Steps To Follow For TP-Link Extender Setup

WiFi Extenders developed with the latest technique to meet the requirements of the users. They mainly work to extend the range of the current network and they have critical improvements over the WiFi repeaters. They use the "Backhaul" technique that helps to extend the signal without using any wireless bandwidth. They also use this technique by connecting the router end of the extender to the extender module over a wire. However, after knowing the TP-Link extender setup, it is quite easy to use the WiFi with extended range and there is no need to use any wire for it.

Before starting up the TP-Link extender setup process, it is important to collect the information on the current router. Router IP address, WiFi SSID, and which type of encryption has been used are important to know. It is also important to know the router and extender password to access the network.

TP-Link Extender Setup
Extender Password
  1. TP-Link extender setup first user has to log into the router. To do this, open the browser and type the IP address on the address bar. Most of the time it is or can be something else. If you don't know your IP address, you have to open the computer network tab and click on the wireless network and select the "Properties" option. Scroll down now and you can find your IP address listed next to "IPv4".
  2. Now access the wireless part of the router's GUI and note the details including router IP address, SSID, encryption method, and network password.
  3. Login to the router now.

If the router doesn’t respond to the above IP address then you have to use a different IP address for this cause.

  1. To know the router IP address, you have to follow the steps below.
  2. Right-click on the Windows taskbar and select the Task Manager
  3. Select File – New Task – Check the Run as Admin box
  4. Type CMD into the box open to a command line box.
  5. Type ‘ipconfig/all’ into the CMD box and press Enter
  6. Look at the Default Gateway and this is your router IP address.

This is not the end of the TP-Link extender setup; here are few more steps to follow.

To start this process, the TP-Link extender needs to be connected the extender with the computer with an Ethernet cable.

  1. Connect the TP-Link extender with the power source.
  2. Now connect it with your PC with an Ethernet cable.
  3. Open the browser on the computer and open If this address doesn’t work, then type TP-Link webpage will appear and this is the initial stage for TP-Link extender setup.
  4. Select Quick Setup and press “Next”
  5. Select the region and hit “Next”
  6. Now the TP-Link extender will scan for the wireless networks available. It probably takes few minutes depending on how many networks available around the system.
  7. Select the wireless network from the list and press “Next”
  8. Enter the wireless password when needed.
  9. If you want a single larger wireless network then select the “Copy from the main router”.
  10. Now hit on next.
  11. Check again the network settings in the final window and select the “Finish” if all these things are correct.

The TP-Link extender will reboot and allow access to the internet. You can test it first with the Ethernet cable and then start it using wireless. An WiFi extender password is needed when you connect other devices to the extender.

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