SIMPLE GUIDE TO KNOW HOW TO HOOK UP TP-LINK WI-FI EXTENDER
How to hook up TP-Link Wi-Fi Extender, plug it to an electrical source near the host router to assure proximity during the setup process. Switch on both the devices. Wait until the power LED is lit on both. You can now connect them via the WPS method or using the web browser. The WPS method is easier between the two. If it doesn't work, then follow the other method. Pressing the WPS buttons on the devices one after another will link them both. The WPS LED indicates the successful connection of the TP-Link wi-fi extender.
Go through the steps below to get to know the procedure for hooking up the Tp-Link wi-fi extender.
Plug the extender into an electrical outlet at the upright position.
Make sure you place the device and the router in a suitable range.
Turn on the extender and wait until the power LED remains idle after lighting.
Locate the WPS button on the router and press it for a few seconds.
Press the WPS button located on the center of the extender within two minutes of releasing the button on your host router.
Wait until the WPS LED is lit on the extender indicating the successful WPS connection.
Repeat the steps above to connect to a dual band network.
How do I Connect my TP-Link Extender?
You can connect your TP-Link Extender once you have completed the power setup and follow how to hook up TP-Link Wi-Fi Extender. You can use the WPS button on the extender to provide a network connection. If it doesn't work, then go with the procedure below to connect your TP-Link Extender via a web browser.
Inspect the label on the extender to find the network name of the device.
Detach all the ethernet connections from your home computer.
Turn on your system and connect it with the extender's wireless network.
Locate the wi-fi icon on the taskbar and click on it.
Look for the name of your extender's wireless network which is mentioned as TP-Link_Extender_2.4GHz or TP-Link_Extender_5GHz and the Quick Setup wizard launches.
Visit the extender's configuration using the IP address mentioned on the label of the instrument.
Create your Pass-phrase to log in and hit the Start button.
Locate the 2.4GHz SSID of your host router setup and select it to enter its password.
Repeat the same process for the 5GHz band and hit the Next button.
Modify the extender's SSID in the next page if required and select the Next button.
Examine the wireless settings and apply the changes by clicking the Save button.
The corresponding LED (2.5 or 5GHz) will turn on indicating a successful connection.
Select a suitable place to position your extender.
Make sure you place the device between the host router and the wi-fi dead zone.
Power on the extender and wait until the LED resumes.
If the LED blinks, then relocate the device to a place where it achieves maximum signal strength.
How do I Connect my TP-Link Extender to a New Router?
First, you need to configure the new router to connect it to your TP-Link Extender.
Use an ethernet cable to connect your router with the desktop.
Enter the Router's IP address on the URL bar of your preferred search engine.
Mention the default login credentials on the admin page.