TP-LINK TL-WA854RE 300Mbps Wi-Fi range extender / booster only £14.99 (Prime) £18.98 (Non Prime) @ Amazon
166°Expired

TP-LINK TL-WA854RE 300Mbps Wi-Fi range extender / booster only £14.99 (Prime) £18.98 (Non Prime) @ Amazon

18
Found 21st Aug 2015
The TL-WA854RE is designed to conveniently extend the coverage and improve the signal strength of an existing wireless network to eliminate “dead zones”, help users maintain an existing wireless network and vastly improve the network’s coverage. With 300 Mbps wireless 802.11n speeds, it is ideal for smooth HD video, music streaming and online gaming.
Free delivery
Three years warranty

18 Comments

I have one of these, its not bad. maybe its the house or something but it doesn't go very far, and it needs rebooting every 3-4 weeks or so to get peak condition (yes I've changed channels). Im tempted to stick a wifi power socket to switch it on and off...

At £15 its not so bad... I got mine at £20 maybe a year ago.

Any alternatives from others?
Edited by: "Inquisitor" 21st Aug 2015

Not easy to configure

This just takes your existing signal and boosts it. So, it would need to be placed not in the room with bad signal (as you'll then not have much signal to boost) but somewhere in between your router and the place with bad signal.

Personally, I'd go for a solution that uses your electric plug sockets to get a strong signal from your router to the room with bad signal and then send it via WiFi from there. That'll be a more expensive option though. :-)

Banzibarn123

This just takes your existing signal and boosts it. So, it would need to … This just takes your existing signal and boosts it. So, it would need to be placed not in the room with bad signal (as you'll then not have much signal to boost) but somewhere in between your router and the place with bad signal. Personally, I'd go for a solution that uses your electric plug sockets to get a strong signal from your router to the room with bad signal and then send it via WiFi from there. That'll be a more expensive option though. :-)



Powerline adapters are good in new builds - but they have been trouble in our family home. They only work effectively in the room adjacent to the router. As such, we've only increased coverage by around 8 metres...which means we still have dead spots around the house.

Now looking at range extenders as they are unaffected by the problems in the power line. I reckon we'll probably go for one that allows for installation of an external aerial.

Inquisitor

I have one of these, its not bad. maybe its the house or something but it … I have one of these, its not bad. maybe its the house or something but it doesn't go very far, and it needs rebooting every 3-4 weeks or so to get peak condition (yes I've changed channels). Im tempted to stick a wifi power socket to switch it on and off... :DAt £15 its not so bad... I got mine at £20 maybe a year ago.Any alternatives from others?



I got this on Monday for £14.99 on a lightning deal.
Simple to set up and you place it in a location where WiFi reception is about 50%.
It's made a noticeable different to my Roku that is located through two brick fireplaces from the router and previously struggled to maintain a connection.
Edited by: "amszephyr" 21st Aug 2015

Good price. Heat added.

how do you check if my room has its maximum signal or require a boost to achieve its best speed?

I'm with TalkTalk and the connection is so bad it gets disconnected every 15 mins and wifi doesn't go to both my bedrooms downstairs I've got phone socket upstairs so just 1 room I can use internet in and they are charging £36.80 a month will this work for me thanks

Expired, pfft it was only £18.52 normal price! :P

Inquisitor

Expired, pfft it was only £18.52 normal price! :P



So it was more than 15% saving for prime customers, if it had been with a 15% code from original price I bet you would have said it was hot

I bought a second hand one of these and have no idea how to connect it to my Wi-Fi lol

Expired

You can make one yourself out of a beer can and a bit of blue tack. You cut with a knife or sissors the whole bottom off the can and the top end cut leaving an in inch attached.Fold the sides of the can around into and arc , ie open them up , then fold the ring pull end to act as a base. Put blue tack under the ring pull base , then site your new WiFi extender over the hub airial through the ring pull hole and the blue tack holds it on.
If your hub has two airials then make two beer can extenders.
Top tip to reduce interference is don't have your hub next to the TV or if in a semi keep away from the adjoining party wall as next doors hub can interfere and reduce your speed as well.

Waiting for them to do a Lightning Deal on a decent ac extender.

I forgot to say you you drink the beer first, before cutting the can!

Proveright

I forgot to say you you drink the beer first, before cutting the can!



I think you've probably drunk enough beer now..

mhhbizz

how do you check if my room has its maximum signal or require a boost to … how do you check if my room has its maximum signal or require a boost to achieve its best speed?


Download wifi analyser on android. That will give lots of info re dead spots in your house, best channel numbers to use etc etc. Good luck.

inspectorgadget1

Download wifi analyser on android. That will give lots of info re dead … Download wifi analyser on android. That will give lots of info re dead spots in your house, best channel numbers to use etc etc. Good luck.



​thanks!
Post a comment
Avatar
@
    Text