TP-Link TL-WR902AC - AC750 Dual Band Wi-Fi Travel Router £28.99 Amazon
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TP-Link TL-WR902AC - AC750 Dual Band Wi-Fi Travel Router £28.99 Amazon

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Found 12th Dec 2017Edited by:"CraigT"
TP-Link AC750 Dual Band Wi-Fi Travel Router (Support Router Mode/Hotspot Mode/Range Extender Mode/Client Mode/Access Point Mode, 1 USB 2.0 Port/1 Micro USB Port, 1 WPS Button, UK Plug (TL-WR902AC))

For the best description of the many ways this product can be used, please see the product website:
uk.tp-link.com/pro…tml

A great multipurpose tool for the traveler. Does tons of stuff you didn't know you needed!
I have been after one for ages but was waiting for the price to drop.

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Portable and compact
With the travel-sized and compact design, TL-WR902AC is small enough to put into your pocket and make sure you can have internet access wherever you go. The mini USB power supply and built-in adapter make it perfect for travelers, students, and anyone else living life on the go.

Creates Wi-Fi Wherever You Want and Anyway You Desire!
To meet the wireless needs of almost any situation you might encounter, the TL-WR902AC features Router, Hotspot, Range Extender, Client, and Access Point Modes.

Multifunctional USB Port for File Sharing and Charging
A multifunctional USB port allows you to share files and media through your internet browser with different computers. Also, the USB port can provide power supply (up to 5V/2A) to mobile devices like smart phones or tablets, making it easy to charge on the go.

Excellent Wireless Speed with 11AC Wi-Fi
Coming with the next generation Wi-Fi standard – 802.11ac, 3 times faster than wireless N speeds, TL-WR902AC delivers a combined wireless data transfer rate of up to 733Mbps, making it an ideal choice for various applications simultaneously.


Added more details to see if it helps make the deal any less negative!


Posible use cases, taken from website:

1. Router mode - In a hotel with only wired ethernet connection, you can use this to set up a private wireless network for your phone, laptop, ipad and even Chromecast or Fire stick.
2. Hotspot mode - In a hotel with wireless, you can register/pay for just one device and share your own private wireless network.
3. At home, extend the range of your wireless network to eliminate a wireless blackspot or just make it reach your garage.
4. Client mode - If you have device that requires a wired ethernet connection, plugging this in will allowing you connect to an existing wireless network.
5. Access Point mode - Using the wired connection and connecting to your exisiting (perhaps non-wireless) router you can set up a wireless network. Ideal for adding wireless where there was none or extending the wireless if you can run a ethernet cable.

Additional uses not expalined on the website:
* Plug in a 3G/4G USB modem and share the internet connection via wireless or ethernet (same as option 1).
* Control your DSLR from an Android or iPad (requires replacing the firmware) dslrcontroller.com/gui…php


Some YouTube videos:

Unboxing and quick review:


Share a 3G/4G connection between multiple devices:



Manual here:
static.tp-link.com/201…pdf


Best price I can find anywhere else is £35.49.

Go on you know you might need one.


I'd love to hear any reasons for down-voting, thanks.



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I think these have been cheaper before elsewhere (?), maybe it’s because this is higher WiFi speed but still great products.

Though I wanted Hotspot Bridge mode which is inexplicably removed from EU versions so I had to flash US firmware onto it - that was TP Link’s own ‘unofficial’ advice but they couldn’t tell me why it was removed
Does it support openvpn
Do these take sim cards?
These are also useful working in reverse, where you have a device with no built-in WiFi and only a hardwired Ethernet port, but no network outlet nearby, to connect them to your WiFi network.
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rubbish2k10 h, 17 m ago

Do these take sim cards?


I don't believe so, but I am fairly sure you can use a USB 3G/4G modem with the SIM card in.
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Bikertov8 h, 24 m ago

These are also useful working in reverse, where you have a device with no …These are also useful working in reverse, where you have a device with no built-in WiFi and only a hardwired Ethernet port, but no network outlet nearby, to connect them to your WiFi network.


I assume you could use it to turn a hotel wired connection into a wireless one for your devices (laptop,mobile etc). Also the reverse (as I believe you're suggesting) to utilise the hotel wireless on a device that needs a wired connection (old laptop, Raspberry Pi maybe?)
CraigT57 m ago

I assume you could use it to turn a hotel wired connection into a wireless …I assume you could use it to turn a hotel wired connection into a wireless one for your devices (laptop,mobile etc). Also the reverse (as I believe you're suggesting) to utilise the hotel wireless on a device that needs a wired connection (old laptop, Raspberry Pi maybe?)



Exactly the case.

I have taken these on holiday for that very reason. In the past I have taken a full-blown router, but nowadays I take this. Also to holiday apartments that have internet, but limited connections.

At home, I have a BT TV box connected to the internet via one, although you don't get full functionality when streaming via WiFi.
Voted hot. These are pretty handy and work well although I only really used it a couple of times. Been trying to sell mine on ebay for the last couple of weeks with no luck lol.
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