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4.0 out of 5 stars It does work well for little money, patience required for set up., 16 April 2011
This review is from: TP-Link TL-WA730RE 150Mbps Wireless N Range Extender (Accessory)
This is a very reasonably priced range extender, that is of good quality and works very well, but took me a long time to set up properly. Eventually I called the TP-Link tech support number, it is open 24/7 for the price of an 0845 number, and they talked me through getting everything up and running perfectly in 15 minutes. I regret not doing this a lot earlier, as I stubbornly tried to fix it myself, and wasted about four hours!

Initially I used the easy set up assistant and it all seemed to be working, but the wi fi signal was behaving very erratically, the Windows devices were connected, with intermittent drop-outs, but the Mac laptop and iphone could not connect at all.

The fix involved changing the ip address of the range extender to one within the range of the main (Belkin N) router. As soon as this was done (talked through by TP Link tech support), bingo, all perfect with a much stronger wi-fi signal covering the whole house, including the previously low signal spots in parts of the house furthest from the main router (it is a 1930's house with thick walls).

Before phoning tech support I was also unable to access the set up page of the range extender. To do this you need to temporarily change the ip address of the computer that you are using to connect. This foxed me a lot!

All in all, this is an excellent and very reasonably priced piece of kit, I hope this review helps someone!
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