TP-LINK N300 Universal WiFi Range Extender (TL-WA850RE) - White - Online Only

  • Model #: TL-WA850RE
  • Web Code: 10283095
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Eliminate WiFi dead zones with TP-LINK's TL-WA850RE range extender, designed to improve the coverage and enhance the signal strength of your existing wireless network. Enjoy smooth HD video and music streaming, and online gaming with wireless N speeds of 300Mbps. Use the extender as a wireless adapter to connect to your wired devices like gaming consoles.

More Information

  • 300Mbps wireless 802.11n speeds offer wider coverage and improved signal strength for your existing wireless network to eliminate dead zones
  • Ethernet port allows the extender to act as a wireless adapter to connect wired devices like Blu-ray players, gaming consoles, DVRs and internet TVs
  • Profile function remembers previously-paired wireless networks so you don't need to reset the device when changing the paired router
  • Extend wireless coverage at a push of the WPS button on your router followed by the range extender button or vice versa
  • Five signal lights indicate the signal strength of an existing router and help you find the right location in which to place the range extender for optimum network performance
  • Small size and wall-mounted design make the extender easy to move around and set up
  • Backward compatible with 802.11 b/g wireless devices and works with the latest Windows 8 operating system

What's in the Box?

  • TP-Link TLWA850RE 300Mbps Universal WiFi Range Extender
  • RJ-45 Ethernet Cable
  • Resource CD
  • Quick Installation Guide

Manufacturer's Warranty:

  • Parts - 2 Year(s)
  • Wireless Networking Features
  • Wireless Standard
  • Frequency Bands
    2.4 GHz
  • Maximum Data Rate - Per Band
    2.4 GHz - 300 Mbps
  • Maximum Data Rate - Total
    300 Mbps
  • Wired Networking Features
  • Ethernet Speed
  • Network Security / Management Features
  • Wi-Fi Protected Setup
  • Quality of Service (QoS) Controls
  • Physical Features
  • Colour
  • Width
    10.92 cm
  • Height
    7.62 cm
  • Depth
    6.60 cm
  • Width (Inches)
    4.23 in
  • Height (Inches)
    3 in
  • Depth (Inches)
    2.59 in
  • Weight
    250 g
  • Warranty Parts
    2 Year(s)



Customer Reviews

4.5 / 5
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Positive vs. Critical Reviews

Positive 95%

46 Reviews

Critical 4%

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  • from Québec, QC

Très bien

J'ai augmenté mon signal dans mon cabanon pour ma caméra de sécurité .

  • from Montréal, QC

Portable wifi range extender

Wonderful device to extend a wifi at home. Easy and fast set up by using an option 1 and within a minute its already connected to router.

  • from Sandy Lake, ON


Exactly what I needed!! I love it I use it all the time it works great and is easy to install just at the push of a button 😊 If this one ever goes out or breaks I will get another for sure!

  • from Oakville, ON

Great buy

Bought this item a week ago and it works just fine.

  • from Fort Erie


good connectivity anywhere in my home

  • from Aurora, ON

Met Expectations

Excellent value - set up was a breeze - performance so far has been as per the product specs. Dead spot where I had been getting 10% signal strength - now getting 96%. I would recommend.

  • from Winnipeg, MB

works great

works great and easy to set up ,,

  • from Toronto, ON

Pretty Good, Overall Satisfied

Used this product for about 2 months now and I'm pretty happy with the results. With Bell, the internet in the house wasn't reaching the upstairs bedrooms. My room had no signal whatsoever. Decided to purchase this as it was the cheapest and had good reviews. Gave it 4/5 because as others mentioned, installation was a little confusing at first, but once I understood what to do it worked instantly. Then there was a period for about a week where the wifi wasn't working in my room. I thought that was the end of it, but I just reset the extender and it worked fine again. So far can't complain. Great price compared to others and it does what I need it to do. Even get signal outside in the driveway now.

  • from Toronto, ON

Not so good

It did't work properly, its coverage was weak,I returned it and bought dlink AC1200, now I'm OK.

  • from Sidney, BC

TP-LINK N300 Universal WiFi Range Extender

Attractive, compact, simple, sensible, most affordable. Use the alternate setup for best results and follow the simple directions to a "T". Do not name the device by using the same station ID (SSID) or password as the source. Follow the above and works perfect every time.

  • from Mississauga

Good product

It's good product for smartphones and laptops but not for the IP TV so I returned this item.

  • from Toronto, ON

Tp-Link Handy Wi Fi Extender

When Wi Fi is weak in a part of your home or office building , this is a great tool. Plug and play pretty much. It is not that strong, however, but easier than adding a second modem.

  • from Ancaster, ON

Seems OK

Install was relatively easy once I figured out they had provided two "quick setup guides". One didn't mention how to connect to the device if your PC is using a wired internet connection (instead of a wireless connection). This device got rid of all the dead / low zones in my house but my mobile devices still drop and reconnect to the WIFI from time to time even though the device is showing very good signal strength. I think they may be switching back and forth between from the original WiFi to the Extender. I tried giving the extended its own SSID but it didn't seem to help too much. Overall it seemed to solve (most of) my problems, and considering the price I'm happy, for now :)

  • from Ottawa, ON

Extends Wireless Sufficiently

We got this to extend wireless to all corners of our bedroom. It does the job, but connectivity isn't perfectly stable and you would expect the signal strength to be full; instead it's just about 3/4 full strength while inhabiting the same room.

  • from Edmonton, AB

Low cost; but high benefit

The extender is a low cost option which helps to enhance the wifi experience in my home. From playing our xbox one in the basement of my home, to using tablets on our second floor, being connected to the internet is far easier than only using a wireless router on our main floor. I would recommend this extender.

  • from Toronto, ON

Needs new firmware

Could not get it to work until I downloaded and installed the new firmware. Now it works just great.

  • from Ottawa, ON

woking Great

I bought this device to use my Iptv device and I works excellent. If you are not computer savvy Initial setup my be little bit difficult. .

  • from Toronto, ON

I returned it within a week

It interfered with our home wifi instead of extending the range... Installed on a weekend so no answer on the customer support line. Had to use the alternate set up procedure which was not very clear... But eventually got it working. The signal was definitely better however it maintained its connection to our iPads even when we were sitting right beside our modem and we had to manually disconnect it then reconnect to our source wifi. not helpful... I would rather deal with dead spots.

  • from Toronto, ON

Works Fine

Bought this to extend the WiFi out to my backyard. Followed the instructions, it synced no problem and within 5 minutes had full WiFi towards the end of my yard. Good product for the price point. I stream music off of it and there are no issues.

  • from Toronto, ON

appealing wifi extender

I live in condo building whereby the walls are concrete. I needed something that would allow my wifi to extend to areas where it should be reaching it but just wasn't. I liked the fact that it's small, the lights tell you how much wifi signal you are getting. It was claimed that the set up was easy. I'm very much electronic illiterate and this took me a while to figure out, thus why I'm giving a 4 out of 5. Would still purchase it again.

  • from Cambridge, ON

Perfect for me

My sister uses one of these and recommend it. I was having problems getting a decent Wifi signal to the 2nd floor of my house. I plugged this in on the main floor, followed the instructions and Voila! Excellent signal on the 2nd floor and to my backyard. The price is right compared to other models. Glad I purchased it.

  • from Cambridge, ON

TP Link Wifi extender

I purchased this about 2 weeks ago. My sister has one and recommend it. The price was good compared to others. I haven't been disappointed. I now have a strong signal on the 2nd floor of my house as well as in the backyard. I had no problems setting it up, read the manual and in a few minutes it was up and running.

  • from Mississauga, ON

It works for me

I bought this based on other peoples reviews. It works. I had minor difficulty setting it up. I called customer support. They were helpful and courteous. I use it to extend the wifi out to the deck in my backyard. As my router is in the front of the house. Does what I expect it too.

  • from Scarborough, ON

Works, but it annoyingly decides not to at times

This product is really easy to set-up, it looks decent, and does extend the signal. But, I find myself connected on a limited connection for a few minutes, at random moments, more so when someone else is connected to the internet around me.

  • from Quinte West, ON

Works good.

We're happy with the performance. I got rid of my landline awhile ago, so we couldn't move the router to a different spot in the house (it's in the basement near the front of the house). I can now use my laptop in the backyard or on my deck. We feel it's even increased speed of performing functions on the computer. I purchased on-line and was unsure which unit to buy, and spoke to an employee at the Belleville Best Buy, and was given good advice.

  • from Gatineau, QC

Excellent $ value

Works as advertised. Easy and simple setup even using option 2, was up and running in under five minutes. Would recommend to family and friends.

  • from Toronto, ON

Better than expected...

For years I have had dead spots in my house, some as close as 15' from the router, but shielded by a brick wall. I installed the range extender in minutes -- faster than I am used to with any "new-to-me" technology -- and plugged it into an outlet in the main hall on the second floor of the house. Now, I have strong and full coverage not only throughout the house, but across the entire back yard. [...] I'm impressed.

  • from Stoney Creek, ON



  • from Ottawa, ON

Quick and inexpensive solution

Works well for the most part. Setup is quick although push-button method didn't work for me. Range is limited but large enough for our needs. Bought two of these for a two-storey (plus basement) home (router in basement). One of them emits a high-pitch noise that I personally cannot hear but my family members can. No other issues. Works reliably and doesn't cost an arm and a leg.

  • from Sudbury, ON

Great Product

I just recently purchased this Wi-Fi extender cause I was looking to have accessibility while in the garage. I now have Wi-Fi surrounding my whole yard including in the garage. The recommended pushing of the 2 buttons for setup didn't work but I logged on with my iPhone and setup was almost instant. Un-plugged, brought it to the garage where I plugged it back in and within 5 minutes had full Wi-Fi service. I have 3 other friends who have since bought the product and love it as well. I would definitely recommend purchasing this unit if you are looking for better Wi-Fi coverage.

  • from Vancouver, BC

TP-LINK Wi-Fi Range Extender

Good product, easy set up...Just plug it in near your computer devices on areas where your Wi-fi connection is a little bit slow...helpful gadget...I recommend it....

  • from Aurora, ON

Good product

Fast setup, works as described.

  • from Montreal, Quebec

TP Link wifi Extender is worth it

I installed it and it was easy, the range is good, I have no complaints they got it right, I have tried those online cheaper extenders but this is much better. Very stable and no worries.

  • from Kingston, ON

TP-LINK Wi-Fi Range Extender (TL-WA850RE)

Great product - no problem setting up manually. Solved my problem with poor WiFi reception in 2nd storey . Great price from Best Buy too and FAST shipping.

  • from Burlington

Works Great

Works exactly as expected, it gives me great wireless in my basement where I previously I had an extremely poor connection. It was easy to setup and use. FYI - the ethernet connection is at the bottom (as shown in the pic), so if you plan on using it, the cable will block the lower outlet.

  • from Brossard, QC


je suis très contente avec ce produit, marche très bien et il est très facile à installer.

  • from Oshawa, ON


Gave this to my son for Christmas...I was a little concerned about the size of the unit but, he pushed a button on his router and the button on the TP-LINK and it sync'd up placed it at the back of the house and now he has good WIFI in the garage and all the way to the back fence. He said it was the easiest thing he ever hooked up and it works great.

  • from Cornwall, Ont

This product does all it says it does

I bought this because I was kidding my husband a tablet for Christmas. I wanted him to be able to get Internet out in his workshop. Our Wi-Fi was intermittent at best out in his workshop with the door open. We plug this product into his shop after setting it up and it works fantastic. His signal now in his workshop is excellent with the door shut. The only thing I would have to let people know is that there is a reset button underneath the machine and you must press that before setting it up. The instructions don't tell you that I had to go on YouTube and watch the UK video. Because of the problems with set up I am only giving it four out of five stars as far as the way this product performs it deserves 10 out of five stars.

  • from Ottawa, ON

Great Product

This extender performs as advertised - easy to set up and install and works well. I am most satisfied and would recommend it to others.

  • from Mississauga, ON

Good Investment...

I purchased this a month ago and enjoying it since.... I was getting very slow internet in my room and since I installed it, problem solved.... Good price, no issues at all... Nice design

  • from Burlington, ON

Best in this price

Easy to install and works 100%

  • from Muskoka, ON

Good Little Extender

Bought this extender to boost WI-FI signal for a PS4. Was only getting about 50 % signal from our wireless network and the PS4 would not connect to the internet. Old XBOX sitting beside it works fine .. go figure ? Tried to set up using the WPS on our router with no luck so had to use the manual set up or it would be 5 stars. Signal on the PS4 is now at 100 %. Working great so far. Highly recommended.

  • from Toronto, ON

Great to use

This does exactly what its supposed to and works great. The set up was extremely easy and the signal is strong. There are tons of indicators on it giving you the up to date status of your connect. Would def buy again.

  • from Windsor, ON

Good Extender for a Good Price

I picked up this extender about a week ago because I was getting a poor wifi signal in my basement from my router, which is on my main floor. Installation was fairly straight forward following the inbox instructions. I did have to reset my router in order to complete the process. Once I got it up and running my signal strength in the basement improved to 5 bars from 2. In the week since it has never dropped below 4 bars, and is usually at 5. It's only been a week but so far I can't complain, no issues to speak of. I would definitely recommend this extender.

  • from Torbay, NL

great repeater

Great little repeater, no cables needed, just plug in. Online setup was easy. Couldn't get usable signal oug in my garage, now full signal bars.

  • from Newmarket, ON

Perfect price and performance

This is definitely the go-to extender for home usage, especially if you have a router in the basement needing "full bars" on the top floor, extending the WiFi access to the backyard. Definitely the best product out there and the price is wallet-friendly.

  • from Carlisle, ON

Works Great and Come with a Nice Price

Bought this extender to help the WiFi flow in our long - plaster walled bungalow. My son complained several times a day about the lack of WIFI strength in his room before we installed this device. Once we installed it the complaints stopped!! Yay!! It was super, SUPER easy to get it connected - a couple of button presses and it was all set to go. I highly recommend it!! : )

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