Summary: I upgraded from a pair of Buffalo Air Station access points, one set up as a repeater for my back yard. They were a real pain to setup and so were these. The Buffalo's were "G's" and with a house full of streaming video, were long in the tooth.
Summary: I am a Network Engineer for an ISP with over 15 years of experience and I felt compelled to write a review for this device because none of the reviews included taking advantage of the features of why I bought this device.
WORKS GREAT AND SOME COMMON PROBLEMS ARE EXPLAINED HERE
27 January 2015
Summary: I was having some trouble with a wireless D-link security camera in my detached garage constantly dropping offline as my router is a good distance away. I configured the TL-WA801N in the wireless repeater mode and placed it in a storage shed which is located halfway between my house and garage --...
Great cheap wired access point for my Network printer.
19 January 2015
Summary: I needed to put a wired connection in a room without a wire for my network printer. Setup using the "client" mode. Took about 10 min to get setup. Works great. Once in client mode, you can't go back into it to check options like you did to set it up since the unit is now a client with the wire being...
I don't like having to set a manual IP to access it ...
B. Scott, Amazon
16 January 2015
Summary: It's okay. I don't like having to set a manual IP to access it when using it as a range extender. Have had it set up as an extender, and all of a sudden it stopped working no matter the settings and eventually stopped allowing access to the settings page, so I had to factory reset.
Seems good so far, with a minor Chromecast issue at first
R. B. Farley "RBF", Amazon
8 January 2015
Summary: I purchased the TP-Link TL-WA801ND to replace my aging Linksys WAP54G access point, which still works fine but since we only stream TV shows and movies now, it seems to be showing its age. The setup for the WA801ND was fairly simple.
Great access point for the price. I was pleasantly surprised.
Brandon Meyer, Amazon
28 November 2014
Summary: I bought this so my daughter can do a science experiment with parabola to show if it increases signal strength. This little thing did so good by itself I am putting it out in my garage to extend my network out there.
Summary: I bought this to hopefully improve the range and bandwidth of my 10 year old Linksys WRT54G access points. And while the N protocol does appear to improve my bandwidth, that benefit is not very noticeable with normal usage (Pandora, youtube, etc). The range is actually worse than the WRT54G's.
Easy to Configure, Extremely Responsive and Very Affordable
13 November 2014
Summary: I was looking for a device to connect my Ethernet only device to my wifi access point. After the great reviews and very affordable price, I decided to jump on this. And I couldn’t be happier. Honestly, I was never a TP-LINK fan.
Works very well as a repeater and as a network client. - Easy to set-up and very fast.
S. Power, Amazon
9 October 2014
Summary: I got this because the hotel that I'm staying in for a few months has terrible internet. I was paying an arm and a leg for Verizon internet hotspots because the connection in my room from the hotel was unusable.