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WiFi extender is the same brand as Router. How to connect the extender?

fungo45 1,959 327 May 16, 2016 at 02:54 PM
Both at TP-Link. The instructions say to plus the extender into the computer and browse to 192.168.0.1. When I do this, it brings up the settings for the router, not the extender.

Any clue what to do now?

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Both at TP-Link. The instructions say to plus the extender into the computer and browse to 192.168.0.1. When I do this, it brings up the settings for the router, not the extender.

Any clue what to do now?
Unplug the router
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your computer has 2 Ethernet ports?

or that's a laptop? disconnect WiFi connection to the router first.
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I've only got one ethernet input on the desktop and one on the laptop. I also tried plugging the extender into the laptop and it connected to the router settings page. So I disconnected from wifi, and tried again, but then the webpage wouldn't load. Now that I think of it, I didn't just disconnect from wifi, but I put the laptop in airplane mode. I wonder if that prevented from the laptop and extender communicating. I'll try it again
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What models of bot hthe router and the extender do you have? That was we can look at the instructions too.
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used or new? does it's WiFi name look like factory default?
maybe need a reset, because some model only give out an IP before finish setting up. or need to disable laptop's wifi before connecting to it, otherwise maybe IP conflict.

did you really looked at the manual? try 192.168.0.254, or look at the network adapters status, see if it gets any IP address, copy the gateway to the browser. if IP starting with 169, then it's not getting an IP.
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Last edited by Left4Deal May 17, 2016 at 02:27 PM
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Extenders have labels that show the correct IP Address and logon information if they are required [doubtful].

Your TPLink extender is probably configured for DHCP which would mean that you don't need to configure anything.
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