TP-link RE650 Wireless AC2600 Range Extender
TP-link RE650 is a wireless AC2600 range extender with 4×4 MU-MIMO and beamforming technology extending range up to 12,000 sq ft.
Need range extender
With the introductions of home mesh wifi system such as Eero, Google and also TP-link Deco M5 and still more which is becoming technology trend in home wifi system, you cannot just get rid of your investment in home wireless routers. So that’s why to extend the range you require a wireless range extender to place between the wireless router range and the dead zone you need to cover.
Like other networking vendors, TP-link introduces new wireless ac range extender – the TP-link RE650 with wall plug model for easy placement.
What this product does
With your existing high performance wireless ac routers such as TP-link Archer C2600 which is based on AC2600 wifi network segment, Nighthawk X4s and Linksys EA8500 wireless AC2600 router with the same network segment you can add TP-link RE650 for best performance should you require covering the dead zone. Even though you can add RE650 to any wireless routers that works in various network segment, adding RE650 to higher speed is better. TP-link RE650 is a universal range extender.
RE650 is designed based on 4×4 MU-MIMO, 4 streams of multi user MIMO technology delivering data speeds of up to 800Mbps @2.4Ghz plus up to 1,733Mbps @5Ghz dual band simultaneously. It sends data to multiple devices concurrently to reduce network latency like traditional non MU-MIMO based devices.
With the addition of 4x fixed external antennas with beamforming and MU-MIMO technologies, this range extender technically can cover up to 14,000 sq ft. Compare with mesh wifi system in general, you can mention Orbi gives you range coverage up to 4,000 sq ft for router and satellite. And for wall plug model – Orbi router with wall plug satellite covers up to 3,500 sq ft technically.
However mesh technology gives you seamless roaming, and mesh technology is becoming favorable. Even Ubiquiti introduces mesh AP, see also Ubiquiti UAP-AC-M and M-PRO mesh wireless AP.
With your wired network already in place, you can connect the RE650 extender to work as the wireless dual band access point when you connect the available Gigabit Ethernet port to the network automatically.
- Based on four streams 4×4 AC2600 technology
- Simultaneous dual band speeds of up to 800Mbps @2.4GHz and up to 1733Mbps @5Ghz band
- Engineered with 4 fixed external antennas for covering range up to 14,000 sq ft
- 4×4 MU-MIMO technology
- Beamforming technology ready
- Intelligent signal light for best placement location
- Support AP mode
- TP-link Tether app
- Universal range extender – connects to any wireless router / AP
The same product with nearly the same features is D-link DAP-1860. It also supports MU-MIMO technology, Smart signal indicator for best placement, AC2600 network segment and smart connect technology. Prices for each of the product nearly the same around $130.
To learn more spec details, manufacturer’s description and current price click the following link:
- Click here for TP-link RE650 AC2600 range extender
- Click here for D-link DAP-1860 AC2600 range extender