300Mbps Universal WIFI Range Extender: TP-LINK TL-WA850RE

TL-WA850RE-EU-V1-02Sick and tired of finding dead zones in your house? Small business owners too complain of the connectivity available with conventional WIFI routers. The TP-Link TL-WA850RE is designed to eliminate such dead zones by boosting signal strength of an pre-existing wireless network using N Speed 300 Mbps Range Extension. It even comes with Ethernet ports to double up as a wired device.

Here are some of its features better explained.

Range Extender – 300Mbps

Most Wi-Fi routers are capable of extending a large distance but cannot maintain the same connectivity across walls and barriers. With 802.11n protocols and 300 Mbps wireless speeds, the TL-WA850RE helps improve existing speeds across the wireless network and extends total coverage by thousands of feet making it possible to stream music, play online or buffer HD movies seamlessly.

Deploy Anywhere

The compact wall mounted design of the TL-WA850RE helps make it more flexible by nature. It remembers paired wireless networks and automatically connects with those available to propagate connection speeds. No need to reset or re-establish connections with the paired router using this wireless extension.

Plug and Play

Just power up the device, make sure it is in range of existing networks and press the WPS button for the TL-WA850RE to automatically push the coverage area further. A quick press of the pairing button also lets you connect with client devices using encryption protocols.

Ethernet Bridge

Seamlessly convert the WIFI extension into a wired port that works with DVR, gaming consoles and Blu-ray players. While it performs this tertiary task, it continues propagating wireless signals across its area of coverage.

Indicator Smart Lights

Total of 5 signal lights help provide current signal status and strength readings that it receives from the main router helping locate it at the best possible position to provide maximum network coverage and performance.

Universal Compatibility

The D-LINK TP-WA850RE works with any 802.11 b/g/n wireless router and device. It is also Windows 8 compatible.

TL-WA850RE_1.0Things We Liked In The WA850RE

  • Boosts wireless signals further than your wireless router can manage.
  • Petite size and wall mounting feature helps keep it out of children’s reach.
  • WPS connection helps with easy setup and Signal Light indicators keeps users aware of connection status.
  • Works using 300Mbps data speeds that can handle gaming, HD streaming and downloading simultaneously across multiple systems.
  • Provides domain name login for advanced management.
  • Compatible with WPA2-PSK, WPA-PSK, WEP encryption protocols.

The D-LINK TP-WA850RE is easy to setup and takes no more than 60 seconds to connect with an existing wireless network. Simply login to the advanced management portal, feed in the encrypted password and let it automatically configure your wireless options to provide the best possible coverage and bandwidth. Once configured, you can connect using Ethernet, wireless or WPS options depending on what solution your internet enabled devices prefer. It has nothing to do with how your wireless router operates, eliminating the need to hand-configure the wireless extender.

The Verdict

We liked the easy setup, petite nature and overall functionality of the D-LINK wireless extender. The advanced control panel is intuitive and with all options clearly explained, a detailed login solution one simply cannot stumble across any hidden roadblocks.

For more information visit TP-Link’s page at http://www.tp-link.com/en/products/details/?model=TL-WA850RE