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Great range extender .. once you fix the firmware!,
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This review is from: TP-Link TL-WA730RE 150Mbps Wireless N Range Extender (Accessory)
Bought this to extend my parents wireless network. Usual excellent delivery by Amazon. Out of the box the product is useless. The firmware shipped is ancient and doesn't work. Very quickly found the manufacturers website, downloaded latest firmware and reflashed the unit. Now working flawlessly. Such good value. Someone needs to take up the firmware issue with the manufacturer. If you are not comfortable reflashing hardware then think twice!
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Initial post: 12 Mar 2011 13:54:47 GMT
J. Salmon says:
Got this product today and it isn't working. Was wondering if you could tell me how I would install the up to date firmware? I have downloaded it and have a .bin file but don't know what to do with it now!
In reply to an earlier post on 15 Mar 2011 17:27:40 GMT
Dude, it's straight forward. Login to the tlink. I think from memory it is located under tools. There will be an tab /link to fireware upgrade. Whatever it was it is obvious. There will be a button to browse to the bin file and click upgrade firmware (or similar) . The router will update itself and reboot.
You will have to refresh the browser page and then log back in
In reply to an earlier post on 19 Mar 2011 19:12:51 GMT
J. Salmon says:
Fantastic! Thank you, hadn't realised it was as easy as that!
Posted on 11 Jun 2011 09:35:58 BDT
J. Wood says:
Received one of these today, checked firmware against website and the latest version is now supplied out of the box
Posted on 2 Dec 2012 16:28:25 GMT
Not sure if anyone is reading these, but would like to know:
I plan on using this to boost my SKY router to my Panasonic TV and PS3 wirelessly. My desktop pc is cabled into the SKY router. Will the PS3 and Telly pick up the extender easily do you think / know? Will I have to fiddle with them (aside from 'locating' the router if need be). And ... can I still cable my PC into the SKY main router at the same time too?
Hope someone can help, before I try buying this product.
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