How To Fix The Red Light Issue On My TP-Link WiFi Range Extender?

The TP-Link WiFi Range extender provides a superior internet connection as it has two internal antennas that help to extend the WiFi cover all over your house. To expand the WiFi range coverage, just push the button of the extender. It provides 300 Mbps of speed coverage at 2.4 GHz and it does not support the 5GHz and helps to boost the signal of the wireless extender so that it can cover hard-to-reach areas of your house and provide a strong internet connection.

The TP-link WiFi range extender is easy to configure and manage, it can be set up with the help of the Tethering app which can be connected to your mobile device, and for the wired connection like PCs or laptops establishes internet access with the help of an Ethernet cable. It also has a smart signal indicator light function which enables the night mode for peaceful sleep.

Set Up the TP-Link WiFi Range Extender

Here are Quick methods to configure the TP-Link WiFi range extender. You can configure the wireless extender with the help of the WPS button or using the Web browser. For the Quick set of the extender. First, turn on your extender with the help of the power outlet and wait until the LED light changes into a solid color.

Set up With the help of the WPS Button

To set up the TP-Link WiFi extender press and hold the WPS button of the range extender for 2-3 minutes and wait until the link status of the LED light changes to solid color which indicates that the connection is successfully established. Connect and enjoy the network using the SSID network name and password and log in as an admin to the host network or add_EXT to the end of the host SSID.

Set up With the help of the Web Browser

You can configure the extender with the help of the web browser or in case the first step fails. To connect your computer to the wireless range extender, unplug the ethernet cable from the PC and then click on the wireless network connection option that you can see on the taskbar and click on the refresh icon and connect to the network.

Then follow the instructions of the Quick setup wizard to connect to your wireless extender.

Open any web browser of your choice and type the web address tplinkrepeater net or the IP address on the search bar and press the enter button after providing your credential details to log in to the web page. If you are new on the web page and you don’t have your username then first create your username and password by following the instructions on the manual.

By following the two methods you can easily configure and manage your wireless range extender.

Fix the RED Light issue of the TP-Link wireless extender

Many of the TP-Link extender users have faced this issue. This problem happens because red light blinking indicates that your extender is having a poor range of WiFi signals. To resolve this issue move your Wifi extender closer to the WiFi gateway or other connected extender network. If this method fails then try to connect with the WPS button or use an Ethernet cable to connect with your WiFi gateway.

If it starts blinking the solid green light then you are successfully connected to your internet connection.

This also happens because of the old or outdated version of the extender that’s why it’s continuously dropping the WiFi signal strength which leads to the LED status of the extender flashing Red light. For that, you have to improve your extender signal strength and get a better network experience. Try a TP-link firmware update, which saves your extender from providing a poor signal connection.

Firstly, download the latest firmware file of the TP-Link extender from its official website And then visit and access the login page with the help of the web address or the IP address http tplinkrepeater net. Then go to the settings and select the system tools and tap on the firmware upgrade option and tap on the ‘yes’ if there is any update available and wait for a few minutes for reboot and upgrade the file.

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