TP-Link TL-WA750RE 150Mbps Universal Wi-Fi Range Extender/Wi-Fi Booster - Amazon £14.99 delivered
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TP-Link TL-WA750RE 150Mbps Universal Wi-Fi Range Extender/Wi-Fi Booster - Amazon £14.99 delivered

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Found 7th Mar 2014
Excellent piece of kit and a must if like me you have areas where wifi doesn't reach. A press of the WPS button on both the device and router and it's connect, couldn't be easier.

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could you connect this up to a powerline adaptor & how many meters more range would it give you?

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jumpinoffthbed

could you connect this up to a powerline adaptor & how many meters more … could you connect this up to a powerline adaptor & how many meters more range would it give you?



I know it has an ethernet port which they say allows the extender to function as a wireless adapter to connect wired devices, just not sure how much more range that would give you.

th3boy

I know it has an ethernet port which they say allows the extender to … I know it has an ethernet port which they say allows the extender to function as a wireless adapter to connect wired devices, just not sure how much more range that would give you.



Just to check... Does this mean I could have a router plugged into a D-Link power line plug in room 1 and this in room 2 transmitting wireless signal and wired into an Android box?

That would be ideal, but if not can anyone suggest a suitable alternative? I thank thee!

Not the greatest reviews with a lot saying it just doesn't do what it should ie extend/broaden the range of existing wifi.

good price drop, but it is only 150Mpbs

I bought this and did extend the wifi for my laptop and smartphones well it didn't sync well with my xbox 360.

The signal was dropping out a lot which was a pain while playing online.

Would just bear that in mind if wanting to use it to extend the wifi to your xbox.

Nothing to do with powerline network. It 'captures' your existing wifi signal and re-emits it. The ethernet port could be used to connect to a non-wifi device to your network (i.e. this acts a bridge).

I bought one of these to get the Wifi signal through my foot thick stone walls. Now get full signal everywhere upstairs. Voted hot!

They are not that good

mr3dd123

Nothing to do with powerline network.

Probably worth repeating that. If you want to add wireless at the end of a powerline network you need something like solwise.co.uk/net…htm (click the wi-fi tab)

If I had a wifi extender like this, and put it upstairs where my signal is iffy, would my phone see this as an alternate wifi point or would it still look like my BT router? I had a 2nd router working solely as a switch and access point, but this was seen as a Buffalo access point, because the BT hub was "king" my phone would automatically ditch the 4 bar strong signal Buffalo after a few minutes latch on to the feeble 1 bar BT signal which would then promptly drop out and my phone would give me sarcastic comments about no network available when I could physically feel the flux of super strong Buffalo signal thrumming through the air. I deserve a medal for not snapping my phone in half the number of times mid game it just changed and disconnected. The only way seemed to be to remove the BT address every time I went upstairs, and then relearn it when going back down... Impractical in the extreme.

nedford

If I had a wifi extender like this, and put it upstairs where my signal … If I had a wifi extender like this, and put it upstairs where my signal is iffy, would my phone see this as an alternate wifi point or would it still look like my BT router? I had a 2nd router working solely as a switch and access point, but this was seen as a Buffalo access point, because the BT hub was "king" my phone would automatically ditch the 4 bar strong signal Buffalo after a few minutes latch on to the feeble 1 bar BT signal which would then promptly drop out and my phone would give me sarcastic comments about no network available when I could physically feel the flux of super strong Buffalo signal thrumming through the air. I deserve a medal for not snapping my phone in half the number of times mid game it just changed and disconnected. The only way seemed to be to remove the BT address every time I went upstairs, and then relearn it when going back down... Impractical in the extreme.


I think most WiFi devices should choose the strongest signal if two access points have the same name, but in practice my Android phone seemed to get quite confused and flit between my two routers when I tried it.

spendmorethaniearn

good price drop, but it is only 150Mpbs



Can someone answer as to why people say only 150mbps? Even Virgin media will only pull down an actual 15mbps top speed right now, or does everyone sit at home transfering large files between computers?

Jinkz

Can someone answer as to why people say only 150mbps? Even Virgin media … Can someone answer as to why people say only 150mbps? Even Virgin media will only pull down an actual 15mbps top speed right now, or does everyone sit at home transfering large files between computers?



I'm sure someone more clued up will post but as I understand it this is 150Mbs (mega bits per second) the speed of your internet provider is MBs (mega bytes per second) & a byte = 8 bits. oO

Good piece of kit - I bought the 300Mbs one when it was on offer a few weeks ago hotukdeals.com/dea…836

How good is the range on these things? I assume you plug this in near your router and connect it via the ethernet port? Pointless if the range is similar to your current router. I'll rather buy the 2 powerline version where you have the other wifi plug elsewhere in the house. Or buy the Asus AC68U router with the 6 antennas.

nedford

If I had a wifi extender like this, and put it upstairs where my signal … If I had a wifi extender like this, and put it upstairs where my signal is iffy, would my phone see this as an alternate wifi point or would it still look like my BT router? I had a 2nd router working solely as a switch and access point, but this was seen as a Buffalo access point, because the BT hub was "king" my phone would automatically ditch the 4 bar strong signal Buffalo after a few minutes latch on to the feeble 1 bar BT signal which would then promptly drop out and my phone would give me sarcastic comments about no network available when I could physically feel the flux of super strong Buffalo signal thrumming through the air. I deserve a medal for not snapping my phone in half the number of times mid game it just changed and disconnected. The only way seemed to be to remove the BT address every time I went upstairs, and then relearn it when going back down... Impractical in the extreme.



Isn't that a phone setting problem? I had a similar problem when I had the bt wifi app installed

poopscoop

How good is the range on these things? I assume you plug this in near … How good is the range on these things? I assume you plug this in near your router and connect it via the ethernet port? Pointless if the range is similar to your current router. I'll rather buy the 2 powerline version where you have the other wifi plug elsewhere in the house. Or buy the Asus AC68U router with the 6 antennas.



No you don't need to plug it in near your router - it only needs to be near your router to set up. After it has set up you can move it to a place where you have a weak signal and it will boost it. Its extending the range of your current router - so even if it had the same range as your current router then you can almost double that range

Just remember you need to move it somewhere that it still gets a good signal, so that it can repeat it. Don't put it next to the equipment that can't get a signal, put it halfway first and see how you get on.

poopscoop

How good is the range on these things? I assume you plug this in near … How good is the range on these things? I assume you plug this in near your router and connect it via the ethernet port? Pointless if the range is similar to your current router. I'll rather buy the 2 powerline version where you have the other wifi plug elsewhere in the house. Or buy the Asus AC68U router with the 6 antennas.



No you misunderstand how it works

Router is in a hallway with wifi on.
You plug TP-Link in a living room/bedroom or upstairs, it picks up wi-fi from router and creates new wi-fi network and you can plug in any device via ehernet cable

I bought one of these the last time it was on at around this price. I just wanted to boost our wifi upstairs - it's OK but I wanted "sitting next to the router" fast in the back bedroom. The opposite happened though and when it was switched on all wifi in our house slowed to a crawl. I didn't bother to try to figure out why - it went back to Amazon within 48 hours. Also, for what it's worth the little light on the thing is very bright so you probably wouldn't want it in a bedroom if you like to sleep in the dark!

Hope it works for you though...

maremalin1

No you misunderstand how it worksRouter is in a hallway with wifi on.You … No you misunderstand how it worksRouter is in a hallway with wifi on.You plug TP-Link in a living room/bedroom or upstairs, it picks up wi-fi from router and creates new wi-fi network and you can plug in any device via ehernet cable



I'll rather not go for this one then. Powerline extender with wifi seems a better option for me. As wifi to wifi and then using the ethernet seems pretty weak.
Edited by: "poopscoop" 7th Mar 2014

poopscoop

I'll rather not go for this one then. Powerline extender with wifi seems … I'll rather not go for this one then. Powerline extender with wifi seems a better option for me. As wifi to wifi and then using the ethernet seems pretty weak.



I'm happy with it.
I have 3 devices connected to it via cable + phones/tablets on wifi
Everything works perfectly fine

these don't work with BT home hubs! beware. I bought one and tried to get it to work only to be told by tp link that there are compatibility issues with the home hubs. seems BT only want you to have their own extenders.

Not sure why this has taken off

As price ain't that great seen other at 300mbp around 20

Got my t-link 300mbp at 19.99 and got to say great item, get full speed

As price keep yo yo'ing - just hold out

Grumpy1

I'm sure someone more clued up will post but as I understand it this is … I'm sure someone more clued up will post but as I understand it this is 150Mbs (mega bits per second) the speed of your internet provider is MBs (mega bytes per second) & a byte = 8 bits. oO



ISPs measure in mb which is mega bits, files, movies, mp3s, etc are MB, mega bytes. So virgin as an example IS sending down 120mb/per second which is very close to what this runs at so I would recommend a faster one if you have a good line, I have to link 500mb adapters in my house.

Nothing to do with powerline network. It 'captures' your existing wifi signal and re-emits it. The ethernet port could be used to connect to a non-wifi device to your network (i.e. this acts a bridge).

Nothing to do with powerline network. It 'captures' your existing wifi signal and re-emits it. The ethernet port could be used to connect to a non-wifi device to your network (i.e. this acts a bridge).

tnm1975

these don't work with BT home hubs! beware. I bought one and tried to get … these don't work with BT home hubs! beware. I bought one and tried to get it to work only to be told by tp link that there are compatibility issues with the home hubs. seems BT only want you to have their own extenders.



Has anyone a get around on this problem?

mr3dd123

Nothing to do with powerline network. It 'captures' your existing wifi … Nothing to do with powerline network. It 'captures' your existing wifi signal and re-emits it. The ethernet port could be used to connect to a non-wifi device to your network (i.e. this acts a bridge).



Yeah we know, that's why I think it's weak.

I got Flubit to do this for £13.19

Buy powerline adapators. WIFI Extenders are just a poor excuse by all accounts. They share the bandwidth with the original WAP and thus reduce througput for all areas to get range.
Buy home plugs and plug in any old router as a WAP job done.

TP Link products don't seem to like my BT Home Hub. Tried two. Returned both after failing to connect. Purchased the On Network one from PC World for £19.99 which is amazing. Works a treat with my BT Home Hub and the WiFi reach is huge. I can literally connect to my WiFi from the far end of my garden which is pretty long. So it will come in handy if we get a decent week or two of sunshine and you just want to laze around in the garden with a lappy.

tnm1975

these don't work with BT home hubs! beware. I bought one and tried to get … these don't work with BT home hubs! beware. I bought one and tried to get it to work only to be told by tp link that there are compatibility issues with the home hubs. seems BT only want you to have their own extenders.



That's strange... it works perfectly fine with mine

audioslim

Buy powerline adapators. WIFI Extenders are just a poor excuse by all … Buy powerline adapators. WIFI Extenders are just a poor excuse by all accounts. They share the bandwidth with the original WAP and thus reduce througput for all areas to get range. Buy home plugs and plug in any old router as a WAP job done.



Hmm, I remember a particular setting that normal routers tend to do for the wi-fi bridge where it would half the bandwidth so that the secondary router wouldn't be strangled. I currently use a dd-wrt where the wifi is used as the WAN and would rather avoid powerlines as they will most likely create an annoying buzz noise where the router is in my bedroom and drive me mad.

Can you or anyone else tell me whether this is the case for this? I can't remember what it is called though.
Edited by: "shadowdogg" 7th Mar 2014

mine is about 20 yards from my router and it cuts out most black spots - i can easily watch porn now in privacy anywhere in the house

Grumpy1

I'm sure someone more clued up will post but as I understand it this is … I'm sure someone more clued up will post but as I understand it this is 150Mbs (mega bits per second) the speed of your internet provider is MBs (mega bytes per second) & a byte = 8 bits. oO



Exactly, so Virgin are promoting a 150mb line they're rolling out which in the real world is less than 15mbps.

I have this and may be wrong, but the Ethernet port is only for configuring the device. Couldn't get it to work wired at all. The WPS button did nothing for me and needed to be manually setup (not a big deal; 60 seconds and you're done). While it does give me wireless upstairs and in the far studio extension, it fails after a few days and needs to be turned off and back on after around 15 minutes. After an e-mail to their support, it seems this is normal (can't comment on that as I do have the same problem with the router. It needs to be turned off between 7-14 days as the wifi signal stops. Again, support stated it is due to buffering). All-in-all, I'm quite pleased with the device.
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