A Detailed Process Of TP Link Wifi Extender Setup with WPS Steps

 A Detailed Process Of TP Link Wifi Extender Setup with WPS Steps

If you have a new Tp-link range extender that you are looking to connect to your main router, learning ways you can do so becomes important. There are two ways you can connect the two- the manual setup method and the WPS setup method. While you will find the manual setup a bit lengthy and difficult to keep up with, the latter concludes in just three steps. 

This blog will walk you through the steps you can follow to configure TP link wifi extender setup with wps button

WiFi Protected Setup

Originally called WiFi Simple Configuration, is more a network security standard than what most believe it is. WPS helps users create a secure wireless home network. The standard focuses on usability and security of the network it is attached to. Additionally, there are four modes that a router may support using the WPS feature. These are:

  • PIN method(Wi-Fi Direct)
  • Push button method
  • Near-field Communication(NFC)
  • USB method

While you are dealing with networking routers, there are only a few models that support WiFi Direct or the PIN method, the NFC, and the USB method. When you are looking to connect your TP-Link range extender using WPS, the push button method is more prevalent.

WPS Push Button Method

In this procedure, a user has to push a button on the access point as well as the device he/she is looking to add. Most of the devices you will find in the market support the push button method.

Connecting Your TP-Link Range Extender Using WPS

Here are some steps you can follow to configure your tp-link range extender to extend the existing network coverage:

  • Plug in your range extender to a power outlet. Try to connect it in the same room as your main router.
  • Wait for the devices to become ready. Notice the power LED and other status LEDs to become stable.
  • Now, push the WPS button on your main router or the access point first. Immediately, head to the tp-link range extender and push the WPS button.

Note: Make sure you push the WPS button on your range extender within 2 minutes of when you do it on your main router. If you run out of this window, you will need to start from scratch.

  • When you push the WPS button on your router, you’ll notice the WPS LED on the same blink. If it doesn’t push the WPS button again until the LED starts blinking. Also, do the same for your tp-link range extender. 
  • Once the WPS connection has been established, the WPS LED on both the devices will become solid blue. The process might take about 2 minutes. If the WPS LED fails to turn solid, you can try the connection steps again.
  • Once connected, install your tp-link range extender at a place where you get low signals.

Things You Should Know About TP-Link Range Extender

When you choose the WPS method to connect your dual-band range extender to the main router, it will only connect to a single network band. This means that your range extender will sync only with a single network band, either the 2.4GHz one or the 5GHz one. If you wish to connect to both the network bands, you can use the manual range extender network setup method. To know more about the manual tp-link range extender setup method, you can click on this link.

You can also Read here about linksys extender setup without wps Steps

Linksys Extender Setup is executed using the web-based setup page – extender.linksys.com. WiFi range extenders are specially intended to overcome issues with WiFi dead zones. These devices amplify the WiFi signals coming from your network router prior to transmitting them to the connected devices. In this manner, the strength of WiFi signals increases, and the penetration loss is minimized.

WPS – Wireless or WiFi Protected Setup is executed in two ways:

Using the WPS button:

This Linksys range extender setup process is for the extenders that have WPS button. Press the WPS button on your extender. Doing so will initiate the WPS connection. The very next second, press the WPS button on your router. The WPS connection is successfully established when the WPS LED becomes stabilized.

WPS setup

  • Access extender.linksys.com using an available web browser.
  • Provide username – admin and password – password when prompted.
  • Follow the further on-screen instructions to complete the Linksys range extender setup.

In order to make sure that your extender is successfully installed, access your router’s DHCP table and check if the range extender is listed there with its IP Address. Ping the extender using a wireless computer and check if you can get replies from it. To learn how to check devices connected to your router through the DHCP table, read this page. You will also find here the instructions on how to perform a ping test on your Linksys device.

Aside from the range extenders, there are also other devices available in the market today that can help you extend your local network either wired or wirelessly such as switches, access points, wireless bridges and etc. You can choose which of these products exactly fit your need.

So you can follow the steps as mention above for Linksys extender setup without wps

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