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FCC approval date: 15 April 2010
(Est.) initial retail price (in USD): $20
UPC: 191120100562 (UPC DB, On eBay)
Country of manuf.: China

Amazon image

B00416M48A (Flag of the United States.svg, On Amazon, On CCC)
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Type: extender, range extender

Industry Canada ID: 8853A-WA730RE

Power: 9 VDC, 0.6 A
Connector type: barrel

CPU1: Atheros AR7240 (350 MHz)
FLA1: 4 MiB
4,194,304 B
32,768 Kib
4,096 KiB
32 Mib
0.00391 GiB
(Brand? Model?)
RAM1: 32 MiB
33,554,432 B
262,144 Kib
32,768 KiB
256 Mib
0.0313 GiB
(Zentel A3S56D40FTP-G5)

Expansion IFs: none specified

WI1 chip1: Atheros AR9285
WI1 802dot11 protocols: bgn
WI1 MIMO config: 1x1:1
WI1 antenna connector: RP-SMA

ETH chip1: Atheros AR7240
LAN speed: 100M
LAN ports: 1


Third party firmware supported: DD-WRT • (List), OpenWrt (unofficially)

Default IP address:
the IP is used by 153 additional devices
of which 6 are TP-LINK devices
Default login user: admin
Default login password: admin
admin:admin credentials used by 1208 additional devices
of which 249 are TP-LINK devices

802dot11 OUI: none specified

For a list of all currently documented Atheros chipsets with specifications, see Atheros.

150Mbps Wireless Range Extender

Product page (current pictures show the v2 unit)


"11n Access Point-6 (AR) A" and "REV:1.0" is silkscreened on the board in the FCC photos.

The device is using a Group-Tek Ethernet transformer.

TP-Link TL-WA730RE v1 on TechInfoDepot

Unlike the TP-LINK TL-WA730RE v2, this device lacks a power button and does have support for DD-WRT.

Main thread on the DD-WRT Forum
Ticket #2587 on the DD-WRT Trac regarding adding support for the device

I have managed to get OpenWRT Working on this, all I needed to do was to flash the firmware for the WA701ND v1 , as they are are identical hardware wise.
This does not include a WebUI, so you have to be connected to the internet in order to get the WebUI. This is completely unofficial! George109 (talk)