Product Comparison: TP-LINK TL-WA854RE vs TP-LINK TL-WA850RE

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General Specifications
About the Product
The TL-WA854RE is designed to conveniently extend the coverage and improve the signal strength of an existing wireless network to eliminate “dead zones”, help users maintain an existing wireless network and vastly improve the network’s coverage.
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
Plug Based
Plug Based
Wi-Fi Technology
2.4GHz: up to 300 Mbps
2.4GHz: up to 300 Mpbs, LAN: up to 100 Mbps
What customers say about "Key Specs"
TP-LINK TL-WA854RE 300 Mbps Universal Wall Plug Wi-Fi Range Extender
  • The WIFI range has massively improved and I have no dropped connection anywhere.
  • Easy to setup and extend the network, boosted the signal and provided full coverage - very quick speeds for network access.
  • Setup was very quick and simple. Great speed.
  • This is a very good product for extending a Wi-Fi signal.
  • Works for me though speed is not amazing.
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
4.3 in.
4.3 in.
3 in.
2.6 in.
2.6 in.
3 in.
0.44 lbs.
0.2 lbs.
What customers say about "Size & Weight"
TP-LINK TL-WA854RE 300 Mbps Universal Wall Plug Wi-Fi Range Extender
  • This is a very useful and compact plug in device.
  • Small, stylish and so easy to set up.
  • Retains network settings when unplugged. Decent looking and small.
  • Boost strength passes through walls. Great size of extender.
  • This small item has helped to extend WiFi into areas in our house that were really weak.
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.
Number Of Antennas
Encryption & Security
64/128/152-bit WEP, WPA-PSK / WPA2-PSK
64/128/152-bit WEP, WPA-PSK / WPA2-PSK
RE LED, Wireless LED, 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
Flexible Deployment, Plug and Play, Hassle-free Management with Tether App, Easy Two Touch Setup
Flexible placement, Plug and Play, Ethernet bridge, Built-in access point mode, Smart signal indicator light
Ethernet port (RJ45)
What customers say about "Features"
TP-LINK TL-WA854RE 300 Mbps Universal Wall Plug Wi-Fi Range Extender
  • Incredibly easy setup; press the WPS button on the router, and then press the button on the unit. All done in a couple of minutes.
  • Very easy to install, lights up and indicates good signal.
  • Getting good signals, easy to set up.
  • Really easy to set up and the WiFi signal is so much better.
  • Good product. Ease to config and works first time. Good range even with integrated antennas.
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
Manufacturer warranty
Other Information

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