TP-LINK Wireless Travel Router ARGOS £11.99
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TP-LINK Wireless Travel Router ARGOS £11.99

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Found 25th Dec 2013
Compact and portable, small enough to take on the road. Compatible with almost all 2.4 GHz Wi-Fi devices.
Wireless standards b/g/n.
Transfer speed up to 150Mbps.
WEP and WPA encryptions wireless security.
USB 2.0 compatible.
Weight 0.23kg.
Size L5.7, W5.7, D1.8cm.
EAN: 6935364051785.

49 Comments

Seems to keep dropping in price slowly. Thought it was well worth the £15 I paid so heat added

Grrrrrrrrr ordered this via Flubit yesterday for £14. Will see if I cancel.

Anyone know if this would work in the car? If so I will be getting this in the morning!

I live next door to my parents, they have the internet, I don't. I get ok wifi over the house apart from one room, my living room. If I was to get this would this improve the signal strength?

longstefan

Anyone know if this would work in the car? If so I will be getting this … Anyone know if this would work in the car? If so I will be getting this in the morning!


This will work in a car, providing that there is a power source and a wifi signal for the connection, (setup in client mode)

dealer101

I live next door to my parents, they have the internet, I don't. I get … I live next door to my parents, they have the internet, I don't. I get ok wifi over the house apart from one room, my living room. If I was to get this would this improve the signal strength?



Yes

mrbloke

Yes



Thanks. Now to see if it is stock.

Guys, I need a bit of information on how this actually works.
I know it has 2 uses:
1. It can extend the range of your current wifi router by connecting to it.
2. You can plug it in to an Ethernet port and turn it into a wifi connection (not sure how this would be useful at home if you you already have wireless).

What else can be done with this? Say if you had a smart phone and this?

Can this be used to create a wifi hot spot from my iphone? eg as an alternative to a mifi unit (assuming I could plug it in for power either from a socket or a usb port on a laptop)?

dealer101

I live next door to my parents, they have the internet, I don't. I get … I live next door to my parents, they have the internet, I don't. I get ok wifi over the house apart from one room, my living room. If I was to get this would this improve the signal strength?

dealer101

I live next door to my parents, they have the internet, I don't. I get … I live next door to my parents, they have the internet, I don't. I get ok wifi over the house apart from one room, my living room. If I was to get this would this improve the signal strength?



Technically possible and technically breaking terms and conditions.

thedean1999

Can this be used to create a wifi hot spot from my iphone? eg as an … Can this be used to create a wifi hot spot from my iphone? eg as an alternative to a mifi unit (assuming I could plug it in for power either from a socket or a usb port on a laptop)?

I'm sure iphone has a wifi hot spot option built in?

K0YS

I'm sure iphone has a wifi hot spot option built in?



You're right - I seem to think you can only tether to one device so was wondering if this could be a way round it (though I know speeds may not be great, even before i think of the amount of data allowance being used up)

K0YS

Guys, I need a bit of information on how this actually works. I know it … Guys, I need a bit of information on how this actually works. I know it has 2 uses:1. It can extend the range of your current wifi router by connecting to it. 2. You can plug it in to an Ethernet port and turn it into a wifi connection (not sure how this would be useful at home if you you already have wireless). What else can be done with this? Say if you had a smart phone and this?


1. If you mean via WiFi, I think so but I'm not 100% sure.
2. I did this today with it and it works very nicely with a laptop and smartphones both via WiFi.
It's useful as my WiFi signal does not reach some areas of my house but I have a wired bridge which I connect to (with the TP-LINK Wireless Travel Router) and extend the WiFi to the unreachable areas perfectly.

By connecting to it via a wired connection I get almost no drop in speed (about 0.03 mb/s).
The manual that is included in the box is really informative on how to select the right mode for what you would like to use it for.
Edited by: "buyer101" 26th Dec 2013

buyer101

1. If you mean via WiFi, I think so but I'm not 100% sure.2. I did this … 1. If you mean via WiFi, I think so but I'm not 100% sure.2. I did this today with it and it works very nicely with a laptop and smartphones both via WiFi.It's useful as my WiFi signal does not reach some areas of my house but I have a wired bridge which I connect to (with the TP-LINK Wireless Travel Router) and extend the WiFi to the unreachable areas perfectly.

I'm sure I'm missing what this device actually has to offer. I mean, if you have a wireless router at home already, and you can use phone as a hotspot outdoors, what use does this device have other than to extend the range of your current indoor wireless?

Here's a good explanation with diagrams of what it might be useful for. If you still don't understand, don't worry! You don't need it. :-)

uk.tp-link.com/pro…02N

best use for me, would be to use it to connect Xbox 360 to in-laws wireless when I'm away there, and also as a na amigo around house for other connections that I want that don't have wireless, e.g. smart tv's etc...

Reserved one... Thanks. Hot.

Eveytime this deal is posted we get the same questions as to what it does. It would be useful if all OPs include links to previous threads, like this, which discuss pros and cons, as there have been some problems when used to extend coverage (bridge mode):
hotukdeals.com/dea…378
Edited by: "Rickardo" 26th Dec 2013

ocelot20

Grrrrrrrrr ordered this via Flubit yesterday for £14. Will see if I … Grrrrrrrrr ordered this via Flubit yesterday for £14. Will see if I cancel.


It was already at this price on Amazon (now expired) and £12.99 before that and the same at PC World! And all posted here.

Great price, really useful device. The Swiss army knife of wifi.

Just ordered one,thanks for the heads up.

dealer101

I live next door to my parents, they have the internet, I don't. I get … I live next door to my parents, they have the internet, I don't. I get ok wifi over the house apart from one room, my living room. If I was to get this would this improve the signal strength?



Not
because this is not a range extender, qualtiy of the connection will be the same, you need a 850re

Buyer101 - it can be used:

1)as an access point. This is useful if you have an ethernet port upstairs and want to make a new wifi hotspot (e.g. to use with powerlines). Or for shops that want to make a customer wifi and a work wifi (although they'd probably get something slightly more powerful than this).

2)as a range extender - boost wifi connection.

3)as a "bridge". The way this works is this device will receive your wifi signal and send it out via ethernet. This could be used to connect up TVs and Set Top Boxes that don't have built in wifi. In a way this is like a replacement for a USB wifi dangle but works in a different way. Using this method, the TVs, etc. wouldn't know any differently and as far as they're concerned there's a big wire running between them and the router.

I think it does have one other function but can't remember what that is.

Coolio1988

Not because this is not a range extender, qualtiy of the connection will … Not because this is not a range extender, qualtiy of the connection will be the same, you need a 850re






Repeater Mode

Definition: The TL-WR702N copies and reinforces the existing wireless signal to extend the coverage of the signal. So the network name(SSID) and password don't change. This mode is especially useful for a large space to eliminate signal-blind corners.

Application: Large house, office, warehouse or other spaces where the existing signal is weak.

number668

Repeater ModeDefinition: The TL-WR702N copies and reinforces the existing … Repeater ModeDefinition: The TL-WR702N copies and reinforces the existing wireless signal to extend the coverage of the signal. So the network name(SSID) and password don't change. This mode is especially useful for a large space to eliminate signal-blind corners.Application: Large house, office, warehouse or other spaces where the existing signal is weak.



Spot on, your right, its just my ignorance

Currently out of stock for home delivery. Available to collect in store.

ocelot20

Grrrrrrrrr ordered this via Flubit yesterday for £14. Will see if I … Grrrrrrrrr ordered this via Flubit yesterday for £14. Will see if I cancel.

l

For sake of £2???

Out of stock in Berkshire / Oxon / West London

shamballabracelet395

lFor sake of £2???

Every little helps, £2 saved 50 times makes it a £100 saving.

Is the advantage of this only really for people who don't have a phone that can do hotspot? I can't see how this would be improved over my 5s but would love to know if I could somehow log this into Premier Inn WiFi and then share that to my other devices thereby getting around their 2 device limit.

Can it be used with a printer to make it accessible wirelessly? I assume it would have to be a printer with networking capabilities?

When used as a wireless repeated, does this give seamless roaming?

Such as hypothetically if you have your main router at one side of your house and this as a repeater on the opposite side of your house. If you stand next to your main router and connect to your home wifi ssid, and then walk across to the other side of the house. Does the laptop then show a weak wifi strength, and you have to switch your laptop wifi on then off to then connect to the stronger signal from the repeater? Or does the laptop wifi strength seamlessly drop in signal as you walk away from the main router and then seamlessly increase in strength as you are then walking closer to the repeater?

Thanks

How does this work exactly, can I plug a USB 3G modem in or do I have to tether a mobile to it?

I would prefer to buy the TP-Link TL-WR703N model, that one supports DD-WRT (= customized firmware)

Mind if you got an old wifi router lying around, you could just set these into repeater mode. Thus saving your self some dollar.

Rickardo

Eveytime this deal is posted we get the same questions as to what it … Eveytime this deal is posted we get the same questions as to what it does. It would be useful if all OPs include links to previous threads, like this, which discuss pros and cons, as there have been some problems when used to extend coverage (bridge mode):http://www.hotukdeals.com/deals/tp-link-tl-wr702n-wireless-n-nano-router-range-extender-tv-gaming-set-top-adapter-1712378


Actually, since the title of this deal doesn't include the name/model number of the device, n one can be blamed for not knowing it is the same one from the deal you linked to.

Thanks OP reserved one


leeparsons

Mind if you got an old wifi router lying around, you could just set these … Mind if you got an old wifi router lying around, you could just set these into repeater mode. Thus saving your self some dollar.



But first you'd have to sit down and learn how to convert your old router into a repeater. I'd consider my self fairly tech savvy and found the process very flustrating, but then again maybe I'm not as tech savvy as think

Saintledger

Thanks OP reserved one But first you'd have to sit down and learn how to … Thanks OP reserved one But first you'd have to sit down and learn how to convert your old router into a repeater. I'd consider my self fairly tech savvy and found the process very flustrating, but then again maybe I'm not as tech savvy as think


lol, its in the settings when you login. Not all routers have the options to support this thou

leeparsons

lol, its in the settings when you login. Not all routers have the options … lol, its in the settings when you login. Not all routers have the options to support this thou


So not really a car off having "an old router lying around", as older +/or cheaper ones are less likely to have this capability. That is without flashing different firmware, which I have done and is a pain, as Saintledger says.
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