TP-Link router range extender is designed to efficiently extend the coverage and enhance the signal strength of a current wireless network to lessen dead zones With 300Mbps wireless N speeds, Range Extender button, miniature size and wall mounting design, increasing a wireless network has never been more accessible.
TP-Link router range extender are useful for reaching places your router Wi-Fi signal cannot achieve without buying another router. They are little hardware devices that usually plug into a power socket and connect to your router. They act as a signal repeater and booster and allows you to access your Wi-Fi network from different areas of your property.
Following are features of TP-Link router range extender :
1)Input Type RJ-45 (Ethernet Cable) supported by ISPs such as MTNL, BSNL, Airtel, Hathway, ACT Fibrenet, Spectranet, and neighborhood cable operator
2)Range Extender mode boosts the wireless signal to previously unreachable or hard to wire areas flawlessly
3)Small size and wall-mounted design enables easy expansion and move flexibly.
4)Effortlessly expand wireless coverage at a push of a range extender button(WPS).
5)Ethernet port allows the extender to function as a wireless adapter to connect wired devices
6)300Mbps wireless data rates ideal for video streaming, online gaming and internet calling
The miniature size of the TP-Link router range extender, 15.7 x 10.2 x 8.5 cm, and lightweight, 118 g, lets you easily carry along where ever you go. A range extender button allows you to extend the range of your Wi-Fi easily and a pairing button enables you pair devices that are within the field. Connect your gaming consoles or internet TVs through the Ethernet ports with convenient access. The Ethernet port connectivity also allows the Wi-Fi booster to function as a wireless adapter and can share the Wi-Fi network.
Before starting with the procedure to configure the TP-Link router range extender:
If your extended Wi-Fi network name is different from the primary router (e.g., MyHome on the router, MyHome_EXT on the range extender), please connect to the extended Wi-Fi (e.g., MyHome_EXT) and try http://tplinkrepeater.net again.
Or in case both Wi-Fi network names are the same (e.g., MyHome on the router and MyHome on the range extender too), you may access the management page by using the Ethernet connection or range extender’s LAN IP.
By Ethernet connection if applicable: turn off the Wireless Connection on your computer, connect your PC to the range extender with an Ethernet cable and try http://tplinkrepeater.net;
By LAN IP: go to the DHCP Client List on your router, check the range extender’s current IP and type it in the address bar.
Steps to configure :
1)Log into the Web GUI of RE450 using its domain name: tplinkrepeater.net or default IP: 192.168.0.254. Note: Please follow this FAQ to log into its Web GUI if you don’t know how to do: How to log into the Web GUI of my Range Extender via IP address or domain name? The username and password are “admin” by default. “Login” to log into the Web GUI of RE450.
2)Go to Settings-Wireless–Connect to Network, click “Wireless Scanner” of 2.4G Network, select and connect to the wireless network. Also, we need to uncheck the 5GHz Network to disable 5G connection to the router. Please click “Save” to save all the settings. With this settings, RE450 will only connect to the primary router in a 2.4GHz network.
3)Go to Settings-Wireless–Extended Network, Enable “Extended 5GHz” and disable “Extended 2.4GHz”. Click “Save” to save all the settings. With this settings, RE450 will only broadcast 5GHz wireless network to its clients.
4)According to Step2 and Step3, we have configured it successfully that: RE450 connects to the primary router at 2.4G only and broadcast its wireless signal in just 5G!
CONFIGURE TP-LINK EXTENDER WITH WPS BUTTON
1)If the router has a WPS button, you can use that to set everything up too. WPS is Wi-Fi Protected Setup which enables you to configure networks automatically yet safely. The button is an actual button, usually found on the back of a router, hopefully, labeled WPS.
Some TP-Link extenders also have WPS buttons so you can use this to set it up.
2)Plug the TP-Link extender into a power outlet close to your wireless router.
3)Press the WPS button which is at the back of the router. You will see a WPS LED blink. If not, press it again.
4)Press the WPS button on the extender. The WPS light should blink here too. Press it again if it doesn’t.
Using WPS means you don’t have to configure the settings on your TP-Link extender manually. By actually pressing the WPS button, you inform the router that you are allowing it to connect to a device that has also had Wi-Fi Protected Setup enabled. There is a limited, 2-minute window within which the router will accept connections to add a little security.