Product Comparison: TP-LINK TL-WA850RE vs NETGEAR EX2700

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General Specifications
About the Product
TP-Link's TL-WA850RE is designed to conveniently extend the coverage and improve the signal strength of an existing wireless network to eliminate 'dead zones'.
Say goodbye to Wi-Fi dead zones. Convenient, discreet and easy to install, extended Wi-Fi coverage is just an outlet away with this essentials edition extender. Boost your Wi-Fi for mobile devices and connect a wired device such as Smart TVs or game consoles. Boost your existing network range & speed, delivering Wi-Fi up to 300Mbps.
Key Specs
Plug Based
Plug Based
Wi-Fi Technology
2.4GHz: up to 300 Mpbs, LAN: up to 100 Mbps
2.4GHz: up to 300 Mpbs, LAN: up to 100 Mbps
What customers say about "Key Specs"
TP-LINK TL-WA850RE N300 Wi-Fi Range Extender
  • My room is in the attic, the router is downstairs, and it has boosted my PS4 speed from 8gb to 30gb!!! It even has a very handy app!
  • I performed a few internet speed tests with SpeedCheck Pro and wow... my internet speed had increased from about 3-5Mbps to 20-30Mbps.
  • I can wholeheartedly recommend this device and although nowhere do they advertise that it increases internet speed, in my case it certainly has.
  • Vastly better than devices using our house's (modern) wiring, both in terms of ease of setup and signal strength/ speed.
  • Using an online speed test I measured an increase from 26mbps to 97mbps so has proven to be very effective.
NETGEAR EX2700 Wi-Fi Range Extender
  • Worked good and extended the range and speed on my WiFi.
  • The speed improvement in the back of the house is quite noticeable.
  • This Netgear Range Extender saved me at both houses, bringing my internet signal up to a minimum of 3 bars, but usually at least 4.
  • I found setup very easy, the instructions clear, and it has been working flawlessly and the range is great.
  • The range is good and i can definitely see a benefit from using it.
Size & Weight
4.3 in.
2.64 in.
2.6 in.
2.17 in.
3 in.
1.34 in.
0.2 lbs.
0.22 lbs.
What customers say about "Size & Weight"
TP-LINK TL-WA850RE N300 Wi-Fi Range Extender
  • Great product nice size and looking item, easy to set up.
  • I like the space-age look and small size! I would recommend to everyone.
  • I have no criticisms of this unit - small, discreet and perfectly functional.
  • Great factor is the fact it's small and not bulky, it fits flush with my wall and you can hardly notice it!
  • Easy to install, postioned in the kitchen now I have WiFi in the garden. Small compact unit.
NETGEAR EX2700 Wi-Fi Range Extender
  • Its small in size (about the size of 2 packs of cards put together) and has suited my need perfectly.
  • I recommend this range extender for both their small size and inexpensive price.
  • Don't let the small size fool you! This thing is Awesome!
  • The very small size makes it easy to conceal from view if necessary.
  • Good value for the price, small in size and yet powerful.
Number Of Antennas
Encryption & Security
64/128/152-bit WEP, WPA-PSK / WPA2-PSK
Ethernet port (RJ45)
Ethernet port (RJ45)
RE LED, Wireless LED, Power LED, Signal LED, Ethernet LED
WPS LED, Device LED, Power LED, Router link LED
Power Supply
AC (directly in a wall outlet)
AC (directly in a wall outlet)
App Controlled
Flexible placement, Plug and Play, Ethernet bridge, Built-in access point mode, Smart signal indicator light
Coverage up to 600 sq.ft., Connect up to 10 devices, 5-minute setup, Universally compatible
What customers say about "Features"
TP-LINK TL-WA850RE N300 Wi-Fi Range Extender
  • Excellent product. Easy to configure with the "Tether" app. Just follow the instructions on app as you go.
  • I had to use the app on my phone to synce it which wasn't a problem.
  • If you don't have a cable, an App on your phone should allow you to perform a step by step setup.
  • Blue lights do shine very brightly at night which is a bit annoying.
  • Interestingly the TP-Link app sometimes says the signal is weak between the router and extender, and at others says it's perfect, even though neither has moved or is obstructed.
NETGEAR EX2700 Wi-Fi Range Extender
  • The green lights lit up, indicating good signal reception. I connected all my game consoles and my cell phone and laptops.
  • The extender had all green lights indicating it had a good connection.
  • I placed it in a location in my house where the green light on the extender indicates the location is good.
  • The light indicators on the front help you identify the connection and connection strength.
  • The indicator lights are sensible and offer all the information you need for setup or troubleshooting.
Warranty / Certifications
Manufacturer warranty
Other Information

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