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TP-Link AC1200 WiFi Range Extender (RE330), Covers Up to 1500 Sq.ft and 25 Devices, Dual Band Wireless Signal Booster, Internet Repeater, 1 Ethernet Port
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|Wireless Type||802.11n, 802.11b, 802.11a, 802.11ac, 802.11g|
|Data Transfer Rate||1200 Megabits Per Second|
|Frequency Band Class||Dual-Band|
|Included Components||Wi-Fi Range Extender RE330 Quick Installation Guide|
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- Extend Wi-Fi Coverage - Boost Home Internet WiFi Coverage up to 1500 Square feet and connects up to 25 devices such as laptops, smartphones, speakers, IP cameras, tablets, IoT devices, and more¹
- AC1200 Dual Band WiFi Speed- Provides up to 1200Mbps performance using dual band ( 2.4GHz - 300Mbps / 5GHz - 867Mbps )¹
- Fast Ethernet Port: Experience wired speed and reliability in your home by connecting your favorite device to the fast ethernet port
- High Speed Mode – maximizes speed by using one WiFi band as dedicated backhaul, ideal for HD streaming and gaming
- Universal Compatibility: The RE330 range extender is compatible with all WiFi-enabled devices and routers, gateway or access points²
- OneMesh Compatible - Enables the creation of a OneMesh network for seamless roaming when paired with TP-Link OneMesh routers like Archer A7, Archer AX21, Archer AX73 and more
- Set Up in Minutes: Easily set up and manage your Wi-Fi in a few quick and easy steps using the TP-Link Tether app (Android, iOS). Find the optimal location for the best Wi-Fi connection with an intelligent signal indicator
- All Wi-Fi extenders are designed to increase or improve Wi-Fi coverage, not to directly increase speed. In some cases improving signal reliability can affect overall throughput
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1: Maximum wireless signal rates are the physical rates derived from IEEE Standard 802.11 specifications. Actual wireless data throughput and wireless coverage, and the number of connected devices are not guaranteed and will vary as a result of network conditions, AP limitations, and environmental factors, including building materials, obstacles, volume and density of traffic, and AP location. 2: The product may not be compatible with routers or gateways with firmware that has been altered, is based on open source programs, or is non-standard or outdated. 3: Smart Roaming is designed for devices that support the 802.11k/v standard.
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TP-Link AC1200 Wi-Fi Range Extender RE330 wirelessly connects to your WiFi router, strengthening and expanding its signal into areas it can’t reach on its own. With speeds of up to 300 Mbps on 2.4 GHz and 867 Mbps on 5 GHz, put strong, fast WiFi in every room and say goodbye to dead zones.
TP-Link OneMesh is a simple way to form a Mesh network with a single WiFi name for seamless whole-home coverage. Just connect a OneMesh range extender to a OneMesh router.
Secure One-Touch Connection for Easy SetupStep
1: Simply press the WPS button on your router and, within 2 minutes, the WPS button on RE330 to connect to the network.Step
2: Once connected, place RE330 to the best location—without reconfiguration.
Notes: Please connect the extender to the router via the Tether app or Web UI if your router doesn’t support WPS.
The smart signal indicator lets you see signal strength from the existing router at a glance. Easily to find the best place to position your range extender to extend your WiFi.
Set up and manage your WiFi through the TP-Link Tether app from your smartphone (Android, iOS), including TP-Link routers and range extenders.
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Eliminate Dead Zones
The RE330 expands your current WiFi coverage with speeds up to 1200 Mbps using two specially designed internal antennas, perfect for web browsing and watching content online.¹
Maximum Performance with High-Speed Mode
Uses both bands to create a super high-speed connection, perfect for HD streaming and gaming.
Fast Ethernet Port
Experience wired speed and reliability anywhere in your home by connecting your favorite device to the fast ethernet port.
Compatible with all WiFi-enabled devices, routers, and access points, the dual-band RE330 can connect up to 25 devices that are out of range from your router.¹²
Access Point Mode
Turn your Ethernet port into your own personal WiFi hotspot by connecting it to an internet source.
Intelligent Signal Indicator
An Intelligent Signal Indicator directs you to the optimal location to place your range extender for the strongest possible connection.
One Button Setup
For WPS compatible routers, use the WPS button to effortlessly set up and extend your WiFi.
Tether is an intuitive app that allows you to conveniently monitor the state of your range extender.
Reviewed in the United States on August 15, 2019
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It's small and visually appealing so you don't need to worry about hiding a bulky or ugly device. It actually resembles an plugin oil diffuser like a lot of us might have. It is very light weight so it shouldn't sag from the outlet when plugged in. You will lose an outlet plug and if that's a problem you can always use an extension cord and put it where ever you want. The front of the RE220 boasts 5 easy to understand LEDs informing you of its status (power, ethernet, WiFi, 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz bands) and a WPS button. The bottom of the device has a high speed RJ45 ethernet port (this is absolutely golden for wired devices) and a reset button which is recessed so you don't have to worry about accidentally pushing it and ensuring that you have to mean it when you do use that feature. It is supposed to work with any WiFi router. The mobile app and web user interface also give you management options like enabling the High Speed Mode, restricting particular devices for a specified amount of time and it even lets you turn off the LEDs if they might disturb your sleep or distract you. I personally have not used the extra features as of yet but they sound like they might be pretty useful, especially being able to turn off the LEDs. I think everyone has noticed blinking lights from various devices and they can be super annoying if they're in your bedroom or visible when you're trying to focus.
The RE220 was very simple to set up with easy to follow step-by-step directions in the box, which guide you through the process and inform you about your options for setup (WPS, mobile app, web UI), where to find the app, a QR code for the app (this is also printed on the box) and the web UI address for setup if you opt to use a computer instead of the app or WPS feature. I chose to use the app which is also very simple which made the process all the more enjoyable. All you have to do is follow the on-screen prompts and it goes smoothly. It has you setup your 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz WiFi bands separately as they each have a password although it's usually the same and it's also true that not all networks are dual-band. I didn't have a single problem during setup. It was quick and painless.
The only setup issue I did have was mine. In my haste to get the RE220 going, I didn't rename the extender's WiFi signal to match my home network so it caused conflicts with my IoT devices that were trying to talk to each other because the network is password protected and I had actually created a second password protected network. This caused some communication issues. The instructions even tell you that you may want/need to do this but I was in a hurry so I could get other things done and overlooked that. Once the signal was renamed and the password set to match the original network it worked great and without issue. This was very easy to do within the mobile app but could also be easily done using a laptop or desktop computer.
I bought this to solve an issue with a device I got a great deal on. I stumbled upon a used Sony Media Streaming Bluray player for $15. I couldn't believe it and couldn't pass it up. I didn't really need it but I was tired of using my phone or laptop to stream movies and video to my bedroom TV. It was always a hassle and the only alternative was a wired connection directly to the TV and that in itself was a pain and more so if I wanted to play any of the discs that I have since my laptop doesn't have a built-in disc player and I have to connect the USB BR/DVD/CD player. The problem was that the player required a wired network connection and not wireless. I can't complain since it was practically free. I don't know about you but my house does not have wired ethernet. I could do that myself but it's time consuming and the money needed cancels any value in my purchase, in fact, it probably would have exceeded the cost of a brand new media player and I didn't want to make that kind of investment just to get a media player on the network. My TV is a few years old and it doesn't have WiFi or smart apps itself and I'm not ready to spend a few hundred just to get that kind of experience there either. Not when I can work around it for much less. This network extender allowed me to connect the Bluray player to the network using a spare network cable that was laying around from an old printer or maybe it was an outdated gateway from an internet old service provider. Regardless, the cable was brand new in the package and all I had to do was plug it into the TP-Link RE220 extender and my Bluray player and BAM the player was on the network and asking me to install updates. To top it all off, the WiFi signal in my bedroom is much stronger and everything using the RE220 signals have a much more reliable signal. That's not to say my Arris Gateway didn't give me a good signal to begin with, it's just a stronger signal.
The speed of the TP-Link RE220 AC750 WiFi Extender works great for watching Prime videos in HD. I get full 1080p just fine. There is always a loading delay but I think that's the player which is a few years old so the memory and processor speed is not top of the line but it was $15 so again I'm not complaining. If you plan on watching 4k Ultra video, you may want to do some research to see if the TP-Link RE220 AC750 WiFi Extender meets your needs speed-wise, but it claims 433 MBps for 5 GHz and 300 MBps for the 2.4 GHz bands which should be fast enough but it's not GigaBit speed for sure. I don't have a GigaBit speed router so it wasn't a concern. My TV isn't 4k Ultra capable so I didn't worry one bit about it. I did notice that when I watched a movie using the Amazon Prime app on the player, it checked the connection speed and displayed the result and it's exactly what I see on my Samsung Galaxy S9+ on the home WiFi so the RE220 does not seem to be slower than the Arris Gateway my network is running on to begin with and the only speed issues I ever see are when too many devices are simultaneously using too much bandwidth (multiple HD TVs, cell phones, laptops, remote set top boxes, etc). First world problems...am I right? The only solution there is a faster internet connection and router which hasn't been necessary and saves money and even if I did upgrade I think this WiFi extender would still suit my needs.
The Galaxy would drop to 2/3 bars if I left the room the router was in and 0/3 bars and disconnect from the network if I went to the garage which is where I wanted to use it. I was about to return it but thought I'd try a range extender first, chose this one and got it the next day.
Item arrived in 1 day, in great condition, packaged well.
Simple to understand instructions
Set up took about 5 minutes.
My tablet gets 2/3 bars in the garage with the extender, zero bars without it.
You need a phone app and create an account to operate the app in order to install. I'm not a fan of this but it's not the end of the world either.
If the item lasts a long time then I'd likely give it 5/5 stars. time will tell.
I have read several comments that say you need to understand how it works and doesn't work. First off if you don't know how the technology works then you don't need to be writing a review. Other reviews said it creates a second SSID and they keep getting disconnected switching between the router and the extender! I will say this it was super easy to install just download the app by scanning the QR code in the instructions manual. Once the app is open create an account and follow the instructions. YES by default it creates a second SSID!
Here is were you have to understand the technology. If you don't want certain people for example to have access to the extender you can have a second passphrase so that only people you want to have access can. If you just want to extend the network throughout the house you have to name the SSID the same as the router SSID as well as the passphrase. What this will do is when you move into that part of the house your phone will automatically switch to the closest signal which is the extender. Yes you will be disconnected from one and connected to the other, but because the SSID and passphrase are the same for you it will be instantaneous! if you are listing to music or watching a video because of the buffer time you will not have any loss of service!
In conclusion It is working as intended and doing what I needed it to do. I have a 200mbps connection from the cable company and I was getting 7mbps at the camera and now I am getting 65mbps and the camera is working so much better! The reason I am only getting 65mbps is because although the signal strength is better it's not 100% full signal. I know their are other Extenders with better range but most of them have external antenna's and I was putting this in the kitchen and wanted it to look as neat as possible for my wife.
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If this is for a stationary device such as an Apple TV or such thing it works great. Its NOT for your iPhone - iPad - etc unless you don’t mind switching.
For some its perfect. For others not so much.
Update: I never returned it so I decided to give it another chance. At the moment I'm fantasizing about leaving it in a burning paper bag on the doorstep of someone I don't like... Or even worse, not set it on fire and hope they try using it.
En general si vas a comprar tu primer repetidor te recomiendo el 855RE.
It is supposed to handle up to 300Mbps but it only reached 5 Mbps and my provider gives me 50 Mbps (or 45Mbps realistically). It was so slow that I couldn't stream anything at all. If I just wanted email, then it would be acceptable. I ended up returning this one and got something much better and gave me the true full bandwidth.
Set up was easy and it did have a strong wifi signal so your devices can access it but speed wise, it did not deliver.