This review is from: TP-Link TL-WA730RE 150Mbps Wireless N Range Extender (Accessory)Firstly, the price for this product is amazingly low given the effect it had on my wireless signal. I previously could only get a 5 bar signal when in the same room as the router, some rooms on the upper floor would not even get a signal whatsoever. Now, after the 3 minute simple installation I've been able to get 5 or sometimes 4 bar signal in all rooms of the house. Definitely recommend this product to anyone with troubles receiving their signal in areas of their house.
My tactic for the location of the router was to place it directly above the router on the upper floor, this means that it wasn't too far away and it would give off the signal to the rest of the rooms upstairs since its in the middle.
RECOMMEND TO ALL!
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Initial post: 20 Dec 2011 10:49:20 GMT
The thing people should bare in mind is that 5 bar reception doesn't mean much when using a range extender. Firstly the 5 bars are showing you the strength of the carrier signal between computer and extender. They tell you nothing about the quality or strength of the signal between the extender and the main wireless router. If this latter signal is not 100% (which is likely given these are used in areas of poor reception) then the wireless speed is limited by that, the weakest link in the chain. Secondly, when used as a repeater, your bandwidth is instantly cut by half because the device is using the other half to signal back to the base wireless unit. Only very expensive repeaters do full-bandwidth full-duplex. So whilst it's helpful in avoiding dropped signals, 5 bars does not mean you've got a fast network.
In reply to an earlier post on 2 Jan 2012 18:51:46 GMT
I was just about to write about that. Well explained Splossy. I think there are quite a few people who are misled by the signal bars from the extender. Anyway, just about to buy this - hopefully it'll do the job.
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