What Is a Range extender and Why Do You Need It?
The usual problem with the largely spaced offices and big homes is that the Wi-Fi radio signals do not travel easily due to the big area and interruptions in between the space. You need to have a Wi-Fi extender to let you sit in your home or office wherever you want to in order to browse an uninterrupted or a weak network connection. A range extender also known as range repeater takes the signal from your existing router and pass on to the place where the router cannot.
On the basis of number of parameters like Wi-Fi speed, Form Factor, AC Pass-through, and Port, there is a vast range of repeaters. TP-Link has introduced some of its repeaters in the market that are being able to give you a combined internet speed of up to 1900Mbps on its dual band devices (2.4GHz and 5GHz). TP-Link has evolved as a revolutionary brand in the field of range extenders. Most of the extenders or repeaters that TP-Link has launched as of now have got no compatibility issues with the router of any model of any brand, which, is a must feature to look for while selecting an optimum product for your use.
Some of its models, like, TP-Link RE580D, and TP-Link RE450, and TP-Link RE305, provide you with one or more than one Gigabit Ethernet Ports. That means you can use the specified number of devices at ten times the speed you get through a regular Fast Ethernet Port. If any of our users have an issue regarding the space being occupied by the extender, TP-Link has solved this problem of the users also. TP-Link TL-WA850RE, TP-Link RE200 have wall mounted design, and these won’t take space more than just one electrical power outlet.
When it comes to the setting up a TP-Link Wi-Fi Range Repeater/Extender, you do not need to take even a little bit of stress on your mind. Just by implementing a few easy steps, your device would start functioning in no time.
Installing and configuring your Wi-Fi Range extender/repeater
- Switch of your router, now plug in the Wi-Fi extender in to a power source and turn it ON.
- From the list of available wireless networks on your computer in the networks section at the bottom right section, connect to open the network of your TP-Link’s repeater.
- Now, open the web browser in your system, and in the web address field, type http://tplinkrepeater.net and hit ‘Enter.’
- In the login prompt that appears on your screen, enter the username and password. If setting up for the first time, default credential for both the fields is ‘admin.’
- For the secure management of your device, you can create a new username and a new password. Once done, click Confirm.
- Now select the 2.4GHz network of your router, and enter the wireless password.
- You can change the SSID of your device for the better security or keep it to the default state. Now click ‘Next.’
- Once you are over with all the steps given above, click ‘Save. ‘
If you face issues while or after configuring your repeater, here are a few solutions for the problems you may encounter.
Login page does respond on entering “tplinkrepeater.net”
- Connect your computer to the repeater if not connected.
- Your computer must obtain an IP Address on its own. If it does not, do so by making changes to the settings.
- IP Address of the repeater can be used in the place of tplinkrepeater.net
- If nothing works, reset the repeater and configure it once again.
How to reset the repeater?
- Find a small hole at the back panel of the repeater, and use a small pointed pin or any pointed tool to push the reset button. Continuously push the button for about 5 to 10 seconds. Your repeater will be rebooted to the original factory settings.
By simply following the above mentioned steps, you can successfully configure your TP-Link Range Repeater or Extender. You device is now ready to use.