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This is a bit confusing, two different models are shown here and the price for the N300 is only $19.99, see: https://www.bestbuy.com/site/tp-link-n300-wi-fi-range-extender-with-ethernet-port-white/2080012.p?skuId=2080012 The other (blue) one is a "nano" compact model, I bought an older version about 10 years ago and it has been in use permanently as a Wifi access point without any problems. See More
When you use the repeater function, the LAN/WAN is disconnected and the port is used only to rebroadcast the existing wireless signal. The WiFi antenna is quite powerful as well, so this router will probably be able to pick up signals that your phone does not. See More
The range of this router is kinda lacking. While for a travel router range is not that important, since most of the time the router will be right next to you all the time but with this router the signal will start dropping considerably even behind a single wall. See More
Since it has two ports, you can use one to connect to the internet, and the other to connect a device to the router using wired connection. This lets you use a device at full speeds without being hindered by wireless speed limitations. See More