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TP-link TL-WA801ND
8.6 out of 10

TP-link TL-WA801ND

TP-LINK´s wireless N access points TL-WA801ND are designed to es Read more

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Reviews and Problems with TP-link TL-WA801ND

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Overall 6
6.0

Web Managment Interface Unstable

William K., Newegg
20 May 2015
  • Summary: I haven't tried the multiple SSID's with VLAN support, but it sounds impressive. Doesn't seem TP Link posts many firmware updates.
  • Pros: Supports passive PoE with included injection adapter. Decent range.
  • Cons: Web management interface stops responding after about one week. I have to either reset manually, or set the ping watchdog feature to ping a non-existent device with all the parameters at maximum, which causes auto reboot about every 24 hours. Given that I bought this as an AP on larger network, I...
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Overall 6
6.0

It works.

TS, B&H Photo
30 November 2014
  • Excerpt: I am using this as an extender. Seems to work ok. Nothing special - you get what you pay for.
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Overall 6
6.0

OK hardware, poor quality firmware -- decent if flashed with OpenWrt

Jack, Amazon
3 November 2014
  • Summary: Really disappointed with this router. Didn't work as a repeater or bridge for me when paired with an ASUS RT-N66U. I was able to set up the TP-Link TL-WA801ND as the main Access Point and the ASUS RT-N66U as the repeater/bridge (yeah sad, I know), but the TL-WA801ND would crashed repeatedly...
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Overall 6
6.0

Great for Light Use

Scott P., Newegg
11 April 2014
  • Summary: Passive PoE works, it's not the best but at lest it allows deployment where there is no power. I haven't had issues with the default configuration besides dropping at 15 users. I have about 15 of these deployed and they all crash at or around the 15 client mark.
  • Pros: * Cheep * VLANs * PoE * Multi SSID
  • Cons: * Passive PoE * Crashes after about 15 clients * 100mbps LAN
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Overall 6
6.0

it's okay

Daniel M., Newegg
22 March 2014
  • Summary: It took me months of returns and tests to finally figure out what the heck was wrong with the thing. Turns out there was a setting that had it sending a refresh request to connected devices every minute which kills most devices.
  • Pros: Works half decent once it's finally set up.
  • Cons: Bad default settings. Signal is weak.
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Overall 6
6.0

User Review

Stuart R., Newegg
23 December 2013
  • Summary: Box type shape for stack-ability would be nicer.
  • Pros: Works.
  • Cons: Can be difficult to set up if you have a complex network. Need 192.168.0.100 to set up. Means work arounds in network settings. Can produce duplicate devices at that IP.
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Overall 6
6.0

It is constantly requiring a refresh to stay active

Charlie T. Shoreline, WA "Charlie", Amazon
24 September 2013
  • Summary: I finally gave up on its use because every morning, I would have to redo the network from the router to this access point and then refresh every item on its network. I replaced it with a switch with much better results. The switch required a cable, defeating the point of a wireless network.
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Overall 6
6.0

Drops connections

Aaron S., Newegg
13 August 2013
  • Pros: NA
  • Cons: Using it in AP mode and drops connections randomly forcing devices to reconnect. Never had this problem with previous APs so pretty sure it's not my router.
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Overall 6
6.0

Item is great -- documentation is terrible

J. R. Takaki "jeanne", Amazon
22 April 2013
  • Summary: I *think* I finally got it working, but it sure wasn't because of clear instructions. One laptop still won't work with either the main router or the purchased device (which runs in repeater mode). Visited numerous sites to find descriptions of common issues. Spent many hours troubleshooting.
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Overall 6
6.0

Not so fast

Geraldine D., Newegg
10 December 2012
  • Summary: I still like this device quite a lot. I am a little disheartened by the recent drops and thought they should be mentioned.
  • Pros: Lots of options in the configuration. Seemed like a good Access Point.
  • Cons: I am writing this review after having the AP for a little while and it has started periodically dropping the connection to the network. This requires a hard reset and then it works like a charm..... until it has to be reset again.
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