TP Link WR802N Review

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Updated August 5, 2022
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If you’re looking for the best router for traveling purposes, the TP-Link WR802N is a great one to pick up. It provides good performance (even with its somewhat slow and restricted web UI) at a fairly low enough price. That’s why the TP-Link TL WR802N still pretty much deserves to be on your list, in case you’re looking for the best travel router options.

Why We Like It – TP-Link WR802N

If you travel a lot, you must’ve faced problems with public Wi-Fi. Travel routers like the TP-Link WR802N look to diminish these issues. And for the most part, it succeeds in terms of providing pretty good performance at a low enough price.

  • The micro USB port supports both power input and 3G/4G USB modems
  • Wi-Fi data transfer rate of up to 300 Mbps
  • Access point and range extender modes
  • 100 Mbps ethernet port


The performance of the TP Link TL WR802N is actually pretty good for the price. Despite being somewhat held back by the slow web UI, it manages to provide up to 300 Mbps through the 2.4 GHz Wi-Fi band, which is double that of the GL.iNET GL-AR150. Also, check out our Synology RT2600AC Router Review.


The range of this router is pretty good, in both the client mode and the access point mode. It’s almost as good as something like the GL.iNet GL-E750. And even if you find its range to not be good enough, you can always take advantage of the 100 Mbps ethernet port and connect your device using an ethernet cable.


It’s a cheap router at the end of the day, and the build quality is no better than the GL.iNet GL-AR750S. And, it’s certainly nothing like the TP-Link AX6000. But the fact that it can be used in modes other than the default client mode is pretty impressive for the price.

Ease Of Use

The web UI might be slow, but it’s extremely easy to use. Even a new user will be able to get a handle on it pretty easily. And you can convert it between the access point mode and the range extender mode pretty quickly. Although, if you’d prefer to just add on more range, check out this Netgear Universal WiFi range extender. Alternatively, if you’re not sure why your WiFi booster isn’t working, you may need to do some troubleshooting.


For just 30 bucks, finding a router like this is pretty hard. And the low price doesn’t reflect on the performance. It runs pretty well, as we mentioned before. And it doesn’t hang that often, meaning you won’t have to reach for the reset button using paper clips as often.

TP Link WR802N Wrap Up

Overall, the TP Link WR802N is a good option for anyone looking for a budget travel router. It provides you with some well-needed security and privacy that you don’t get with public Wi-Fi.

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