Can’t Connect to TP Link Extender? Here’s the Fix!
Like many other TP Link wireless range extender users, are you also wondering why your device can’t connect to TP Link extender? Nodding your head in yes? Well, know that this issue might be because of a number of reasons. We have not just talked about them in this post and also mentioned the troubleshooting hacks through which you can resolve the issue at hand. Thus, why are you wasting your time reading the introduction, get down to the main deal.
Why Can’t Device Connect to TP Link Extender?
In this section, we have talked about the topmost factors that might have led you to the issue that you are currently experiencing with your TP Link device:
- Improper TP Link extender setup
- Device infected with viruses
- Too much distance between devices
- Weak Ethernet connection
- WiFi interference
Now that you have become well aware of the reasons behind why your device is not able to connect to the TP Link extender, you ought to walk through the hacks mentioned in the following section to troubleshoot the issue.
Can’t Connect to TP Link Extender (Fixed)
1. Relocate the TP Link Extender
As mentioned above, WiFi interference is one of the many reasons why your device can’t connect to TP Link extender. Taking this into consideration, it is recommended that you keep your TP Link wireless range extender away from all the WiFi-interfering things like cordless phones, washing machines, baby monitors, microwave ovens, refrigerators, fish tanks, etc.
And you can do so simply by relocating your TP Link wireless extender. While relocating your device, ensure that you are also not keeping it in corners or near thick concrete walls. Otherwise, the signals emitted from your networking device will not just get interrupted, they will get blocked. We are guessing you do want that, do you?
2. Replace the Ethernet Cable
Check the Ethernet cable which is connecting your TP Link wireless range extender and the host router right now. Is it damaged? Well then, you ought to replace the damaged Ethernet cable with a non-damaged one. Once you have connected your devices with the non-damaged cable, ensure that the connection is finger-tight.
After following this troubleshooting hack, see if the ‘device can’t connect to TP Link extender’ issue has been resolved. If you are still experiencing it, then it is recommended that you walk through the next troubleshooting hack. Have faith. Just because one hack failed to help you out does not mean that the others will not.
3. Move the Devices Closer
A lot of distance between the networking devices, i.e. TP Link wireless range extender and the host router can make it next to impossible for the signals emitted from them to get transmitted. And if this continues to happen, then you will face much bigger issues than the ‘device can’t connect to TP Link extender’ issue.
Therefore, reduce the distance between both devices. You can do so by unplugging your extender from its existing electrical outlet and then, plugging it into the one which is located near the host router. We are hopeful that this hack will work for you. In case, it fails to assist you too, then contacting our technical experts might do you some good.
4. Install the Antivirus Software
Have you ever used a device that is infected with viruses? Nodding your head in yes? Well then, you would know how much damage they can do. They can completely degrade the performance of a device. Something similar might have happened right now due to which you are stuck with the ‘device can’t connect to TP Link extender’ issue.
To troubleshoot it, you need to install the antivirus software on your device. Once done, enable it and wait for the magic to unfold in front of you. Installing an antivirus software will not just help you get rid of viruses but also prevent them from entering your device.
5. Reconfigure the TP Link Extender
Did none of the aforementioned hacks help you to resolve the ‘device can’t connect to TP Link extender’ issue? Well then, you ought to reconfigure your wireless device. What is that? Are you thinking about how to setup TP Link extender? Well, refer to the TP Link user manual.
The Bottom Line
With our fingers crossed, we are hoping that after reading this blog, at least one troubleshooting hack would have helped you to resolve the ‘device can’t connect to TP Link extender’ issue. On the off chance, you are still struggling with it, contacting our technical experts is the best decision you can take.
Trust us, without taking much of your precious time, they will be able to pull you out of this mess. If you are still finding it hard to believe us, then contact them and see for yourself.