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TP-LINK TL-WA801ND Wireless N300 2T2R Access Point, 2.4Ghz 300Mbps, 802.11b/g/n, AP/Client/Bridge/Repeater, 2x 4dBi, Passive POE
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- Wireless N speed up to 300Mbps makes it ideal for high bandwidth consuming or interruption sensitive applications like video streaming, online gaming and VoIP
- Fully compatible with 802.11b/g products Detachable antenna allows for stronger antenna upgrades
- Standards: IEEE 802.11n, IEEE 802.11g, IEEE 802.11b Interface: 1x 10/100 RJ45 Ethernet Port, Supporting PoE Antenna: 2x 4dBi Detachable Omni Directional Antenna
- Wireless Signal Rates:11n: Up to 300Mbps(dynamic) 11g: Up to 54Mbps(dynamic) 11b: Up to 11Mbps(dynamic)
- Frequency Range: 2.4-2.4835GHz Wireless Transmit Power: 20dBm(MAX) Modulation Technology: DBPSK, DQPSK, CCK, OFDM, 16-QAM, 64-QAM
- Receiver Sensitivity:270M: -68dBm@10% PER 130M: -68dBm@10% PER 54M: -68dBm@10% PER
- 11M: -85dBm@8% PER 6M: -88dBm@10% PER 1M: -90dBm@8% PER
- Wireless: AP Mode Multi-SSID Mode AP Client Mode Repeater Mode (WDS / Universal) AP+ Bridge mode (point-to-point / point to Multi-point)
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300Mbps Wireless N Access Point
With three omni-directional antennas, the TL-WA801ND adopts MIMO (Multi Input Multi Output) and CCA (Clear Channel Assessment) technologies to deliver optimal wireless performance, transmission rates, stability, and coverage. Depending on the mode the AP operates at, it can be used to expand network range, to create separate networks, or to connect a wired device to a wireless network, all at up to 300Mbps.
Five Modes for Flexible Networking
The TL-WA901ND has the following 5 work modes to accomodate different scenarios:
Access Point Mode (Default)
Connect to a wired network and transform wired Internet access into wireless allowing multiple devices/users to share the Internet.
Typical Applications: Home, office, and places where only wired network is available. LAN parties, meetings and other environments where a temporary wireless network is needed. Hotels where wireless internet or multiple devices are charged for a higher fee.
Receives and broadcasts your existing wireless signal to extend wireless range (the network SSID and password will not change). This mode is especially useful for covering areas that receive little or no wireless signal strength.
Typical Applications: Used in a large house, office, warehouse or anywhere the existing signal is weak and unstable.
Client Mode (Wi-Fi to Ethernet Mode)
Connects to another device via Ethernet cable and acts as an external adaptor to send/receive wireless signal from your wireless network.
Typical Applications: For your Smart TV, Media Player, game console, or other devices with a built-in Ethernet port. Connect your device to the TL-WA801ND to make it Wi-Fi enabled, granting it access to your wireless network.
Bridge Mode (WISP Mode)
Connect to an outdoor WISP (Wireless Internet Service Provider) or public Wi-Fi to allow multiple devices/users share the same wireless internet connection.
Typical Applications: For WISP or public Wi-Fi subscribers, create your private wireless network.
Create up to four different SSIDs for different groups of users. You can also assign VLANs to those networks to make them accessible or inaccessible to each other.
Typical Applications: Used for small offices, shops, and other places where multiple Wi-Fi networks need to be provided to visitors
Passive PoE Supported
Although the TL-WA801ND doesn't support 802.3 af/at PoE, it comes with a Passive PoE Injector that can transmit data and power via an Ethernet cable to the access point. The distance between the injector and the access point is up to 100 feet (30 meters), allowing you to place the AP in a position such as wall or ceiling where it can get the best signal possible.
- Support WPS quick Wi-Fi setup
- Wall-mountable Design
- Support 100-240V power supply
- Access Point TL-WA801ND
- 2 Antennas
- Passive PoE Injector
- Ethernet Cable
- Quick Installation Guide
- Resource CD
- Power Adapter
TP-LINK Indoor Access Point Series
|Which Access Point is Right for Me?||TL-WA701ND||TL-WA801ND||TL-WA901ND|
|Product Name||150Mbps Wireless N Access Point||300Mbps Wireless N Access Point||300Mbps Wireless N Access Point|
|Maximum Wireless Speed||2.4GHz: 150Mbps||2.4GHz: 300Mbps||2.4GHz: 300Mbps|
|LAN Port Throughput||10/100M||10/100M||10/100M|
|Number of LAN Port||1||1||1|
|Antenna||1 detachable antenna||2 detachable antennas||3 detachable antennas|
Top Customer Reviews
Setup required setting the IP address of my laptop manually, then connecting to the AP's web configuration page, and setting up the parameters such as SSID, WPA/WEP/WPA (radius). The fact that it can do Radius authentication is a plus.
Coverage is ok with the built in antenna, it has a standard threaded SMA connector so you can add a higher gain one if you're trying to cover a larger room. Its compatible with iPads, Macs, Windows, and Linux machines using 802.11n adapters and will fall back to 802.11g if necessary.
It is pretty cost effective for an AP and its software is GPL'd so you can get a copy from the web site (although I didn't look at what it would take to rebuild/re-install).
If it had a bit more range with the standard antenna I'd give it 5 stars, as it is you can easily cover 1200 - 1500 sq ft of a large conference center or one floor of a house.
As others have said, configuring this unit can be a challenge if you don't have some experience. The instructions aren't really written for someone who has never set up networks and doesn't already understand how all the pieces fit together. It's not that the instructions are written badly but rather that a certain knowledge level is assumed that may not be there. If you understand the basics of network configuration it should be a piece of cake.
For my purpose I had to set it up as a client, and paper manual/CD manual guides you through the first few steps, but not all the way, and not specifically for the client configuration. I missed security step the first time and had to re-configure AP again.
Use Tp-Link support website to guide you through the setup: search for "How to configure 11N AP in Client mode"
Also In the LAN option I Selected Dynamic IP to get IP address from DHCP (my wireless router does that). If you mess something up and can't connect back to the AP there is alway reset button. :)
Overall seems like a good product for my application.
Review update on 3/1/12: This Access Point still delivers great performance. I also know though testing with my phone and tablet it has great range even grater then my current WiFi router. So this product is still in my book an A+.
The range is actually worse than the WRT54G's. Not by much, but definitely not better. With the Linksys, my wireless sprinkler controller (at the far end of my house) fluctuated from zero to one bar. The same thing happened with the TP-Link.
And the worse part is, 2 months into the purchase, it now requires a reboot every day. My devices (laptop, cell phones, thermostats) all keep losing connectivity even though they are 20 feet away. AND it's getting worse. It went from requiring a reboot every few days to every day.
Took a gamble cuz of the low price, but I lost that bet and so I will now be looking for a more reliable AP from another brand.
Access Point (AP)
Router (not the same as a AP)
(If you do not know the definitions to the terms above, and how they relate/interact with/to each other, it would be best not to continue until you do.)
You first must know what your LAN DHCP IP Pool is coming from your router. Typically in a home environment, it will be 192.168.1.1 through 192.168.1.253 or 192.168.0.1 through 192.168.0.253.
Log into your router (BEFORE HOOKING UP AP) and look for an IP that you would like to use that is not currently in use. (192.168.1.100 OR 192.168.0.100 depending on your DHCP IP Pool that your router is configured for... is an easy simple suggestion that is most likely not being used)
You must realize that if you have your router as a DHCP server, and this AP as a DHCP server, you are creating an environment that conflicting IP addresses (multiple devices with the same IP) can occur. This is not advised.
I would recommend allowing your router to be the DHCP server. WE WILL ASSUME THIS IS THE SETUP IN THIS WALKTHROUGH.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Unit has issues. Will not always connect in morning. Have to reboot.Published 2 days ago by Joshua Buchanan
My assumption that disabling WiFi on my CG4500BD and adding this next to it would increase connectivity was wrong. It's worse. Read morePublished 5 days ago by Stephen G. Nash