TP-Link TL-WA850RE Firmware Download. At first I was very enthusiastic, after a simple installation everything was impeccably running. Unfortunately I had to realize shortly thereafter that the connection always breaks off. I have it both with the same, as with another name furnished but unfortunately with both the same problem. Since I bought two of these products and both work equally bad, I do not go from a mistake of a single product. At first glance quite simple.
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Then found that the green 5 GHz LED signals only the reception of the 5 GHz signal from the router, but not the successful connection with the router in the 5 GHz range. Therefore also no repeater function in this frequency range. In the status display of the repeater then actually displaying "Disconnected" for the 5-GHz range. Cause after some research.
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The TP-Link TL-WA850RE repeater is not compatible with the channels 100-140 mostly used in Germany in the 5 GHz range. Connection succeeds only if one can limit the router in the 5-GHz range on the channels 36-48. But then the transmission power of the router is limited to 200 mW and DFS and TCP are no longer supported. The request for support from TP-Link after a firmware update with the appropriate channel support for Germany remained unanswered so far.
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A product with these restrictions without corresponding hints in Germany to sell I find impossible! Then, finally, a cheap repeater for the 2.4 GHz frequency is enough. Addendum: now but response from the support: A support of tapes 2 and 3 in the 5-GHz range is planned for future firmware updates. A time frame was not specified!