Can't get a wireless range extender connected to my wireless

August 3, 2014 at 15:45:07
Specs: Windows 7
I have followed the set up instructions exactly that were provided from the manufacturer. The unit is a TP Link Range Extender WA 850RE. Is there any other suggestions you might give me to get this unit working?

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August 3, 2014 at 16:16:02
What make/model router is it working with; as in extending that router's range?

How are you connecting to the main router?

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August 4, 2014 at 02:48:40
Yes I am trying to connect to the main router to improve the wireless signal in different areas of my house. The brand of the main wireless router is Arris. The brand and model of the extender is a TP Link WIFI Range Extender / model # WA850RE. Per the instructions the WPS is enabled on the main router and then I need to push a button on the extender to have it connect. At that point the extender will not connect. I have reset the extender (per instructions) to repeat the process and still can't connect.

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August 4, 2014 at 05:20:05
A brief trawl via google indicates that you can also set it up manually - rather than using the one button approach (WPS). I suggest you do it all that way. Many here advise against the one button WPS approach due to lack of solid security etc. associated with it.

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August 5, 2014 at 12:52:16
The only "unsecure" part of the WPS button method is someone, other then the one you want joining pushing the wps button on their device, can then gain access to the network in that 2 minute window.

That would have to be FANTASTIC timing!

ng6556 are you setting up the extender with it placed in the same room as the router?
You get it connected and THEN you move it to a midpoint between where you want the signal extended.

It can't repeat a signal its not getting.

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August 5, 2014 at 14:56:05
Yes - I had the extender placed right next to the router. I have tried at least 10 - 15 attempts to connect but the extender times out each try. I have made sure that the WPS is enabled on the router also.

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