Product Comparison: TP-LINK TL-WA855RE vs TP-LINK TL-WA850RE


General Specifications
Brand
TP-LINK
TP-LINK
Model
TL-WA855RE
TL-WA850RE
Origin
China
China
About the Product
Despite its compact size, it may be hard to ignore the TL WA855RE due to the truly impressive way that it projects Wi Fi access into the areas of your home that your standard router simply cannot reach.
TP-Link's TL-WA850RE is designed to conveniently extend the coverage and improve the signal strength of an existing wireless network to eliminate 'dead zones'.
Key Specs
Type
Plug Based
Plug Based
Wi-Fi Technology
Single-Band
Single-Band
Speed
2.4GHz: up to 300 Mpbs, LAN: up to 100 Mbps
2.4GHz: up to 300 Mpbs, LAN: up to 100 Mbps
What customers say about "Key Specs"
 
TP-LINK TL-WA850RE N300 Universal Range Extender
  • My room is in the attic, the router is downstairs, and it has boosted my PS4 speed from 8gb to 30gb!!! It even has a very handy app!
  • I performed a few internet speed tests with SpeedCheck Pro and wow... my internet speed had increased from about 3-5Mbps to 20-30Mbps.
  • I can wholeheartedly recommend this device and although nowhere do they advertise that it increases internet speed, in my case it certainly has.
  • Vastly better than devices using our house's (modern) wiring, both in terms of ease of setup and signal strength/ speed.
  • Using an online speed test I measured an increase from 26mbps to 97mbps so has proven to be very effective.
Size & Weight
Color
White
White
Height
3.15 in.
4.3 in.
Width
2.17 in.
2.6 in.
Depth
1.57 in.
3 in.
Weight
0.26 lbs.
0.2 lbs.
What customers say about "Size & Weight"
 
TP-LINK TL-WA850RE N300 Universal Range Extender
  • Great product nice size and looking item, easy to set up.
  • I like the space-age look and small size! I would recommend to everyone.
  • I have no criticisms of this unit - small, discreet and perfectly functional.
  • Great factor is the fact it's small and not bulky, it fits flush with my wall and you can hardly notice it!
  • Easy to install, postioned in the kitchen now I have WiFi in the garden. Small compact unit.
Features
Number Of Antennas
2
2
Encryption & Security
64/128/152-bit WEP, WPA-PSK / WPA2-PSK
64/128/152-bit WEP, WPA-PSK / WPA2-PSK
Interfaces
Ethernet port (RJ45)
Ethernet port (RJ45)
Indicators
Power LED, Signal LED
RE LED, Wireless LED, Power LED, Signal LED, Ethernet LED
Power Supply
AC (directly in a wall outlet)
AC (directly in a wall outlet)
App Controlled
Yes
Yes
Extras
Simple to setup, Universally compatible
Flexible placement, Plug and Play, Ethernet bridge, Built-in access point mode, Smart signal indicator light
What customers say about "Features"
 
TP-LINK TL-WA850RE N300 Universal Range Extender
  • Excellent product. Easy to configure with the "Tether" app. Just follow the instructions on app as you go.
  • I had to use the app on my phone to synce it which wasn't a problem.
  • If you don't have a cable, an App on your phone should allow you to perform a step by step setup.
  • Blue lights do shine very brightly at night which is a bit annoying.
  • Interestingly the TP-Link app sometimes says the signal is weak between the router and extender, and at others says it's perfect, even though neither has moved or is obstructed.
Warranty / Certifications
Certifications
CE, FCC
CE, FCC
Manufacturer warranty
2
3
Other Information
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