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Tp-link-tl-wa830re.33711424
8.6 out of 10

TP-link TL-WA830RE

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Reviews and Problems with TP-link TL-WA830RE

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Overall 2
2.0

The documentation was poor (that's being nice) and these devices continued to just ...

jeffro, Amazon
4 weeks ago
  • Summary: I used two of these, one as a base station and one as a range extender. I tried following the wizards, and got it to work but had some trouble. The documentation was poor (that's being nice) and these devices continued to just quit working after some time. I spent a lot of time resetting them up and trying again to no avail. I returned them and was glad to upgrade to Amped, which have been running flawlessly for months.
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Overall 2
2.0

Defective Product

Robert Sullivan, Amazon
2 September 2014
  • Summary: When purchasing a product I assume that it has been tested and will function properly. Not so with this TL-WA830RE Extender. Out of the box it would not connect with my router using WPS. But after considerable fiddling, I manually configured it and got it to receive and repeat. Unfortunately it lost connection with the router within 30 minutes, and sporadically connected and dropped out thereafter, even when I placed it within 12 feet of the router.
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Overall 2
2.0

Not quite

Vildan, Amazon
19 August 2014
  • Summary: Instructions could get quite confusing. It loses signal every few minutes, so if you are connected through a VPN service or similar, prepare to be re-connecting at least three times an hour. It took me more time than desired to figure out how to make it work properly. The good news is that when it works, it does a good job. I would definitely not buy it again.
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Overall 2
2.0

I have tried for over a month to make this ...

James B. Edge, Jr, Amazon
7 July 2014
  • Summary: I have tried for over a month to make this work, but it continues to create conflicts with my Verizon router. Tp-link's customer service personnel were not helpful. I even hired a college IT person, but he was unable to make it work. I should have given up sooner and returned it.
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Overall 2
2.0

User Review

hammer93d, Walmart
3 July 2014
  • Summary: simply would not connect using the easy connect method.
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Overall 2
2.0
Value for money 2
2.0

User Review

thanksfornuthing2, Walmart
24 June 2014
  • Summary: You get what you pay for. It would not work properly, regardless of how I tried to set it up. The software would not work properly when connected for manual setup. I Wasted several hours. I am tech-savvy, so no, it wasn't my incompetence, it's just a poor product.
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Overall 2
2.0
Value for money 2
2.0

User Review

thanksfornuthing2, Walmart
24 June 2014
  • Summary: You get what you pay for. It would not work properly, regardless of how I tried to set it up. The software would not work properly when connected for manual setup. I Wasted several hours. I am tech-savvy, so no, it wasn't my incompetence, it's just a poor product.
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Overall 2
2.0

Try another brand

Benny D, B&H Photo
12 June 2014
  • Excerpt: I had high hopes for this unit judging from the product description and the reported ease of installation and 24/7 tech support. I was on the telephone 3 separate times with their support staff and was never able to get the unit activated. Unfortunately, their staff had such a difficult time communicating in English that they were severely hindered from helping me.
  • Cons: Difficult to Hook Up
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Overall 2
2.0

Do not buy.

Kenneth Burroughs, Amazon
19 April 2014
  • Summary: Bought it in January and it died in April, cannot return it. Beware! It is garbage and was money wasted!
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Overall 2
2.0

My existing router from ISP had better range

Anusha, Amazon
17 March 2014
  • Summary: the range is very bad, it dint improve really. even with proper range it often disconnects from the main router.
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