AC1200 Wi-Fi Range Extender
- Brings Wi-Fi dead zone to life with strong Wi-Fi expansion at a combined speed of up to 1.2Gbps*
- Operates over both the 2.4GHz band(300Mbps) and 5GHz band(867Mbps) for more stable wireless experience*
- Intelligent signal light helps to find the best location for optimal Wi-Fi coverage by showing the signal strength
- Works with any Wi-Fi router or wireless access point
The TP-Link RE305 WiFi Range Extender is a tiny little guitar pedal-shaped box which plugs into a spare mains socket. It features two external antennas which flip straight up, a large WPS button on the top, and four status LEDs for power, connection to your router, and whether it’s broadcasting on one or both the 2.4GHz and 5GHz radio bands.
Underneath is a single Ethernet port (10/100Mbps RJ45) so you can connect desktop PCs, laptops, games consoles
Setting up the TP-Link RE305 is simple, as you’ve got two options at your disposal: use the TP-Link Tether app for iOS and Android, or use the web UI to get everything up and running, whichever is the more convenient for you.
Once you’ve plugged the RE305 into a mains socket in the same room as your router, it’ll begin the pairing process. You can do this via WPS, or manually. I’d recommend the manual option, as you’ll have greater control over everything.
You’ll be asked to create a login/admin password for the RE305, separate from the one you create for your router, and once done you’ll be asked to pick from a list of nearby wireless networks to ‘extend’.