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AC1900 Wi-Fi and 5 Gigabit Ethernet ports

The main characteristics of this new TP-LINK RE580D is that it incorporates Simultaneous dual band with AC Wi-Fi. We can get a speed up to 600Mbps on the 2.4GHz band thanks to TurboQAM technology Broadcom and its three external antennas in 3T3R MIMO configuration. According to the 5GHz band, we can achieve a speed of up to 1,300Mbps thanks to its three antennas in MIMO 3T3R configuration and Wi-Fi AC.

The three external antennas of this equipment are detachable and dual, they emit in the two frequency bands at the same time, it also has Wi-Fi amplifiers to emit with a power of up to 700mWIdeal for high wireless transfer rates. This equipment incorporates all the improvements of AC Wi-Fi technology such as 80MHz channel width, 256QAM frequency modulation and also Beamforming to focus the signal wherever the wireless clients are.

The TP-LINK RE580D incorporates a «RE» button which is basically a WPS button that allows us to synchronize with the main router easily without the need to enter passwords, once both devices are synchronized we can quickly start repeating the signal.

This top-of-the-range universal repeater incorporates a 1GHz dual-core Broadcom processor which will ensure high data transfers both via cable and Wi-Fi, without the CPU becoming a bottleneck. This equipment also incorporates a high-speed mode of the Wi-Fi network, which basically will allow us to connect to the router to receive data on one frequency band and send data on the other, in this way the speed is accelerated.

Finally, this AP incorporates 5 Gigabit Ethernet ports (10/100/1000 Mbps) for the LAN so we can connect our Smart TV, console and multimedia player in our living room to the universal repeater. The firmware incorporates high configurability and works with any Wi-Fi router or AP, although it is recommended that the router that we use be of the AC1900 class to take full advantage of the technical characteristics of this equipment.

We recommend visit the official website of the TP-LINK RE580D where you will find all the details about its technical specifications. You can buy it in stores at a price of around € 140, it will be a significant investment but we must bear in mind that we are facing one of the highest-end Wi-Fi repeaters on the market.

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Learn about the features of the new Wi-Fi repeater

Main Features of the TP-Link RE205 Wi-Fi repeater

This new entry-level Wi-Fi repeater is a real simultaneous dual-band equipment, since it will connect to both the 2.4GHz and 5GHz bands of the router, and then repeat on the 2.4GHz and 5GHz bands at the time. This repeater is not like others in that the “trunk” link is made only on one band or another, but uses both simultaneously, although we can also configure one band as primary, and another as secondary, in such a way that, if the band trunk falls, the second will act directly.

This new TP-Link RE205 allows you to achieve wireless speeds of up to 300Mbps in the 2.4GHz band, thanks to its two antennas and the Wi-Fi N standard. We will also be able to achieve a speed of up to 433Mbps in the 5GHz band, thanks to your antenna and to the Wi-Fi AC standard. This computer has two external antennas to provide the best possible wireless performance. Finally, this equipment has Beamforming to focus the wireless signal, and also a WPS button to synchronize it with the main router and start repeating its signal quickly.

Other features of this new model are that it has a series of LED indicators to make it easier for the user to locate the Wi-Fi repeater, since it is essential that the Wi-Fi repeater obtain a good wireless signal. We also have a Fast-Ethernet port (10/100 Mbps) to connect a device via cable, and provide connectivity to the local network and the Internet.

The firmware of this TP-Link RE205 allows you to configure it in Wi-Fi access point (AP) mode, so we can connect it via cable to our router, and later broadcast with simultaneous dual band, although in this case we will have a bottleneck in the wired interface, as the wireless network will be able to provide more speed.

This TP-Link RE205 Wi-Fi repeater is compatible with the application TP-Link Tether for Android and iOS mobile devices. In RedesZone we have carried out a complete analysis of the TP-Link Tether app, where you can see the main configuration options that we have available.

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This new TP-Link RE205 Wi-Fi repeater can be found in stores at a price of about 53 euros, however, its brother the TP-Link RE200 is worth half. What improves the TP-Link RE205 compared to the RE200 is in: updated hardware, external antennas to provide greater coverage, the firmware that is new, which is real simultaneous dual band and its management through the mobile application TP- Link Tether.

We recommend you visit the in-depth review of the TP-Link RE200, and also our section dedicated to the manufacturer TP-Link, where you will find all the product analyzes that we have carried out so far.

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New professional wall access point

Main Features of the TP-Link EAP225-Wall

The main feature of this new professional access point is that it has simultaneous dual band with AC1200 Wi-Fi. This means that we can achieve a speed of up to 300Mbps in the 2.4GHz band, and up to 867Mbps in the 5GHz band thanks to Wi-Fi AC. The two internal antennas for the 2.4GHz band are gain 3dBi, and the two internal antennas for the 5GHz band are 4dBi. This AP incorporates Beamforming technology to focus the signal on the wireless clients, and also MU-MIMO to fully optimize the wireless network when we have multiple devices connected.

This access point has a Fast-Ethernet port (at 100Mbps) to receive data, and also to feed the access point itself through PoE or PoE +, since it supports the 802.3af and 802.3at standards. We also have another 2 Fast-Ethernet ports (100Mbps) that will allow us to provide connectivity via cable to two devices, and a third Fast-Ethernet port (100Mbps) that allows us to provide a third device with connectivity via cable, and even power it through PoE (as long as we power the AP with PoE +, otherwise we will not have enough power for it).

Without a doubt, the handicap of this equipment is its Fast-Ethernet interface to connect to the backbone network, since it will bottleneck the Wi-Fi wireless network and the 3 additional Fast-Ethernet ports it incorporates.

Regarding the configuration options of its firmware, this TP-Link EAP225-Wall is really complete, and that is that we will be able to create up to 8 SSIDs for each frequency band, we have QoS, load balancing, bandwidth limiter, Captive portal with local authentication, access control, support for VLANs and assigning one or more SSIDs to a certain VLAN, it also has VLANs for management, and it will even allow us to detect Rogue APs and isolate wireless clients from each other.

The most important thing about this model is that it supports the Omada Wi-Fi controller, this Wi-Fi controller will allow us to have many more configuration options, since all the configuration will be centralized in the wireless controller itself. We will be able to deploy multiple EAP225-Wall access points, and also the other access points (EAP225 and EAP225-Outdoor), and manage them centrally.

The price of this new professional wall access point will be around 60 euros approximately, it will be available soon in the main stores.

TP-Link EAP225 Family Review

In RedesZone we have had the opportunity to thoroughly analyze two devices from the TP-Link EAP225 family, specifically, we have had the opportunity to analyze the indoor access point for the ceiling:

And we even had the opportunity to record a complete video with each and every one of the firmware options in standalone mode, and using the Omada Wi-Fi controller:

We have also analyzed the EAP225 outdoor version, you can read the in-depth analysis here:

You can visit this PDF of the Omada EAP family where you will find each and every one of the TP-Link professional access points of the Omada family.

We recommend visit our page dedicated to the manufacturer TP-Link, where you will find all the analyzes that we have carried out so far. We also have a comparison between router and access point.

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N600 Dual Band Wi-Fi N Universal Repeater

Sitecom has introduced a new universal Wi-Fi repeater, the name of the new model is Sitecom WLX-5000 and the main feature of this new signal extender is that It is capable of working on 2.4GHz and 5GHz networks to be able to expand the coverage of any frequency band. The press release specifies that «increases, simultaneously«, Therefore we are before a simultaneous dual band signal extender, the first we see of this type.

The speed we will achieve in the 2.4GHz band is up to 300MbpsTherefore, it incorporates two internal antennas in MIMO 2T2R and Two-Stream configuration to achieve this speed. Unfortunately, as we have seen in the menus, has the HT20 / 40 Coexistence option so in very few occasions we will be able to connect at maximum speed if we have Wi-Fi networks around us.

In the 5GHz band we will also get to a speed up to 300Mbps, incorporates two other internal antennas in MIMO 2T2R configuration. It is appreciated that an AP incorporates simultaneous dual band since where we will need it most will be in the 5GHz band that has a shorter range and weakens earlier when passing through walls.

This new Sitecom WLX-5000 incorporates two OPS buttons for fast and secure synchronization and configuration of the AP with the router, it incorporates an OPS button for each frequency band. This way the user will not need to do any initial configuration. This repeater is also compatible with the 802.11b / g standards.

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The new WLX-5000 is on sale now and carries a 10-year Sitecom warranty. You have more information about this new Wi-Fi repeater in the Sitecom official website.

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TP-LINK TL-WA3164EA: N600 dual band bridge

TP-LINK was taking too long to bring a bridge to market, and has finally released the TL-WA3164EA.

Don’t you know what a bridge is? A bridge is the same as an access point in client mode, in such a way that we will have Internet via ethernet cable, but it will not repeat the wireless signal (it does not act as a Wi-Fi repeater).

Below you have all the technical details of the first TP-LINK bridge.

The main characteristics of this bridge is its selectable dual band, it can operate at a speed of 300Mbps in the 2.4GHz band and at 300Mbps in the 5GHz band thanks to 802.11N technology.

Therefore we are facing a bridge N600. Not sure what N600 means? We recommend you read this: Nomenclatures used by manufacturers on their WiFi devices.

Unfortunately does not support the 802.11ac standard but we are sure that they will soon release a device compatible with this standard to get the most out of the TP-LINK TL-WDR7500.

Another feature is that it has a WPS button to quickly synchronize with the access point as well as WMM (Wi-Fi Multimedia) for higher performance.

This adapter has 4 Gigabit Ethernet LAN ports to take full advantage of the wireless speed provided by the router.

This bridge will be available in the second quarter of the year.

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D-Link DAP-1620 Repeater Mode Configuration Manual in Step-by-Step Video

This configuration manual in universal repeater mode is available in a text version at this link:

In the video that you can see below we make a complete tour of all the necessary configuration, since we connected the D-Link DAP-1620 to the electric light. Therefore, the main steps that we have followed in this video are based on connecting via Wi-Fi to the equipment with the default credentials, running the setup wizard for the equipment itself, and following it step by step to be able to configure this equipment in repeater mode. universal Wi-Fi that will be the configuration mode that you will use the most.

We have also explained that this equipment allows you to connect to a single SSID, that is, we can only connect to the router through one frequency band or another, but not both at the same time. The D-Link DAP-1620 allows a single uplink, so depending on the location of the repeater, we must choose the frequency band that provides the best coverage and speed. Normally we will connect the equipment to the 2.4GHz band if we want to cover long distances, this is because this band has greater coverage. On the other hand, if we want a higher speed, we will have to bring the equipment closer to the main router and connect in the 5GHz band to take advantage of all the benefits of using AC Wi-Fi.

In the video we have also paid special importance to the status of the wireless network once we have connected, and it is essential that after configuring the equipment, verify that we do indeed have connectivity with the main router.

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The in-depth analysis of this Wi-Fi repeater is available at the following link:

We recommend visit our page dedicated to the manufacturer D-Link, here you will find analysis of their latest products aimed at home users and also professional users. In the D-Link Digital Home zone You have configuration manuals to get the most out of your equipment.

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Central WiFi Manager is software from D-Link to centrally manage Wi-Fi APs

D-Link with the launch of Central WiFi Manager (CWM-100) aims to provide an easy-to-use, centralized solution for managing up to 500 D-Link APs, including a wide range of indoor and outdoor models as well as simultaneous dual-band and AC Wi-Fi technology.

This software is focused on all kinds of companies and sectors that need to have a centralized wireless network, and where they can have remote technical support without having to contact a local administrator at each site. Once the software controller is installed on a PC or in a virtual machine, the management is done through the web, so we can connect with our laptops, mobiles and tablets at any time to have all the administration of the points of control under control. access.

Captive Portal and efficient wireless management

This software allows incorporating a simple and customizable captive portal, so that only users registered in the system can connect to the wireless network. This software supports WiFi authentication via local database, RADIUS, LDAP as well as quick registration for temporary users (HotSpot mode, Internet only).

Central WiFi Manager takes care of automatically choosing the frequency to choose, optimizes bandwidth and also prioritizes multimedia content. Likewise, it also allows modifying the transmission power of the APs, always seeking the best possible performance of the network.

Central WiFi Manager Compatible APs

There are currently only six supported D-Link APs available:

  • DAP-2695 and DAP-2660 with simultaneous dual band and AC Wi-Fi.
  • DAP-2690 with simultaneous dual band and Wi-Fi N.
  • DAP-2360 and DAP-2310 with Wi-Fi N single band 2.4GHz.
  • DAP-3662 outdoor access point with simultaneous dual band and AC Wi-Fi.

We recommend visit the official website of Central WiFi Manager where you will find all the information about this magnificent software to manage a large number of APs.

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Universal Wi-Fi N repeater at 300Mbps speed

This equipment incorporates two internal antennas in MIMO 2T2R configuration to achieve a speed up to 300Mbps in the 2.4GHz bandWe must bear in mind that we will only achieve this speed if the router and repeater are operating with a channel width of 40MHz.

A strong point of this team is its designIt is white and small in size, perfect for placing it directly in a socket in our home and expanding the signal easily and quickly.

The difference between this new TL-WA854RE and the TL-WA850RE that we have already analyzed, is that this model does not incorporate a Fast-Ethernet port to connect a computer via cable, we will have to configure the repeater via Wi-Fi or through the auto-configuration button.

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The rest of the characteristics are the same as the other model, including the LEDs that show the wireless coverage it receives from the router, this indicator makes it easy to place the repeater in an optimal place.

This equipment is already available at a price of about € 25, somewhat cheaper than the TL-WA850RE.

We recommend you read the analysis of the TL-WA850RE so you can see in detail what this equipment is like and the wireless performance it provides. If you access the TP-LINK section You will find analysis of other equipment of the Chinese brand.

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New universal repeaters with AC Wi-Fi

TP-LINK RE450 AC1750

The main characteristics of this universal repeater is that it is simultaneous dual band, we can repeat the wireless signal of the 2.4GHz band and the 5GHz band simultaneously. In the 2.4GHz band we can get up to 450Mbps performance thanks to its three antennas in MIMO 3T3R configuration, compared to the 5GHz band we can get up to 1,300Mbps thanks to its three internal antennas in MIMO 3T3R configuration and Wi-Fi AC technology.

This repeater incorporates a set of LEDs indicating the wireless signal received by the main router, it also has one button WPS to pair with the router in an easy, fast and transparent way for the user. In addition to the high wireless characteristics, it incorporates a Gigabit Ethernet port to give connectivity to equipment via cable in the LAN, and it is wall type, that is, plugs directly into the socket (It does not have an external current transformer).

This repeater is expected to hit the market in the third quarter of this year, although we do not yet know at what price it will do so.

TP-LINK RE210

The main characteristics of this universal repeater is that it is simultaneous dual band, we can repeat the wireless signal of the 2.4GHz band and the 5GHz band simultaneously. It is Wi-Fi AC750 class (300Mbps in 2.4GHz and 433Mbps in the 5GHz band thanks to Wi-Fi AC technology).

This repeater incorporates a LEDs which indicates the wireless signal received by the main router and the activity of the WPS and the LAN port, has one button WPS and a Gigabit Ethernet port. This equipment is also of the wall type, that is, plugs directly into the socket (It does not have an external current transformer).

This repeater is expected to hit the market in the second quarter of this year, although we do not yet know at what price it will do so.

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150Mbps Wi-Fi N Repeater

TP-LINK has released its new mid-range Wi-Fi extender. The new model is called TP-LINK TL-WA750RE and he is the little brother of TL-WA850RE of which we have a complete analysis in the web.

This new model is characterized by having Wi-Fi N at a speed up to 150Mbps, it has only one internal antenna.

Many times our Wi-Fi router is not capable of covering all the spaces in our home and there are “shady” places where we have no connection or we have very low coverage. To solve this problem there are Wi-Fi repeaters or also called wireless signal extenders. TP-LINK has released this low-cost repeater that is capable of meeting our coverage needs, but it will not help us if we want to stream video in HD since it only works up to 150Mbps.

The start-up of this repeater is really simple since we only have to press the WPS button of our router and the repeater so that they automatically synchronize and start working, without having to go into the AP menu or enter the passkey.

Another of the strengths of this new repeater is that it has a Fast-Ethernet port (at 100Mbps) with which we can connect our TV, game consoles or multimedia players to the local network and thus share the content on the network.

TP-LINK has chosen a very elegant design with these repeaters, and it shows us the coverage and status of the device with some LED indicators on the front of the equipment.

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These repeaters are compatible with all routers since you do not have to configure anything on the router, just associate it with the home Wi-Fi network and it will start working.

We recommend reading the tutorial how to fix problems with the Wifi repeater to have an internet connection.