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5.0 out of 5 stars Terrific alternative to expensive Sony Blu Ray/Sky box wireless adapters, 20 Jun 2013
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This review is from: TP-Link TL-WR702N Wireless N Nano Router/Range Extender/TV, Gaming, Set-top Adapter with USB Charger (Personal Computers)
I bought this item for the bargain price of 16 as opposed to 45 for the Sony equivalent. Not only does it serve the function I intended it for (to provide wireless internet access to an ethernet only device) but it would also be able to work the opposite way around and convert an ethernet internet point into a wifi hotspot (eg in a hotel room). It's not as plug and play as other options, but the set up really isn't too hard - I based my set up in part on one of the reviews here although I had to deviate from it slightly. But don't let that put you off, it's not that hard! The overall process is:

1. Connect the router to your computer via ethernet and set it up in client mode through the browser based interface. Also turn on DHCP as this is off by default.
2. Turn wifi on your computer off and check that the router setup is working by connecting your computer to the internet via the ethernet connection to the router.
3. If it works, reinstate wifi on your computer and connect your ethernet only device to the router. If it doesn't work reset the router to default settings using the reset button on the router and try again!

Just a couple of points to note:
- There is only ONE ethernet port, so if you wanted this to give internet access to more than one device simultaneously, it's not really suitable.
- The router can be powered off of a USB port which would be handy but neither my SKy box nor my my Sony Blu Ray USB ports were powered which meant that I had to use the power adaptor. Bit of a shame as it means extra cables and power points but of course this isn't a failing of the router itself!
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Initial post: 24 Jun 2013 12:17:11 BDT
Last edited by the author on 24 Jun 2013 12:17:33 BDT
Mr. D Watson says:
Would it be possible to set this device up as a repeater and then run an ethernet cable into it from the Sky Box, as opposed to running it in Client mode?

This way I could be extending my wifi signal from my back room to the living room (wifi blackspot) where the Sky Box is, and also access the on demand stuff in my Sky Box.

In reply to an earlier post on 2 Jul 2013 20:22:35 BDT
Victor Lee says:
Good news:
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