TP-Link WiFi Range Extender TL-WA854RE review

The TP-Link TL-WA854RE is another universal WiFi range extender that supports speed of up to 300Mbps. You can use this extender to boost your primary router signal. This WiFi range extender is priced at ₹1,549.

Unboxing the TP-Link TL-WA854RE
Inside the box you will find the TP-Link extender, quick start guide and technical support booklet.

Design
Usually a WiFi extender becomes a dedicated device that takes up permanent space at your home or office – keeping that in mind TP-Link has made this beautiful. TP-Link TL-WA854RE is using a plastic body, white coloured with glossy finish.

This extender has got a nice curvy design that gets slimmer towards the top. Looks great and futuristic thanks to the circular LED system on the front face, right bottom. There is a LED for power, WiFi and for the signal strength. All of the LED’s will light up if the signal strength is best.

TP-Link WiFi Range Extender TL-WA854RE unboxing

A reset point is placed at the bottom.

Setup
There are two ways you can set this up. Either use the WPS button – press lock button on the extender and WPS button on your primary router.

TP-Link WiFi Range Extender TL-WA854RE LED and WPS button

The other option is to use the browse. First connect to the TP-Link extender, then open browser and type in tplinkrepeater.net use the default user / password as mentioned in the quick start guide and then look for your primary router and input the password.

TP-Link WiFi Range Extender TL-WA854RE review front view

Performance
My primary router name is rjv and on this extender I gave new name rjv_ext. I placed this extender in the passage area (check video review) and that way I was able to access the WiFi network from every room in my house.

Speed is as good as accessing the primary router, and I did not find any issues so far, signal strength was stable.

TP-Link WiFi Range Extender TL-WA854RE curve

Verdict
If you are using a WiFi router at home or office and are facing signal issues i.e. you are not able to access the WiFi network from some areas, you need an extender. The TP-Link WiFi range extender model TL-WA854RE is a good looking option for the price.

TP-Link TL-WA854RE is available for ₹1,549.

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