TP-LINK AV500 Powerline Extender kit. No wi-fi on extender

November 22, 2013 at 08:04:10
Specs: Windows 7
Just installed the TP_LINK kit,above. the Ethernet output works fine but I have no improvement in my Wi-Fi signal from the extender.

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#1
November 22, 2013 at 08:13:28
Sorry but your post doesn't make much sense.

Why would you expect a better wifi signal/coverage by using powerline products?

All the powerline product is doing for you is giving you a Ethernet network using your power cabling.

You make no mention of what wifi product you are using.

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November 22, 2013 at 08:28:38
Sorry. I will be more specific. I live in an old house with very thick walls. my Wi-Fi in and around the room with my router in it is fine, however in my bedroom (through 2 half metre solid stone walls is understandably not very good. Therefore a powerline extender seems the solution. Having installed said device the Ethernet connection is fine, but Wi-Fi signal has not improved at all, in fact does not seem to be working ay all. the powerline system is a 300Mps AV500 Wi-Fi powerline extender starter kit and my router was supplied by our broadband supplier Talk Talk. I hope that helps you help me with my problem.

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#3
November 22, 2013 at 10:17:22
Were you expecting the wifi to come thru the powerline?
Do both rooms power go to the same fuze/breaker box?

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#4
November 22, 2013 at 14:26:53
In theory that particular adapter system "ought" to provide a degree of wifi extension;

http://www.amazon.co.uk/TP-Link-TL-...

and certainly some of the reviews above confirm it?

http://www.tp-link.com/en/products/...

is the company web-page for the above...

Maplins sell the tp-link range too - both the cat-5 and wifi extender.

Certainly when I browse quick installation guide, available with more detailed downloads at the above tp-link site (suppport) - it seems pretty straightforward?

I have used successfully the Devolo range (cat-5 only) and no experience at all with tp-link - who arrived here not too long ago; Devolo have been around for a long time; have similar extenders too- which I have yet to try out.

I'm guessing here that it might be an issue of which wifi channel you are using; and to which the tp-link may be defaulted? Are they the same - or not? Check what your router broadcasts on and if there is any option to select a given channel on the tp-link kit?

It might be worth a call to tp-link themselves?

copied this lot from their "contact us" link...

TP-LINK UK Limited
Website:
uk.tp-link.com
Fax:
+44 (0)118 950 9951
Sales phone:
+44(0)118 327 1135
Sales e-mail:
sales.uk@tp-link.com
Technical support phone:
0845 147 0017 (UK)/ 0818 229 000 (Ireland)
24 hours a day, 7days a week
Technical support email:
support.uk@tp-link.com (UK) /support.ie@tp-link.com(Ireland)
Address:
Unit 2 & 3 Riverview (142-144), Cardiff Road, Reading, RG1 8EW

At least they offer an 0845 number - not one the more expensive 087 series...; so a call might not be too many pennies? And if you bought from Maplins - perhaps a call to their support people, or a visit to the store may help?

And likely there is a non 0845 number too - i.e. a more standard and cheaper number - depending on where you live?

These chaps give a link to possible alternatives.

http://www.exbtengineers.com/say-no...

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