- Maximum Coverage: Extend Wi-Fi coverage to those hard-to-reach areas, eliminating dead zones
- AC1900 Dual-Band Wi-Fi: Simultaneous 600Mbps on 2.4GHz + 1300Mbps on 5GHz
- Three Antennas: Three adjustable external antennas provide optimal Wi-Fi coverage and reliable connections
- Gigabit Ethernet port: Act as a wireless adapter to connect a wired device to your network at Gigabit speed
- Intelligent Signal Light: Help to find the best location for optimal Wi-Fi coverage by showing the signal strength
- AP Mode: Create a new Wi-Fi access point to enhance your wired network with Wi-Fi capability
- TP-Link Tether App: Easily access and manage your network using any iOS or Android mobile device
- Ultimate Compatibility: Extend the range of any Wi-Fi router or wireless access point
The Answer To My Problems
I had dead zones in my house. Since the pandemic, my wife started working from home too and you could tell the difference. I upgraded my router instead of using Xfinity‚Äôs garbage, and that combined with this device made my internet faster than it‚Äôs ever been. I recommend setting it up through the app. It‚Äôs the easiest way to do it. I have mine in my office upstairs, and the direct connection between the device and my docking station is a game changer. I get 198 Mbps through the wired connection from the extender. Don‚Äôt waste money on the $30 options. Bite the bullet and buy one of the $80-$100 ones. Honestly? Buy this one. It‚Äôs amazing.I went to register the warranty and they couldn‚Äôt detect the serial number. The customer service team had replied and fixed my issue in under 24 hours and now I have my warranty secured. I couldn‚Äôt have possibly had a better experience than I did. I‚Äôve already told all my friends about it.
Purchased this to deal with my poor coverage of wifi signals in my house and yard ...
Purchased this to deal with my poor coverage of wifi signals in my house and yardThere are 2 models , a V1 and a V2 mine was a V1To save yourself time do a firmware update , this was the only way I could get this workMy modem/router is shaw cable , so I used web browser for set up with win 10 O.SSo far so good , signal is 4 bars and works fine with laptop and ipadKids iphones work well alsoOnly reason a 3 star is because its an older model and having to upgrade the firmware right away :(
Great extender or wired access point
Used this to extend WiFi to the far corner of our house as an access point. Our cable modem and router are in the opposite corner, so even though we have a nice router, signals started to drop off especially on 5Ghz ac.Setup was a breeze with the Tether app. You can set it up as a WiFi extender where it picks up your current 2.4Ghz and 5Ghz signals and repeats them farther OR as a wired access point where it takes an Ethernet link to your main router and broadcasts the signal. I didn‚Äôt want a weak WiFi signal repeated, and wanted to maximize the range of this extender, so I used Ethernet and access point mode.So far very pleased with the results. Multiple speed tests show it‚Äôs delivering on promised speeds.This extender is a little more expensive than others, but it‚Äôs worth it to get the higher speeds and range.TIP: The extender will ask you to set up new SSIDs (network names) to differentiate between this router and your main router (e.g. [SSID]_EXT). Don‚Äôt do it! Give it the same SSIDs as your main router so your phone/laptop/whatever can automatically choose the strongest signal without having to switch between SSIDs.
Works great but has some flaws
I have not tried any products like this, nor was I aware of this product prior to this trial. We have two tv's in the house, prior to trying out TP-Link Wi-Fi range extender, we were using a Ethernet cable that we were constantly stepping on or over and it became annoying. Now we don't have to do that. It works great and I was able to log right into Hulu to watch my shows. Only downside was that during set up it kept kicking me out and every time I had to log back in and that became very annoying. Also, the cord they provide that plugs from the extender into the blu ray player is very short! That's not very helpful either. Consumers who buy this product will have a hard time getting it to reach their blu ray player if it's not conveniently right next to the range extender. I would probably not recommend this to my family and friends nor would I buy it unless they fixed the short cable and fixed the timing out issue on website. *I reviewed this product courtesy of Viewpoints, all opinions are my own.
So I bought this WiFi extender based on the great customer reviews and an article I read offsite on the unit. It comes well packaged, looks well built, has a warranty, and tech support available if you need it. The only downside for me was set up (but that was my fault...cause I'm a hard-headed fink and would walk on hot coals before calling tech support). Anyway, the EZ option for set up did not work for me, unfortunately. So I had to use the plan B option for set up. I did mine using a smart phone, which made navigation of the website you have to login to for configuration of your unit a challenge. It took a couple of false starts to get it all up and running. But that's just me. I chose to just fight it out until I got the unit configured. Once you have this thing locked in, OMG! What a difference. You will love it. I started by putting mine in the same room as my PS4 unit on the ground floor. I got great reception right off the bat, but the app on the phone said I could move it further away if I wanted and cover a larger area. So I took it upstairs, as I have another PS4 on the second floor that struggles with connection to the router. The first location I chose upstairs was a bit spotty. How did I know? Because the unit tells you with intermittent red flashing lights on the LED thingy right on the unit. How cool is that? If, however, the location is good, it will be steady-on blue. Since the location I chose was a little flaky, I moved the unit to a room just above the ground floor room where my WiFi router is located (and voila!) steady-on blue, so good connection to the router. Checking my devices, (PS4 upstairs and downstairs), I had excellent reception. Been testing over the last few days, no more dropouts. No more loss of connection from my controllers to my PS4 units, and (best of all) NO MORE LAG. This thing is the bomb. BTW, another cool feature of using the smartphone app is that it tells you what other devices are using the extender and gives you the option to block them. That's a cool feature. Works with dual band routers as well. It's a fire-n-forget solution. Once you have it paired with your router, you're done. You can test all the locations you like in your home. Just unplug it, go to another outlet, plug it in, and let it do its thing. You're good to go. Anyway, so far excellent piece of tech. Works as advertised and it's priced right ta boot. Thank you TP-Link. You're my hero:)