TP-LINK TL-WA850RE 300Mbps Wi-Fi Range Extender


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    300Mbps Wi-Fi Range Extender
    Range Extender mode boosts wireless signal to previously unreachable or hard-to-wire areas flawlessly
    Miniature size and wall-mounted design make it easy to deploy and move flexibly
    Easily expand wireless coverage at a push of Range Extender button
    Ethernet port allows the Extender to function as a wireless adapter to connect wired devices
    Tether App allows easy access and management using any mobile device
    LED Control function includes a Night Mode for peaceful sleep

    Boost Your Wireless Network
    Tired of Wi-Fi ’’dead zone’’? TP-Link’s range extender connects to your router wirelessly, strengthening and expanding its signal into areas it can’t on its own. The device also reduces signal interference to ensure reliable Wi-Fi coverage throughout your home or office.

    Easy Setup and Flexible Placement
    Press the WPS button on your router and the Range Extender button on your 850RE within 2 minutes to easily connect to the network. Once connected with an existing router, you can simply unplug and plug the TL-WA850RE back in a location for the best signal quality and coverage in your house, without needing to configure the extender again.

    Ethernet Bridge
    The TL-WA850RE’s single Ethernet port allows the Extender to function as a wireless adapter to connect wired devices like Blu-ray® players, gaming consoles, DVRs and Internet TVs. At the same time, the device can share the wireless network as well.

    Smart Signal Indicator Light
    5 signal lights show the strength of signal that TL-WA850RE receives from the existing router, which can help to find the right location to place the range extender.
    It’s recommended that you choose a location where at least 3 signal light blue in order to guarantee a good performance.

    Hardware Features:
    Plug Type - EU, UK, US
    Interface - 1x 10/100M Ethernet Port (RJ45)
    Button - RE (Range Extender) Button, Reset Button
    Power Consumption - About 3W
    Antenna - 2x internal
    Wireless Standards - IEEE 802.11n, IEEE 802.11g, IEEE 802.11b
    Dimensions ( W x D x H ) - 110.0 x 65.8 x 75.2mm

    System Requirements
    Microsoft® Windows® 98SE, NT, 2000, XP, Vista or Windows 7, 8, 10, Mac® OS, NetWare®, UNIX® or Linux.

    Package Contents
    300Mbps Universal Wi-Fi Range Extender TL-WA850RE
    Quick Installation Guide
    Limited (12 months)
    TP-Link 300Mbps Wireless N Wall Plugged Range Extender
    South Africa
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    Clinton, South Africa. 27 January 2017

    Great device and easy to setup and awesome value for money, what more can i say.

    Fatimah, South Africa. 31 October 2016

    Good product and well priced

    Magen, South Africa. 8 October 2016

    Setup was very easy. But only works for about 3 minutes, then disconnects from the main router. Then wont connect again until you power cycle. Very unhappy with the Product!!!

    Marcel, South Africa. 15 September 2014

    Great Product. I connected it directly to my computer via ethernet and, after me answering a few questions, it did the rest. Unlike my previous range extender it gives the same name to its output. So one name now covers the whole house.

    It's very compact and unobtrusive. After setup just plugged it into a mains socket and that's that.

    Yatheen, South Africa. 29 December 2016

    excellent range on this device. Easy to set up. Will continue to buy TP Link products due to ease of use and reliability

    Eben, South Africa. 17 July 2014

    Efficient and fast delivery.

    Mark, South Africa. 5 January 2017

    Brilliant product. Could not get the quick setup to work but manually entering the password as detailed in documentation option2 was easy to setup. Range excellent and exceeded my expectations. I cannot compare to other similar products but I would buy this one again if needed.

    Ilona, South Africa. 28 October 2016

    Easy setup and excellent range. Very happy with this product!

    Gideon, South Africa. 30 September 2016

    Easy to pair and works perfectly to extend your Wifi signal throughout your house.

    Stephen, South Africa. 3 July 2015

    Very easy to set up. Range is very good, from router to extender and from extender onwards.

    Jeetesh, South Africa. 26 October 2016

    Very happy, Plug and Play... Set up in under 5 Minutes.

    Nicki, South Africa. 19 December 2016

    Very easy to get going, has given me no hassle in almost a week. Works perfectly

    Thomas, South Africa. 12 December 2016

    Works well, as advertised. I had some issues with the MAC address, the address my router picked up was not the same as that printed on the packaging for the extender. If you use MAC filtering I would think twice about getting the extender as every device gets a "fake" mac address when connecting through the extender which means every wifi device needs its "fake" mac address added to the list of allowable addresses as well as its real one. Some of my devices seem to have an issue when swapping from the extender back to directly connecting to my router as well, I would simply recommend not using MAC filtering if you want to use this device.

    mele, South Africa. 20 January 2017

    Personal experience: 30 second to set it up and works amazingly. One of the best buy ever for such an awesome price

    Nireshen, South Africa. 16 July 2014

    Using it for the past two days and no issues. Connects easily to my wireless TV. Ethernet port also works fine. The setup was pretty easy. Youtube videos are also available which shows in detail how to set it up.

    Kate, South Africa. 9 November 2016

    very easy to setup & works like a dream!

    Ashok, South Africa. 20 February 2017

    Good product at a good price. It works

    Jonathan, South Africa. 19 September 2014

    Excellent! Plugged the device in, paired it with my router, unplugged and move to desired location. Devices all connect to the boosted WiFi signal without any issues.

    Considering getting another to boost signal to another section of the house.

    Robert, South Africa. 27 July 2015

    Excellent device. Got it all set up in a matter of minutes. Does a great job of extending WiFi coverage from my router throughout the whole house.

    David, South Africa. 4 January 2016

    Works well. Only downside is it has to be reset once or twice a month.

    Sheldon, South Africa. 14 October 2015

    Up and running in 5 min. Excellent product. Same day delivery for free using the Takealot app

    Ahmed, South Africa. 21 June 2015

    Easiest setup, brilliant range. Excellent price. Love it!

    Nicholas, South Africa. 20 March 2015

    worked like a dream 1st time. plugged in. pushed wps, pushed wps and done
    all the devices work perfectly and don't even notice the difference only wifi everywhere

    Michael, South Africa. 16 October 2015

    Lots of problems installing it and once up not very reliable!

    Jason, South Africa. 20 October 2016

    I rate this product highly. It was easy as pie to set up and works well. I found that the range was better extended when positioned upwards. I initially had it on it's side (that was the orientation of the plug point), but when I used an adapter and changed the orientation the signal strength increased.

    Ridwaan, South Africa. 22 October 2016

    Easy to setup, good design and works well. Setup within minutes

    Albertus, South Africa. 19 July 2015

    It works, but every other day i have to reset it, it just looses the connecting between the adsl router and this extender. My laptop, mother laptop en sometimes our cellphones doesn't what to work via this extender.

    Liam , South Africa. 27 August 2015

    Does what it promised to do. Setup took 5 minutes. Works well and - for now - hasn't dropped my connection once.

    JMH, South Africa. 31 July 2015

    Took me a while to get to set it up, as I'm using a fibre optical private company modem. But once I got it to connect, works like magic ! Simple to follow instruction guide as well.

    Farzana, South Africa. 1 July 2016

    Good value for money. Easy to set up. Works well.

    larry, South Africa. 5 January 2017

    Excellent, easy to use and install, works great

    Dave, South Africa. 25 October 2016

    Works like a charm. Set up is a little tricky if not using WPS, but once set up it works as advertised. Will recommend to anyone with wi-fi range problems.

    Lizeth, South Africa. 11 January 2016

    To all out there, I have a double story and had no reception from my router to downstairs but this priduct sorted all my problems out once I plugged it into the wall at my downstairs bedroom which had two bars.
    Im really happy that allowed me to rerurn the Huawei product for this product which works wonders in comparison

    Ansuya, South Africa. 10 October 2016

    I am very happy with the product. I am now able to connect to the wifi within the area of my home.

    Marthinus, South Africa. 19 January 2017

    Great product, easy to set up and I can't feel any slow down.
    I think it should be mentioned that the ethernet port is an out port, meaning that it connects devices through cable to the wifi it receives, while I was hoping it was to connect to a modem through ethernet, and act as a router from there.

    Sonia , South Africa. 13 September 2015

    Awesome product and wonderful service from takealot

    Juan, South Africa. 12 January 2017

    Works perfectly, I can finally browse cat memes on the toilet.

    Neil, South Africa. 13 July 2016

    I visited my local IT shop who recommended I go for the extender which looks similar to a router with two antennas the works. I didn't feel like a bulky design with additional cables and power adapter - wanted to plug it into my dedicated kitchen counter top plug. Went on the good reviews. The Dlink is a super slim design, setups rocket fast and has great reception for such a small little extender. At this price & design it's a GO!

    zaheed, South Africa. 30 December 2015

    super easy to set up. excellent range.I am very happy with this extender.

    Deepak, South Africa. 28 December 2016

    Absolutely brilliant product, easy to setup. Already got 2 across the house and the signal is incredible, watching Netflix and no buffer

    Nazeem, South Africa. 15 January 2017

    Setup of this product was seamless. Working perfectly.

    Hans, South Africa. 10 October 2016

    Works like a charm.Clear instructions and easy to setup.
    I now have wifi at my pool, which was why I bought it.
    Great product.

    Eddie, South Africa. 10 February 2017

    I am very happy with this range extender. Easy to set up using Option 1 in the installation guide if your existing router has a WPS switch. Be patient for a few seconds on set up. I encourage you to make sure this product is used in an upright position in an open area for best results. I plugged my range extender device into a socket on my outside garage wall and the entire front garden had full signal! It sometimes takes a few seconds to switch over from the routers signal to the extenders signal when you walking around from one area to the next but works like magic. I will easily buy another TP-Link range extender!

    Simon, South Africa. 15 January 2017

    Really is excellent - setup worked perfectly, and now my garden cottage has full access to the internet - so happy i bought a second one!

    Priscilla, South Africa. 25 October 2016

    Great price and works fantastically.

    ALTO., South Africa. 8 November 2016

    Frequently needs to be restarted because of speed issues
    Begins not accepting the correct password and needs restarting
    Sometimes appears as connected but does not have internet access
    Good for the first month and then after begins showing issues

    Nothing against takealot but the product is not worth R400

    Minnette, South Africa. 15 January 2017

    Easy to set up and works like a dream.

    Karen, South Africa. 7 December 2016

    The device works so far in my new office :)

    Quinton, South Africa. 17 October 2016

    Good quality product. Easy to setup and boosts wifi signal significantly.

    Mike, South Africa. 18 January 2017

    Works well so far and has increased the wifi coverage at the back of the house were it was needed.

    Abrie, South Africa. 6 February 2017

    Wi-fi werk nou mooi op dubbel die afstand!

    Ashish, South Africa. 26 January 2017

    Good product. Good range. Easy to use.

    Shaakir, South Africa. 19 October 2016

    Setup is really easy and product work great. Just make sure to setup a separate SSID as your device will connect to the stronger signal. Gave great signal in a dead zone upstairs

    layla, South Africa. 1 November 2016

    Not working well

    Meshan, South Africa. 13 February 2017

    Great product. Very easy to setup and great administration control. Ability to control signal strength, repeat existing SSID, power saving schedule (auto power on and off).
    Overall impressive device and looks sexy.

    Paresh, South Africa. 15 February 2017

    This device does not work well with my MWeb FON Modem/Router. I find that I need to reset my Modem on a daily basis due to dropped connection.

    Deon, South Africa. 17 February 2017

    Works great - does the job as expected.

    Tracey, South Africa. 15 February 2017

    So easy to set up, even I managed it! Has definitely improved signal to dead areas. Worth every penny!

    Marius, South Africa. 30 August 2016

    Easy enough to install. Cant say its range is that great. But for an extra 5 meters it does the trick.

    Jenny, South Africa. 11 July 2016

    Works well set up. I didn't manage the wireless setup, but the on-screen setup was straight-forward. Seems to need resetting sometimes.

    Jolene, South Africa. 14 September 2016

    I wanted a wifi booster that didn't have to be linked to my modem with an ethernet cable. I have been really happy with this product, so easy to set up, and working spectacularly well. Also great because you can just move it around the house if need be, no cables. Very impressed.

    Works great with one niggle, South Africa. 2 June 2016

    This really does work well. It picks up the main router surprisingly far away and now I get wifi across the house. Much better than I expected from a repeater.
    There's also a tether app which lets you manage the device from your smartphone. You can see who's connected, even block devices.

    Here's the one niggle. Because the repeater uses the same SSID and the main router is technically still on range, devices sometimes use the weaker signal. To fix this use the tether app (or connect using the Ethernet port), and change the extended network SSID.

    Peter, South Africa. 14 September 2016

    Disappointing - did not improve datathroughput speeds in my far bedroom

    Ritesh, South Africa. 29 March 2016

    Just unpacked and installed the device and it works great. Takealot a far cheaper then incredible connection and Dion wired I compared prices for same extender. Worth it 100%.

    Dom, South Africa. 11 April 2016

    Really easy to setup and works great - very impressed!

    Lucienne, South Africa. 14 February 2016

    Easy to install. It really extends your wifi range very good. Good value for money

    Jacob Johannes, South Africa. 16 September 2016

    Cooleset and easiest gadget purchased. Even set led lights on timer on/off online.
    Easy setup

    M, South Africa. 21 June 2016

    Does the job well without any not icicle decrease in connection speed. The only downside so far is that my devices don't connect to the strongest access point and I have to manually switch between the router and extender

    Martin, South Africa. 14 September 2016

    Works as advertised. easy to set-up.

    Rhulani, South Africa. 11 July 2016

    Awesome product! Literally just plug and play. Fairly easy to set up and connect to wifi router. And it just works.

    Morne, South Africa. 15 September 2016

    Works great! No problems at all. So easy to install, and the product looks nice

    NEELESH, South Africa. 5 August 2016

    Most impressed with the range extender - have a double storey dwelling and the signal i receive upstairs is as good as the signal from the router on the other end of the home.

    Alan, South Africa. 5 July 2016

    To be honest, I don't know if this purchase was a "good buy" or not.
    The product seems to work, i.e. provide WiFi in a room furthest away from where my ADSL / Wi-Fi router is situated. I have no way to accurately measure wi-fi signal strength & quality, so I cannot compare "before" and "after" situations

    Angie, South Africa. 28 June 2016

    It arrived fast. Device is really good, super easy to configure. I am very happy with my purchase. Good value for money

    Steven, South Africa. 6 September 2016

    I bought this unit after reading the reviews on this site.

    1)very easy to setup
    2) boosts signal really well
    3) it is a proper extender and does not simply create a second access point so I didn't get any issues of connecting to a weaker signal
    Cons: this is a big one

    1) on occasion the unit will block all traffic from my router. The unit retains a "full strength" connection but will not allow connection to the Internet. To fix one must reset the power to me this is unacceptable as having to cycle power every 3 days is not a working solution.

    ALTO., South Africa. 7 September 2016

    Great product.The product was smaller than I expected but that's better because it fits the aesthetic of my house with the blue LED, 10 out of 10, would recommend.

    Minnette, South Africa. 7 September 2016

    Very easy to install and it works like a charm. No complaints with this product.

    Stephen, South Africa. 6 September 2016

    It does exactly what it is supposed to do and is very easy to set up.

    raeef , South Africa. 20 July 2016

    Product was easy to install and works perfectly.Range is not the furthest though but good enough for the purpose.

    Corenne, South Africa. 25 July 2016

    Had made life so much easier getting full signal all the time. Signal does drop on occasion though and we have to unplug and put back to reconnect ... But that could be a line issue too.

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