TP-LINK TL-WA855RE Wireless Range Extender

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REV 1.1.0
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Contents
Appearance .......................................................................1
LED Explanation ...................................................................... 1
Button and Port Explanation .................................................... 2
Position the Extender ............................................................... 2
Connect the Extender to the Internet .................................3
Before You Begin ..................................................................... 3
Quick Setup .............................................................................. 4
Option One: Using WPS (Wi-Fi Protected Setup) ............... 4
Option Two: Using Web Browser ......................................... 5
Use the Extender as a Network Adapter ................................. 9
Use the Extender as an AP...................................................... 9
Set the extender as an AP ................................................... 9
Connect your devices to the AP by WPS ........................... 11
View the Information of the Extender .............................. 13
Current Status of the Extender .............................................. 13
Information about the Host Network, the Extender and the
Clients .................................................................................... 14
Change Wi-Fi Coverage ......................................................... 20
Change the Extender’s IP Address ........................................ 21
DHCP Server .......................................................................... 22
Set the DHCP Server .......................................................... 22
DHCP Client List ................................................................. 22
Manage the Extender ..................................................... 24
Power Schedule ...................................................................... 24
Time Settings .......................................................................... 25
Daylight Saving Time .............................................................. 25
LED Control ............................................................................ 25
Firmware Upgrade .................................................................. 26
Backup & Restore ................................................................... 26
Backup Configurations ........................................................ 26
Restore Configurations ....................................................... 27
Factory Default Restore .......................................................... 27
System Log ............................................................................. 27
Reboot .................................................................................... 28
Manage the Extended Network and Security Settings .... 15
Logout ..................................................................................... 28
Extend Another Network ........................................................ 15
Appendix......................................................................... 29
Customize the Extended SSID .............................................. 17
Factory Default Settings ......................................................... 29
Secure the Extended Network ............................................... 17
Troubleshooting ...................................................................... 29
Change your Admin Account ............................................. 17
Specifications .......................................................................... 31
Block / Allow Network Access for Specific Clients ............. 18
Glossary .................................................................................. 32
RE Button
LED
This chapter covers the following topics:
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LED Explanation

Button and Port Explanation

Position the Extender
RESET
Ethernet Port
Statue
Color
Green
On
Orange
Red
Blinking
Green
Off
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Indication
The extender is connected to the router, and is in a
good location.
The extender is connected to the router, but is too far
away from the router.
No active connection.
WPS connection is in progress, or the extender is
initializing.
The extender is powered off.
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(Range Extender/WPS) Button: If your Wireless router supports WPS
function, you can press the WPS button and then press the RE button of the
extender to establish a secure connection between the wireless router and
the extender.

RESET: 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 shows
below.
There are two ways to reset the extender:
Option One: While the extender is powered on, use a pin to press the
RESET button, and the LED should turn off momentarily. Release the button
and wait the extender to reboot to its factory default settings.
Option Two: Log in to the extender’s web management page, and go to
Settings > System Tools > Backup & Restore page, click Factory
Restore.
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Ethernet Port: One 10/100Mbps RJ45 Ethernet port is used to connect an
Ethernet-enabled device to a Wi-Fi network, such as Internet TV, DVR,
Gaming console and so on. Please note that this port cannot be connected
to a router.
Right way up
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Please read this chapter carefully before 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 the 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).
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The Best Way is Halfway Generally, the ideal location for the extender is
half-way between the wireless router and Wi-Fi dead zone. If the wireless
signal is not satisfactory, you may place the extender somewhat nearer to
the wireless router.
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Less Obstacles Ensure Better Performance - Clear obstacles in the way
between the extender and the wireless router. It’s better to locate it in a
spacious place.
Less Interference Provides More Stability - Choose a location away
from Bluetooth devices and other household electronics, such as cordless
phone, microwave, and baby monitor, etc., to minimize signal interference.
This chapter covers the following topics:
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Before You Begin

Quick Setup
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Use the Extender as a Network Adapter
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Use the Extender as an AP
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Connect the Extender to the Internet
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Place your extender in a well-ventilated place far from direct sunlight, any
heater or heating vent.
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Leave at least 2 inches (5cm) space around the device for heat dissipation.
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Unplug your extender in a lighting storm to avoid damage.
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Use appropriate web browser, such as Microsoft Internet Explorer 5.0 or
above, Netscape Navigator 6.0 or above.
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Operating temperature of the extender should be 0℃~40℃ (32℉~104℉).
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Operating humidity of the extender should be 10%~90%RH (Noncondensing).
Connect
Press the WPS button on your router.
WPS is an easier way to extend your host network. We recommend
you to use this way if your host router has a WPS button. The
button might look like one of these:
,
please use Option Two: Using Web Browser.
Power On
,
. Otherwise,
For more information about using WPS on your router,
please refer to the router manufacturer's user guide.
Plug in next to your router.
Immediately press the
blinking.
button on your extender. The LED starts
Connect the Extender to the Internet
Enjoy!
The extender adds _EXT to the end of the host network’s SSID and has the
same Wi-Fi password.

If the LED does not turn solid green (or orange), please
use Option Two: Using Web Browser.

Some ISP gateways disable the WPS function by
default, if the WPS method fails, please use Option
Two: Using Web Browser.
Power On
Plug in next to your router.
Relocate
Plug the extender into an electrical outlet about halfway between your
router (Host Network) and the Wi-Fi dead zone.
Wait about 1 minute until the LED is lit with a solid green. If not,
relocate it closer to the router to achieve better signal quality.
Connect the Extender to the Internet
Connect to the Extender
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Via Wireless
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For Windows Users
Disconnect the Ethernet (wired) connection to your computer.
Click the Wi-Fi icon on the taskbar and connect to the extender's
network TP-LINK_WA855RE.
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Via Ethernet Cable
Disable the Wi-Fi on your computer.
Connect your computer to the extender via an Ethernet cable.
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For Mac OS X Users
Unplug the Ethernet cable from your Mac (if any).
Click the Wi-Fi icon in the top right corner of the screen and
connect to the extender’s network TP-LINK_WA855RE.
Configure
Launch a web browser on your computer and type
http://tplinkrepeater.net in the address field. Enter admin (all
lowercase) for both username and password and click Login.
Connect the Extender to the Internet
Select your router’s 2.4GHz Network and enter its wireless password
(NOT the account password you just created for management), then
click Next.
Create an account for secure management purpose, then click
Confirm.
Connect the Extender to the Internet
Either keep the default SSID or customize it for the extended 2.4GHz
network, then click Next.
Enjoy!
Unless you customized the extended network name during the configuration,
the extender adds _EXT to the end of the host network’s SSID and has the
same Wi-Fi password.
Verify your wireless settings and click Save. The LED should turn solid
green (or orange), indicating successful connection.
Relocate
Plug the extender into an electrical outlet about halfway between
your router (Host Network) and the Wi-Fi dead zone.
Wait about 1 minute until the LED is lit with a solid green. If not,
relocate the extender closer to the router to achieve better signal
quality.
Connect the Extender to the Internet
Set the extender to AP mode
Connect your computer to your extender’s wireless network.
The extender can be used as a wireless adapter to connect any Ethernetenabled device, such as a Blu-ray player, game console, DVR, or smart TV, to
your wireless network.
Launch a web browser and log into http://tplinkrepeater.net, click
Mode in the top right corner, select Access Point and click Save.
The extender will switch to AP mode and reboot automatically.
After the extender connected to the Internet, you can connect an Ethernet-only
device to the extender using an Ethernet cable.
The extender can be used as an access point, thus to transform your existing
wired network to a wireless network.
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 with
an Ethernet cable.
Change the SSID and Password (Optional)
Go to Settings > Wireless > Wireless Settings page, configure the
extender as the picture shows below, and click Save.
Connect the Extender to the Internet
extender operates in 802.11n mode, because TKIP is not
supported by 802.11n specification and the WPS function.
Enter a new password in the Password field.
If WEP is selected,
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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.
Network Name (SSID): Set a SSID for your AP’s wireless network.
Security: Select the security type. WPA/WPA2 - Personal is
recommended.
Select the WEP key format. ASCII format is a combination of
alphabetic and numeric characters. Hexadecimal format is a
combination of the numbers (0-9) and letters (A-F, a-f).
If WPA/WPA2 – Personal is selected,
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.
Select the encryption type. TKIP is NOT recommended if the
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Mode: Select a transmission mixed mode.
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Channel Width: Select a channel bandwidth for the wireless
network.
Connect the Extender to the Internet
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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.
Enjoy the Internet
Now you can connect to the AP’s wireless network to enjoy the Internet.
Within 2 minutes push the WPS button on your client device.
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.
“Connect successfully” will appear on the WPS page, which means
that your client device has connected to the AP by WPS.
 Method TWO: Enter the client’s PIN code on the AP
Use this method if your client device has a WPS PIN code.
There are three ways to connect your devices to the AP by WPS.
Launch a web browser, log into http://tplinkrepeater.net, and then
go to Settings > Wireless > WPS page.
 Method ONE: Use your device’s WPS button
Enable the WPS function of the AP.
Launch a web browser, log into http://tplinkrepeater.net, and then
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 the Extender to the Internet
“Connect successfully” will appear on this page, which means that
your client device has connected to the AP by WPS.
 Method THREE: Enter the AP’s PIN code on your client
device
Use this method if your client device requires the AP’s 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 is displayed
here, you can click Generate to get a new one.
On your client device, enter the AP’s PIN code. When the AP’s LED
is solid on, the client device has successfully connected to the AP.
Connect the Extender to the Internet
Launch a web browser, log into http://tplinkrepeater.net, and then go to
Settings > Status page.
You can view the network connection status in this page.
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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 your router, but no transmitting data.
Please check your host network.
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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 “Settings > Network” page.
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Current Status of the Extender
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Information about the Host Network, the Extender
and the Clients
View the Information of the Extender
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The extender is failed to connect to the NTP server, or failed to obtain
the DNS server address. Please check your host network.
1. Launch a web browser, log into http://tplinkrepeater.net, and then go to
Settings > Status page.
Instructions
The wireless is on and encrypted.
2. Click the icon of your router, the extender and clients. The detailed
information of the corresponding icon are displayed below.
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.
1. Launch a web browser, log into http://tplinkrepeater.net, and then go to
Settings > Wireless > Connect to Network page.
2. Enable Connect to 2.4GHz Network. Then click Wireless Scanner to
scan the wireless network you want to extend.
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This chapter covers the following topics:
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Extend Another Network

Customize the Extended SSID

Secure the Extended Network

Change Wi-Fi Coverage

Change the Extender’s IP Address
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DHCP Server
Manage the Extended Network and Security Settings
3. Select the network you want to extend from the list.
4. Once a network is selected, the SSID and security settings of that network
will automatically be filled in. If the host network is encrypted, enter the
password and click Save.
When Host 2.4GHz Security is WEP, please select the index
same as the host network.
5. Relocate
If the network you want to extend is on but not shown in the
list, please try the steps below.
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Move the extender closer to your router. 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 SSID and password of the network
you want to extend on the Connect to Network page.
Then click Save to connect to the host network.
Plug in the extender halfway between your wireless router (Host Network)
and the Wi-Fi dead zone.
Wait about 1 minute until the LED is lit with a solid green. If not,
relocate the extender closer to the router to achieve better signal
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 Extended SSID.
Manage the Extended Network and Security Settings
Secure the Extended Network
On the Extended Network page, you can change and hide the wireless network
name (SSID) of the extender, as well as enable or disable the wireless network
of the extender.
1. Launch a web browser, log into http://tplinkrepeater.net, and then go to
Settings > Wireless > Extended Network page.
Change your Admin Account
1. Launch a web browser, log into http://tplinkrepeater.net, and then go to
Settings > System Tools > Admin Account page.
2. Create a new username and password as shown in the figure below.
2. Either click Copy Host SSID or create a new one using up to 32
characters for the extended 2.4GHz nework. The SSID is case-sensitive.
3. Select the Hide SSID broadcast checkbox if you want to hide the
extender’s SSID from the wireless devices. If you want to connect to the
hiden SSID, please enter the SSID and the password manaully.
4. Click Save to save the settings.
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Old Username / Password:Enter your current username / password.
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New Username / Password: Enter your new username / pawword.
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Confirm Password: Re-enter your new password.
3. Click Save to save the settings.
Manage the Extended Network and Security Settings
select them and click Block to add them at the same time.
Block / Allow Network Access for Specific Clients
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.
1. Launch a web browser, log into http://tplinkrepeater.net, and then go to
Settings > Advanced Settings > Access Control page.
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Add the devices that are not in the Online Devices list.
(1) Click Add icon.
2. Click the button to enable the Access Control function.
3. Select Blacklist as default access mode, then click Save.
4. Add the device to the blacklist by the following ways.
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Add the Online Devices to the blacklist.
In the Online Devices list, you can view the information about the
devices connected to the extender. For one device, you can click the
icon
to add the device to the blacklist. For several devices,
Manage the Extended Network and Security Settings
Whitelist Mode
Only the devices in the Whitelist are allowed to connect to the extender.
1. Launch a web browser, log into http://tplinkrepeater.net, and then go to
Settings > Advanced Settings > Access Control page.
2. Click the button to enable the Access Control function.
3. Select Whitelist as default access mode, then click Save.
4. Click Add to add a device manually into the whitelist.
(2) Enter the Device Name.
(3) Enter the device’s MAC Address.
(4) Select the type of Effective Time. If you select Cannot access
based on the time time schedule, set the time and days.
(5) Click OK.
Manage the Extended Network and Security 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:
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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 Wi-Fi Coverage
Launch a web browser, log into http://tplinkrepeater.net, and then go to
Settings > Advanced Settings > Wi-Fi Coverage page.
(1) Enter the Device Name.
(2) Enter the device’s MAC Address.
You can adjust the Wi-Fi coverage by three levels according to your need, and
click Save.
(3) Select the type of Effective Time. If you select Cannot access
based on the time time schedule, set the time and days.
(4) Click OK.
Manage the Extended Network and Security Settings
Settings > Network page.
2. Select Use the following IP address, then enter the IP address and
gateway manually.
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.
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IP Address: Enter the IP address in dotted-decimal notation
(192.168.0.254 by default).
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Subnet: Enter the subnet mask in dotted-decimal notation that
determines the size of the network (255.255.255.0 by default).
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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.
3. Click the Save button 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.
1. Launch a web browser, log into http://tplinkrepeater.net, and then go to
Manage the Extended Network and Security Settings
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DHCP Server
on the same subnet with LAN IP. Your extender will assign
addresses within this specified range to its clients.
The extender can be configured as a DHCP (Dynamic Host Configuration
Protocol) server to assign IP addresses automatically to the clients on the LAN.
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1. Launch a web browser, log into http://tplinkrepeater.net, and then go to
Settings > Network page.
automatically be turn on or off according to the DHCP settings of the host
network.
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If you select on, please configure it manually.
Address Lease Time: The amount of time in which a DHCP
client can lease its current dynamic IP address assigned by
your extender. After the dynamic IP address expires, a new
dynamic IP address will be automatically assigned to the client.
To use the DHCP server function of the device, you should configure
all computers as "Obtain an IP Address automatically" mode.
2. The DHCP server is set to be auto by default, and the function will
IP Address Pool: The start address and end address must be
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Default Gateway (Optional): Enter the LAN IP address of your host
router.
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Primary / Secondary DNS (Optional): Enter the DNS IP address
provided by your ISP.
If you select Off, please make sure the DHCP server of your host network
is on. Otherwise, you have to set the IP address for each client manually.
3. Click Save to save your changes.
DHCP Client List
The DHCP Client List displays the Client Name, MAC Address, Assigned IP
and Lease Time for each DHCP Client connected to the device.
1. Launch a web browser, log into http://tplinkrepeater.net, and then go to
Settings > Network page.
2. You can view the information of the DHCP clients connected to the
extender in the DHCP Client List.
Manage the Extended Network and Security Settings
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MAC Address: The MAC address of the DHCP client.
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Assigned IP Address: The IP address that is assigned to the client
by the DHCP server.
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Lease Time: The time duration that the IP address is leased to the
DHCP client.
Click Refresh to refresh the DHCP Client List.
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Client Name: The name of the DHCP client.
Manage the Extended Network and Security Settings
For power-saving purpose, you can power off the extender according to the preset time schedule by enabling this power schedule function.
1. Launch a web browser, log into http://tplinkrepeater.net, and then go to
Settings > Advanced Settings > Power Schedule page.
2. Set the power-off schedule of your extender by following the below steps:
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Power Schedule
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Time Settings
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Daylight Saving Time
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LED Control

Firmware Upgrade

Backup & Restore

Factory Default Restore

System Log
(1) Enable Power Schedule: Select this checkbox to enable this function.
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Reboot
(2) Power-Off Time: Select the time period to power off the extender.
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Logout
(3) Day(s): Select the day(s) on which to power off the extender.
3. Click Save to save the settings.
Manage the Extender
The extender obtain the current time from the Internet automatically. You can
set the time zone of your location via the Time Settings page.
1. Launch a web browser, log into http://tplinkrepeater.net, and then go to
Settings > System Tools > Time Settings page.
2. Select the Time Zone of your location, then click Save.
(1) Select Enable Daylight Saving Time to enable this function.
(2) Select the correct Start date and time when daylight saving time starts
at your local time zone.
(3) Select the correct End date and time when daylight saving time ends
at your local time zone.
(4) Click Save.
1. Launch a web browser, log into http://tplinkrepeater.net, and then go to
Settings > System Tools > Time Settings page.
2. Set the daylight saving time by the following steps:
LED Control can turn off the LED at the specific time . The extender can still work
normally after the LED is off.
1. Launch a web browser, log into http://tplinkrepeater.net, and then go to
Settings > System Tools > LED Control page.
2. Tick the Night Mode to enable the LED Control function.
3. Set the time period to turn off the LED.
Manage the Extender
4. Click Upgrade. The upgrade process takes a few minutes to complete
4. Click Save to save your settings.
and the extender will automatically reboot itself when finished.
Please DO NOT power off the extender during the upgrade
process.
1. On your computer, download the latest firmware file from our support
page at http://tp-link.com.
2. Launch a web browser, log into http://tplinkrepeater.net, and then go to
Settings > System Tools > Firmware Upgrade page.
3. Make sure the firmware version you downloaded is the same as the
hardware version displayed on this page, then click Browse to select the
downloaded file.
It is highly recommended to back up your current configurations, in case a
recovery is needed to restore the system to a previous state.
Backup Configurations
1. Launch a web browser, log into http://tplinkrepeater.net, and then go to
Settings > System Tools > Backup & Restore page.
2. 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.
Manage the Extender
1. Launch a web browser and log into http://tplinkrepeater.net, then go to
Settings > System Tools > Backup & Restore page.
2. Click Factory Restore to reset your extender to its factory default
Please DO NOT power off the extender during the backup
process.
settings.
Launch a web browser, log into http://tplinkrepeater.net, and then go to
Settings > System Tools > Backup & Restore page.
Click Browse to select your backup file. And then click Restore restore
the extender. The restore process may take a few minutes to complete
and the extender will automatically reboot itself when finished.
Please DO NOT power off the extender during the restore
process.
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.
System Log can help you know what happened to your extender, facilitating you
to locate the malfunctions. For example when your extender does not work
properly, you may need to save the system log and send it to the technical
support for troubleshooting
1. Launch a web browser, log into http://tplinkrepeater.net, and then go to
Settings > System Tools > System Log page.
2. You can filter out and view the specific logs by choosing log type and
Manage the Extender
level.
1. Launch a web browser and log into http://tplinkrepeater.net.
2. Click Reboot on the top right corner to reboot the extender.
If you have logged into the web management page http://tplinkrepeater.net,
click Logout in the top right corner to log out safely.
3. Click Save Log to save all the logs in a txt file to your computer.
Manage the Extender
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Name
Status
Username
admin
Password
admin
IP Address
192.168.0.254
Subnet Mask
255.255.255.0
Domain
http://tplinkrepeater.net
SSID
TP-LINK_WA855RE
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Factory Default Settings
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Troubleshooting

Specifications
Wireless Security
Disabled
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Glossary
Access Control
Disabled
T1. How do I restore my extender 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 the
RESET button and the LED should turn off momentarily. Then release
the button.
Appendix
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Option Two: Log into the extender's web management page. Go to
System Tools > Restore & Backup page, and click Factory Restore.
Once the extender is reset, the current configurations will be
erasered and you need to reconfigure it.
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:
T2. What can I do if I forget my login password?
1.
Restore the extender to its factory default settings. If you don’t know
how to do that, please refer to previous T1.
2.
Use the default username and password (admin, admin) to log into
the web management page.
3.
Reconfigure your extender, including the login password, by following
the instructions of this guide.
T3. What can I do if I cannot access the web management page?
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Verify all the connections (either wireless or wired ones) are proper. If
yes, please proceed to the next step.
Try to obtain an IP address and gateway; if succeed, open your webbrowser, and log into http://tplinkrepeater.net. If you are unable to log in,
please RESET the device, and then use the default IP address
192.168.0.254 to log into web management page, reconfigure the
device.
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?
1.
Log into your router and disable the MAC filter, wireless access
control or ACL
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.
5.
Enable the router’s MAC filter, wireless access control, or ACL.
Now, you have successfully configured your extender.
T5. How can I know that my wireless signal has been boosted by the extender?
An easy way is to compare the signal strength of your target wireless
network (symbolized by its SSID), with TL-WA855RE 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.
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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.
T7. Why does the wireless transmission rate speed down, while the wireless
signal is stronger after repeated by the extender?
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 zones”.
General
Standards and
Protocols
IEEE 802.3, IEEE 802.3u, IEEE 802.11n, IEEE
802.11b, IEEE 802.11g, TCP/IP, DHCP
Safety & Emission
CE
Port
One 10/100M Auto-Negotiation LAN RJ45 port
Wireless
Frequency Band
2.4~2.4835GHz
11n:up to 300Mbps
Radio Data Rate
11g:54/48/36/24/18/12/9/6Mbps
11b:11/5.5/2/1Mbps
Security
WEP, WPA-PSK, WPA2-PSK
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 directsequence 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 802.11n development process and
promote a technology specification for interoperability of next-generation
wireless local area networking (WLAN) products.
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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.
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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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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 64bit or 128-bit or 152-bit shared key algorithm, as described in the IEEE
802.11 standard.
Wi-Fi –A trademark of the Wi-Fi Alliance and the brand name for products
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, WPAPersonal.
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Any changes or modifications not expressly approved by the party
responsible for compliance could void the user’s authority to operate the
equipment.
This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the limits for a
Class B digital device, pursuant to part 15 of the FCC Rules. These limits
are designed to provide reasonable protection against harmful interference
in a residential installation. This equipment generates, uses and can radiate
radio frequency energy and, if not installed and used in accordance with the
instructions, may cause harmful interference to radio communications.
However, there is no guarantee that interference will not occur in a particular
installation. If this equipment does cause harmful interference to radio or
television reception, which can be determined by turning the equipment off
and on, the user is encouraged to try to correct the interference by one or
more of the following measures:
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Reorient or relocate the receiving antenna.
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Increase the separation between the equipment and receiver.
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Connect the equipment into an outlet on a circuit different from that to
which the receiver is connected.
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Consult the dealer or an experienced radio/ TV technician for help.
This device complies with part 15 of the FCC Rules. Operation is subject to
the following two conditions:
This device may not cause harmful interference.
This device must accept any interference received, including
interference that may cause undesired operation.
Note: The manufacturer is not responsible for any radio or tv interference
caused by unauthorized modifications to this equipment. Such modifications
could void the user’s authority to operate the equipment.
This equipment complies with FCC RF radiation exposure limits set forth for
an uncontrolled environment. This device and its antenna must not be
collocated or operating in conjunction with any other antenna or transmitter.
“To comply with FCC RF exposure compliance requirements, this grant is
applicable to only Mobile Configurations. The antennas used for this
transmitter must be installed to provide a separation distance of at least 20
cm from all persons and must not be co-located or operating in conjunction
with any other antenna or transmitter.”
This is a class B product. In a domestic environment, this product may cause
radio interference, in which case the user may be required to take adequate
measures.
This device complies with Industry Canada license-exempt RSSs.
Operation is subject to the following two conditions:
This device may not cause interference, and
This device must accept any interference, including interference that
may cause undesired operation of the device.
Le présent appareil est conforme aux CNR d'Industrie Canada applicables
aux appareils radio exempts de licence. L'exploitation est autorisée aux
deux conditions suivantes :
Complies with the Canadian ICES-003 Class B specifications.
Cet appareil numérique de la classe B est conforme à la norme NMB-003
du Canada.
CAN ICES-3 (B)/NMB-3(B)
당해 무선설비는 운용중 전파혼신 가능성이 있음.
l'appareil nedoit pas produire de brouillage, et
l'utilisateur de l'appareil doit accepter tout brouillage radioélectrique
subi, même si le brouillage est susceptible d'en compromettre le
fonctionnement.
注意!
依據 低功率電波輻射性電機管理辦法
第十二條 經型式認證合格之低功率射頻電機,非經許可,公司、商號或使用
者均不得擅自變更頻率、加大功率或變更原設計之特性或功能。
This equipment complies with IC radiation exposure limits set forth for an
uncontrolled environment. This equipment should be installed and operated
with minimum distance 20cm between the radiator & your body.
第十四條 低功率射頻電機之使用不得影響飛航安全及干擾合法通行;經發現
有干擾現象時,應立即停用,並改善至無干擾時方得繼續使用。前項合法通
信,指依電信規定作業之無線電信。低功率射頻電機需忍受合法通信或工業、
科學以及醫療用電波輻射性電機設備之干擾。
減少電磁波影響,請妥適使用。
Cet équipement est conforme aux limites d'exposition aux rayonnements IC
établies pour un environnement non contrôlé. Cet équipement doit être
installé et utilisé avec un minimum de 20 cm de distance entre la source de
rayonnement et votre corps.
最大電磁波曝露量 MPE 實測值:0.130mW/cm²於 20 公分距離。
安全諮詢及注意事項
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請使用原裝電源供應器或只能按照本產品注明的電源類型使用本產品。
清潔本產品之前請先拔掉電源線。請勿使用液體、噴霧清潔劑或濕布進行
清潔。
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注意防潮,請勿將水或其他液體潑灑到本產品上。
插槽與開口供通風使用,以確保本產品的操作可靠並防止過熱,請勿堵塞
或覆蓋開口。
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請勿將本產品置放於靠近熱源的地方。除非有正常的通風,否則不可放在
密閉位置中。
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請不要私自打開機殼,不要嘗試自行維修本產品,請由授權的專業人士進
行此項工作。
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передбачені чинними законодавчими актами України.
When product has power button, the power button is one of the way to
shut off the product; when there is no power button, the only way to
completely shut off power is to disconnect the product or the power
adapter from the power source.
Don’t disassemble the product, or make repairs yourself. You run the
risk of electric shock and voiding the limited warranty. If you need
service, please contact us.
Avoid water and wet locations.
Symbol
Explanation
Class II equipment
AC voltage
RECYCLING
This product bears the selective sorting symbol for Waste electrical
and electronic equipment (WEEE). This means that this product must
be handled pursuant to European directive 2012/19/EU in order to be
recycled or dismantled to minimize its impact on the environment.
User has the choice to give his product to a competent recycling
organization or to the retailer when he buys a new electrical or
electronic equipment.
TP-LINK TECHNOLOGIES CO., LTD
The product carries the CE Mark:
For the following equipment:
Product Description: 300Mbps Wi-Fi Range Extender
Model No.: TL-WA855RE
Person responsible for marking this declaration:
Trademark: TP-LINK
We declare under our own responsibility that the above products satisfy all the
technical regulations applicable to the product within the scope of Council
Directives:
Directives 1999/5/EC, Directives 2011/65/EU
The above product is in conformity with the following standards or other
normative documents
EN 300 328 V1.8.1
Yang Hongliang
EN 301 489-1 V1.9.2 & EN 301 489-17 V2.2.1
Product Manager of International Business
EN 55022: 2010 + AC: 2011
EN 55024: 2010
Date of issue: 01/14/2016
EN 60950-1: 2006 + A11: 2009 + A1: 2010 + A12: 2011 +A2: 2013
EN 50385: 2002
TP-LINK TECHNOLOGIES CO., LTD.
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