TP-Link AC 750 Wi-Fi Range Extender (RE210) Reviewed

TP-Link AC 750 Wi-Fi Range Extender (RE210)
TP-Link AC 750
Wi-Fi Range Extender (RE210)

TP-Link recently updated their AC WiFi extenders with the introduction of the AC750 based RE210. For those of you that are not familiar with what these do, TP-Link have a great introductory video:

Some of the RE210’s features include:

  • Support for 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac wireless standards
  • Dual band speeds of up to 750Mbps
  • Gigabit ethernet port to connect devices that don’t have wireless (wireless bridge)
  • Easy deployment
TP-Link AC750 Wi-Fi Range Extender (RE210) key specifications:
Plug TypeEU, UK, US, AU
Standards and ProtocolsIEEE802.11ac, IEEE 802.11n, IEEE 802.11g, IEEE 802.11b
Frequency2.4GHz & 5GHz(11ac)
Signal Rate5GHz:Up to 433Mbps
2.4GHz:Up to 300Mpbs
Reception Sensitivity2.4G:
270M: [email protected]% PER
130M: [email protected]% PER
108M: [email protected]% PER
54M: [email protected]% PER
11M: [email protected]% PER
6M: [email protected]% PER
1M: [email protected]% PER
5G:
390M: [email protected]% PER
29.3M: [email protected]% PER
180M: [email protected]% PER
13.5M: [email protected]% PER
78M: [email protected]% PER
6.5M: [email protected]% PER
54M: [email protected]% PER
6M:[email protected]% PER
Transmit Power< 20 dBm (EIRP)
Wireless ModesRange Extender
Wireless FunctionsWMM (Wi-Fi Multimedia)
Wireless Statistic
Concurrent Mode boost both 2.4G/5G WiFi band
High Speed Mode for great speed for HD Gaming and video
Wireless Mac Filter
Domain Login Function
Wireless Security64/128-bit WEP
WPA-PSK / WPA2-PSK
Interface1 x 10/100/1000M Ethernet Port (RJ45)
ButtonsRE (Range Extender) Button, Reset Button, LED Button, Power Button
Antennas2 x External
Power ConsumptionAbout 6.5W
Dimensions (W X D X H)94mm x 54mm x 75.2mm

Performance

The performance of the RE210 was tested by finding a location with lower wireless reception and running a small benchmark test with the unit on and off to compare the difference. For these tests, the RE210 was paired with the TP-Link Touch P5.

First up was the 5Ghz test. In this test each spot was as follows:

  • Spot 1 – Same room as the Touch P5
  • Spots 2 & 3 – RE210 enabled
  • Spots 4 & 5 – RE210 disabled
TP-Link RE210 5Ghz Performance
TP-Link RE210 5Ghz Performance

This one surprised us a little as the performance was better without using the RE210. However, the majority of other reviewers have had positive results with the RE210 enabled so I will investigate this one a little further in case there are some additional configuration tweaks required.

Next up was the 2.4Ghz test. In this test each spot was in the reverse order as I worked my way back to the Touch P5:

  • Spots 1 & 2 – RE210 enabled
  • Spots 3 & 4 – RE210 disabled
  • Spot 5 – Same room as the Touch P5
TP-Link RE210 2.4Ghz Performance
TP-Link RE210 2.4Ghz Performance

The TP-Link RE210 performed as exceptionally well with over double the speeds over the 2.4Ghz network considerably. This further leads me to believe that the 5Ghz testing results are not representative of the RE210 capabilities.

Final Thoughts

The TP-Link AC 750 Wi-Fi Range Extender (RE210) is a an excellent device for budget conscious consumers in need of extending their wireless coverage at home. Installation is made super easy with the inclusion of WPS and compatibility with any wireless router. It offers fantastic range extension on the 2.4Ghz spectrum and the included ethernet port enables you to also connect non-wireless network devices.

 

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