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TP-Link - AC1750 Gigabit Wi-Fi Range Extender - White

Expand your wireless network with this TP-LINK RE450 range extender, which features Wireless-AC technology with dual-band speeds up to 1750 Mbps and 3 adjustable external antennas for reliable signal strength and coverage.

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    Overview

    What's Included


    • AC1750 Gigabit Wi-Fi Range Extender
    • RJ-45 Ethernet cable
    • Owner's manual

    Ratings & Reviews


    Overall Customer Rating:
    91% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (58 out of 64)

    Features


    Wireless-AC technology

    Offers optimal signal strength and coverage to expand your wireless network.

    Dual-band operation

    Delivers speeds up to 450 Mbps at 2.4GHz and up to 1300 Mbps at 5.0GHz for combined speeds up to 1750 Mbps.

    Compatible with 802.11ac Wi-Fi routers and access points

    Backward compatible with 802.11b/g/n networks, so you can upgrade easily.

    3 adjustable external antennas

    Help maximize wireless coverage.

    Gigabit Ethernet port

    Allows you to connect a wired device to your network.

    Intelligent signal light

    Shows the signal strength, so you can find the best location for the range extender.

    64- and 128-bit WEP, WPA-PSK and WPA2-PSK encryption

    Helps keep your network secure.


    Customer rating

    Rating 4.4 out of 5 stars with 64 reviews

    91%
    would recommend to a friend

    Pros

    Cons

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Amazing Range Extender – Now I’m Getting The Speed

      Posted
      Zipeedee
      • My Best Buy® MemberMember

      Long time users of the internet can remember modems and dialup. I had two phone lines so I wouldn’t tie up the main phone line. I then progressed to DSL and finally cable. The instant internet connections were glorious – and then came WiFi. I thought I was in heaven! However, there was one problem. My house is long and the cable came in at one end of the house and that’s where my router was located. I had great coverage at that end of the house but was a little spotty in the other end. I have an Airport Extreme base station and was very happy with it. I had tried other range extenders, but they seemed to slow down my connection and they proved to not be very reliable. So when I had the chance to try the TP-Link AC1750 RE450 Range Extender, I was expecting to be disappointed as I was with the other range extenders. Boy was I surprised! The first thing you notice about the AC1750 is it size. It’s not small. The electrical plug is at the bottom of the unit and covers most of the other plug in your electrical outlet. This is a small price to pay for the performance – more on that in a bit. It is 6.5 inches long and 8 inches with the middle antenna extended. It is 1.5 inches deep and 3 inches wide but 5.5 inches wide with both side antennas flipped up. Once you plug it in, a blue LED power light lets you know that it is ready to go. The quick instruction guide follows you through the set up. There are two options – using a web browser and using WPS. I used the web browser. In your Wi-Fi settings you will select TP-LINK_Extender_2.4GHz and then go to your web browser of choice and enter http://tplinkrepeater.net. Use admin for both the username and password. You will be prompted to change both of these and then you will be guided through the rest of the setup process. I selected to keep the existing SSID and to have both the 2.4GHz and 5 GHz networks show as one. When the settings are to your liking, the extender will reboot and you will set the 2.4GHz and 5GHz light lit up. The large circular button will have a blue ring around it if your extender is in a good location (at least halfway between the router and your dead zone) and red if it is too far away. Now for the real test. Did it help my dead spot and increase my speeds? I know that the 2.4 GHz band can travel farther, but the 5 GHz is better because it can transfer larger amounts of data and is less congested. I used a Wi-Fi app to test the coverage on my Mac. The results are shown in the pictures. I was in the middle of my house and could barely see the 5 GHz band before the extender, but after I was not only seeing it there but everywhere in my house! I recently upgraded to a 30 Mbps internet plan and was only getting that in the bedroom above where my router was located. As you can see in the picture, I was not getting the speed I was paying for. This picture was taken at the complete opposite end of the house! I went from 15 Mbps to 34 Mbps. There is also an Gigabit port if you want to run an Ethernet cable to it. I can not sing the praises of this range extender enough. With all the streaming and downloading that is being done in my home, the increased speeds and coverage is amazing. If there are any problems, it comes with a two year warranty and 24/7 technical support. It says on the box it will work with any W-Fi router. It played very nicely with my Apple Airport Extreme. I’m sure that it you get this extender you will not be disappointed!! (This is a review of a free product received by TP-LINK as part of the review program.)

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      Easy-To-Set-Up But Large Plug-In Extender

      Posted
      DebbieLW
      • My Best Buy® Elite Plus MemberElite Plus Member

      (This is a review of a free product received by TP-LINK as part of the review program.) This dual--band TP-Link network extender is incredibly easy to set up and requires no special knowledge on the part of the user. All I had to do was plug in the extender, press the sync button on my router, press the large round sync button on the front of the extender, and wait for them to connect on the 2.4 GHz band. To connect to the 5Ghz one, I only had to repeat the procedure. After I had both bands connected to the extender, I could move it anywhere in my house within range of the WiFi network in order to amplify the signal in previously weak signal areas of my house. (The WPS set-up requires close proximity to the router, and if you can't get close enough, TP-Link provides a web browser method of connection that's almost as easy.) I plugged mine into an outlet against an interior outer wall so that I could move an outside security camera that requires an extra strong signal farther from the house. It works perfectly. The extender has three antennae, including one in the middle that can be slid up and down to fit into a tighter location. It also has a gigabit ethernet port to directly connect a device that requires hard--wiring to a router. All you have to do it use the included ethernet cable to connect to the extender's port, and your device becomes wireless and instanty on your home network. Any extender is going to slow the network connection a tiny bit by virtue of the hand-off; however, even when I'm streaming, I cannot detect any lags. Once my device is connected to the network through the extender, it behaves just as it would anywhere else in the house. The connection to my home network has been so far stable and reliable. My only complaint is the size of the RE450. Whether I place it on the top or the bottom receptacle of an outlet, it blocks both. In a house full of electronics and lamps, I resent that I've now lost one of the few places I could plug in my vacuum cleaner. Other TP-Link extenders have plug outlets, and other extenders are smaller. I wish TP-Link had gone one way or the other with this one. For those of us with larger homes, network extenders are essential, especially for streaming or surfing the web in areas far from the router, and this TP-Link version works exactly as it should. You can use it with any brand router (I tested mine with both a TP-Link and a Netgear router). As long as you place it within your router's range -- the lights on the front glow blue when the signal is strong enough -- you will get increased coverage without noticeable lags.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Not Just a Range Extender, A Problem Solver!

      Posted
      Magestic12

      This is a review of a free product received by TP-LINK as part of the review program. In today's world of connencted everything, maintaining reliable connectivity everywhere in your home has become more important than ever. Few things are as irritating as being in the middle watching a YouTube video, downloading a file or streaming something to have it cut out or stutter due to a dead zone. Me personally, I am using a Nexus 6P with Google's Project Fi cell service. One of the main features of Fi is that it will route all your voice traffic over your home WiFi to always ensure the best possible quality. So if I walk through the house & outside I risk call issues due to coverage issues and/or dead zones. Placing the RE450 in my living room eliminated this issue & now I never have an issue or a worry! Another issue the RE450 resolved was with my satellite DVR. In order to use the OnDemand (and/or "start over") features, the DVR has to be online. Although the DVR supports 802.11n, the connection can be flakey at times. It works tremendously better wired, but the only way to do that is via PowerLine. The RE450 is not just a Range Extender, it also has an Ethernet port on the side which can be used for an adapter as well! After connecting the DVR up to the RE450, I was able to speed through the online setup & my problem is no more! Lastly I have to mention the setup process, it is extremely easy. Another awesome feature is the Extender can duplicate your existing WiFi setup, therefore eliminating the need to make any changes to your devices. You just keep working as normal! Great product, small form factor, a total win win!

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Super Router, TP-LINK C2600

      Posted
      TheMerlin
      • My Best Buy® MemberMember

      Have needed a new router for some time. Older NetGear couldn't handle 100meg. Researched main brands and very disturbed by reliability issues per reviews. Last week decided to think outside the Linksys, Netgear box. Looked at TP-Link and saw many 5 star reviews. Checked out the C2600 and it seemed above the others. Ordered it from BB because of ease of return if any problems. Tested download speed for a benchmark before installation. Installed w/o any difficulties. My HP network printer wouldn't find the SSID for some reason and had to USB cable it for set up. Not sure what was at fault. Once done things were back to normal. Tested an older Dell laptop for the wireless and it worked. The Dell has a slower network adapter so I couldn't determine speeds. All other connections are with CAT5. So, with it operational, I tested the download speed. 65 meg. That's a 50% improvement. But then I checked the firmware. It was dated 9/15 so I updated it w/o issue, even with the PC running other apps. Update went smooth and tested download speed. Ouch, ran 138 meg depending on where I tested from. All in all so far this router is a welcomed upgrade. Obviously have to wait on long term reliability. Hasn't hiccuped once so far. Nothing to test the MU-MIMO yet.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      It Works!

      Posted
      Greg
      • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
      • My Best Buy® Elite MemberElite Member

      Over the years I have purchased numerous range extenders and they are all sitting in a drawer gathering dust because they didn't work. Most were difficult to set up and would drop connection and require rebooting constantly. This item works! Setup was a non-event. I pushed a button on my Fios Quantum Router and a button on this unit, watched the lights flash for a few moments, and the setup was done. Not only that, but the unit has not had a hiccup once since being placed into service. It has extended my wifi to the far regions of my home giving acceptable speed and a seamless connection. Also, unlike the comment made by one of the other reviewers, I still had the use of the second plug on my standard 2 plug outlet. I highly recommend this TP-link range extender.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Great Extender

      Posted
      Anish
      • My Best Buy® MemberMember

      This is a review of a free product received by TP-LINK as part of the review program. This device is great if you have a dead zone in your home where you just cannot get a Wi-Fi signal. It is easy to use and simple to setup and took no more than 5 minutes to do. Once you set it up you can basically plug it anywhere in your house and use to extend the Wi-Fi signal there thus eliminating the dead zone. You can also plug a device into it using and Ethernet wire to connect to the internet if the device does not have Wi-Fi capabilities. The only problem that I have found with this product is that even if you plug it into the top outlet then it will still cover enough of the bottom one to make it not usable.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Awesome Extender!

      Posted
      Orlandoech
      • My Best Buy® MemberMember

      Awesome high speed AC wireless extender that is simultaneous dual-band wireless. I have this hooked up in my bedroom (which is farthest from my router and modem) and it provides amazing range and connection. I have a Roku 3 hardwired into this Extender and my Roku 3 streams much faster from my NAS and Netflix now. It also provides great wireless coverage at the end of my house with no issue. I have not had to reboot it once since hooking it up and configuring it. Setup was a break as well. Overall I love it and it's exactly what I needed. Got this in exchange for my unbiased review.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Great performance and pretty easy set up

      Posted
      Terry
      • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
      • My Best Buy® MemberMember

      I bought this because there is a dead spot in one of my rooms and needed a wifi extender. After doing research I decided upon this one. The set up was fairly easy but I did have trouble getting the extender to recognize the 5hz signal from my router. As it turns out, it appears to the the fault of my router. So I had to set that part up manually with the app. THe performance has been great. That dead spot is gone and it is as fast as other areas of my house. A great product with an easy to use app.

      I would recommend this to a friend




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