TP-Link TL-WA850RE 300Mbps Universal Wall Plug Range Extender £20.99 on Amazon
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TP-Link TL-WA850RE 300Mbps Universal Wall Plug Range Extender £20.99 on Amazon

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Found 9th Sep 2013
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 has never been easier. 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.

300Mbps Universal Wireless N Range Extender

TL-WA850RE

Price back up to £26.99 now
- liamo

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Original Poster

Cheapest it ever been on Amazon:

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Edited by: "STBwoo" 9th Sep 2013

300Mbps - Heat and bought one. Thanks op

Been after one for a while. Purchased + Heat.

bought one of these a couple of weeks ago for a job, it's great. simple setup and does what it's supposed to do. I particularly like the signal strength lights on the front of this unit which aids locating the device and very neat with the internal aerials.

+1 added

Great bit of kit, wifi was a weak in some bedrooms nonexistent in others. This in the right position doubled the wifi coverage and only takes a plug socket

Hot. Just purchased and thanks for spotting it.

works well with BT Homehub

How does this work, I already have a pair of devolo homeplugs?

Typical just nought the 150mbps version last week after this one was 26.99.Nevermind hot deal

i dont get a signal or a very weak signal in one of the rooms downstairs, my wifi router is up on the first floor, so do i simply plug this device into a spare socket in the room with the weak signal and i will get a good wifi signal ?

STBwoo

Cheapest it ever been on Amazon:



tekhieboy

bought one of these a couple of weeks ago for a job, it's great. simple … bought one of these a couple of weeks ago for a job, it's great. simple setup and does what it's supposed to do. I particularly like the signal strength lights on the front of this unit which aids locating the device and very neat with the internal aerials.



I was thinking it wouldnt even need any setup, since its only repeating a signal...

Nice one, ordered.

billy bronco

i dont get a signal or a very weak signal in one of the rooms downstairs, … i dont get a signal or a very weak signal in one of the rooms downstairs, my wifi router is up on the first floor, so do i simply plug this device into a spare socket in the room with the weak signal and i will get a good wifi signal ?


You plug it in half way between the router and the dead zone, then you should be able to get signal since the devices only have to reach as far as the plug rather than all the way to the router.

Original Poster

mchu6am4

How does this work, I already have a pair of devolo homeplugs?



It'a WiFi range extender - it extends the range of WiFi (wireless) signal. You could use the HomePlug to extend the signal even where there's no signal at all as this model has Ethernet Port.

Couldn't get this to work with a BE broadband hub

couldn't get the other 150mbps to work with my apple router

Mine arrived on Saturday and after some reading it looks like for best compatibility with my BT Home Hub I should upgrade the firmware. The guide that comes with it does not explain how to do this. Looking online it seems be be quite a complicated process. Does anyone know if that's the case?

brought one of these the other week, sent it back as it was faulty....might order another now to see if i get one that doesnt buzz.

for the price its worth a shot

Thanks, just bought one

Does anyone know if this will work with a hidden SSID as having to use a WPS button to pair will not work?

anthony401

Mine arrived on Saturday and after some reading it looks like for best … Mine arrived on Saturday and after some reading it looks like for best compatibility with my BT Home Hub I should upgrade the firmware. The guide that comes with it does not explain how to do this. Looking online it seems be be quite a complicated process. Does anyone know if that's the case?


You can download the latest firmware here: uk.tp-link.com/pro…0RE
a trouble shooting guide on that link may also help

Too good a price to pass by! Good reviews and should sort out my WiFi dead spots! Just ordered one. Heat and thanks OP!

Bought one of these a few weeks back and paid £23. Well worth it at this price. Works well with my virgin super hub, though don't expect a huge range increase. Don't forget to Flubit!

Great post
Just wondered if anyone has looked at these.would they be better ?
TP-Link PA411KIT AV500 500 Mbps Powerline Adapter - Twin Pack
£27.86 for the pair.

Sorry should have mentioned Amazon

olives

You can download the latest firmware here: … You can download the latest firmware here: http://uk.tp-link.com/products/details/?categoryid=&model=TL-WA850REa trouble shooting guide on that link may also help



Many thanks

Original Poster

del00

Great post Just wondered if anyone has looked at these.would they be … Great post Just wondered if anyone has looked at these.would they be better ?TP-Link PA411KIT AV500 500 Mbps Powerline Adapter - Twin Pack £27.86 for the pair.



It's comparing apples to pears - this one I posted is a WiFi extender and yours is a Poweline Adapter. I personally prefer Powerline to connect my desktop, but need WiFi to get my gadgets working.
Edited by: "STBwoo" 9th Sep 2013

Bought this a couple of weeks ago, i plugged it in as far from the router where i could still get 4 bars, no dead spots now and it also gives a wireless connection across our back street and halfway up our garden.
Great product and deal.
HOT

Thanks for clarifying that STBwoo. Will order your post.

STBwoo

It's comparing apples to pears - this one I posted is a WiFi extender and … It's comparing apples to pears - this one I posted is a WiFi extender and yours is a Poweline Adapter. I personally prefer Powerline to connect my desktop, but need WiFi to get my gadgets working.

FrankieADZ

brought one of these the other week, sent it back as it was … brought one of these the other week, sent it back as it was faulty....might order another now to see if i get one that doesnt buzz.for the price its worth a shot



Mine certainly doesn't buzz. Good luck.

Bought, thanks for posting

Banned

Good find, thanks.

Anyone know if that can be used as a wired wireless extender? ie I I have the device cabled to an Ethernet port on my router running to a black-spot in the house with poor or no existing wireless signal?

Also could I use 2 of these devices connected wired or wirelessly to the same router maybe one upstairs and one downstairs.

will buy..thanks op

Original Poster

wseed

Anyone know if that can be used as a wired wireless extender? ie I I have … Anyone know if that can be used as a wired wireless extender? ie I I have the device cabled to an Ethernet port on my router running to a black-spot in the house with poor or no existing wireless signal?



I've Googled some, but couldn't find answer from any user. But according to User Guide here it's not possible:

Please note that this port [Ethernet] is not allowed to be connected … Please note that this port [Ethernet] is not allowed to be connected with router or AP




wseed

Also could I use 2 of these devices connected wired or wirelessly to the … Also could I use 2 of these devices connected wired or wirelessly to the same router maybe one upstairs and one downstairs.



This should be possible as long as both extenders can connect to router (star-like connection, not daisy-chain). One extender can't extend the signal from the other according to one comment on Amazon.

So does this wirelessly connect to your router and extend WiFi coverage or is it like one of those powerline things?
Edited by: "zmasta94" 9th Sep 2013

anthony401

Mine arrived on Saturday and after some reading it looks like for best … Mine arrived on Saturday and after some reading it looks like for best compatibility with my BT Home Hub I should upgrade the firmware. The guide that comes with it does not explain how to do this. Looking online it seems be be quite a complicated process. Does anyone know if that's the case?



I had the exact same problem with my BT Home Hub 4, nothing shows how to "flash" the unit. Mine would relay a signal for about 5 mins then drop out. Couldn't access the web manager, the link they gave in the manual came up as a search engine. Returning mine for a full refund. good luck with yours

Good luck anyone buying this. I've returned my 150Mbps one for a full refund, as it wouldn't connect to my BT Home Hub 4 for anything longer than 5 mins. Couldn't access the internet or apps with any Android device, as you got a message saying "to many server redirects".

Completely unable to access any type of web manager to play with settings (IP Settings, Sub masks etc. as per the manual). The weblink you get in the manual is for a website that has closed down and is now a search engine.

I though this was supposed to be a plug and play device, but this isn't the case, and you need to be pretty IT savvy to get it working properly. I gave up after about 3 hours. Well done anyone that did actually get it working. Not saying the unit is bad, I just couldn't get it working. Judging by the 5 minute performance I did get out of it before it died, it was good.

zmasta94

So does this wirelessly connect to your router and extend WiFi coverage … So does this wirelessly connect to your router and extend WiFi coverage or is it like one of those powerline things?



Wirelessly connect to your router and extend WiFi coverage. No cables needed like you do for the PowerLine adaptors
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