Configuring your TP-Link extender
- Connect your TP-Link extender to a power outlet.
- Use an Ethernet cable to connect it to your computer.
- Navigate to tplinkrepeater.net using your computer’s browser.If that fails, try http://192.168.0.254. A TP-Link web page should appear.
- Choose Quick Setup and then Next.
- Next, select your region.
- Allow the TP-Link extender to search for available wireless networks.It could take a minute or two, depending on how many networks are nearby.
- Select Next after selecting your wireless network from the list.
- When prompted, enter the wireless password.
- Next should be selected.
- In the final window, double-check the network settings and click Finish if everything is in order.
The TP-Link extender will reboot, possibly allowing access to the internet. First, use an Ethernet cable to test it, then use wifi to test it without one. Depending on the model, a light on the front of your TP-Link extension may indicate whether it is connected to the network or not. Keep an eye on it to see whether a connection can be maintained.
How to confirm whether my Tp-Link range extender is configured successfully?
Is my tp-link extender in the proper location?
After configuring the Tplink extender, place it halfway between your router and the Wi-Fi dead zone for increased coverage and signal strength. The place you select must be within your router’s range.
Use the Signal LED lights to ensure that your Tplink extender is in the best possible spot (light styles may differ from different extenders). The color or number of Signal LED lights on the range extender shows the signal strength it receives from the main router. The 2.4G or 5G light (Signal LED light) will be solid green if Tplink RE200 is connected to your router and the signal is good. If the signal with the red LED light is poor, you should move it closer to the router to improve signal quality. Please refer to the Quick Installation Guide or User Guide for more information about your Tplink wifi extender.
You can also utilize the WPS button on your router to set things up. WPS stands for WiFi Protected Setup, and it allows you to instantly and safely configure networks. The button is a physical button that is normally found on the back of a router and is labeled WPS in most cases.
WPS buttons are available on some TP-Link extenders, so you can use these to set it up.
- TP Link repeater should be plugged into a power outlet near your wireless network.
- On the back of the router, press the WPS button. A WPS LED should be blinking. If it doesn’t work, try pressing it again.
- On the TP-Link Repeater, press the WPS button. The WPS light should also be blinking here. If it doesn’t, press it again.
You won’t have to manually configure the settings on your TPLink Repeater if you use WPS. By pushing the WPS button on your router, you’re telling it that you’re allowing it to connect to a device that’s also enabled for WiFi Protected Setup. To provide a layer of protection, the router has a two-minute window during which it will accept connections.
WPS is a little hit-or-miss, which is why I didn’t recommend using it first. Reset both devices and try again if it doesn’t pick up the wireless network. If that doesn’t work, follow the steps above to manually setup it.
You should have a fast connection from every area of the house if you follow the basic approach for setting up your TP-Link extender. If you’re not getting the results you want, try moving the extender about until you find one that works best.