TP-Link is one of the foremost providers for repeaters or extenders to the users. Their extenders are very reliable and provide a user friendly experience. The TP-Link extenders are used to boost the wireless signal from the TP-Link routers. While the TP-Link routers are exceptional and provide a very good performance, there are some barriers that no technology can cross. For all the routers, they are either thick concrete walls from which the Wi-Fi signal has a very hard time passing to the desired area, the user being on a different floor which makes it difficult for the signal to cross or dead spots where the user just cannot access any Wi-Fi signals. This is where the TP-Link extender comes in. The extender repeats the Wi-Fi signal from the router and extends the coverage area removing all the dead spots in the process. The user can simply login to the TP-Link repeater using www.tplinkrepeater.net and login to the repeater to configure the extender suitable to their needs.
The best place to install the extender is the midpoint from the router and the desired area where the user wishes to gain the Wi-Fi signals. This way, the extender can boost the Wi-Fi signal from the router properly. With the help of the TP-Link repeater, the users can almost double their Wi-Fi signals so that they can use their Wi-Fi even in the farthest corners of their home.
Here, we will help the users understand their TP-Link repeaters better by providing the troubleshooting steps to setup and login to the repeater, to reset the repeater, to change the username and password and to update the firmware of the repeater with the help of detailed steps.
Troubleshooting steps to setup to the TP-Link repeater:
- Plug in the TP-Link extender to a power source and switch it on.
- Connect the TP-Link router to the TP-Link repeater using the Ethernet cable provided.
- Connect the repeater to the desktop computer/laptop using another Ethernet cable.
- Now, open the wireless connections manager and check for available networks.
- Connect to the TP-Link repeater network from the device that is hardwired to the repeater.
- Open an internet browser and type www.tplinkrepeater.net in the address bar of the browser. Alternatively, the user can type the default IP address for the repeater .i.e. 192.168.0.254. This is the default IP address for most of the TP-Link repeaters. The TP-Link web based interface will appear for the repeater.
- Select the Quick Setup option and click Next.
- The user will then be prompted to select their region. Select the region and click Next.
- The TP-Link repeater will then scan for wireless networks in the nearby area. This might take a while if there are numerous networks in the area.
- Select the desired wireless network from the list and select Next to proceed.
- Enter the password for the selected network when prompted.
- Click finish to complete the setup process.
Now, the TP-Link extender will be setup. From here, the user can further login to their network and configure the settings to create a much more suitable network.
Troubleshooting steps to login to the TP-Link repeater:
- Open an internet browser on the device that is hard wired to the TP-Link repeater.
- Type www.tplinkrepeater.net in the address bar to access the admin login page for the repeater. Alternatively, the user can type 192.168.0.254 in the address bar. This is the default IP address for most of the TP-Link repeaters.
- The user will then be prompted to enter the credentials for the repeater.
- Once the user has successfully logged in to the repeater, the web based interface will appear.
- From there, the user can further configure their network as they desire.
Once the user has successfully logged in to their TP-Link repeater, the user can personalize their network using the simple features provided in the dashboard to their needs.
Troubleshooting steps to change the admin password for the TP-Link repeater:
- Open an internet browser and type www.tplinkrepeater.net in the address bar of the browser to access the admin login page for the extender. Alternatively, the user can enter the default IP address as well. The default IP address for most of the TP-Link repeaters is 192.168.0.254.
- When prompted, type in the default credentials for the TP-Link repeater in the field provided.
- Click the Administration panel provided in the dashboard. Then, click the Management option.
- The user will see the fields for the Network Name (SSID) and the Network Key (passphrase) for their TP-Link repeater.
- Enter the desired information in the respective fields provided.
- Click the Save button to save the implemented changes.
Now, the user can reconnect all their devices using the new username and password for the TP-Link repeater.
- Make sure that the strength of the password is very strong and that the password is hard for other people to guess.
- Do not share the password with everyone.
Troubleshooting steps to update the firmware for the TP-Link repeater:
- Download the latest firmware for the TP-Link repeater from the TP-Link Support Site and save it to the desired location.
- Open any internet browser and type www.tplinkrepeater.net in the address bar. Press enter.
- Enter the default credentials when asked. The username and password are case sensitive.
- Click the Administration option.
- Under the Admin tab, the user will see the Firmware Update option.
- Select the same option and click on Browse to search for the previously downloaded file.
- Click Upload to begin the firmware update option.
The firmware update usually takes a couple of minutes to complete. Once the firmware has been updated, the user can start using their TP-Link repeater as they desire.
- Do not download the firmware update from any third party websites as they might contain some malicious content that might harm the user’s network.
- Make sure that the firmware version is the latest for the same TP-Link repeater.
- Do not unplug the repeater from its power source as it can damage the firmware and might even render the repeater useless.