Popular Deal

TP-Link Wifi-Extender N300 - $16.99

$16.99
+17 Deal Score
9,189 Views
Amazon marked down the TP-Link Wifi-Extender N300 from $29.99 to $16.99. A solid extender for a very good price

https://www.amazon.com/TP-Link-Ex...581&sr=8-3
Share
Good deal?
You gave thanks to thenewyorkgod for this post.
Thank you!
thenewyorkgod posted this deal. Say thanks!
Add Comment
If you purchase something through a post on our site, Slickdeals may get a small share of the sale.
Deal
Score
+17
9,189 Views
$16.99

Back To School Savings are here!

Get huge savings on laptops, notebooks, and other back to school essentials.

View the Deals
About the OP
Send Message
Joined Nov 2007 L3: Novice
252 Reputation Points
30 Deals Posted
51 Votes Submitted
252 Comments Posted
Don't have Amazon Prime? Students can get a free 6-Month Amazon Prime trial with free 2-day shipping, unlimited video streaming & more. If you're not a student, there's also a free 1-Month Amazon Prime trial available.

24 Comments

1 2

Sign up for a Slickdeals account to remove this ad.

This comment has been rated as unhelpful by Slickdeals users
Joined Aug 2012
L6: Expert
1,083 Posts
669 Reputation
Our community has rated this post as helpful. If you agree, why not thank ?
#2
This may be a good deal, but to be noted is that with a N300 extender you are limiting all connected hosts to 300 Mbps or less - the 1Gbps port is really not going to run at 1 Gbps ever. While this is applicable to most routers as well as a slower WiFi network would mean slower internet access, in this case its not just internet access - its file transfer within the your own network that would be limited to 300Mbps. So even if I had a slower internet connected I would prefer a N900 or better extender so file transfer between clients in the house would be as close to 1Gbps as possible.
Reply Helpful Comment? 11 0
This comment has been rated as unhelpful by Slickdeals users
Joined Oct 2013
L3: Novice
159 Posts
50 Reputation
Our community has rated this post as helpful. If you agree, why not thank ?
#3
Quote from HarryS4062
:
This may be a good deal, but to be noted is that with a N300 extender you are limiting all connected hosts to 300 Mbps or less - the 1Gbps port is really not going to run at 1 Gbps ever. While this is applicable to most routers as well as a slower WiFi network would mean slower internet access, in this case its not just internet access - its file transfer within the your own network that would be limited to 300Mbps. So even if I had a slower internet connected I would prefer a N900 or better extender so file transfer between clients in the house would be as close to 1Gbps as possible.
Everything you said is true (and useful and appreciated), but people who care about those specs probably aren't the people who wait for stuff to go on sales like this and/or stumble across deals like this to try something out. Also, network speed is kind of overrated for most people who are probably just now getting 100Mbps from their ISP.
Reply Helpful Comment? 17 1
This comment has been rated as unhelpful by Slickdeals users
Joined Jul 2008
L10: Grand Master
6,601 Posts
3,474 Reputation
#4
Quote from HarryS4062
:
This may be a good deal, but to be noted is that with a N300 extender you are limiting all connected hosts to 300 Mbps or less - the 1Gbps port is really not going to run at 1 Gbps ever. While this is applicable to most routers as well as a slower WiFi network would mean slower internet access, in this case its not just internet access - its file transfer within the your own network that would be limited to 300Mbps. So even if I had a slower internet connected I would prefer a N900 or better extender so file transfer between clients in the house would be as close to 1Gbps as possible.
The Ethernet port on this device only supports up to 100 Mbps. Also, since it only has a single wireless radio, that radio must stop receiving in order to send and vice-versa. That means that its wireless bandwidth is halved when used as an extender.
Reply Helpful Comment? 4 0
This comment has been rated as unhelpful by Slickdeals users
Joined Jun 2009
L1: Learner
7 Posts
14 Reputation
Our community has rated this post as helpful. If you agree, why not thank ?
#5
Mine drops signal constantly and it's only 15' from the router. I exchanged it for another and same thing. Seems to get worse as tome goes on. Tried different locations with no luck.
Reply Helpful Comment? 5 0
This comment has been rated as unhelpful by Slickdeals users
Joined May 2018
L5: Journeyman
661 Posts
181 Reputation
Pro
#6
Quote from sappstter
:
Mine drops signal constantly and it's only 15' from the router. I exchanged it for another and same thing. Seems to get worse as tome goes on. Tried different locations with no luck.
Bought one and got the same result. Best solution is to get a powerline adapter connected to a router setup as an access point. Gonna run around $50-$60 but so worth it.

Read lots of articles and rule of thumb was if you connect to something wirelessly, that should be connected through ethernet.
Reply Helpful Comment? 2 0
This comment has been rated as unhelpful by Slickdeals users
Joined Dec 2010
L6: Expert
1,065 Posts
131 Reputation
#7
Quote from HarryS4062
:
This may be a good deal, but to be noted is that with a N300 extender you are limiting all connected hosts to 300 Mbps or less - the 1Gbps port is really not going to run at 1 Gbps ever. While this is applicable to most routers as well as a slower WiFi network would mean slower internet access, in this case its not just internet access - its file transfer within the your own network that would be limited to 300Mbps. So even if I had a slower internet connected I would prefer a N900 or better extender so file transfer between clients in the house would be as close to 1Gbps as possible.
Do these extenders provide a secondary ssid, or do they somehow mimic your existing SSID of your network? And does your phone connect to the (faster?) real router when it can and only connect to the slower wifi extender when the real router isn't available?
Reply Helpful Comment? 2 0
This comment has been rated as unhelpful by Slickdeals users
Joined May 2018
L5: Journeyman
661 Posts
181 Reputation
Pro
#8
Quote from coachclass
:
Do these extenders provide a secondary ssid, or do they somehow mimic your existing SSID of your network? And does your phone connect to the (faster?) real router when it can and only connect to the slower wifi extender when the real router isn't available?
They broadcast whatever signal it gets from your router, you name the rebroadcasted signal whatever you want. Not sure about the phone, I've heard yes.

So the speed you get from these will not be as good as if you had a good strength signal directly from your router.
Reply Helpful Comment? 1 0
Last edited by SharpSoda838 August 12, 2019 at 09:26 PM.

Sign up for a Slickdeals account to remove this ad.

This comment has been rated as unhelpful by Slickdeals users
Joined Aug 2018
L2: Beginner
99 Posts
34 Reputation
#9
I was considering a mesh network, but I was really only not getting signal on the very far end of my house (1600 sq ft) because my router is on the other farthest side. I really didn't want to drop $100 plus on what I felt was going to be overkill so I tried this and have no complaints at all. Setup was a breeze. I plugged it in and pushed the WPS button on my router and then the WPS button and this extended and voila, I now have WiFi that covers the entirety of my house without needing to create another network. For $16 this is as cheap and easy a solution as you can find.
Reply Helpful Comment? 0 0
This comment has been rated as unhelpful by Slickdeals users
Joined Apr 2013
L1: Learner
15 Posts
14 Reputation
#10
This thing is horrible, 300Mbps try under 20Mbps. I just went with cat5e to a secondary router and couldn't be happier. Not paying for 1gig internet to use garbage like this ever again. Cheap life lesson though.
Reply Helpful Comment? 1 1
Last edited by lobofan August 12, 2019 at 10:40 PM.
This comment has been rated as unhelpful by Slickdeals users
Joined Nov 2006
L10: Grand Master
9,174 Posts
798 Reputation
#11
It's been $16.99 ever since Amazon Prime Day when it was $11.99 (and was $13.99 before that). Not a deal for aging N300 equipment. I did get one on Prime Day and it works fine for a friend with only DSL anyways. Configuration panel is very light - no option to set channel.
Reply Helpful Comment? 1 0
This comment has been rated as unhelpful by Slickdeals users
Joined Jun 2013
L2: Beginner
86 Posts
18 Reputation
#12

Quote from poohbie
:
It's been $16.99 ever since Amazon Prime Day when it was $11.99 (and was $13.99 before that). Not a deal for aging N300 equipment. I did get one on Prime Day and it works fine for a friend with only DSL anyways. Configuration panel is very light - no option to set channel.
I agree, same price since February. no thanks.
Reply Helpful Comment? 1 0
This comment has been rated as unhelpful by Slickdeals users
Joined Jun 2013
L2: Beginner
36 Posts
14 Reputation
#13
Quote from sappstter
:
Mine drops signal constantly and it's only 15' from the router. I exchanged it for another and same thing. Seems to get worse as tome goes on. Tried different locations with no luck.
Yep, same thing, mine is 10-15 ft from router and does nothing to boost signal. I even think I have a higher speed model, can't recall model number. Junk to me.
Reply Helpful Comment? 1 0
This comment has been rated as unhelpful by Slickdeals users
Joined Dec 2007
L4: Apprentice
317 Posts
46 Reputation
#14
This device really wasn't effective at all for us.
Reply Helpful Comment? 0 0
This comment has been rated as unhelpful by Slickdeals users
Joined Apr 2010
L3: Novice
128 Posts
37 Reputation
#15
Mine works great a floor up and probably 30 feet from the router. I'm a light user but for 15 bucks I couldn't be happier.
Reply Helpful Comment? 0 0
Page 1 of 2
1 2
Join the Conversation
Add a Comment
 
Copyright 1999 - 2019. Slickdeals, LLC. All Rights Reserved. Copyright / Infringement Policy  •  Privacy Policy  •  Terms of Service  •  Acceptable Use Policy (Rules)  •  Interest-Based Ads
Link Copied to Clipboard