Product Comparison: TP-LINK TL-WA850RE vs TP-LINK TL-WA860RE


General Specifications
Brand
TP-LINK
TP-LINK
Model
TL-WA850RE
TL-WA860RE
Origin
China
China
About the Product
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'.
The TL-WA860RE extends your network's Wi-Fi and delivers reliable N300 wireless coverage to hard-to-reach areas in your home. You can also use the Ethernet port to connect smart TVs, game consoles and computers to a reliable connection.
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 Mbps, 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.
TP-LINK TL-WA860RE N300 Universal Range Extender
  • Speed obviously, may be a deal breaker for some - YouTube streaming seems just fine.
  • Range is great, speeds are too. Throughput exceeded my expectation. Recommended!
  • Vastly improved the Wi-Fi coverage upstairs where the Virgin router was struggling to reach from downstairs behind a double brick wall.
  • I have great WiFi signal now with this. Easy to link with wps. Works perfectly.
  • Great little signal booster and basically plug and play set up.
Size & Weight
Color
White
White
Height
4.3 in.
4.3 in.
Width
2.6 in.
3 in.
Depth
3 in.
2.6 in.
Weight
0.2 lbs.
0.37 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.
TP-LINK TL-WA860RE N300 Universal Range Extender
  • I now have full coverage. Great size and weight.
  • This is a wonderful way to get extended WiFi coverage at home. Set up was easy. Also size was perfect.
  • Brilliant bit of kit. Very compact.
  • Works well and easy to set up even using PC. Great fit in socket. Great size.
  • Excellent size, coverage in dead zones.
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
RE LED, Wireless LED, Power LED, Signal LED, Ethernet LED
Signal LED, WPS LED, Power LED
Power Supply
AC (directly in a wall outlet)
AC (directly in a wall outlet)
App Controlled
Yes
Yes
Extras
Flexible placement, Plug and Play, Ethernet bridge, Built-in access point mode, Smart signal indicator light
Hassle-free Management with Tether App, Miniature size, Flexible Placement & Extra Power Socket, Plug and Play
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.
TP-LINK TL-WA860RE N300 Universal Range Extender
  • Easy to set up, just find device - connect to router via router password and ID then you're all done.
  • Quick and easy to setup, used my iPhone to connect to it and went through the app to set it up.
  • Easy to install via WPS button. Great signal strength.
  • Excellent, served its purpose. Very easy to install, one click connect slightly longer to setup without.
  • Connection drop and speed was terrible.
Warranty / Certifications
Certifications
CE, FCC
CE, FCC
Manufacturer warranty
3
3
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