Customer Review

Reviewed in Australia on 8 August 2020
Comes in a box the perfect size to be a coffin for a small mammal. a mouse, rat, perhaps even a guinea pig
Opens with none of the fanfare of an Apple product more like opening a squeaky door in a disused industrial park.
The iPhone app was clearly meant to be a scary ectoplasmic glowing apparition but after some focus groups marketing has reduced this to a colour that could best be described as infected mucus. It appears to be a website, you have to create credentials on tpLink cloud for no reason or benefit at all.
Eventually 4 blue LEDs light up, they are the exact colour of a ghoul, and , for about 5 minutes of the devices life these convey useful information.The rest of the time they make for a ghastly nightlight. There is no way to turn these off. Their only purpose is having your walls painted with a ghostly ghoulish light.
Finally I have things configured and yes the extender extends.
Went to change the password on the pointless cloud thing. Using a long password broke the app, accepted the long password but would not allow log on. Reported it as a bug. It's astounding the number of apps that trip up on a long password. And for a networking app I would expect much better than to fall at the first hurdle. Now of course I can’t log into the device.

Pluses
Perfect if you have a small rodent to bury
Great if you are a fan of ghouls
Wonderful if you love the colour of infected mucus
Oh extends wifi.

Minuses
4 perfectly pointless idiot lights the exact colour of a ghoul.
iPhone app is slow and buggy if that is your thing
Creates some more credentials of no benefit to anyone. Probably be showered with future promo material

Turns out you can turn off the lights in the software. So not so ghoulish after all
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4.0 out of 5 stars Wall Ghoul
By M. Williamson on 8 August 2020
Comes in a box the perfect size to be a coffin for a small mammal. a mouse, rat, perhaps even a guinea pig
Opens with none of the fanfare of an Apple product more like opening a squeaky door in a disused industrial park.
The iPhone app was clearly meant to be a scary ectoplasmic glowing apparition but after some focus groups marketing has reduced this to a colour that could best be described as infected mucus. It appears to be a website, you have to create credentials on tpLink cloud for no reason or benefit at all.
Eventually 4 blue LEDs light up, they are the exact colour of a ghoul, and , for about 5 minutes of the devices life these convey useful information.The rest of the time they make for a ghastly nightlight. There is no way to turn these off. Their only purpose is having your walls painted with a ghostly ghoulish light.
Finally I have things configured and yes the extender extends.
Went to change the password on the pointless cloud thing. Using a long password broke the app, accepted the long password but would not allow log on. Reported it as a bug. It's astounding the number of apps that trip up on a long password. And for a networking app I would expect much better than to fall at the first hurdle. Now of course I can’t log into the device.

Pluses
Perfect if you have a small rodent to bury
Great if you are a fan of ghouls
Wonderful if you love the colour of infected mucus
Oh extends wifi.

Minuses
4 perfectly pointless idiot lights the exact colour of a ghoul.
iPhone app is slow and buggy if that is your thing
Creates some more credentials of no benefit to anyone. Probably be showered with future promo material

Turns out you can turn off the lights in the software. So not so ghoulish after all
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