TP-LINK’s range extender or repeater help to connect to your router wirelessly and hence it strengthens and expands its signal into areas it can’t work on its own ( tp link extender configuration ) . These devices also reduce signal interference to ensure reliable Wi-Fi coverage throughout your home or office.
Following are the functions/features of tplink wifi repeater:
- They can expand wireless coverage at a push of Range Extender button. In other words, they extend the range of the wifi routers.
- Ethernet port allows these repeaters to function as a wireless adapter to connect to the wired devices
- Tether App allows easy access and management using any mobile device
Speed plays a vital role in a smooth internet connection. If you are facing issues regarding the speed, then we’ll help you with the same.
We assume you have successfully done your tp link extender configuration . So we’ll discuss solutions to overcome from to a slow repeater.
There can be causes and reasons for the repeater to become slow. Let us take a look at these.
If your device very far from the tplink repeater, you are more likely to experience a slow connection. The one with 2.4GHz is very particular about the distance, and there is a sharp fall in the Wi-Fi signal. However, the 5GHz repeaters do not get affected by the range very much.
- Nearby devices
If your tplink repeater is surrounded with micro ovens, radios or any similar devices which has the same frequency as that of the repeater, then you are sure to face such issues.
The signal strength dramatically depends on the Antenna coverage. And also on the gain value of the antenna. More the gain value, more is the strength of the signal.
Following are some of the solutions to enjoy a speedy connection without any interruptions or signal loss.
- Chose a better position for your Antenna:
Place the antenna in an excellent location and correct angle, and also you must make sure that the wireless client devices are in the coverage. In multi-story buildings wireless coverage, It is recommended to place antennas at 45 degrees (diagonally) or 0 degrees (straight out laterally to the floor) which will be the most effective angle. Since antennas always transmit weakly at the base, do not place your wireless client device at the bottom of the TP-Link wireless router or access point.
- Try best to avoid the extrinsic interference
- Avoid the physical intervention in the wireless coverage, each wall or ceiling will hurt on wireless radio especially the ones built by a solid metal material.
- It is recommended to keep your device away from all the electromagnetic noise sources that generate RF noise, like microwaves, Monitors, electric motors, copying and fax machines, etc. The signal overlap and you experience a slower speed.
- Optimize configuration of the device
For TP-Link wireless products, we recommend doing similar settings to avoid the interference from other networking and radio frequency equipment.
- First, log into the product
- Then go to Wireless->Wireless settings and modify the channel settings.
- The value is Auto by default, and it is suggested to select 1, 6 or 11 if you suffer high wireless interference.
Sometimes the “well-known” channels will also be crowded, and we recommend to select the appropriate one adjusted to your local environment.
- Upgrade the equipment
- If you want to have a significant improvement instantly and boost the wireless throughput, you can also choose to update a combination of antennas or other wireless equipment to enhance the wireless transmission;
- If you are in a wireless jam environment, the wired connection can be taken into consideration, and the TP-Link Powerline types of equipment is a reliable option.
- Make sure that after the upgradation, you have performed the tp link extender configuration perfectly.