Can TL-WA850RE be configured as wireless access point?

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Can TL-WA850RE be configured as wireless access point?
Can TL-WA850RE be configured as wireless access point?
2020-08-09 05:21:35 - last edited 2020-08-11 00:35:06
Model: TL-WA850RE  
Hardware Version: V6
Firmware Version: 1.0.0 Build 20190422 Rel. 52057

Anyone know if TL-WA850RE be configured as wireless access point? I'm looking to create a wireless access point in my shed via Ethernet connection from modem/router in house. Wifi signal doesn't extend to the shed. I have a spare TL-WA850RE that I'll use if it can be configured as a wireless access point, not just a wireless extender. Thanks. 

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Re:Can TL-WA850RE be configured as wireless access point?
2020-08-10 11:17:20

@J.R.S 

Hello,

The 850RE supports access point mode.

https://www.tp-link.com/support/faq/1401/

And you could run an Ethernet cable from the router to 850RE in the shed to extend the Wi-Fi coverage.

Thank you~

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2020-08-10 12:15:40 - last edited 2020-08-11 00:35:06

@Solla-topee 

Thanks, I got it up and working yesterday after some further research. Strange that this isn't really a feature that gets highlighted. The range extenders that double as a wireless access point are really handy given their small footprint and the fact they plug directly into a power source. Cost is also very affordable. Thanks for your response, and link shared.

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