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TP-Link TL-WA860RE N300 Universal Range Extender with Extra Power Outlet, Broadband/Wi-Fi Extender £16.49 @ Amazon
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TP-Link TL-WA860RE N300 Universal Range Extender with Extra Power Outlet, Broadband/Wi-Fi Extender £16.49 @ Amazon

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Posted 11th Jan

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Up to 300Mbps N Wi-Fi Speed

2.4GHz

1*10/100M Ethernet Port

Extra power socket

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Anyone know if this is any good? Don’t really know about how these may or may not slow the speed down. But need to extend my WiFi signal
uglybob88811/01/2020 11:37

Anyone know if this is any good? Don’t really know about how these may or m …Anyone know if this is any good? Don’t really know about how these may or may not slow the speed down. But need to extend my WiFi signal


Yeah I've had multiple experiences of these and they are definately worth the money. Doesn't block a power socket, has an Ethernet socket if required and very stable. Has extended our Wi-Fi to where it's needed no problems. Only issue might be if you have internet speed over 300mps but to be honest given I get 10% of that at my router that's never an issue and therefore internet speed has never suffered. Honestly couldn't recommend this model enough especially at this money as they were £22ish on Amazon just before Christmas
OFAH11/01/2020 12:07

Yeah I've had multiple experiences of these and they are definately worth …Yeah I've had multiple experiences of these and they are definately worth the money. Doesn't block a power socket, has an Ethernet socket if required and very stable. Has extended our Wi-Fi to where it's needed no problems. Only issue might be if you have internet speed over 300mps but to be honest given I get 10% of that at my router that's never an issue and therefore internet speed has never suffered. Honestly couldn't recommend this model enough especially at this money as they were £22ish on Amazon just before Christmas


Thanks for the reply. I ordered anyway as I could always return. But at least now I feel it was worth it
OFAH11/01/2020 12:07

Yeah I've had multiple experiences of these and they are definately worth …Yeah I've had multiple experiences of these and they are definately worth the money. Doesn't block a power socket, has an Ethernet socket if required and very stable. Has extended our Wi-Fi to where it's needed no problems. Only issue might be if you have internet speed over 300mps but to be honest given I get 10% of that at my router that's never an issue and therefore internet speed has never suffered. Honestly couldn't recommend this model enough especially at this money as they were £22ish on Amazon just before Christmas


Will my devices auto switch between this and my router? Depending on what’s giving the best signal
uglybob88811/01/2020 12:10

Will my devices auto switch between this and my router? Depending on …Will my devices auto switch between this and my router? Depending on what’s giving the best signal


Well I'm not quite 100% sure as each device may have it's own way of doing things but while we've had these there have been everything from lpads, kindles, Nintendo 3ds, smart tvs, Chromecast, firesticks, android phones and iPhones using it and the signal has always seemed good so I imagine they have automatically switched on the devices that are portable and therefore may have to switch. The other thing I remember from the real easy set up is that if desired it is just a repeater so it has the same network details such as the Wi-Fi name and stuff so it should just look like the original signal to your device meaning it shouldn't need to switch or notice a difference. Sorry I'm not more technically minded!
Edited by: "OFAH" 11th Jan
OFAH11/01/2020 12:16

Well I'm not quite 100% sure as each device may have it's own way of doing …Well I'm not quite 100% sure as each device may have it's own way of doing things but while we've had these there have been everything from lpads, kindles, Nintendo 3ds, smart tvs, Chromecast, firesticks, android phones and iPhones using it and the signal has always seemed good so I imagine they have automatically switched on the devices that are portable and therefore may have to switch. The other thing I remember from the real easy set up is that if desired it is just a repeater so it has the same network details such as the Wi-Fi name and stuff so it should just look like the original signal to your device meaning it shouldn't need to switch or notice a difference. Sorry I'm not more technically minded!


Clearly you’re more tech minded then I am haha. Guess I will find out tomorrow.
Mind you who actually cares how it works just as long as it does!
Will this work with current tp link homeplugs.
For example: get the signal via the electric circuit (homeplugs) and throw WiFi out from there.
No idea sorry
uglybob88811/01/2020 12:10

Will my devices auto switch between this and my router? Depending on …Will my devices auto switch between this and my router? Depending on what’s giving the best signal



As already mentioned I think it's device specific on both ends.

We had the virginmedia repeaters in our old house, despite being a small house the wifi signal didn't reach the back end of the house. The repeater worked well but sometimes the device was still trying to hang on to the old signal, the quick solution was to disable and re enable wifi, this forces it to use the stronger signal.
I have a ethernet wire that comes from my ISP router upstairs can I plug the wire in this and extend WiFi upstairs or is the ethernet socket intended to be used with a device instead?
Rob_Deeley11/01/2020 13:20

Will this work with current tp link homeplugs.For example: get the signal …Will this work with current tp link homeplugs.For example: get the signal via the electric circuit (homeplugs) and throw WiFi out from there.


No, it's an extender, it extends the existing Wi-Fi signal. If your HomePlugs have Wi-Fi you can extend that.

Alf.Garnett11/01/2020 14:55

I have a ethernet wire that comes from my ISP router upstairs can I plug …I have a ethernet wire that comes from my ISP router upstairs can I plug the wire in this and extend WiFi upstairs or is the ethernet socket intended to be used with a device instead?


Ethernet bridge mode only, no AP mode according to the specs, I would want AP mode as I have ethernet round the house and extending the signal never works as well as intended.
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Isn't 300mbp too slow?!?!?!
Thank you, ordered one, see how it fares now
Really improved my connection. In with sky, their router is awful.
Sprintz14/01/2020 20:38

Isn't 300mbp too slow?!?!?!


Further context below regarding internet speed at home:

Estimated peak time speeds:
Download: 38 - 40Mb
Upload: 8 - 10Mb
These are the speeds your line is capable of at peak times.
Current line speed: 38.6Mb
This is a measure of the actual line speed you are now receiving based on the product you have taken.
Minimum Guaranteed Speed: 30.9Mb
This is the minimum speed you should expect to achieve on your line.
Sprintz15/01/2020 07:54

Further context below regarding internet speed at home:Estimated peak time …Further context below regarding internet speed at home:Estimated peak time speeds:Download: 38 - 40MbUpload: 8 - 10MbThese are the speeds your line is capable of at peak times.Current line speed: 38.6MbThis is a measure of the actual line speed you are now receiving based on the product you have taken.Minimum Guaranteed Speed: 30.9MbThis is the minimum speed you should expect to achieve on your line.


This question ain't gonna answer itself...like come on people the holibobs are over
Received mine today build quality looks good and seems to connect fairly well. Question for other users when you have this in operation how many of the 3 indicators light up as green please?
Sprintz19/01/2020 19:14

Received mine today build quality looks good and seems to connect fairly …Received mine today build quality looks good and seems to connect fairly well. Question for other users when you have this in operation how many of the 3 indicators light up as green please?


+Just to add I am willing to transfer £10 by PayPal to whoever is willing to offer technical help (I am a technophobe). As a gesture of goodwill I am comfortable to transfer £5 up front and pay remainder once the TP-link is established.
Sprintz19/01/2020 19:14

Received mine today build quality looks good and seems to connect fairly …Received mine today build quality looks good and seems to connect fairly well. Question for other users when you have this in operation how many of the 3 indicators light up as green please?


2. Top and bottom
uglybob88820/01/2020 05:33

2. Top and bottom


Perfect same as mine then, do you just leave yours on all day or just when you come back from work as not sure if a lot of energy consumption.
Sprintz20/01/2020 07:07

Perfect same as mine then, do you just leave yours on all day or just when …Perfect same as mine then, do you just leave yours on all day or just when you come back from work as not sure if a lot of energy consumption.


Yea I leave it on
uglybob88820/01/2020 07:08

Yea I leave it on


Great and I actually bought 2

One for when the loft conversion is done

Presume the additional extender will lextend from the first extender (rather than downstairs router)
Sprintz20/01/2020 07:09

Great and I actually bought 2One for when the loft conversion is …Great and I actually bought 2One for when the loft conversion is donePresume the additional extender will lextend from the first extender (rather than downstairs router)


I’m not too sure about that. It may need to be from your router directly. Maybe someone else here will comment and let you know
Missed out on this. Damn.
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