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TP Link N300 Wifi Extender Up to 300Mbps Range Extender Repeater Wifi Signal Booster Access Point Easy Set Up External Antennas Compact Designed Internet Booster TL WA855RE

Last Updated: 3 Jan 2019 (Refresh Now)
7.1
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Review Summary - 957 recent, verified reviews

Detailed Mode
Network
 370
wifi, signal, house, extender, tp link
+67%
-33%
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" ...  I couldn’t even pick up a signal in my room and now I have full bars.  ...  "
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" ...  I was able to extend my signal even with a tin roof.  ...  "
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" ...  This unit works great, I now have excellent wifi down in the garage where my office is. ... Since my router does not have a WPS button, and I have extra protection on my router to begin with, I had to take router and extender to my internet provider so they could program it.  ...  "
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" ...  Good wireless router for small business or home.  ...  "
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" ...  Do far this is working great I am able to my comcast WiFi to my neighbors house across the street and have full bars.  ...  "
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" ...  wifi extender works as promise.  ...  "
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" ...  Projects signal all around the top floor of my house. ... Projects signal farther and stronger on top floor than the modem/router did when it was on the top floor.  ...  "
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" ...  Setting up the TP-Link N300 WiFi Range Extender was easy and worked very well until one evening it's light changed from green to red and it disappeared from the list of available networks on all of our devices.  ...  "
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Wifi
 243
router, extender, wi fi, signal, house
+67%
-33%
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" ...  I already have a TP router and all my Alexa smart switches are TP Link.  ...  "
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" ...  Wanted to extend wifi and this did the trick.  ...  "
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" ...  With this unit I've been able to get decent wifi in both, as well as our large yard.  ...  "
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" ...  It took me no time to connect it with my Xfinity wi-fi & helped me get a better connection to my Skybell doorbell!  ...  "
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" ...  I finally found the perfect spot and we get amazing wifi even outside now.  ...  "
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" ...  I used the app downloaded on my phone to connect the extender to my wifi.  ...  "
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" ...  This extender works great, install took me an hour only because I didn’t realize my WPS was off on my router, once I turned it on the extender connected immediately and I couldn’t be happier with it!  ...  "
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" ...  Really a great router for the price.  ...  "
Setup
 187
set, easy, easy to set, router, instructions
+91%
-9%
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" ...  Easy to set up and allowed me to be able to use the WiFi in my bedroom to stream on the tv furthest from my router, which was spotty before!  ...  "
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" ...  had a different brand before getting this one the TP is lot easier to set up and use  ...  "
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" ...  Took less than five minutes to set up.  ...  "
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" ...  Wireless is fast and easy to setup.  ...  "
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" ...  Easy to install and to use  ...  "
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" ...  easy setup, I set it up a year ago and haven't had a problem with wifi since  ...  "
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" ...  Easy setup and works well, highly recommend  ...  "
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" ...  the set up was super easy and took about 30 seconds.  ...  "
Ease of Use
 167
easy to set, set, setup, simple, easy to use
+93%
-7%
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" ...  Very good product, intuitive instructions  ...  "
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" ...  Setup was simple and quick.  ...  "
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" ...  The setup for this product is extremely simple using the WPS button - just push two buttons and it is working. ... This extender is very simple and inexpensive and it works.  ...  "
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" ...  Easy to use.  ...  "
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" ...  Setup was fairly easy.  ...  "
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" ...  Good product little hard to set up, once it gets connected it will be good.  ...  "
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" ...  These were very easy to set up.  ...  "
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" ...  Setup takes just a minute or two.  ...  "
Capacity
 139
wifi, signal, router, bedroom, floor
+90%
-10%
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" ...  Have on middle floor to boost internet to my top floor.  ...  "
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" ...  I have recommended this router to several family members and friends, I even put one at my mom's.  ...  "
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" ...  Her room is on other side of the house.  ...  "
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" ...  This was so easy to set up and now I get all 4 bars wherever I’m at in my house.  ...  "
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" ...  This was really easy to set up and definitely improved the WiFi signal in my room on the opposite side of the house.  ...  "
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" ...  I purchased this because I live in a "shotgun house," and the router was placed two rooms from mine, behind thick walls. ... And I can get reception on my FIRES in the huge kitchen and bathroom!  ...  "
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" ...  I have these in my living room, kitchen and family room.  ...  "
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" ...  Plugged it in where needed and increased reception from 1 to 3 bars.  ...  "
Product Reliability
 93
months, weeks, year, month, stopped working
+33%
-67%
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" ...  still unable to get this POS working.  ...  "
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" ...  I have try resetting the device several times a week and it works for only 2 hours and needs to be reconfigured  ...  "
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" ...  Router stopped working less than a year after I bought it.  ...  "
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" ...  Break after two weeks  ...  "
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" ...  I got it working sorta.  ...  "
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" ...  Does not work  ...  "
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" ...  It constantly disconnects clients and is very unreliable. ... It worked well for about the first month, then after that it was downhill.  ...  "
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" ...  It's been 2 weeks since and I've had no recurrence of the problem.  ...  "
Device Compatibility
 79
connected, wifi, devices, internet, extender
+48%
-52%
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" ...  It is hard to keep connected  ...  "
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" ...  Creates its own password which is hard to connect to on things like PS4 and  ...  "
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" ...  Yes I've used devices like this before.  ...  "
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" ...  It didn't work in my home--my devices could not stay connected, so I kept having interrupted service. ... And even when connected, the internet struggled to load.  ...  "
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" ...  At first the random disconnect was bearable but over time it kept getting worse.  ...  "
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" ...  Once I unplugged it to move it, never was able to re-establish a connection.  ...  "
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" ...  The phone support and troubleshooting was awful.  ...  "
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" ...  A connection was established and then a couple minutes later, both lights are out again.  ...  "
ISP
 69
internet, modem, netgear, extender, tp link
+65%
-35%
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" ...  It replaced a router supplied by our ISP.  ...  "
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" ...  Internet speed jumped from 87mbps to 170mps just by upgrading router.  ...  "
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" ...  The options are unlimited.  ...  "
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" ...  That the same speed I get with WIRED devices!  ...  "
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" ...  I even bought a more expensive router.  ...  "
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" ...  Every time, I checked my modem, and plugging my computer straight into the modem worked fine.  ...  "
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" ...  Have had no issues with network.  ...  "
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" ...  If you don't know how to locate those on your existing router, don't buy it unless you have a millennial handy.  ...  "
Software Platform
 61
password, web, reset, tp link, tether app
+62%
-38%
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" ...  Using this as an access point for my internet based office phone.  ...  "
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" ...  The app really makes it difference compared to the old days!  ...  "
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" ...  The device use and app that let me control the preferences of the signal  ...  "
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" ...  It was super easy to setup and I like the app for my smartphone. ... A lot of times I can edit settings right from my phone rather than hitting the web UI.  ...  "
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" ...  Not a required app but a real nice to have to get the most from this.  ...  "
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" ...  There are two ways to setup the device and I chose the more complicated web app route.  ...  "
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" ...  I already have a TP router and all my Alexa smart switches are TP Link. ... If you buy all tp-link Kasa switches and components everything will work great.  ...  "
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" ...  There is an iPhone app TP-Link Tether you can use to monitor the device.  ...  "
Price
 60
money, worth, waste, worth the money, waste of money
+70%
-30%
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" ...  It works every dollar you spent.  ...  "
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" ...  excellent for the price.  ...  "
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" ...  It works perfectly for great price  ...  "
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" ...  For the price this is a real bargain.  ...  "
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" ...  It does a great job for very little cost.  ...  "
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" ...  For the money, these are great!  ...  "
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" ...  The price is so right that I really read through reviews .  ...  "
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" ...  Does what is expected for the price.  ...  "
Apps
 32
tether app, device, web, tp link, setup
+72%
-28%
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" ...  There are two ways to setup the device and I chose the more complicated web app route.  ...  "
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" ...  There is an iPhone app TP-Link Tether you can use to monitor the device.  ...  "
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" ...  It was super easy to setup and I like the app for my smartphone.  ...  "
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" ...  The app really makes it difference compared to the old days!  ...  "
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" ...  Easy setup and reasonably usable mobile app.  ...  "
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" ...  After the set up (it was really easy, The app is pretty nice what works with this brand.  ...  "
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" ...  The app is also very easy to use, id say better than using the web interface sometimes.  ...  "
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" ...  Having the ability to “disconnect” someone via the app is WONDERFUL!  ...  "
Returns
 32
returned, returning, sending, unfortunately, send
+6%
-94%
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" ...  I have spent too much time on this and will likely seek a return authorization.  ...  "
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" ...  Wish I could return it, but the return window closed.  ...  "
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" ...  I regret not sending it back in time.  ...  "
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" ...  The return window on Amazon has closed.  ...  "
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" ...  Amazon customer service let me return it  ...  "
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" ...  I returned it.  ...  "
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" ...  Really disappointed that for the price I paid and now I have to replace it.  ...  "
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" ...  Am returning product.  ...  "
Ports
 29
router, ethernet, connection, extender, ethernet cable
+55%
-45%
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" ...  Every time, I checked my modem, and plugging my computer straight into the modem worked fine.  ...  "
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" ...  I needed an Ethernet port to hook up my Arlo camera hub.  ...  "
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" ...  I like the fact you can use a cat 6 cable to direct connect to another device like xBox or Apple TV with a cat 6 plug.  ...  "
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" ...  better off buying the wifi router with multiple hubs.  ...  "
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" ...  All USB ports are functional and the radio range is solid.  ...  "
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" ...  But connect to it from your computer (via a cable to a LAN port) or via Wifi. ... Now connect the LAN (!)  ...  "
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" ...  Plug it in, register, and connect, that's it  ...  "
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" ...  I plugged into my computer directly with ether net cable.  ...  "
Overall performance
 27
speeds, job, fast, slow, performance
+63%
-37%
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" ...  Did the job.  ...  "
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" ...  pretty usefull but not a 5.8ghz bandwidth and still very reliable  ...  "
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" ...  Works great for me so far.  ...  "
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" ...  Works very well  ...  "
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" ...  performs it's intended job.  ...  "
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" ...  Appears to get the job done.  ...  "
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" ...  Speed is good as well.  ...  "
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" ...  When I'm not having any issues, I get the full speeds that I am supposed to (25MB/s) and things download just fine.  ...  "
Marketplace
 20
received, works, thank, manufacturer, described
+70%
-30%
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" ...  Thank you so much.  ...  "
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" ...  Contacted Amazon support and got a replacement promptly (which is wonderful).  ...  "
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" ...  Works just as described.  ...  "
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" ...  item received just as described.  ...  "
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" ...  This is the best product I’ve ever purchased on amazon!  ...  "
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" ...  Came when promised.  ...  "
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" ...  Thank you so much!  ...  "
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" ...  The picture is clearer.  ...  "
Firmware
 18
router, dd wrt, update, latest, firmware upgrade
+33%
-67%
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" ...  Lousy firmware, perhaps?  ...  "
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" ...  Despite having JUST purchased the product, I was sold an older product so it had the old firmware installed on it which is what they think was causing the bad signal. ... Unfortunately, you MUST have an Ethernet cable connection to a laptop to update the firmware, and I have a macbook air, so I couldn't update the firmware.  ...  "
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" ...  I've tried various firmware versions, nothing seems to help.  ...  "
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" ...  It is a problem this model has and, as of this time, the company has a firmware upgrade that addresses “some of the issues” (I assume that doesn’t mean “all the issues”).  ...  "
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" ...  I've tried every suggestion/setting/firmware update I can find online and it doesn't help.  ...  "
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" ...  Did firmware update check, still not functional.  ...  "
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" ...  At first I thought I had a defected router and spent a night googling issues/fixes, updating firmware and changing setting and resetting to factory default, and all failed.  ...  "
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" ...  I had hoped to improve the "buffer bloat" issue I had with my prior ASUS router running "Tomato" firmware.  ...  "
Controls
 16
two buttons, wps button, wps, push, press
+81%
-19%
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" ...  It is easy to set it up by the method 1: Via the WPS Button.  ...  "
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" ...  Was able to utilize the WPS button and had it set up and working within 10 mins.  ...  "
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" ...  I did have some issues with the WPS button so I did have to login to the interface to get it working properly but for the price the extra 5 minutes was worth it.  ...  "
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" ...  The setup was literally two buttons away.  ...  "
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" ...  Plug in and press two buttons and its up and running.  ...  "
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" ...  Set up took 3 minutes, with a push of both WPS buttons.  ...  "
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" ...  The setup for this product is extremely simple using the WPS button - just push two buttons and it is working.  ...  "
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" ...  You plug it in, push two buttons and it works  ...  "
Lagging
 14
reboot, times a day, sometimes, literally, lag
-100%
comment
" ...  It was quite literally like a switch flipped and now I have to reset it multiple times a day.  ...  "
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" ...  I've had a week where it hangs every day.  ...  "
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" ...  Did not work with my Skybell doorbell  ...  "
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" ...  Unable to reset or do anything else.  ...  "
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" ...  he said it didn’t lag .  ...  "
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" ...  So after that the TPlink reboots.  ...  "
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" ...  Had to reboot at least once a day.  ...  "
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" ...  I need to reboot it EVERYDAY!!  ...  "
Delivery
 14
delivery, product, time, one, fast
+79%
-21%
comment
" ...  Not to mention the price was right and delivery was swift.  ...  "
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" ...  The product arrived on time and seems to be working excellent.  ...  "
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" ...  Delivery was fast too.  ...  "
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" ...  Great product and great service of delivery.  ...  "
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" ...  item received just as described.  ...  "
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" ...  Arrived on time, package intact.  ...  "
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" ...  super fast shipping .  ...  "
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" ...  Received it two days after I ordered it.  ...  "
Build Quality
 11
product, durable, antennas, weeks, solid
+36%
-64%
comment
" ...  god build quality, i might use it as a paperweight.  ...  "
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" ...  It looks and feels cheap.  ...  "
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" ...  If it ain't broke don't try to fix it with this product.  ...  "
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" ...  It become another piece of plastic worthless junk.  ...  "
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" ...  The unit I received (C7, V5) has the antennas molded into the chassis.  ...  "
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" ...  Break after two weeks  ...  "
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" ...  Perhaps, I got a defected one but I wouldn't get this again since it wasn't as durable as I would like.  ...  "
Internet
 10
speed, speeds, spectrum, slower, download
+50%
-50%
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" ...  It also made the internet SLOWER than it originally was!  ...  "
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" ...  And even when connected, the internet struggled to load.  ...  "
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" ...  Within 10-15 minutes my internet degrades to the point that I no longer have internet.  ...  "
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" ...  It was a lot more money but too much time lost with slow and flakey Internet.  ...  "
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" ...  after using this product I realized my internet speed has gone down and thus this is of no use.  ...  "
Gaming
 6
games, every, video
+67%
-33%
comment
" ...  Now I can stream every movie and play video games with out getting kicked off  ...  "
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" ...  If you are a regular internet user, and a casual gamer .  ...  "
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" ...  he said it helped when he was gaming .  ...  "
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" ...  This made streaming on our firesticks and gaming a much better experience!!!  ...  "
For Running
 6
minutes, two buttons, press, plug
+100%
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" ...  I was up and running in few minutes.  ...  "
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" ...  Update: I used the 2nd option to set up and i'm up and running!  ...  "
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" ...  You can be up and running in under a minute.  ...  "
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" ...  Plug in and press two buttons and its up and running.  ...  "
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" ...  !Everything has perfect reception, even with all of them running at the same time.  ...  "
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" ...  Had it up and running in minutes.  ...  "
Features
 6
red light, settings, needs, led, features
+67%
-33%
comment
" ...  Even this AC1750 is most probably an over kill, but it has nice overall features, and the price is pretty good.  ...  "
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" ...  - v4 provides more features: You can turn off the LED's permanently or specify a daily off period, e.g. ... - Built-in AP-mode needs to be enhanced to provide LED control and WPS mode control (as well as other relevant settings that I might have missed). ... You start in Quick setup mode. ... (Once again please note that you have to be in Advanced mode to do this).  ...  "
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" ...  It has advanced settings.  ...  "
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" ...  Extensive feature set.  ...  "
Repeater
 6
+50%
-50%
comment
" ...  Very disappointed with this repeater.  ...  "
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" ...  In other words useless as an extender.  ...  "
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" ...  and maybe no extender can.  ...  "
Fit
 6
year, working, product, antennas
+67%
-33%
comment
" ...  This one fit the bill.  ...  "
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" ...  Holding up well after about a year.  ...  "
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" ...  These fit my budget and work well 90% of the time.  ...  "
For Kids
 5
+80%
-20%
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" ...  Kids and hubby love it!  ...  "
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" ...  I use second one for kids which I control what times they have access.  ...  "
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" ...  As a parent, we know what it is like telling our kids to “get off” an electronic.  ...  "
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" ...  I have it running my portable multimedia system for my van for the kids.  ...  "
Video Playback
 5
video, streaming, start, going, read
+100%
comment
" ...  We finally got it after going on YouTube and watching a video.  ...  "
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" ...  Now I can stream every movie and play video games with out getting kicked off  ...  "
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" ...  Watched the videos, read three different faq's, read the quick start.  ...  "
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" ...  It solved the constant buffering problem I was having with Netflix and Amazon streaming videos.  ...  "
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" ...  GREAT FOR STREAMING  ...  "
Product As Described
 5
described, received
+100%
comment
" ...  Works just as described.  ...  "
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" ...  Works as described  ...  "
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" ...  Works as advertised.  ...  "
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" ...  The picture is clearer.  ...  "
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" ...  item received just as described.  ...  "
Pedometer
 4
step, put, easy
+100%
comment
" ...  I followed all the steps exactly, but everywhere I put it, it was put of range.  ...  "
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" ...  Easy step up.  ...  "
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" ...  Please note that being in Advanced mode is the prerequisite for the following steps.  ...  "
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" ...  I set it up in just two steps.  ...  "
Speed
 4
took, less, running
+100%
comment
" ...  I was up and running in few minutes.  ...  "
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" ...  Took less than 5 minutes.  ...  "
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" ...  All in less then 3 minutes.  ...  "
Call quality
 4
clear, calls, talked, signal, call
+50%
-50%
comment
" ...  At this point, after hours on the phone trying to find a solution, I'm just calling it a day and purchasing another booster from another company.  ...  "
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" ...  The two lady's I talked with two resolve this issue could not speak clear English and talked only never listened.  ...  "
Resolution
 3
tv, new, lot, better, video
+100%
comment
" ...  Help to run my firestick 4k mich better  ...  "
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" ...  Have multiple tablets,phones,laptops,NAS,Google home/mini, and even able to stream 4k Youtube to my new TCL 4k TV.  ...  "
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" ...  Much better reception on my new 4K smart TV.  ...  "
Cables
 3
like, cat, 6
+67%
-33%
comment
" ...  I plugged into my computer directly with ether net cable.  ...  "
comment
" ...  I like the fact you can use a cat 6 cable to direct connect to another device like xBox or Apple TV with a cat 6 plug.  ...  "
Size
 3
easy to use
+100%
comment
" ...  A must have if you have a large space.  ...  "
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" ...  It's so convenient!  ...  "

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WiFi:  Yes