Review: TP-Link AC1200 Range Extender RE350

Posted on Oct 30 2016 - 9:41pm by Bobby P

 

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I know that in my house the Wi-Fi signal isn’t the best, it’s spotty at best and never reaches the areas in the house I need a signal to reach. I’ve tried a couple of others solutions that worked for some time and ended up not being what I needed or breaking.

The TP-Link AC1200 Wi-Fi Ranger Extender (or the RE350) fits the bill for what I needed. I wanted a few fewer cables after trying power line adapters, this seemed like a good fit for my needs. It’s a dual-band device that packs both speed and signal strength!

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The setup is simple and requires to be near your router when setting the device up. I had it up and running quickly, and I situated the device in the middle of my house. You can tell by an indicator on the Range Extender whether the spot you plug it into is good or bad by a blue or red LED on the front.

I’ve had issues streaming, downloading, uploading and anything else you can think of with my family room PC and tablet. It’s been an issue forever until I finally tried the RE350. Netflix ran perfectly after, no buffering and full HD. PlayStation Network worked well enough, there were some drops during gameplay but streaming video worked without a hitch.

Speeds on the RE350 were about 50% slower as the device acts as a relay to your modem. The drop in speed was noticeable but the connection was more than capable of fitting the needs of the household.

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The TP-Link AC1200 Wi-Fi Ranger Extender is a good fit for you if you have dead spots in your house. There’s a solid product here that gives you bang for your buck, effectively providing a consistent and reliable relay point for Wi-Fi devices in your household. Between the simple setup and consistent connection, the TP-Link AC1200 Wi-Fi Ranger Extender should be a front runner for your consideration.

Purchase TP-Link RE350 AC1200 Dual-Band Wireless Range Extender:

List price $84.99 CDN

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TP-Link AC1200 Range Extender RE350

TP-Link AC1200 Range Extender RE350
8.6

BUILD QUALITY

8/10

    SETUP

    9/10

      CONNECTION

      9/10

        Pros

        • Smart plug allows for monitoring of almost any device
        • Cheap
        • Good build quality

        Cons

        • Chunky design

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