TP-Link WA850RE 300Mbps WiFi Range Extender

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Product overview

• Range Extender mode boosts your wireless signal into hard to reach areas
• Compact, stylish design uses a single mains socket to easily deploy or move around your home
• Expand your WiFi connectivity in minutes, at the push of a button
• Connect wired devices into the Ethernet port and use the extender as a wireless adapter
• Monitor and manage your WiFi connections using TP link Tether for Android and iOS devices
• Control the LED lighting with night mode to switch off the blinking lights, so you can sleep peacefully, without distraction
• Manufacturer part number : TL-WA850RE
• One year warranty

Extend your wireless network
The TP-LINK Universal WiFi Range Extender helps eliminate WiFi 'dead zones' in your home or office. Capable of wireless speeds of up to 300Mbps and an integrated Ethernet port, it's never been easier to bring your network to previously unreachable rooms. The Wi-Fi Range Extender is 2.4GHz 802.11b/g/n compatible, meaning it'll work with the majority of modern WiFi devices such as WiFi enabled computers, media players or Smart TVs and mobile devices. The TP-Link WA850RE WiFi Range Extender also features advanced security, making sure your network is secure from threats.

Visual indicators for optimal positioning
By taking note of the signal indicator on the device, you will be able to position the TP-Link WA850RE Range Extender in a great location between your Router and where you need the signal to get to in order to achieve the best signal and connection results.

TP-Link Tether
TP-link Tether is a free application for Android and iOS devices which gives you the power to remotely monitor and set up connections using the TP-Link 300Mbps universal range extender. Use the Tether App to manage your wireless connections or block WiFi access from unwanted sources, you can even control the LED lighting on the range extender with night mode, so you can get an undisturbed nights sleep.

Rated 5 out of 5 by from Works a treat - With BT Home Hub 3 Love this. Bought it because my hub is on one side of the house and I needed wifi in my gamesroom so I looked at wifi extenders and repeaters. After comparing it with many, I finally chose this one because Maplin dropped the price. I plugged it in next to my hub (As the instructions say) and waited until the light flashed and then I connected it by pressing the WPS button on my hub. Then I unplugged it and plugged it in somewhere I needed. 4 out of 5 bars on the extender and a very fast speed for my wireless devices. To save on space and wires, I have removed all the powerline adapters and gone completely wireless. Love it! And definitely recommend it!
Date published: 2014-04-12
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Used this with the latest modem router from TD-Link but it would not make an automatic connection. So I used a laptop running Vista and hi-fived using wi-fi. On first connecting it asked for a PIN and that really threw me into a panic. No mention of PIN in the manual or on the hardware! When I calmed down I saw the option of connecting WITHOUT the PIN. Everything went fine after that and it works a treat. It is on our upstairs landing where the LEDs double as a night light.
Date published: 2013-06-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Works Perfectly After reading a number of the reviews with people with BT Home Hubs I can report that it worked perfectly with the BT Home Hub 3.0 and 5.0. Currently on the 5.0, there are less drop outs as the 3.0 would change channel to the channel with the less traffic. However, the channel switch would not be incorporated into the extender, causing the loss of signal, resulting in restarting the Wi-Fi extender. With the 5.0, channel switching does not affect the Wi-Fi extender and so works brilliantly. In a Steel Framed Building, the extender works a treat and going to buy another!
Date published: 2016-05-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Had this in and working in under 5 mins. Just put in the wireless code into the configuration web page of the router you want to attach to and it connects and boosts. This one boosting a sky router. Now good signal in living room where previously we had to hold devices in the air or at a funny angle, you know what I mean! Note that you need to put it where there is a half decent signal already, more like a relay if you like to extend the range. Thought previously that netgear was better but this was just as simple, if not simpler (read the netgear booster reviews!).
Date published: 2013-10-29
Rated 1 out of 5 by from No good with BT home hub 2 or 4 I bought this a couple of years ago for my mum and have on many occasions tried to set it up without success. Like other reviewers, I've found it links with the BT router and presents my devices with a strong network signal. Android, ios and windows devices can all attach to the network, but cannot get the Internet connection. There's something about the way the home hub router interacts with the tp-link extender that blocks access to the Web. I've given up and it's now in the bin. I've also resolved not to buy any other tp-link products. My Devolo works fine at home, so I'm sticking with them.
Date published: 2015-07-17
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Doesn't work with BT Home Hub. Will not set up properly - fails to lock on to the root AP. If the alternative set-up method is tried, it will not work with a PC, though it may do so with a laptop.
Date published: 2013-03-22
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Me too. Spent ages but this will not work with my Netgear router
Date published: 2013-04-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I exchanged a useless Netgear range extender for this model and it works perfectly. The two button set up did not work on my Virgin Media Netgear router but the on line set up had me connected with ease. Many thanks to Maplins for great customer service.
Date published: 2013-07-18
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I have a gaming console that keeps losing connection, the router is quite far away and also downstairs. When it is connected, speeds are fine, its just the connection itself I think. I know you cant guarantee it will work, but is this the product for me?

Asked by: Rob Green
Unfortunately, we are unable to guarantee full compatibility for this item it may help.
Answered by: Dominic
Date published: 2017-09-05

we have run a cat 5 cable from our router to a room 25mts away and want a range extender to plug onto it,to enable wifi what can you suggest

Asked by: wally
This service is for frequently asked questions and does not allow two way communication, In order for us to best assist you with your technical issue please contact us on the details below: 0333 400 9500 or email
Answered by: Billy
Date published: 2017-08-30

I have an Amazon Firestick plugged into an hdmi socket on my tv, but my router is some distance away in the house. I get a lot of buffering which I would like to get rid of. Would this product help

Asked by: Fred88
This product would not help. the buffering is usually down to your download speed.
Answered by: Billy
Date published: 2017-08-30

can you tell me if this is the latest Version 4, or what version it is?

Asked by: Phil
We cannot answer this I am afraid as the versions will vary from batch to batch, but will generally be the newest version.
Answered by: Russell
Date published: 2017-08-28

Hi can you use 2 of these devices together and can they be paired

Asked by: Gerry
You can use multiple Wifi range extenders to get a better coverage in your property.
Answered by: Dale
Date published: 2017-08-11

Hi, I would like to get WiFi in my detached garage. Garage has power and is approx 6 meters (20 ft) away from the house and approx 12 meters (40 ft) from where my router is located. Would this product work? If not can you suggest anything that would work?

Asked by: Danny
Unfortunately we are unable to guarantee full compatibility for this item in your intended application, I am sorry for any inconvenience this may cause you. If the garage is on the same ring main as the main property you could try a powerline kit, such as the one below. Devolo dLAN 1200+ Pass-Through Powerline Kit Code: A08RR
Answered by: darren cordon
Date published: 2017-08-11

Hi, I would like to get wifi in my summer house that is approx 75foot away from the router would this work for that please (obviously with the house walls in between) 

Asked by: Kazza
Unfortunately, I do not believe this would be a suitable device your this kind of distance.
Answered by: James
Date published: 2017-06-24

I have a smart tv in my bedroom but my router is in the living room could I use this device.

Asked by: Michael
It would depend on how the TV needs to connect, wired or wireless, and the strength of your WiFi signal. Without knowing the specifics of your situation it might work for your needs but we couldn't guarantee.
Answered by: Gareth
Date published: 2017-04-29
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