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The TP-Link TL-WA501G is a wireless extended range router.

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manages some fast download speeds when you need them

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good set of advanced setup features for unique situations

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antenna is detachable if you ever need to replace it

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has a very long range, covers the whole house

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

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

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  • Only 3 words are allowed.

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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  • Only 3 words are allowed.


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. 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.

  • 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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