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N300 Universal Wi-Fi Range Extender with Outlet Passthrough

  • Extends your network's Wi-Fi for coverage in hard-to-reach areas
  • Built-in power socket keeps your outlet free for other uses
  • Small-sized, wall-plug design makes it easy to install and move
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Product Overview

The TL-WA860RE uses Wireless N technology and two external antennas to expand your home's existing Wi-Fi and minimize coverage dead zones. Stream video, place Internet calls and game online without lag thanks to the range extender's 300 Mbps speed. Its built-in power socket keeps your outlet free for other uses and an Ethernet port allows the extender to connect wired devices like smart TVs and gaming consoles to your Wi-Fi.
  • Range extender mode boosts wireless signal to previously unreachable or hard-to-wire areas flawlessly
  • Extra outlet makes power available for other electrical devices
  • Miniature size and wall-mounted design make it easy to deploy and move flexibly
  • 2 fixed external antennas provide excellent Wi-Fi coverage and reliability
  • Easily expand wireless coverage at a push of range extender button
  • Smart signal indicator light help to find right location to place range extender
  • Ethernet port allows extender to function as a wireless adapter to connect wired devices
  • 300 Mbps wireless data rates ideal for video streaming, online gaming and internet calling
  • Compatible with other 802.11n/g/b wireless devices
  • Advanced 64/128/152-bit WEP, WPA-PSK / WPA2-PSK encryptions protect network from security threats
  • N300 Wi-Fi Plug In range extender with AC Passthrough features:

    TP-Link TL-WA860RE Wi-Fi Plug In Range Extender with AC Passthrough

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Single Band
Electronics Included Components
No additional items included
Maximum data transfer rate/speed (Mbps)
Network Standard
Wireless N
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Product Weight (lb.)
1.01 lb

Warranty / Certifications

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UL Certified
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Questions & Answers


Will this work with xfinity router?

Asked by Steve October 18, 2019

Yes our WiFi extenders are universally compatible with WiFi routers. Regards, TP-Link Support

Will it extend range of a Panasonic cordless/Corded Phone? [VOIP]? electric towers are affecting it & Internet/WiFi

Asked by Stimpycat August 17, 2018

I don't think it will help. N300 Universal Wi-Fi Range Extender only works for WiFi.

can this hardwire to a cctv?

Asked by jick June 16, 2018


Will this work with power strip/surge protector?

Asked by asking May 21, 2018

Yes, you can, so long as you do not exceed the outlet's maximum wattage load.

How close does it have to be to the router and can it be placed outside and will it work with spectrum internet service

Asked by Mwnpr346 January 7, 2018

I don't know about spectrum internet, i am using CenturyLink. My CenturyLink modem is is my computer room. i am using N300 outside in my motorcycles garage which is about 25 to 30 feet in door and i don't have any problems with it.

Is this product compatible with net gear router

Asked by Ht554 December 27, 2017

Yes the product is compatible with netgear and vast majority of routers and if you cannot connect via wps it has its own standalone setup so you can manually connect this product over Wi-Fi.

Will this work with verizon

Asked by MM December 26, 2017

internet service provider does not matter. It is compatible with most routers.

how far will this extend the signal

Asked by tony December 16, 2017

20 feet or so from what I can tell

Will this work with service via satellite?

Asked by Lori December 5, 2017

This will not work to enhance satellite signals. It can be used to enhance Wi-Fi signals provided by a router.

Does this item need a smart phone to work or do I just plug it in and find the sweet spot?

Asked by Doc November 29, 2017

No smart phone needed.

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Customer Reviews

  • 3.6
    out of 66 reviews
  • 72% recommend this product
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I have not noticed any change whatsoever after 2 weeks of use, which was a big disappointment. I...
I have not noticed any change whatsoever after 2 weeks of use, which was a big disappointment. I have tried placing it in different outlets throughout the house and it didn't change the outcome. Not saying this is a bad product, it just didn't work for me.
by Mtree
Easy to set up
I was a bit worried about setting up the TP-LINk N300 UNIVERSAL WI-FI RANGE EXTENDER as I'm not a computer geek at all. It turns out that my router also doesn't have the quick set up WPS-button, which made me worry even more. But the I noticed tat the directions show a option without WPS and I closely followed the easy and few steps, and - tada - I was connected. There is one thing that I haven't been able to solve yet. They claim the device can do up to 300 Mbps, my WiFi supplies around 40 Mbps, but I can only get about 1 Mbps from the extender, not sure why.
by DEStefan
Economical way to extend wi-fi range or connect an ethernet device to a local network
The TP-Link Model TL-WA860RE Wi-Fi Range Extender is a compact unit that plugs into any outlet. It has a pass through plug in the front so you don’t lose the use of the outlet to power the unit. To operate, you simply plug it in, wait for the signal indictor, push the link button on your wi-fi router, and wait for it to link to the router. Once linked, you can move it to any location within range and it will relink to the router. It has a signal indicator to help guide your placement. This is an easy and effective way to address a weak spot in your home wi-fi network. I used the TP Link to improve the connection to a video doorbell. It was weak before, and after installing the extender, it was good. Helped also improve the link to my garage door openers. The unit operates at 2.5 Ghz and claims transfer speed of up to 300 Mbps. Another nice feature is if you have a device, like a blu ray player or gaming console and you want to connect to the network and it’s not wireless ready, and don’t have an Ethernet port handy, this device has one! Just connect the Ethernet cord (included) to the unit and the device you want to connect and you will have internet access. Overall, it is an easy to use and economical device to extend or strengthen the working range of your home Wi-Fi network.
by ToolTimeTony
1 person found this helpful
Just plug and play..... Great new Wi-Fi extender
The wall plug range extender is designed to conveniently extend the coverage and improve the signal strength of your wireless network. It turns your ‘dead zones into connected zones, helping you keep all kinds of mobile devices, media players RING doorbells, air filtration systems, and personal computers connected to Wi-Fi with a reliable connection. Once connected with an existing router, you can simply unplug and plug the Range Extender back in anywhere without the need to configure it again. Its integrated power socket ensures that no power outlet goes to waste. An added feature that I have not seen before is the extra plug-in outlet on the front of the unit for any additional needs. Users can easily extend wireless coverage at a push of the WPS button on their router followed by the Range Extender button on the side of this unit. When all the lights are green, it's a GO! Easy to use and easy to understand.
1 person found this helpful
Simple & Easy To Setup WiFi Range Extender
I received this item as part of the Home Depot Seeds reviewer program in return for this unbiased review. I selected this product for this month's items since the wireless signal is lacking in a couple areas of my home. It is so bad in the bedroom that the wife continues to use our cell data primarily despite the fact we have cable internet that is twice as fast. When I received the product, I inspected it to ensure it was undamaged and all package contents were present. Then I checked the instructions provided in the package and found they were the Quick Install Instructions and not the full product manual available in PDF form on TP-Link's website. The odd part is that the Quick Install guide gives instructions for GUI configuration that are buggy at best. In the end, I had to link the range extender to my older wireless router with WPS button since my TP-Link EAP320 Access Point does not have a WPS button. This was one of three reasons for this product getting 4 out of 5 stars instead of a perfect score. 1. WPS function required to connect WiFi Range Extender to existing wireless router (not AP compatible?) 2. Range Extender appears to only extend a single band of WiFi signal and single SSID (based on the single time I was able to get the GUI configuration to work). 3. Wired LAN connection from laptop to Range Extender is extremely buggy, only allowing me to get to the device GUI login screen one time. After testing the reset function, this login screen failed to load during attempts for the next 40 minutes. Overall, if you have a standard wireless router like 99.9% of households in the U.S., this product will be perfect for you. If however you are running a wireless access point (WAP) that doesn't have WPS, you're likely to end up throwing this product into the nearest garbage can. Of course, if you're already running a WAP, you could just as easily get another WAP to extend your network.
by SteveW
1 person found this helpful
Works, but take the time to read the instructions
I was having troubles getting my phone to connect to the wifi when I was in the nursery in the middle of the night rocking a crying baby (I was using an app to time feedings and other things and needed wifi). We have had problems connecting other things to our wireless router before because we have an oddball provider because we live in the country, but this extender connected on the first try. I moved it to a hallway outlet about halfway between the nursery and the router, but it was telling me it was too close to the router. I ended up with it in my second bathroom, which is only frustrating because I had to give up one outlet in there (the extender has an outlet on it, but it uses up two spaces when you plug it in and it's just weird having an electronic thing plugged in on the bathroom counter). BUT I went from 1 bar in the nursery to full bars! When I moved the extender each time it picked up on my router right away and let me know if I was in a good location. NOTICE: I was extremely frustrated at first that I wasn't getting any better signal. It took me a few days to realize I had to select the extender from the wifi list, and my phone wasn't automatically connecting to it. Once I figured this out it worked great! Very happy with the easy installation, and was such a simple way to extend out signal into a part of the house where it wasn't reaching before.
by Anroyals
6 people found this helpful
Setup was quick for this item but performance was spotty. I found that going through a couple of...
Setup was quick for this item but performance was spotty. I found that going through a couple of walls and up a floor, the unit had difficulty maintaining the network. I will be returning it after a couple of weeks evaluation.
by PapaZay
Gave us wi-fi in a part of our house where the router didn't
Gave us wi-fi in a part of our house where the router didn't
by Jonathan
Exceeded my expectations. Plugged it in half way between my router and back bedroom and immediate...
Exceeded my expectations. Plugged it in half way between my router and back bedroom and immediately boosted my WiFi signal from 1 to 5 sticks. Perfect for Home Use. Highly recommend.
by RH
Returned item did not work. I called manufacturer and they...
Returned item did not work. I called manufacturer and they sent me a YouTube video. They could care less I talked to someone on a cell phoneI will never by anything from them again
by HomeDepotCustomer
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