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[Amazon Canada] TP-LINK TL-WR902AC AC750 Wireless Wi-Fi Travel Router $39.99

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[Amazon Canada] TP-LINK TL-WR902AC AC750 Wireless Wi-Fi Travel Router $39.99

Anyone that travels at all should consider one of these. I have found that they are especially useful in hotel that use login webpages for wifi access, which usually are MAC address locked. If you have a device, like a TV stick or streaming box that doesn't have a web browser, then it's difficult to get them online. Travel Routers that have WISP allow for exactly this. You connect to the router's web admin page and select the wifi network you want to join. Then use your device web browser to login to the wifi web page. Your router's MAC address get white listed and any and all of your devices connect to your router's wifi network. Have heard this also work well in Cuba where all internet access is via wifi at hotels and town squares.

This model in particular usually goes for $50 on Amazon and Staples and $60 elsewhere. It's one of the faster units available for travel routers at 750 mbps.
  • Travel-Sized Design - Conveniently small and light to pack and take on the road, creating Wi-Fi network via Ethernet, 3G/4G USB modem or WISP
  • Dual Band AC750 Wi-Fi - Strong, fast connection for HD streaming on all your devices
  • One Switch for Multiple Modes - Perfect for Wi-Fi at home, your hotel room or on the road
  • Flexible Power - Micro USB port to an adapter, portable charger or laptop
  • Versatile USB - For file sharing or internet access from a 3G/4G USB modem
Looks like a TP-Link promo at multiple retailers. Same price on this unit at the source and staples., both until Sept 19.
https://www.thesource.ca/en-ca/computer ... /108067367
https://www.staples.ca/en/TP-Link-TL-WR ... CA_1_20001

At $40 CAD, this is cheaper than it is available at Amazon.com in USD. ($43.99. USD)
Last edited by ceredon on Sep 11th, 2017 5:07 pm, edited 4 times in total.
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Totally agree if you travel, especially with people, you should get a travel router. I have the hootoo tm-06 indispensable little gadget, however not ac WiFi like this one but incorporates a 6000mah battery and charging plug so you don't need to carry 2 ac chargers around.
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omegadivide wrote:
Sep 11th, 2017 5:21 pm
Totally agree if you travel, especially with people, you should get a travel router. I have the hootoo tm-06 indispensable little gadget, however not ac WiFi like this one but incorporates a 6000mah battery and charging plug so you don't need to carry 2 ac chargers around.
I've heard good things about the hootoo. I know tplink has a model with integrated battery too but haven't looked into it much.
2015 wins: Trip for 2 to NYC with airfare, limo, hotel and insurance ($3700); Maple Leafs tickets($250); 32GB HTC One M9 ($700), Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1($200), Samsung Galaxy Note 5($850), Aukey 2 port fast car charger($23), Fitbit Flex ($120), Blue Piston Bluetooth Speaker ($30). 2016 wins: nada
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No battery in this router I assume?
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lpsaad wrote:
Sep 11th, 2017 6:28 pm
No battery in this router I assume?
Correct. If you want WISP and built in power, consider these, but not on sale at the moment:
HooToo Wireless Travel Router, USB Port, High Performance, 10400mAh External Battery ... https://www.amazon.ca/dp/B00RVIGY1I/ref ... TzbH30AKH8
Gets great reviews. I opted for tp-link months ago only because I figure I already carry a power bank or two when I travel and I previously had the non-WISP version.
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I'm assuming this would work on cruise ships too?
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shadarap wrote:
Sep 11th, 2017 7:15 pm
I'm assuming this would work on cruise ships too?
Works where ever you are trying to get Internet to other devices. It is all dependent on how the Internet access is provided at whatever location you are at. We used a travel router in Niagara Falls, and I had to log in once a day into the hotel authentication page. All other devices did not have to log in as the hotel internet provider only saw one device and not all the other devices as trying to connect.
Was also good in the car, kids had access to the videos that were on the USB drive. Very useful for a 7hr drive.
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goofball wrote:
Sep 11th, 2017 7:19 pm
Works where ever you are trying to get Internet to other devices. It is all dependent on how the Internet access is provided at whatever location you are at. We used a travel router in Niagara Falls, and I had to log in once a day into the hotel authentication page. All other devices did not have to log in as the hotel internet provider only saw one device and not all the other devices as trying to connect.
Was also good in the car, kids had access to the videos that were on the USB drive. Very useful for a 7hr drive.
Oh the USB drive for videos is a solid idea! Thanks!
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37.19 from Amazon Warehouse. I've only ever purchased from Warehouse once but it worked out well.
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Paid the same a few months, ago... Took it to Italy for 3 weeks. No problems :D
At one point had - 2 Cellphones, 2 Tables, 1 Camera, 1 Roku Stick lol
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I have a Hootoo TM02 that I use when travel, but the speed is pretty slow when you have multiple devices on it.

Can't find any review on WR902AC from Amazon.ca, and only 3 from Amazon.com (with an average of 3 stars). Anyone has used it in real life to comment on its performance and reliability?
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msaf wrote:
Sep 11th, 2017 9:13 pm
I have this router, TONS of features... Can setup a bridge/repeater/etc.. awesome little device...

For those who don't want to wait:
Canada computers has this on sale for 39.99

http://www.canadacomputers.com/product_ ... _id=105098
Seems like it must be a tp-link sponsored event. Same price until sept 19 at the source and staples.

It's actually cheaper in CAD than amazon.com has it for in USD ($44)
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fun4life2 wrote:
Sep 11th, 2017 9:02 pm
I have a Hootoo TM02 that I use when travel, but the speed is pretty slow when you have multiple devices on it.

Can't find any review on WR902AC from Amazon.ca, and only 3 from Amazon.com (with an average of 3 stars). Anyone has used it in real life to comment on its performance and reliability?
I had an older, slower version of this unit and it was pretty solid, though it didn't have WISP. It was good for sharing a single wifi connection, as long as it used a pre-specified user/password. I've only done some light testing with this model since picking it up but it is much faster and works with wifi web logins. I'll be using it next week on a trip, but that will be too late to give you a full review while this sale price is on.
2015 wins: Trip for 2 to NYC with airfare, limo, hotel and insurance ($3700); Maple Leafs tickets($250); 32GB HTC One M9 ($700), Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1($200), Samsung Galaxy Note 5($850), Aukey 2 port fast car charger($23), Fitbit Flex ($120), Blue Piston Bluetooth Speaker ($30). 2016 wins: nada
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Could I use this in a remote area to connect to a cellphone hotspot and then have multi devices connect to the router? Like an IP camera, thermostat, etc.

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