TP-LINK RE350 AC1200 Wireless Range Extender

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TP-LINK TECHNOLOGIES CO., LTD
For the following equipment:
Person responsible for making this declaration:
Product Description: AC1200 Wi-Fi Range Extender
Model No.: RE350
Trademark: TP-LINK
We declare under our own responsibility that the above product satisfies all
the technical regulations applicable to the product within the scope of
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Contents
Introduction........................................................................1
Product Overview ..................................................................... 1
What can your Extender do .................................................. 1
Support for the 802.11ac wireless technology ..................... 1
Main Features....................................................................... 2
Appearance .............................................................................. 2
Position the Extender ............................................................... 3
Connect the Extender to the Internet .................................4
Before You Begin ..................................................................... 4
Basic Requirements ................................................................. 5
Quick Setup .............................................................................. 5
Using WPS (Wi-Fi Protected Setup) .................................... 5
Using your Web Browser...................................................... 7
Use the Extender as a Network Adapter ............................... 11
Use the Extender as an AP.................................................... 11
Change the working mode to AP ....................................... 12
Connect your devices to the AP by WPS ........................... 13
View the Information of the Extender .............................. 16
Current Status of the Extender .............................................. 16
Information about the Host Network, the Extender and the
Clients .................................................................................... 17
Manage the Extended Network and Security Settings .... 18
Extend Another Network ......................................................... 18
Customize the Extender’s SSID ............................................. 20
Manage the Extender’s Wi-Fi Security Settings ..................... 21
Change your Admin Account .............................................. 21
Block / Allow Network Access for Specific Clients.............. 22
Change the Extender’s IP Address ........................................ 24
DHCP Server .......................................................................... 24
Settings ............................................................................... 25
View the DHCP Client List .................................................. 26
Manage the Extender.................................................... 27
LED Control ............................................................................ 27
Firmware Upgrade .................................................................. 28
Backup & Restore ................................................................... 28
Factory Defaults ...................................................................... 29
System Log ............................................................................. 29
Reboot .................................................................................... 30
Logout ..................................................................................... 30
Appendix......................................................................... 31
Factory Defaults ...................................................................... 31
Troubleshooting ...................................................................... 32
Specifications .......................................................................... 33
Glossary .................................................................................. 34
This chapter covers the following topics:
The RE350 AC1200 Wi-Fi Range Extender is dedicated to Small Office/Home
Office (SOHO) wireless network solutions. It will enlarge your existing wireless
network and mobility within your wireless network while also allowing you to
connect a wired device to a wireless environment. Increased mobility and the
absence of cabling will be beneficial for your network.
 Product Overview
The extender provides two options to finish the quick setup.
 Appearance
Option One: an easy wireless connection to the host network (equipped with
WPS/QSS button) by Using WPS on the front panel.
Option Two: Using your Web Browser for installation and management.
Even though you may not be familiar with the extender, you can easily
configure it with the help of this guide. Before installing the extender, please
look through this guide to get the full information of the extender AC1200 Wi-Fi
Range Extender.
With using IEEE 802.11ac wireless technology, this device can transmit
wireless data at the rate of up to 300Mbps (2.4GHz) + 867Mbps (5GHz). With
multiple protection measures, including wireless LAN 64/128/152-bit WEP
encryption, Wi-Fi protected Access (WPA2-PSK, WPA-PSK), the extender
AC1200 Wi-Fi Range Extender delivers complete data privacy. It is also
Introduction
compatible with all IEEE 802.11n, IEEE 802.11a, IEEE 802.11b and IEEE
802.11g products.
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Complies with IEEE 802.11ac
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Provides multiple encryption security Types including: 64/128-bit WEP and
WPA-PSK/WPA2-PSK
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Supports Built-in DHCP server
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Supports Firmware Upgrade
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Supports Web-based Management
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Supports two working modes: Range Extender and Access Point
Name
Status
Indication
Solid blue
The extender is connected to the router, and is in
a good location.
Solid red
The extender is connected to the router, but too
far away from the router.
WPS
Introduction
Name
Status
Indication
Blinking
WPS connection is in process.
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Power Button:You can press the Power button to turn on or off the
extender.
WPS
Off
No active connection.
5GHz/
2.4GHz
On
The extender is connected to both 2.4GHz and
5GHz Wi-Fi bands of your host network.
Off
No connection.
On
The extender is on.
Power
Blinking
Off
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Ethernet Port: One 10/100/1000Mbps RJ45 Ethernet port is used to add
wireless connectivity to an Ethernet-enabled device such as Internet TV,
DVR, Gaming console and so on. Please note that this port will not run
when it is connected to a router.
The extender is initializing.
The extender is off.
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WPS Button: If your Wireless router supports WPS or QSS function, you
can press the WPS or QSS button and then press the RE button to establish
a secure connection between the Wireless router and the extender.
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Reset Button: This button is used to restore the extender’s factory default
settings.
For safety, we suggest you plug the extender right way up as the picture shown
below.
There are two ways to reset the extender:
Option One: With the extender powered on, use a pin to press the RESET
button until all the LEDs turn on momentarily, then release the button and
wait the extender to reboot to its factory default settings.
Option Two: Restore the default settings from System Tools > Backup
&Restore of the extender's Web-based Management page.
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LED Button: You can press the LED button to light up or turn off all the
LEDs. After the LEDs are off, the extender can still work normally.
Introduction
Please read this guide carefully before installing and using the device. The
operating distance range of your wireless connection can vary significantly
depending on the physical position of the wireless devices. Factors that can
weaken signals by getting in the way of your network’s radio waves are metal
appliances or obstructions and walls. Typical ranges vary based on the types of
materials and background RF (radio frequency) noise in your home or office.
In order to optimize the performance of extender, please follow the instructions
below to achieve an ideal location (please make sure it is always within the
wireless coverage of the wireless router).
This chapter covers the following topics:

Before You Begin

Basic Requirements

Quick Setup
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Half-way Between Generally, the ideal location for extender is half-way
between the Wireless router and Wireless Client. If the wireless signal is
not satisfactory, you may place extender somewhat nearer to the Wireless
router.
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Less Obstacles - Clear obstacles in the way between extender and
Wireless router. It’s better to locate it in a spacious place, such as near the
corridors.
Connect the Extender to the Internet
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Less Interference - Choose a location away from Bluetooth devices and
other household electronics, such as cordless phone, microwave, and
baby monitor, etc., to minimize signal interference.
WPS is an easier way to extend your host network. We
recommend you to use this way if your host router has a WPS
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Place your extender in a well-ventilated place far from direct sunlight,
any heater or heating vent.
Leave at least 2 inches (5cm) space around the device for heat
dissipation.
Turn off your extender and unplug the power adapter in a lighting
storm to avoid damage.
Use appropriate Web browser, such as Microsoft Internet Explorer 5.0
or above, Netscape Navigator 6.0 or above.
Operating temperature of the extender should be 0℃~40℃ (32℉
~104℉).
Operating humidity of the extender should be 10%~90%RH
(Non-condensing).
button. The button might look like one of these:
Otherwise, please use Using your web browser.
,
,
.
Power On
Plug the extender into an electrical outlet near your router, and wait until
the Power LED is lit and solid blue.
Connect the Extender to the Internet
Connect
Press the WPS button on your router/AP.
For more information about using WPS on your router,
please refer to the router manufacturer's user guide.
Immediately press the WPS button on your extender. The
LED
should change from flashing to solid, showing that WPS connection is
successful.
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If the RE LED does not change from flashing to solid,
please refer to Using your Web Browser.

Some ISP gateways disable the WPS function by
default, if the WPS method fails, please refer to Using
your Web Browser.
If you are connecting the extender to a dual-band router but only
2.4GHz or 5GHz LED is on, repeat step 1 and 2 again to connect the
other band.
Relocate
Plug the extender into an electrical outlet about halfway between your
router (Host Network) and the Wi-Fi dead zone.
Wait until the
LED is lit with a solid blue. If not, relocate the extender
closer to the router to achieve a good (or better) signal quality.
Connect the Extender to the Internet
Enjoy!
The extender shares the same wireless network names (SSIDs) and wireless
passwords as those of the host networks.
Connect to the Extender
Power On
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Connecting via Ethernet Cable
Disable the Wi-Fi on your computer.
Plug the extender into an electrical outlet near your router, and wait until
the Power LED is lit and solid blue.
Connect the extender to your computer via an Ethernet cable.
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Connecting via Wireless
For windows users:
Unplug the Ethernet cable from your computer (if any).
Click the Wireless Network Connection icon on your taskbar.
Click the refresh icon
and connect to the extender’s network:
Connect the Extender to the Internet
TP-LINK_Extender_2.4GHz or _5GHz.
Login
Launch a web browser and type http://tplinkrepeater.net into the URL
field and use admin (all lowercase) for both Username and Password to
log in.
For Mac OS X users:
Unplug the Ethernet cable from your computer (if any).
Click the Wi-Fi icon on the top right corner of the screen, and connect
to the extender’s network: TP-LINK_Extender_2.4GHz or _5GHz.
Configure
Create a new username and password to log in the web
management page, and then click Confirm.
Select your router's 2.4GHz host network and enter the password,
Connect the Extender to the Internet
then click Next.
Select your router's 5GHz host network and enter the password, then
click Next.
If your router does not support 5GHz wireless network, please
click Skip to continue.
Connect the Extender to the Internet
Either keep the same SSIDs as your host networks or create new
names for the extended networks, then click Next.
Verify your wireless settings and click Finish. The corresponding
LEDs (2.4GHz and 5GHz) should turn on and stay solid.
Relocate
Plug the extender into an electrical outlet about halfway between your
router (Host Network) and the Wi-Fi dead zone.
Wait until the
LED is lit with a solid blue. If not, relocate the extender
Connect the Extender to the Internet
closer to the router to achieve a good (or better) signal quality.
Enjoy!
Both extended networks share the same Wi-Fi passwords as those of the host
networks, but may have different wireless network names if you customize the
SSIDs during the configuration.
By default, the Ethernet port connects to the 5GHz wireless network. If you
want the extender to connect to the 2.4GHz wireless network only, please
follow the steps below to finish the settings:
Launch a web browser and type in http://tplinkrepeater.net, and then go
to Settings->Network webpage.
Select the radio button 2.4GHz in the following figure.
The extender can be used as a wireless adapter to connect any
Ethernet-enabled device, such as a Blu-ray player, game console, DVR, or
smart TV, to your wireless network.
Click Save to save the settings.
After the extender connected to the Internet, you can connect an
Ethernet-enabled device to the extender using an Ethernet cable.
The extender can work as an access point, which can transform the existing
wired network to a wireless network.
Connect the Extender to the Internet
After rebooting, you may need to reconnect to the extender’s network
and log in again.
Connect the extender to your router
Power on the extender, and connect it to your router’s Ethernet port via an
Ethernet cable.
Customize the SSID and Password (Optional)
Go to Settings > Wireless > Wireless Settings page, customize the
SSID and password of the extender, and click Save.
Change the working mode to AP
Connect your computer to the extender’s wireless network.
Launch a web browser and log into http://tplinkrepeater.net, click
Mode on the top right corner, select Access Point and click Save.
The extender will switch to AP mode and reboot automatically.
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Network Name (SSID): Customize an easy-to remember SSID for
your AP’s wireless network.
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Security: Select the security type. WPA/WPA2 - Personal is
recommended.
Connect the Extender to the Internet
Select WPA/WPA2 – Personal:
alphabetic and numeric characters. Hexadecimal format is a
combination of the numbers (0-9) and letters (A-F, a-f).
Select the key type. 64-bit allows you to enter 10 hexadecimal
digits or 5 ASCII characters into the Key Value field. 128-bit
allows you to enter 26 hexadecimal digits or 13 ASCII characters
into the Key Value field.
Enter the WEP key into the Key Value field.
Select the security version. WPA2-PSK is recommended.
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Mode: Select a transmission mixed mode.
Select the encryption type. TKIP is NOT recommended if the
extender operates in 802.11n mode, because TKIP is not
supported by 802.11n specification and the WPS function.
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Channel Width: Select a channel bandwidth for the wireless network.
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Channel: Select the operating channel for the wireless network. It is
recommended to leave the channel to Auto, if you are not
experiencing the intermittent wireless connection issue.
Enter a new password in the Password field.
Enjoy the Internet
Select WEP:
Now you can connect to the AP’s wireless network to enjoy the Internet.
You can connect your wireless devices to the AP’s wireless
network by WPS. For detailed instructions, please refer to
Connect your devices to the AP by WPS.
Select the security type. The defult is auto, which automatically
chooses Open System or Shared Key based on the capability
and access request of the wireless client.
Select the WEP key format. ASCII format is a combination of
There are three ways to connect your devices to the AP by WPS.
Launch a web browser, log into http://tplinkrepeater.net, and then
Connect the Extender to the Internet
go to Settings > Wireless > WPS page.
Enable the WPS function of the AP.
Select PIN code at WPS Wizard section, enter the client’s WPS PIN
code and click Connect.
Select Push Button at WPS Wizard section, and click Connect.
“Connect successfully” will appear on this page, which means that
your client device has connected to the AP by WPS.
Use this method if your client device requires the AP’s PIN code.
Enable the WPS function on your client device within 2 minutes.
“Connect successfully” will appear on the WPS page, which means
that your client device has connected to the AP by WPS.
Launch a web browser, log into http://tplinkrepeater.net, and then
go to Settings > Wireless > WPS page.
Enable the WPS function of the AP.
Use this method if your client device has a WPS PIN code.
Launch a web browser, log into http://tplinkrepeater.net, and then
go to Settings > Wireless > WPS page.
Enable the WPS function of the AP.
Enable the AP’s PIN. The current PIN code of the AP will be displayed
on this page, you can also click Generate to get a new one.
Connect the Extender to the Internet
On your client device, enter the AP’s PIN code. When the AP’s WPS
LED is solid on, the client device has successfully connected to the
AP.
Connect the Extender to the Internet
Launch a web browser and type in http://tplinkrepeater.net, then go to
Settings > Status webpage.
You can view the network connection in the Status webpage.
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The normal status.
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The extender is failed to connect to the wireless network of your router.
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The extender is connected to the wireless network of your router, but
no transmitting data. Please check your host network.
This chapter covers the following topics:

Current Status of the Extender

Information about the Host Network, the Extender
and the Clients
View the Information of the Extender
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The extender is connected to the router unnormally. Maybe the
gateway is set incorrectly in the Static IP. You can select “Obtain an IP
address automatically” on the “LAN Settings” page.
Launch a web browser and type in http://tplinkrepeater.net, and then go
to Settings > Status webpage.
Instructions for the icons of 2.4GHz/5GHz wireless status:
Name
Instructions
Click the icon of your router, the extender or clients. The detailed
instructions for the corresponding icon are displayed below.
The wireless is on and encrypted.
The wireless is on and unencrypted.
Router:The wireless is off, or the
connection is failed.
/
Extender:The wireless is off.
/
The icons are selected.
View the Information of the Extender
If you want to extend another network, you can refer to the following steps to
finish it quickly.
Launch a web browser and type in http://tplinkrepeater.net,and then go
to Settings->Wireless->Connect to Network webpage.
Enable Connect to 2.4GHz/5GHz Network. Then click Wireless Scanner
to scan the network you want to extend.
This chapter covers the following topics:
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Extend Another Network
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Customize the Extender’s SSID
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Manage the Extender’s Wi-Fi Security Settings
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Change the Extender’s IP Address
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DHCP Server
Manage the Extended Network and Security Settings
Select the network you want to extend from the list.
If the network you want to extend is on but not shown in
the list, please try by following the steps below.

Move the extender closer to your router/ AP. Then
click Refresh on the top-right corner of the list to scan
the network again.
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You can also enter the information of the network
manually you want to extend on the Connect to
Network page. Then click Save to connect to the host
network.
Once a network is selected, the SSID and security settings of that network
will automatically fill in. If the host network is encrypted, enter the
password in the box of the host wireless security.
Manage the Extended Network and Security Settings
quality.
Enjoy!
The extender shares the same wireless network name (SSID) and wireless
password as your host network. If you want to change the wireless network
name (SSID), please refer to Customize the Extender’s SSID.
On the Extended Network page, you can change or hide the wireless network
name (SSID) of the extender, as well as enable or disable the wireless network
of the extender.
Launch a web browser and type in http://tplinkrepeater.net, then go to
Settings->Wireless-> Extended Network page.
Either keep the host SSIDs (default) or customize 2.4GHz and 5GHz
SSIDs using up to 32 characters.
When Host 2.4GHz/5GHz Security is WEP, please select
the index same with the host network.
Click Save to save the settings.
Relocate.
Plug in the extender halfway between your wireless router/AP (Host
Network) and the Wi-Fi dead zone.
Wait for the extender to reconnect and the
LED turns solid blue. If
not, relocate it closer to the router to achieve a good (or better) signal
Manage the Extended Network and Security Settings
Manage the Extender’s Wi-Fi
Security Settings
Change your Admin Account
Launch a web browser and type in http://tplinkrepeater.net, then go to
Settings->System Tools->Admin Account webpage.
Create a new username and password as shown in the figure below.

Extended 2.4GHz/5GHz: Enable or disable the 2.4GHz/5GHz host
network.

Extended 2.4GHz/5GHz SSID: Either copy the host SSID or create a
new name using up to 32 characters. This field is case-sensitive.
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Hide SSID broadcast: Select this checkbox if you want to hide the
extender’s SSID (of the 2.4GHz/5GHz wireless network) from the
Wi-Fi network list. If you want to connect to the hiden SSID, please
enter the SSID and the password manaully.
Click Save to save the settings.
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Old Username:Enter your current username.
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Old Password: Enter your current password.
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New Username: Enter your new username.
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New Password: Enter your new password.
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Confirm Password: Re-enter your new password.
Manage the Extended Network and Security Settings
In the Online Devices list, you can view the information about the
devices connected to the extender. For one device, you can click the
Click Save to save the settings.
icon
to add the device to the blacklist. For several devices, select
them and click Block to add them at the same time.
For increased security, you can restrict access to the extended network by
allowing only specific wireless devices in the pre-set white list, or preventing
the devices in the pre-set black list from connecting to the extended network.
Blacklist Mode
The devices in the Blacklist are not allowed to connect to the extender.
Launch a web browser and type in http://tplinkrepeater.net, and then go
to Settings->Wireless-> Access Control page.
Click the button to enable the Access Control function.
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Add the device to the blacklist manually, if the device is not in the
Online Devices list.
Click Add. Then enter the device name and MAC address in the
figure below.
Select Blacklist, and then click Save to save the settings.
Add the device to the blacklist by following the ways.
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Add the Online Devices to the blacklist.
Manage the Extended Network and Security Settings
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Device Name: Enter the device name.
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MAC Address: Enter the MAC address of the client device in
XX-XX-XX-XX-XX-XX format (e.g. 00-11-22-33-44-AA).
Click OK to save your settings.
Whitelist Mode
Only the devices in the Whitelist are allowed to connect to the extender.
Launch a web browser and type in http://tplinkrepeater.net, then go to
Settings->Wireless-> Access Control page.
Click the button to enable the Access Control function.
Select Whitelist, then click Save to save the settings.
Click the Add button to add a device manually into the whitelist.

Device Name: Enter the device name.

MAC Address: Enter the MAC address of the client device in
XX-XX-XX-XX-XX-XX format (e.g. 00-11-22-33-44-AA).
Click OK to save your settings.
Modify or Remove a Device in the Blacklist/Whitelist
Launch a web browser, log into http://tplinkrepeater.net, and then go to
Settings > Advanced Settings > Access Control page.
In the Devices in Blacklist / Whitelist part:
Manage the Extended Network and Security Settings
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Click the icon
address.
, and then you can modify the device name and mac
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Click the icon
to remove one device from the list. For several devices,
select them and click Delete to remove them at the same time.
Change the Extender’s IP
Address
By default, the extender is set to obtain an IP address automatically from the
front router. If you want to use a specific IP address appropriate to your
network demand, please refer to the steps below.

IP Address: Enter the IP address in dotted-decimal notation
(192.168.0.254 by default).

Subnet: Enter the subnet mask in dotted-decimal notation that
determines the size of the network (255.255.255.0 by default).

Default Gateway: Enter the gateway that is in the same subnet as the
IP address in dotted-decimal notation. It is usually the LAN IP address
of your router.
Click Save to save the settings.
We do NOT recommend you change the IP address unless you are
quite sure about the IP setting for special network demand.
Random changes may lead to Internet disconnection.
Launch a web browser and type in http://tplinkrepeater.net, and then go
to Settings->Network webpage.
Select Use the following IP address, and then enter the IP address and
gateway manually.
DHCP Server
DHCP stands for Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol. The DHCP Server will
automatically assign dynamic IP addresses to the devices on the network. This
protocol simplifies network management and allows new wireless devices to be
set to IP addresses automatically.
Manage the Extended Network and Security Settings
To use the DHCP server function of the device, you should configure
all computers in the LAN as "Obtain an IP Address automatically"
mode.
Settings
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Set the DHCP Server status to Auto (by default)
When the DHCP Server is Auto, the extender automatically detects to find
the devices enabling the DHCP Server. If the DHCP Server of the device
is enabled, the extender’s DHCP Server is disabled. Otherwises, the
extender’s DHCP Server is enabled. The default is Auto.
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IP Address Pool:Enter a range of IP address that can be leased to
the clients. By default, the starting IP address is 192.168.0.100 and
the ending IP address is 192.168.0.199.

Address Lease Time:Enter the time duration that an IP address is
leased to the client, between 1 and 2880 minutes. The default is 1
minute.

Default Gateway (Optional): Enter the LAN IP address of your host
network.

Primary DNS (Optional): Enter the DNS IP address provided by your
ISP.

Secondary DNS (Optional): Enter the second DNS IP address
provided by your ISP.
Enable DHCP Server
When the DHCP Server is On, please make sure that IP Address Pool,
Default Gateway for the DHCP server and LAN IP address are in the same
segmengt as the router. Otherwises, the extender cannot access the
Internet.
Launch a web browser and type in http://tplinkrepeater.net, then go to
Settings->Network webpage.
If the DHCP Server is On, please configure it as shown in the figure bleow.
Click Save to save your changes.
Manage the Extended Network and Security Settings
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Disable DHCP Server

MAC Address: The MAC address of the DHCP client.
If the DHCP server of the extender is Off, please make sure the DHCP
server of your host router is on. Otherwise, you have to configure the IP
address for each client manually.

Assigned IP Address: The IP address that is allocated to the client
by the DHCP server.

Lease Time: The time duration that the IP address is leased to the
DHCP client.
Launch a web browser and type in http://tplinkrepeater.net, and then go
to Settings->Network webpage.
Click Refresh to refresh the DHCP Client List.
Select Off, then click Save to save the settings.
View the DHCP Client List
The DHCP Client List displays the Client Name, MAC Address, Assigned IP
and Lease Time for each DHCP Client attached to the device.
Launch a web browser and type in http://tplinkrepeater.net, and then log
in to Settings->Network webpage.
You can view the information of the DHCP clients connected to the
extender in the DHCP Client List.

Client Name: The name of the DHCP client.
Manage the Extended Network and Security Settings
LED Control can turn off the LEDs at the specific time. The extender can still
work normally after the LEDs are off.
Launch a web browser and type in http://tplinkrepeater.net, and then go
to Settings-> System Tools -> Time Settings webpage. Select the Time
Zone of your location. Click Save to save your settings.
This chapter covers the following topics:
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LED Control
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Firmware Upgrade
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Backup & Restore
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Factory Defaults
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System Log
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Reboot
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Logout
Go to Settings-> System Tools -> LED Control webpage, and then set
the time to turn off the LEDs.
Manage the Extender
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Night Mode:If the Night Mode box is checked, all the LEDs are off in
the setting time.
Please DO NOT power off the extender during the
upgrade process.
LED Off Time: Set the time to turn off the LEDs.
Click Save to save your settings.
Launch a web browser and type in http://tplinkrepeater.net,and then go
to Settings->System Tools->Firmware Upgrade webpage.
You can view the firmware version and the software version. Search the
latest firmware of your extender from the Support page at
www.tp-link.com. Then download the latest firmware upgrade file to your
computer.
Click Browse to locate and select the downloaded file.
Click Upgrade. The upgrade process takes a few minutes to complete and
the extender will automatically reboot itself when finished.
It is highly recommended to backup your current configurations, in case a
recovery is needed to restore the system to a previous state.
Launch a web browser and type in http://tplinkrepeater.net, then go to
Settings->System Tools->Backup & Restore webpage.
Backup and restore the configuration on the Backup & Restore page.
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Backup Configurations
Click Backup to save your current configurations as a config.bin file on
your computer. Make sure to save it in a safe location where you can
retrieve it when needed.
Please DO NOT power off the extender during the backup
process.
Manage the Extender
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Restore Configurations
Click Browse to locate and select your backup file. Click Restore and
then YES to restore the extender. The restore process may take a few
minutes to complete and the extender will automatically reboot itself when
finished.
Factory Restore will erase all settings that you have configured
for the extender. To re-login to the extender's management
page, use the default admin for both username and password.
Please DO NOT power off the extender during the restore
process.
Launch a web browser and type in http://tplinkrepeater.net,then go to
Settings->System Tools-> System Log webpage.
You can select the Log Type and Log Level in the Log Filter drop-down list.
Here you can quickly trace the logs which you want to view.
Launch a web browser and type in http://tplinkrepeater.net, then go to
Settings->System Tools-> Backup & Restore webpage.
Click Factory Restore to reset your extender to its factory default settings
in the figure below.
Manage the Extender
Launch a web browser and type in http://tplinkrepeater.net.
Click Reboot on the top right corner to reboot the extender.
Launch a web browser and type in http://tplinkrepeater.net.
You can also click the following buttons to apply the settings.

Click Refresh to update the system log.

Click Delete All to permanently remove all logs.

Click Save Log to save the system log as a .txt file on your computer.
Click Logout on the top right corner to log out the management webpage
safely.
Manage the Extender
Name
Status
Common Default Settings
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Username
admin
Password
admin
This chapter covers the following topics:
IP Address
192.168.0.254
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Factory Defaults
Subnet Mask
255.255.255.0
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Troubleshooting
Domain
http://tplinkrepeater.net
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Specifications
Wireless
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Glossary
2.4GHz: TP-LINK_Extender_2.4GHz
SSID
5GHz: TP-LINK_Extender_5GHz
Wireless Security
Disabled
Access Control
Disabled
Appendix
T1. How do I restore my extender’s configuration to its factory default
settings?
There are two ways to reset the extender:
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Option One: With the extender powered on, use a pin to press and hold
the RESET button until all LEDs turn on momentarily, then release the
button.
Option Two: Restore the default settings from “System Tools >
Restore & Backup” of the extender's Web Management page.
Once the extender is reset, the current configuration settings
will be lost and you will need to reconfigure it.
web-browser, enter the default domain http://tplinkrepeater.net in the
address field and get logged in. If you are unable to log in, please RESET
the device, and then use the default IP address to get into the web-based
configuration page, reconfigure the device.
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Feel free to contact our technical support if the problem still persists.
T4. I enabled a wireless MAC filter, wireless access control, or access
control list (ACL) on my router. What should I do before configuring
and using the extender?
When a device connects through the extender to your router, the MAC
address of the device shown on the router is translated to another MAC
address. If your router’s MAC filter, wireless access control, or ACL is
enabled, the devices connected to the extender cannot get an IP address
from the extender and cannot access the Internet.
To solve this problem, please follow the steps below:
1.
T2. What can I do if I forget my password?
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Restore the extender’s configuration to its factory default settings. If you
don’t know how to do that, please refer to previous T1;
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Use the default username and password: admin, admin;
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Try to reconfigure your extender by following the instructions of this guide.
For more information about how to disable your router’s
MAC filter, wireless access control or ACL, please refer to
your router’s user guide.
2.
Power on your extender, and using Option ONE: Using WPS or
Option TWO: Using Web Browser to configure your extender.
3.
Connect all of your devices to the extended network, and make sure
the router’s Link LED remains lit.
4.
On your router, add all the Online Devices’ MAC addresses to your
router’s MAC filter table.
T3. What can I do if I cannot access the web management page?
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Check to verify all the connections (either wireless or wired ones) are
proper. If yes, please proceed to the next step; otherwise, check the
connections again.
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Try to obtain an IP address and gateway; if succeed, open your
Log into your router and disable the MAC filter, wireless access
control or ACL
Appendix
5.
Enable the router’s MAC filter, wireless access control, or ACL.
Now, you have successfully configured your extender.
General
T5. How can I know that my wireless signal has been boosted by extender?
An easy way is to compare the signal strength of your target wireless
network (symbolized by its SSID), with extender in operation vs. out of
operation. Before comparison, you’d better make sure your computer can
obtain an IP address from your target wireless network and thus access
the Internet, either via extender or without.
T6. Will the extender work if I connect its ETHERNET port to the router via
Ethernet cable?
Sorry, it won’t work. The extender is designed to connect wirelessly to the
router, while the ETHERNET port is designed to connect with a wired
device, like Internet TV, Gaming console, DVR and so on.
Standards and
Protocols
IEEE 802.3, IEEE 802.3u, IEEE 802.11a, IEEE
802.11n, IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11g, IEEE
802.1x, IEEE 802.11e, IEEE 802.11i, IEEE
802.11ac, TCP/IP, DHCP
Safety & Emission
CE
Ports
One 10/100/1000Mbps Auto-Negotiation LAN
RJ45 port
Wireless
Frequency Band
2.4GHz:2.4~2.4835GHz
5GHz:5.15~5.25GHz
2.4GHz:
T7. Why does the wireless transmission rate speed down, while the wireless
signal is stronger after repeated by extender?
11n:up to 300Mbps
11g:54/48/36/24/18/12/9/6Mbps
In compliance with the wireless transmission protocol, all the extender
devices are set to work in half-duplex instead of full-duplex mode. In other
words, the extender has to process one-way communication between your
root Wireless router (or AP) and the terminal clients; so the transmission
time will be double-increased, while the speed will be decreased. TP-LINK
recommends that you connect to the extender when your home network
connection is poor, or when you want a larger wireless coverage to
eliminate “dead zone”.
Radio Data Rate
11b:11/5.5/2/1Mbps
5GHz:
11ac: up to 867Mbps
11n: up to 300Mbps
11a: 54/48/36/24/18/12/9/6Mbps
Security
WEP, WPA-PSK, WPA2-PSK
Appendix
802.11n development process and promote a technology specification for
interoperability of next-generation wireless local area networking (WLAN)
products.
Physical and Environment
Working Temperature
0℃~40℃ (32℉~104℉)
Working Humidity
10% ~ 90% RH, Non-condensing
Storage Temperature
-40℃~70℃(-40℉~158℉)
Storage Humidity
5% ~ 95% RH, Non-condensing
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802.11b - The 802.11b standard specifies a wireless networking at 11
Mbps using direct-sequence spread-spectrum (DSSS) technology and
operating in the unlicensed radio spectrum at 2.4GHz, and WEP
encryption for security. 802.11b networks are also referred to as Wi-Fi
networks.
802.11g - specification for wireless networking at 54 Mbps using
direct-sequence spread-spectrum (DSSS) technology, using OFDM
modulation and operating in the unlicensed radio spectrum at 2.4GHz, and
backward compatibility with IEEE 802.11b devices, and WEP encryption
for security.
802.11n - 802.11n builds upon previous 802.11 standards by adding
MIMO (multiple-input multiple-output). MIMO uses multiple transmitter and
receiver antennas to allow for increased data throughput via spatial
multiplexing and increased range by exploiting the spatial diversity,
perhaps through coding schemes like Alamouti coding. The Enhanced
Wireless Consortium (EWC) was formed to help accelerate the IEEE
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Access Point (Range Extender) - A wireless LAN transceiver or "base
station" that can connect a wired LAN to one or many wireless devices.
Access points can also bridge to each other.
DNS (Domain Name System) – An Internet Service that translates the
names of websites into IP addresses.
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Domain Name - A descriptive name for an address or group of addresses
on the Internet.
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DoS (Denial of Service) - A hacker attack designed to prevent your
computer or network from operating or communicating.
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DSL (Digital Subscriber Line) - A technology that allows data to be sent or
received over existing traditional phone lines.
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ISP (Internet Service Provider) - A company that provides access to the
Internet.
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MTU (Maximum Transmission Unit) - The size in bytes of the largest
packet that can be transmitted.
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SSID - A Service Set Identification is a thirty-two character (maximum)
alphanumeric key identifying a wireless local area network. For the
wireless devices in a network to communicate with each other, all devices
must be configured with the same SSID. This is typically the configuration
parameter for a wireless PC card. It corresponds to the ESSID in the
wireless Access Point and to the wireless network name.
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WEP (Wired Equivalent Privacy) - A data privacy mechanism based on a
64-bit or 128-bit or 152-bit shared key algorithm, as described in the IEEE
802.11 standard.
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Wi-Fi –A trademark of the Wi-Fi Alliance and the brand name for products
Appendix
using the IEEE 802.11 family of standards.
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WLAN (Wireless Local Area Network) - A group of computers and
associated devices communicate with each other wirelessly, which
network serving users are limited in a local area.
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WPA (Wi-Fi Protected Access) - WPA is a security technology for
wireless networks that improves on the authentication and encryption
features of WEP (Wired Equivalent Privacy). In fact, WPA was developed
by the networking industry in response to the shortcomings of WEP. One
of the key technologies behind WPA is the Temporal Key Integrity Protocol
(TKIP). TKIP addresses the encryption weaknesses of WEP. Another key
component of WPA is built-in authentication that WEP does not offer. With
this feature, WPA provides roughly comparable security to VPN tunneling
with WEP, with the benefit of easier administration and use. This is similar
to 802.1x support and requires a RADIUS server in order to implement.
The Wi-Fi Alliance will call this, WPA-Enterprise. One variation of WPA is
called WPA Pre Shared Key or WPA-Personal for short - this provides an
authentication alternative to an expensive RADIUS server. WPA-Personal
is a simplified but still powerful form of WPA most suitable for home Wi-Fi
networking. To use WPA-Personal, a person sets a static key or
"passphrase" as with WEP. But, using TKIP, WPA-Personal automatically
changes the keys at a preset time interval, making it much more difficult for
hackers to find and exploit them. The Wi-Fi Alliance will call this,
WPA-Personal.
Appendix