TL-WA850RE max only 8 clients?!

TL-WA850RE max only 8 clients?!
TL-WA850RE max only 8 clients?!
2019-02-02 14:07:01 - last edited 2020-02-24 05:59:53

Hello,

I've got TL-WA850RE extender running in AP mode (with cable from routter connected to it). HW revision 6.0, firmware 1.0.0 Build 20181108 Rel. 56911(6985).

 

I've also started making my house smart, so I'm replacing my light bulbs with Wi-Fi enabled bulbs.

 

And it seems that whenever there are 8 simultaneous wifi clients, more can't connect! And this happens really easily, when I turn on all my light.

 

But when I try to connect some 5 GHz capable device to my router's WiFi network, it connects. But not to the TP-Link.

 

I've DHCP disabled on the extender, so it's also not the problem.

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Re:TL-WA850RE max only 8 clients?!-Solution
2020-02-02 10:06:57 - last edited 2020-02-24 06:00:09

Hi all,

 

The TL-WA850RE supports 2.4GHz only and to ensure the performance, up to 8 devices can connect to it at the same time. So the current issue is normal.

 

If you want to connect more clients to the extender, you can upgrade it to some stronger products, like RE450, RE650.

 

May it help.

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Re:TL-WA850RE max only 8 clients?!-Solution
2020-02-21 09:09:51 - last edited 2020-02-24 05:59:59

@Rapharamoss 

 

Up to 16 devices can connect to  RE450, and 32 can connect to RE650. While please notice that with more devices connected, the performance of the actual extender will be affected heavier. 

 

Good day. 

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Re:TL-WA850RE max only 8 clients?!
2020-01-30 14:30:17

@Pitel me pasa lo mismo, alguien tiene la solucion a esto???

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Re:TL-WA850RE max only 8 clients?!-Solution
2020-02-02 10:06:57 - last edited 2020-02-24 06:00:09

Hi all,

 

The TL-WA850RE supports 2.4GHz only and to ensure the performance, up to 8 devices can connect to it at the same time. So the current issue is normal.

 

If you want to connect more clients to the extender, you can upgrade it to some stronger products, like RE450, RE650.

 

May it help.

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Re:TL-WA850RE max only 8 clients?!
2020-02-02 13:02:49

@Kevin_Z i already made the update and even so it s does not allow more than 8 devices,  at least I have not download the last update. If yo could Kelvin pass me the link of the last update and so that last check.

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2020-02-02 15:37:07
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Re:TL-WA850RE max only 8 clients?!
2020-02-05 13:57:21

@Rapharamoss 

 

Hello, we need upgrade the product to a stronger one, the current TL-WA850RE is a single band extender, you can order a dual band one, which has better performance, like RE450, RE650.

 

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Re:TL-WA850RE max only 8 clients?!
2020-02-05 13:59:52

@Kevin_Z I get it. You were looking for the RE450 and RE650 models, but I don't see specifications of how many devices it supports connected. Could you tell me when devices accept these models?

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Re:TL-WA850RE max only 8 clients?!-Solution
2020-02-21 09:09:51 - last edited 2020-02-24 05:59:59

@Rapharamoss 

 

Up to 16 devices can connect to  RE450, and 32 can connect to RE650. While please notice that with more devices connected, the performance of the actual extender will be affected heavier. 

 

Good day. 

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