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TP-Link RE300 AC1200 Mesh Wi-Fi

Hi all,

We've just joined Virgin Media so have the latest superhub but it doesn't quite reach the kitchen.

I was looking at getting the TP-Link RE300 AC1200 mesh range extender. Is the superhub compatible with this and would it work well?

Thanks,

Jamie

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Re: TP-Link RE300 AC1200 Mesh Wi-Fi

Yes and No.
You can do a lot better for a bit more money

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Re: TP-Link RE300 AC1200 Mesh Wi-Fi

Yeah it should work fine.

It appears it can use WPS (Wi-Fi Protected Setup) so in theory all you have to do is plug it in, press the WPS button on the HUB 3, then the button on the TP-Link, and it should be ready to go as an extender, using your existing SSID (Network Name)!

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So i won’t need to connect onto the extender it’ll just use the existing WiFi network name as if it’s the exact same signal?

Will it slow down my internet speed?

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Yes, it looks like it reading the details of the item. Using it as extender means just that, it extends your existing network.

You can never guarantee Wifi speed, so I can't confirm that your internet won't be slower, you get what you pay for as they say!

Buy it from somewhere like Amazon that has a decent returns policy.

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Re: TP-Link RE300 AC1200 Mesh Wi-Fi


@jamiew23 wrote:

So i won’t need to connect onto the extender it’ll just use the existing WiFi network name as if it’s the exact same signal?

Will it slow down my internet speed?


It won’t really boost it.

And if the signal is poor you may inevitably end up just extending a poor signal even further. 


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Re: TP-Link RE300 AC1200 Mesh Wi-Fi

Ended up going for the TP Link TL-WPA4200 AV600.

it works brilliantly.

it comes with a clone function that allows it to clone the existing WiFi’s name and login details so you don’t have to keep switching to different access points. 

would recommend! 

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Glad you sorted your issue.

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