margin, NOT as shown in … This product only boosts the wifi by a very tiny margin, NOT as shown in arma_gera's reproduced diagram which is false advertising in my book


this was extracted from their page...any complaints contact them not me
Would the so much better if these worked over wires like home plugs
Cepultura

Would the so much better if these worked over wires like home plugs



Because they are cheaper non powerline/ homeplugs and so are useless


Edited by: "cullies" 11th Jun 2016

this was extracted from their page...any complaints contact them not me



I have already complained to them, not your fault arma_gera bye the way!
Edited by: "cullies" 11th Jun 2016
I placed mine in an area where there was a strong signal. Unfortunately it did more than halve the speed. They may be of some use in cases when you really a connection in a black spot but you'd be better off trying to relocate your router or buying a better one.
How good are these powerlines? i am thinking to get for the shed.
ive got one of these, keeps dropping connection after a few days, needs rebooting constantly, rubbish in my opinion..
I bought one about a month ago for £20, it does work but it isn't great. It occasionally just brain farts at times and locks up for a short while. The most annoying thing is that it adds massively to my latency, my ping time is a lot worse using it than it is without. I'm in a frustrating place where I can have terrible dl speeds but a decent ping connecting direct to my router, or decent download speeds but with an awful ping using this.

Ultimately i'm going to be rewiring to not have to use it anymore as it really doesn't do what I need, so not a great buy... However I might then use it to feed an ethernet cable to my freesat box upstairs, so it's not a complete waste.
Edited by: "Alnilam81" 11th Jun 2016
secretmsg

How good are these powerlines? i am thinking to get for the shed.



As long as the shed is connected to the same consumer unit/ electric board they should work. They will sometimes not work properly on an extension lead especially a circuit breaker one!

Edited by: "cullies" 11th Jun 2016
Marvo434

so my daughter has our loft room, and the wifi is near zero up there, our … so my daughter has our loft room, and the wifi is near zero up there, our router is front of home on ground floor. What should i use (router cannot move) to extend if not this?


Get powerline adapters
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