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[Amazon Canada] TP-Link Wi-Fi Range Extender/Repeater and Smart Plug $29.99

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[Amazon Canada] TP-Link Wi-Fi Range Extender/Repeater and Smart Plug $29.99

Don't have a use for this, but maybe others will.
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This time it is not sold by Amazon, not sure if that matters much. I'm assuming these are being discontinued for a newer model.
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Good deal but it looks like you will lose an outlet with this device
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I was about to buy this, but the reviews aren't that great. Also, AC750 is a pretty slow network speed.
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Tempted, but as PennyArcade pointed out, the reviews of it as a WiFi extender on amazon.com are not good. Also note that the Amazon.ca description claims "AC1200 speed", but the specs say AC750.
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That being said... Any good extenders out there that do not eat up a second outlet?
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Exp315 wrote:
Jan 8th, 2019 9:26 am
Tempted, but as PennyArcade pointed out, the reviews of it as a WiFi extender on amazon.com are not good. Also note that the Amazon.ca description claims "AC1200 speed", but the specs say AC750.
It looks like the description was made for the AC 1200 and just used across both options.
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You're worrying about losing a second outlet? I would care more about which extender out there that actually work. I have gone through so many that I lost count. Invest yourself with real access points if you want extended wifi throughout your home. If it's just for controlling a doorlock or something that doesn't require a huge amount of bandwidth then go with the cheap stuff.
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From one of the pics at the bottom it looks like you may be able to sneak a powerbar with a low profile ac outlet underneath this smart plug?
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QuickFingers wrote:
Jan 8th, 2019 9:42 am
You're worrying about losing a second outlet? I would care more about which extender out there that actually work. I have gone through so many that I lost count. Invest yourself with real access points if you want extended wifi throughout your home. If it's just for controlling a doorlock or something that doesn't require a huge amount of bandwidth then go with the cheap stuff.
Any recommendations? And yes, in an older home outlets are a premium. I'm just looking to remove a dead spot in my house and I've tried these in the past, a tplink like the one posted and it didn't do much for fixing the issue.
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Jan 8th, 2019 10:07 am
Any recommendations? And yes, in an older home outlets are a premium. I'm just looking to remove a dead spot in my house and I've tried these in the past, a tplink like the one posted and it didn't do much for fixing the issue.
Ubiquiti is pretty good for the price.
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For Ubiquiti access points, do you connect the AP to your router via network cable and then your good to go? I don't really care if the AP is not optimized. I just need it to work better than a wifi extender.
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sparkaction wrote:
Jan 8th, 2019 10:33 am
For Ubiquiti access points, do you connect the AP to your router via network cable and then your good to go? I don't really care if the AP is not optimized. I just need it to work better than a wifi extender.
Typically, unless you only use POE, you just config via web interface, disconnect, plug in via v120 and you are done.
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