TP-Link TL-WR702N Wireless N Nano Router review

A tiny and cheap wireless router, what's not to love?

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  • Great price
  • Tiny
  • Many features
  • Easy to set up


  • Performance hit for high speed connections
  • No gigabit ports
  • Limited functionality

A wireless router might not be the first thing you pack into a suitcase before travelling, but they can prove very useful. For instance, many hotels offer free internet via Ethernet cable, but charge for wireless internet. If you've brought the TP-Link TL-WR702N 150Mbps Wireless N Nano Router along with you, just plug it into the Ethernet cable and hey presto - you've got your own free wireless network.

If you're travelling for business, then it could prove even more useful. Of course, you could also use it at home as your main router.

It doesn't have the additional Ethernet ports or advanced features such as BitTorrent and media server functionality found on larger routers such as the Buffalo AirStation N-Technology HighPower ADSL2+ Modem Router. But what it does have in its favour is it's wonderfully compact size.

Small enough to fit in the palm of your hand, the TP-Link 150Mbps Wireless N Nano Router looks great, and would be a good choice if you don't want a bulky router hogging space in your house.

The TP-Link TL-WR702N 150Mbps Wireless N Nano Router can be used in a number of different modes. In AP mode, it can quickly turn a wired network into a wireless one, while in Router mode it performs more traditional router functions, such as sharing an internet connection between devices. It can also be put into Repeater mode, which turns it into a wireless range extender.

However, there is a performance hit when using the TP-Link TL-WR702N 150Mbps Wireless N Nano Router compared to a wired connection. Our super-fast broadband recorded a very healthy 93.41Mbps when plugged in directly to our PC. Yet through the TP-Link TL-WR702N, download speeds were cut to 14.86Mbps.


While most of us won't see such drastic cuts in download speeds, it may be worth considering a more robust router for your permanent home connection, especially if you have a very fast broadband connection.

For those on more modest connections, and certainly for those who want to take a router with them as they travel, then the TP-Link 150Mbps Wireless N Nano Router is an excellent device.

Tech Specs

Product TypeWireless Router
Broadband Transmission TechnologyEthernet
Wireless LAN StandardIEEE 802.11n
ISM BandYes
Ethernet TechnologyFast Ethernet
Number of Broadband (RJ-45) Ports1
Wireless Transmission Speed150 Mbps
Brand NameTP-LINK
Form FactorDesktop
Green CompliantYes
Green Compliance Certificate/AuthorityRoHS
ISM Maximum Frequency2.48 GHz
PoE (RJ-45) PortNo
Height18 mm
Width57 mm
Depth57 mm
ManufacturerTP-LINK Technologies Co., Ltd
Product ModelTL-WR702N
Product Name150Mbps Wireless N Nano Router
Manufacturer Part NumberTL-WR702N
Manufacturer Website Address
Marketing Information

The TL-WR702N is designed for use with tablets, smart phones, handheld game consoles and other portable electronic wireless devices. The device, which can be powered by an external power adapter or USB connection to a computer, can conveniently connect to the internet and share the connection around an average sized room at 150Mbps.The device's tiny size makes it ideal for use on the road and is powerful enough to satisfy almost any basic wireless application requirement.

Package Contents
  • TL-WR702N Wireless Router
  • Power Adapter
  • USB Cable
  • Ethernet Cable
  • Quick Installation Guide
  • Resource CD