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TP-Link TL-WA501G


$40.00 Released August, 2009

Product Shot 1 The Pros:Has a very long range, covers the whole house. Admin screen is well organized, gives you good access to all the settings. Manages some fast download speeds when you need them.

The Cons:Takes a few reboots sometimes to get it to assign static IPs. A little more complicated than most, some entry-level users might struggle a bit.

The TP-Link TL-WA501G is a wireless extended range router. This is similar to the TP-Link TL-WA500G, with an expanded number of wireless LAN data transfer rates and more elaborate encryption support.

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WEP encryption in 64, 128 and 152-bit modes, 128 bit WPA standards (TKIP or AES), and Shared Key Authentication among other upgrades. Similar to the TP-Link TL-WA500G, eXtended Range is used for a wider device support range. Multiple operating modes are available, such as AP Client mode to provide wireless access to wired devices, and the router can act as a wireless bridge. Setup and management of the router can be handled remotely.

Features

  • Supports AP/AP Client/WDS modes
  • Adopts 2x to 3x eXtended Range
  • Detachable reverse SMA connector Antenna
  • Supports 54/48/36/24/18/12/9/6/11/5.5/3/2/1Mbps wireless LAN data transfer rates
  • Supports 64/128/152-bit WEP, complies with 128 bit WPA standard(TKIP/AES), supports MIC, IV Expansion, Shared Key Authentication, IEEE 802.1X
  • Provides wireless LAN ACL (Access Control List) filtering
  • Built-in DHCP server
  • Supports Wireless Roaming
  • Supports firmware upgrade
  • Supports Remote and Web management

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    has a very long range, covers the whole house

  • 1

    admin screen is well organized, gives you good access to all the settings

  • 1

    manages some fast download speeds when you need them

  • 1

    good support for a wide range of encryption standards, works with everything

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    antenna is detachable if you ever need to replace it

  • 1

    good set of advanced setup features for unique situations

Cons
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    takes a few reboots sometimes to get it to assign static IPs

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    a little more complicated than most, some entry-level users might struggle a bit

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