Everything You Need to Know About TP-Link Extender

Problematic dead zone areas where the signal of your home or office Wi-Fi router is lost are a daily nuisance. To avoid these interruptions in your work all you need is a TP-Link extender. The wide range of TP-Link extenders provides the best solution to boost the range of the Wi-Fi network in your home or office premises.

The TP-Link extender support dual-band technology to help you use your devices that use 2.4 GHz technology so that you do not need to buy new devices. The TP Link extender setup needs minimum technical awareness. A novice can handle the product by following easy instructions for the TP-Link extender setup.

This Global brand manufacturer of network devices has reached over 190 countries. TP-Link extenders are the best range extender available in electronic shops and at online shopping portals like Amazon. So grab the product as per requirement and we are going to help you setup a TP-Link extender during the length of this article.

How to Setup TP-Link extender with the help of the WPS button to boost the range of Wi-Fi Router network

This article will help you understand how to configure and setup tp link extender with the WPS button. In the quick installation guide to most of the TP-Link products, you will find similar instructions to setup the device.

  • Plug your TP-Link extender in the power socket near the existing Wi-Fi router or the Access Point
  • Locate and press WPS button first on your router or AP and then on your TP-Link extender

Note A. You are advised to press the WPS button on our TP-Link extender within a few seconds of pressing WPS on the router/AP.

Note B. Make sure that the WPS LED of your router/AP/extender blinks after you push the button because if it doesn’t that means it was not pressed properly. So you to press it again.

  • The process of establishing a connection between your router/AP and your TP-Link extender is going to take at least two minutes Once the Wi-Fi LED of your extender starts blinking the connection is made and you have successfully completed the TP-Link extender setup.
  • Note that in case after waiting for two minutes the Wi-Fi LED of your TP-Link extender is still off then you have to repeat the process.
  • If the connection is established then you can place your TP-Link extender at the place of your choice and enjoy seamless, fast, and uninterrupted internet service even in the previous dead zones in your premises.

How to Setup TP-Link extender with the help of the Web browser to boost the range of Wi-Fi Router network

We have already explained how you can setup TP-Link extender via WPS and now we will explain the procedure to setup TP-Link extender with the help of a web GUI.

  • Power in your device and use an Ethernet Cable to connect to your PC/Laptop.
  • If the range extender doesn’t have an Ethernet port then you can use the Wi-Fi else it is strongly advised to use an Ethernet cable.
  • On the address bar type http://tplinkrepeater.in or use the default IP address i.e. 192.168.0.254
  • Fill in the username and password found at the bottom of the TP-Link extender sticker.
  • Follow the setup instructions and connect to your existing Wi-Fi router/AP
  • Choose the region, network that you want to extend, and security that you want to apply.
  • Once done press the finish and save the settings. Reboot the TP-Link extender and see that an immediate internet connection is made.

How to update the firmware of your TP-Link extender

If you are using a Wi-Fi network at your home or office you must be using a number of networking devices and also those devices which connect t to your TP-Link extender. All these devices run on the firmware to accomplish the task they are assigned to do. A firmware basically is a set of instructions which unlike software is not meant to carry out specific functionality but to use the core functions of the device.

Almost all the devices that are connected to your TP-Link extender are smart devices and mini-computers. Their respective manufacturers keep on making new versions of firmware to help improve these devices to run smoothly.

TP-Link extender also has a different set of TP Link firmware upgrae released at different times to update the TP-Link extender firmware follow these steps

  • Download the correct and latest version of TP-Link extender firmware
  • Connect to device management via Ethernet cable
  • Go to update firmware and choose the downloaded file
  • Reboot and check the updated version.