TP-LINK TL-WA850RE 300Mbps Universal Wireless N Range Extender Review

Others/Networking Gear by stefan @ 2013-03-06

The new TL-WA850RE Universal Wireless N Range Extender from TP-LINK comes to eliminate the network dead spots in the areas we choose and has a compact form, does not require extra power adapter and can be also used as a wireless adapter for wired devices.

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Packaging, A Closer Look

With the new line of products, TP-LINK have revised their packaging, which looks much more elegant than before. On the outside, the packaging looks like a cardboard box in which we would find a mobile phone but this time we have a Range Extender, meant to amplify the WiFi signal in areas where we could have dead spots; on the frontal side we can see a photo of the main product, along with its code name:




On one of the laterals, we’ll find the list of Package Contents, along with the System Requirements:




Next, we can also see a drawing of a network solution, along with a product description:




The outside packaging also includes an explanation of the main range extender components:




The product is held inside a plastic mold and the documentation can be found in a separate envelope:





Besides the product, we will also get a RJ45 cable, for performing the initial setup or for using the extender as a Wireless LAN adapter for our PC/laptop:




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