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


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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.

Eom, South Africa. 26 April 2017

Simple and easy to use, great value!

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.

James, South Africa. 10 April 2017

Fantastic range extender with a useful Tether app that you can download on iOS and Android. I often had to reboot other extenders constantly to keep them working. This is stable and well with the money

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

George, South Africa. 23 March 2017

Just moved into a new house with major wifi dead spots. This gadget was affordable, easy to set up and is working brilliantly.

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.

Christian, South Africa. 24 February 2017

Does what it is supposed to do. Setup was relatively simple with access to the router. Can be setup via a WPS or PC (didnt have to do the later).

Isaac, South Africa. 10 March 2017

Excellent product, good price, easy to install and use.

Ridwaan, South Africa. 22 October 2016

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

Lionel, South Africa. 27 March 2017

Product works well and is aesthetically pleasing.

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.

Neels, South Africa. 19 April 2017

Great product extends the network perfectly and has a usable web interface

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

Wynand, South Africa. 22 March 2017

Love it! Easy to setup and works like a charm!

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.

Rudolf, South Africa. 16 March 2017

Works well, quality product.

Sonia , South Africa. 13 September 2015

Awesome product and wonderful service from takealot

Vlam Olivier, South Africa. 27 March 2017

Works perfect.Easy to install.Once paired with the router you can just plug it into any plug and it works.Good oroduct.

Juan, South Africa. 12 January 2017

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

aw, South Africa. 29 March 2017

easy to install working 100%

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.

John, South Africa. 23 March 2017

Works 100%. Extended the range by 30m

mohamed nael, South Africa. 3 March 2017

very easy to use, i'll give 100%

Karen, South Africa. 7 December 2016

The device works so far in my new office :)

Rowan, South Africa. 9 April 2017

Works well

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!

May, South Africa. 18 April 2017

working perfect

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

Norman, South Africa. 10 March 2017

Easy to setup - big improvement to Wifi coverage

Dwayne, South Africa. 7 April 2017


Dave, South Africa. 21 April 2017

great product!!:)

Nicola, South Africa. 31 May 2017

Easy installation once I read the instructions properly. Works well over quite a distance

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.

Andrew, South Africa. 5 July 2017

does not work very well. get full signal but it loses signal to the router very often despite saying it's got good reception. more grief than its worth

Works really awesome!, South Africa. 2 August 2017

I purchased this extender because my cellphone seemed to have lost connectivity often and ever since i've purchased this Little guy, no intermittent wifi connectivity whatsoever :-)

Willie, South Africa. 3 May 2017

Easy to set up.
Can choose a different WIFI name, but have to keep the same password.

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.

Jimi, South Africa. 12 May 2017

Excellent device.

Deon, South Africa. 17 February 2017

Works great - does the job as expected.

RPG, South Africa. 23 August 2017

One button setup did not work but browser based setup took 3 mins and works well over a long distance. Will buy one more for rest of house. good product and price

Seano, South Africa. 18 July 2017

Works like a charm.

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!

Andrea, South Africa. 28 April 2017

Best product I've used so far. It took seconds to setup, Just hit the WPS button on router and repeater then you're done. The other nice thing is that its got so many features and also works with TP-link tether app.

Masomelele, South Africa. 9 May 2017

This product does its job well. It's very neat and straight forward to setup.

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.

Grant, South Africa. 22 August 2017

Looks good and works pretty well. Very easy to setup too...

Andrew, South Africa. 17 August 2017

connected device with easy setup. After that just hassles with the device. loses connection the entire time despite having full reception. Useless device and not worth it.

Wynand, South Africa. 25 July 2017

Very easy to set up and works well

Rhet, South Africa. 21 June 2017

Im a techie. This is an amazing device. The setup is easy, its starts with an open wifi which you connect to and configure first time. It has a password protected interface. I placed this thing next to my Dlink dual band, and THE SIGNAL WAS OVERPowering my router. Its quick, its fast. I have +-8 wifi connections to it. Gaming is +4ms on the extender, not that bad.

Timothy, South Africa. 26 May 2017

Very easy to set up. Worked great for a week and then started dropping the connection no matter how I tried to configure it. :(

Girland, South Africa. 13 June 2017

I cant even connect the device. The instructions are not very clear. I feel like i wasted my money

Gavin, South Africa. 21 June 2017

Device is neat and compact, works well and was easy to set up.

Jaco, South Africa. 26 May 2017

Its ok it does what it says

edwin, South Africa. 20 June 2017

East set up and good range

rob, South Africa. 4 July 2017

Arrived on time and works very well. Good value for money.

Werner, South Africa. 8 June 2017

Brilliant Product. Easy to setup.

Kavir, South Africa. 21 August 2017

Great product, easy to install

Annemarie, South Africa. 17 May 2017

Wow, I love you guys!

Marcel, South Africa. 22 June 2017

Works perfectly and very easy setup and range!

Desmond , South Africa. 26 September 2017

great product

Wahleed, South Africa. 3 August 2017

Works well and does what it says.

Marie, South Africa. 1 September 2017

I love this wifi extender...
We have no more dead zones through out our house.
Now we can connect all our devices no matter where we are in and around our house

Naresh, South Africa. 12 July 2017

I always wondered why people rate items poorly based on a defective unit : I realised this is rather inconvenient which does warrant the rating. Takealot should then take this up with their suppliers.
My unit did not work @ all using the quick setup. Despite success using the manual setup steps, the unit will not extend.

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