Solved Laptop only connects to tp-link adapter

March 17, 2017 at 05:44:49
Specs: Windows 64
I have a TP-link AV500 wifi Powerline extender which has worked for quite a few months now. The problem is that my laptop doesn't recognise the wifi signal when I am in the living room (where the main router is) and the TP-link adapter too far away for my laptop to connect (which was the whole point of buying the powerline extender). When I turn off the adapter, the Wifi signal isn't picked up at all from the router.... How can I fix this?

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#1
March 17, 2017 at 12:17:35
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You did not list what router you have.
Assuming that you router is a Wifi router, you may just need to reset the router. Unplug the router from the AC power for half a minute or so and then plug it back in. Give it a couple of minutes and see if it is working again. Post back results with more details on router and problem.

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March 18, 2017 at 07:06:15
Does the router's SSID (the name it broadcasts when operating its wifi ) show in the list of access points on your laptop?

Equally does it show on any other device(s) you may have that can use wifi?

And - more for clarity than anything else...

When I turn off the adapter, the Wifi signal isn't picked up at all from the router....

Do you mean that the laptop doesn't see the router's wifi signal at any time, whether or not the TOP-link is active...; or does you mean something else?


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#3
March 22, 2017 at 13:00:57
Turned router on and off again... (classic IT crowd answer but it did the trick!). Thanks gang

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