How to Connect to TP Link Extender: The Extender-Router Link
The purpose of bringing a TP-Link extender home is to connect it to the router so that the WiFi signals can reach the dead zones. But, most users don’t know how to connect to the TP Link extender and hence fail to complete the extender’s installation. In case you’re also among those users, we’ve got you covered. In this post, you will not only find the steps to create the extender-router link but also get to know how to access the extended network after that. Read on.
Connecting Extender to Router [Two Methods]
If you want to connect your TP-Link wireless range extender to the main router, then you’ve got two options in hand. The first one needs an external element known as the Ethernet cable whereas the second method facilitates the connection only when the host router supports the WPS configuration. Hence, they are known as the wired and wireless methods respectively to connect the extender and router. Check out the sections given below to learn how to connect to TP Link extender so that it can start the signal amplification job.
How to Connect to TP Link Extender Using Wire?
To connect your range extender and the main router using an Ethernet cable as the agent, consider following the instructions below:
- Ensure that your host router is getting a consistent power supply.
- Switch on your range extender after connecting to a power outlet.
- Get your hands on an Ethernet cable.
- Thereafter, join the Ethernet ports of your router and extender using the cable.
- The connection should be finger-tight.
This is how to connect to the TP Link extender using a wired connection. However, we would like to bring to your attention that the wired connection establishment process might fail if you put a damaged Ethernet cable to use. Therefore, always make use of a non-damaged Ethernet cable for connecting your extender and the main router. But, have you imagined a scenario in which the connection fails even after considering every worse possibility? If that event turns out to be true, reach out to none other than our online support staff. They have the skills to provide a solution to every problem related to TP-Link extenders.
How to Connect to TP Link Extender Wirelessly?
Lucky are those users who’ve got a WPS-supported host router as they do not need to involve an Ethernet cable in the process of creating connections. The steps highlighted below will provide you with know-how of the steps to connect to the range extender wirelessly. Feel free to use these instructions for TP Link setup using the WPS method.
- Firstly, plug your range extender into a socket present near the router.
- Toggle the Power button on both devices to the ON position.
- Let the LED lights glow.
- Now, locate the WPS button on the range extender and push it.
- Then, push the WPS button on your router.
- Both devices will get connected.
That’s it! The instructions on how to connect to TP Link extender wirelessly end here. We are now hopeful that you’ve successfully established the router-extender connection and hence you can start accessing its network. But, know that you have to access the extender’s dashboard via tplinkrepeater.net if the connection established by you is wired and you’ve done it to set up the extender. After accessing the extender’s dashboard [Quick Setup wizard], you only have to follow a few on-screen prompts.
How to Access TP-Link Network – Final Connections
After you’re done with the process of connecting the range extender to the router, WiFi signals will start getting amplified and the router’s network will get extended. The extended network will belong to your TP-Link range extender and you need to access it to enjoy the online services. The steps given below illustrate the process of accessing the newly extended network on a device:
- Switch on or unlock your device.
- Access the network list.
- Go through the network names and identify the one that you’ve just extended.
- Select it.
- Do what the screen suggests.
- Soon you’ll find yourself online.
Congratulations! You’ve not only learned how to connect to the TP Link extender for the setup process but also got an overview of the process of accessing the extended network. So, wait for nothing and do what you want to do online.
The Concluding Thought
The instructions about how to connect to the TP Link extender are mentioned in the user manual too. But, due to their complicated nature, users often struggle to create connections. We’ve tried to simplify the process in just a few steps as given above. It is anticipated that you’ve successfully connected your host router to the range extender and are now accessing the extended network.