TP-link RE590T Touch Screen Range Extender

TP-link offers a new wireless AC1900  range extender RE590T with touch screen feature, powered by high performance dual core processor and beamforming wifi technology.

The design of this product is very nice, unlike router device which is usually a flat box this product is designed with a curved body with a touch screen on the body to enable you to setup and manage the network without the computer or laptop via the browser. Like Securifi Almond, you can setup the range extender quickly,  configure the network easily via a 4.3 inc capacitive touch screen.

What this product does

You might experience that your existing wifi network cannot reach the farthest corner of the house, dead zone in area where you expect some wifi clients to connect solidly. Adding a wireless range extender is one of easiest solution to extend the range of the network. TP-link RE590T comes to solve that problem, place it in the middle of between your wireless router and the spots where you would like to cover.

With the three external antenna and featuring beamforming technology, the RE590T can extend the network coverage up to 10,000 sq ft ideal for your large home with two storey building, backyard and swimming pool. It is based on the fast wifi AC1900 technology extending simultaneous dual band of your existing wireless router or wireless access point, and is ideal to work with the same wireless AC-based router such as TP-link Archer C9 router; or the lower version of TP-link Archer C7 or any other wireless AC routers.

Main features

  • Universal wireless range extender you can manage using 4.3 inch capacitive touchscreen with 128pixel resolution
  • 3x dual band detachable antennas with beamforming technology for covering up to 10,000 sq ft with solid signal strength
  • Based on dual band wireless AC1900 technology delivering speeds of up to 1300Mbps @5GHz, and up to 600Mbps @2.4GHz
  • Ideal for large home with heavy duty applications including 4K video streaming and online gaming
  • Comes with 4x Gigabit Ethernet ports for wired connection to Ethernet-based devices
  • Powered by 1GHz dual core processor
  • Mange the network easily with TP-link Tether apps
TP-link RE590t wireless range extender
TP-link RE590t wireless range extender with Touchscreen

TP-link RE590T is not the only range extender with touchscreen, there are similar products have been around in the market including Securifi Almond plus and Amped TAP-EX3 AC1750 Wi-Fi Range Extender. Securifi Almond range extender is very successful product and becomes one of best seller in repeater category in Amazon. The original Securifi Almond is based on wireless N300 technology, and the latest version is Securifi Almond Plus which is based on wireless AC technology.


TP-link RE590T is based on wireless AC technology, so that’s why it is fair if you compare it with Securifi Almond Plus which is also based on wireless AC technology. Have a look at the following spec comparison table to see if any main differences between the two products.

Securifi Almond Plus
Securifi Almond Plus

Smarthome Hub

Unlike RE590T which is designed specifically for range extender similar function as Netgear Nighthawk EX7000 or the wall-plug version of TP-link RE450 AC1750 extender, the Securifi Almond Plus is not just a range extender (mostly used mode) but a SmartHome hub to control any smarthome devices with ZigBee certified standard which is ready to control any types of home smart sensor. With Almond you can add any compatible home smart sensor to build a smart home security system.


Should you just want to extend the wireless coverage within the house, TP-link RE590T is your solution which coverage is up to 10,000 sq ft compared to only 5,000 sq ft for Almond. The wifi technology is also different, TP-link offers faster speed up to 1900Mbps compared with Almond which is up to 1750Mbps technically.

Both devices support Beamforming technology for solid connection of compatible beamforming devices, very strong connection while roaming within the home.

Interface Ports

Both range extender products offer the same number of 4x Gigabit Ethernet ports, ideal for reliable wired connection to any types of Ethernet-based devices including desktop computers, laptop, Smart TV to function as the wireless client.

The inclusion of two high speed USB 3.0 ports for Almond is favorable to let you connect high speed USB storage disk or USB printer.

Table 1 Archer RE590T Vs Securifi Almond Plus

 TP-link RE590TSecurifi Almond Plus
Screen3.4 inch3.5 inch
Automation standardN/AZigBee
Wireless technologyWireless AC1900Wireless AC1750
Speedsup to 1300Mbps @5GHz, and up to 600Mbps @2.4GHzup to 1300Mbps @5GHz, and up to 450Mbps @2.4GHz
Antennas3x dual band detachable antennas3×3 dual band internal antennas
CoverageUp to 10,000 sq ftUp to 5,000 sq ft
Ethernet Ports4x Gigabit RJ45 Ports4x Gigabit RJ45 Ports
USB PortN/A2x USB 3.0
ModesRange extenderWireless router, range extender, access point and wireless bridge

Securifi Almond is multi mode device including to work as the wireless router you can connect to cable modem such as Netgear CM600 or any DOCSIS 3.0 cable modem, or can work as range extender which is mostly used, access point or wireless bridge. On the other hand TP-link RE590T is used to work as a wireless range extender.

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To solely extend your wifi range, TP-link offers larger area to cover which uses the fast wireless AC1900 technology. Should you integrate to build a smarthome, you can build home security system using Securifi Almond plus.

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