Last Updated on January 13, 2022 by Daniel
So you bought a TP-Link 450Mbps Wireless N Router because you want to have a faster internet connection, and you want to use it as an extender for your rooms that have no wireless coverage or have a very slow internet connection.
In this article, I will show you how to set up the TP-link 450Mbps Wireless N Router as an extender.
What is an extender?
In this tutorial, we will be using the TP-Link 450Mbps Wireless N Router as an Extender. This allows the wireless connection from your wireless router to the internet, to be sent to the TP-Link 450Mbps wireless router, and then be re-broadcast back to the internet. This allows you to extend your wireless network to an area of your home that is not directly connected to your router.
What you’ll need to Setup the TP-Link 450Mbps Wireless N Router as an Extender
The TP-Link 450Mbps Wireless N Router is a very powerful router that has a huge amount of features. So if you want to use it as an extender, you need to make sure that you have the right tools and settings.
To set up the TP-Link 450Mbps Wireless N Router as an extender, you will need the following:
- TP-Link 450Mbps Wireless N Router
- A laptop
How to Use the TP-link 450Mbps Wireless N Router as a Range Extender
After unboxing the Tp-Link 450Mbps router, here are the steps you should take to set it up as an extender:
- Connect the router to a power outlet
- On your laptop, search for the Tp-Link wireless SSID and connect to it. Note: you’ll be required to input a password. You can find the default password at the back or bottom of the router.
- After successfully connecting to the SSID, open your web browser and log in to Tp-links default router IP (192.168.0.1). Note: once the page opens, you’ll be required to input a user name and password. The default username and password are admin, admin respectively.
- Other Tp-Link routers might require you to create a new password before you can have access.
- Once you’ve finally gained access, click on the operation mode and select the mode of operation you desire (in this case you’ll select Extender), and click next. or Select Quick Setup > Region and then click on Next.
- Next, you’ll be presented with a page where you’ll have to scan for the wifi you wish to extend.
- After selecting the preferred wifi network you want to extend, you’ll then need to input your password and choose either a customized SSID or the same SSID as the original wifi.
- Click on Save and proceed to the next page.
- Next, you’ll need to click on reboot to complete the configuration.
- Next, find the SSID of the extended wifi from the list of wifi available and connect to it.
- If the internet is successfully deployed to the extender, the orange light on the router will change to blue.
- Now you can enjoy browsing the internet.
Note: If you followed the steps above and you didn’t get the required result, you can always reset the router and start all over again. You can do this by pressing the reset button at the back of the router.
Where to place your router
Wi-Fi Extenders are very easy to spot. The first thing you need to do is to take out your house layout and mark the spot where your signal should be located. After that, mark where the router is located. Place your extender halfway between the two places.
For the best range, try to spot it in an open location.
So, as you can see, setting up a wifi extender using a Tp-Link router is very easy. Just follow the steps above and you’ll be done in less than five minutes. However, if this seems complicated for you, kindly seek the assistance of a technician for assistance.
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