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TP-Link AC1200 Dual Band WiFi Range Extender, Repeater, Access Point w/ Mini Housing Design, Extends WiFi to Smart Home & Alexa Devices (RE305)

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Tech support

(28 reviews)
Work

(29 reviews)
Coverage

(59 reviews)
Setup

(97 reviews)
Price

(21 reviews)
Range

(102 reviews)
Advertise

(29 reviews)
Product

(178 reviews)
Extender

(124 reviews)
Thing

(50 reviews)
Signal

(288 reviews)
Wifi

(73 reviews)
Area

(26 reviews)
Device

(80 reviews)
Compare

(14 reviews)
Throughput

(11 reviews)
Connection

(102 reviews)
Network

(31 reviews)
Connectivity

(18 reviews)
Spot

(73 reviews)
Experience

(13 reviews)
Zone

(30 reviews)
Wire

(12 reviews)
Reset

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Reviews around tech support (4.78 of 5)

  • I emailed tech support they suggest I make one change to my router and
  • Tech support was not helpful at all and suggested returning it
  • Tech support was awful and did not even understand my issues or have any suggestions.
  • Unfortunately I wasted 2 hours trying to connect it then finally contacted tech support for help
  • Tech support was awful and did not even understand my issues or have any suggestions.
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Reviews around work (4.58 of 5)

  • This range extender works fine when it's linked to my router
  • Easy to install and works exceptionally well in the location.
  • This works but internet is a little slower.
  • This range extender works really well with it to enhance the WIFI signal in the rooms further away or behind walls from where the router is located.
  • Very easy to setup, and coverage area works great, I used to extend my network, and its been working very well
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Reviews around coverage (4.30 of 5)

  • Easy to set up & helps boost the wifi coverage throughout the whole house.
  • Instant signal boost in my heretofore distant office room with spotty 2.4 and 5 Ghz coverage
  • Was hoping for better results in some areas of the house that had marginal coverage
  • I get a good connection and the coverage is decent but my gigabit net work slows to a crawl when I use this extender.
  • When placed according to the instructions, I have great internet coverage all throughout our home, and can even get a good signal outside
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Reviews around setup (4.26 of 5)

  • Not bad, but the 5G is not working properly, maybe my setup
  • I felt the device did what I wanted and setup was not hard
  • Setup was relatively easy, and that's a pretty big deal
  • Easy setup with Verizon FIOSJust plug it in near the wireless router,
  • Easy setup and sold performance with not notable speed loss
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Reviews around price (4.19 of 5)

  • The price is cheap for what you get!
  • does the job. reasonable price, easy setup...no new extra password
  • Not worth the price.
  • This was an open box item, working very well, and the price was excellent.
  • No too happy doesn't work as I though it will.
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Reviews around range (4.12 of 5)

  • This is the WiFi range extender I'd recommend to everyone!
  • The first is that it barely extends the range at all - it's not very sensitive, nor very powerful
  • I must admit that I was real doubtful that this would work because I had tried a less expensive range extender with no success
  • This product does not improve range at all in my house- since this is what I purchased the range extender for, it is useless.
  • nice range extender, much cheaper than a mesh setup which is overkill in a smaller home
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Reviews around advertise (4.00 of 5)

  • When I finally got it connected with both bands it works as we had hoped
  • Works as advertised with easy setup that does not require grandchildren assistance.
  • It works the floor above it and below it as well as on the other side of the wall
  • This thing was not to bad to set up and works as advertised
  • I would like to return this product as it did not work as I expected it too
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Reviews around product (3.65 of 5)

  • GREAT PRODUCT, EASY TO SETUPNEEDED TO PUSH WIFI OUT TO MY
  • So, the product works great, but maybe we should just be enjoying the fire?
  • I would not recommend this product as it drives me crazy to do all the reboots
  • Great product, Works like a charm and very easy set up.
  • So, the product works great, but maybe we should just be enjoying the fire?
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Reviews around extender (3.63 of 5)

  • Best wifi extender in my opinion, high internet speed with high range.
  • The router is in the basement, this extender is upstairs and it works perfectly
  • I use it in my house as an extender and so far it's working out pretty good
  • If you have a slower connection this will be a fine extender for you
  • This extender loses connection to my main router constantly.
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Reviews around thing (3.62 of 5)

  • This thing was not to bad to set up and works as advertised
  • Good thing this device has an ethernet port, which I was able to connect my PS4, and I get the speeds I want
  • The worst thing you will ever have, unstable connection
  • I know networking is never the easiest thing, but a simple range extender should be easy enough for anyone.
  • The only really negative thing I found about it, and this does not in any way
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Reviews around signal (3.43 of 5)

  • I would recommend this product to anyone who has a weak WIFI signal.
  • and now we have a decent WiFi signal in all of the downstairs.
  • This did nothing to boost the WiFi signal, so it's decommissioned for now.
  • Does that I have a strong Wi-Fi signal but the Internet will be crazy slow
  • It has weakened my overall WiFi signal throughout my house
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Reviews around wifi (3.26 of 5)

  • We have meetings in our house and wifi is slowing down when a lot of people are using it
  • I now have strong wifi where there was previously almost no signal.
  • My WiFi works better troughout the house and my backyard
  • and now we have a decent WiFi signal in all of the downstairs.
  • Easy to set up and now have a strong WiFi signal all over our house.
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Reviews around area (3.17 of 5)

  • Excellent for smooth streaming 4K movies to difficult areas in the house.
  • Now with the AC2600 I can recieve strong signals across the street as well as in my back yard on the other side of the house
  • Some places in screen house are spotty especially the areas furthest away from the booster
  • When I finally got it connected with both bands it works as we had hoped
  • you can see, the 2.4 Gig band was slower coming through the repeater, but surprisingly the 5.0 band was just as fast as with the primary router.
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Reviews around device (3.08 of 5)

  • For this purpose, the device is working as I had hoped.
  • Great device improved the signal in my home tremendously
  • I think it’s probably a great device if it’s compatible with your router
  • This device will not solve any coverage problems you have.-Certified Network Engineer
  • I used to use a retired Linksys E2700 Wi-Fi router as an Access Point, that device just died yesterday
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Reviews around compare (2.82 of 5)

  • When I finally got it connected with both bands it works as we had hoped
  • It works the floor above it and below it as well as on the other side of the wall
  • you can see, the 2.4 Gig band was slower coming through the repeater, but surprisingly the 5.0 band was just as fast as with the primary router.
  • However after one month using it, I am very disappointed, the speed is very slow compared to the original speed, I put this extender just next to one room where the main router locates,
  • Now with the AC2600 I can recieve strong signals across the street as well as in my back yard on the other side of the house
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Reviews around throughput (2.71 of 5)

  • With the extender, the strength of the signal has improved to -30 (2.4g) and -33 (5g), extremely strong, and the speed is consistently around 31 mbps down and 24.4 mbps up (2.4g) and 80 mbps both up and down (5g)
  • That is not a knock against the extender at all but a caution that just because it says it supports 5g, your device you are connecting must also be 5g capable.
  • I let the (good reviews) distract me from the (bad reviews), and there were plenty of those highlighting the same, and other issues (e.g., dropped connections, dead device, poor throughput).Honestly, I expect a lot out of a such an expensive product, but for me, this one didn't deliver, and is not worth keeping, as it's better for me, network performance-wise, to avoid using it all together.
  • The latest firmware update was applied, the range wasn't too far from the router/AP, and there weren't any other devices on the extender, but yet, rotten throughput.
  • Sometimes, more than I am happy with, my MacBook Pro connects to the original AC3150 on 5GHz which has a low signal and weak throughput down here
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Reviews around connection (2.37 of 5)

  • If you have a slower connection this will be a fine extender for you
  • Did lose connection with all devices once since purchased and installed
  • Devices attached to network through extender lose internet connection
  • Would be great if had a little better connection speeds.
  • It's definitely improved my connection to several devices
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Reviews around network (2.33 of 5)

  • I get the same sketchy connection as my regular network in certain rooms
  • After this was done I was able to get the 5GHz network to work however, the 2.4GHz network although available via the extender, has no internet connection
  • Eventually, I just reset the unit through the pinhole button and the default wifi name showed up on my available network lists.
  • Then I tried to set the unit up and the default name for the wifi was not showing up in my list available networks.
  • However, it didn't work very well because it slowed down my network and automatically disconnected to the router.
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Reviews around connectivity (2.07 of 5)

  • However it has been my experience that after a few hours it will lose all internet connectivity
  • It does help a little bit, but in my experience, in a real-world situation you're looking at maybe 5-10 feet of additional useful connectivity
  • The TP-Link Extender has greatly improved the speed and connectivity for our previous dead zones.
  • It loses connectivity frequently and the process of reconnecting is extremely painful and often involves calling the wireless supplier to reset from the home office.
  • Plus, I have been using the built Ethernet with home cameras and the connectivity has been very reliable
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Reviews around spot (1.71 of 5)

  • Thank the heavens for the TP-link extender: easy to set up with helpful tools that even make it easy to find the right spot (Intelligent Signal Indicator) and most importantly, the beamforming feature which targets the signal to compatible
  • This extended our WiFi signal to all the dead spots in our house
  • Works pretty welol had to move it twice to find the right spot for
  • Works great for what I needed it for (dead spot in my house)
  • Once you have the extender connected to the wireless network, you could move the unit to look for the best spot
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Reviews around experience (1.61 of 5)

  • However it has been my experience that after a few hours it will lose all internet connectivity
  • have a good experience base on my experience I will not recommend to anyone.
  • Not a good experience
  • Next I will try calling but do not currently feel like it has been an "easy" experience.
  • All in all a very frustrating experience for something that looks like it would be a great and simple way to extend a wireless network
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Reviews around zone (1.00 of 5)

  • the instructions say put the device halfway between your dead zone and the router
  • It got rid of the dead zone in my house and it delivers great internet speeds!
  • My basement was practically a WiFi dead zone, but now I get a full signal throughout.
  • We had recently gotten new internet and my room was kind of a dead zone
  • The old Wifi dead zone in the living room front porch is now fixed
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Reviews around wire (1.00 of 5)

  • Using for a hard wired ethernet connection on the other side of my house, and does not hold a consistent connection
  • It would be nice if you could plug an ethernet cable into it to boost the signal, but it can't do that, it has an ethernet jack, but that is to use for devices that are hard wire only.
  • It has my security cameras linked to the hard wire connection and streaming the feed is flawless in HD.
  • You will need to hard wire into it using a cat 5 Ethernet cable for the most worry free set up though
  • Wi-Fi band on an older laptop than the Category 6 10/100BASE-T Ethernet (RJ-45) cable hard wired.
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Reviews around reset (1.00 of 5)

  • After a hard reset, found in the instructions, I was able to proceed normally
  • I spoke with tech support, who walked me through the hard reset process a few more times, but unfortunately I found myself with the same results
  • Connectivity would drop, settings would get all borked, and I would have to do a hard reset to get it back online
  • After about 2 weeks of conducting a hard reset every day, I returned the product and bought a 100ft ethernet cable and a router, which has presented no issues to date
  • I tried restarting the device, and doing a hard reset, but the best I could do is about 24 hours of connection before the issue persisted
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