What Is a Wi-Fi Range Repeater and Why Do You Need It?
With an area big enough to prevent the router network signal from reaching each and every corner of your home, you need to have a repeater to let you sit in your home wherever you want to in order to browse an uninterrupted or a weak connection. A range repeater, also named range extender, takes the signal from your existing router and delivers it to the place the router could not.
Based on a number of parameters like Wi-Fi speed, Form Factor, AC Pass-through, and Port, there is a wide range of repeaters TP-Link has introduced into the market. With some of its repeaters being able to give you a combined internet speed of up to 1900Mbps on its dual band devices, TP-Link has evolved as a promising brand. 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. This means you can run the specified number of devices at ten times the speed you get through a conventional Fast Ethernet Port. If you want the extender to not take much of a space, the brand even has a number of models for that as well. 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 setting up a TP-Link Wi-Fi Range Repeater/Extender, you do not have stress your mind a bit. Just by following a couple of easy steps, your device would start working for you in no time.
Setting Up your Wi-Fi Range Repeater
- Close to your router, plug the extender in to a power source and turn it ON.
- From the available wireless networks list on your client device, connect to the open network of your TP-Link’s repeater.
- Launch a web browser in your client device, 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 not open on typing 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.
Where to reset the repeater?
- Find a small hole at the rear of the repeater, and use a paperclip or any pointed tool to push the button. Keep the button pressed for about 5 to 10 subsequent seconds. Your repeater is now back to the default settings.
By simply following the above mentioned steps, you have successfully configured your TP-Link Range Repeater or Extender. You device is now ready to serve you.