How to configure wireless network of 11N Range Extender (new logo)

Configuration Guide
Updated 06-28-2022 02:24:20 AM 119159
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If you want to extend another host network after Quick Setup, you can refer to this section. Moreover, you can change the wireless settings for your extended network.

Here takes TL-WA820RE as demonstration:

Log into the Web GUI of the range extender. If you don’t know how to do that, please refer to How to log into the Web GUI of my 11N Range Extender (new logo)?

To extend another host network:

1. Go to Settings > Wireless > Connect to Network.

2. Enable Connect to 2.4GHz Network and click Wireless Scanner to find all available networks.

3. Select the 2.4GHz host network you want to extend.

Note: If the network you want to extend is on but not listed, please try the following steps. 1. Move the extender closer to your router, and click Rescan in the top-right corner of the list. 2. You can manually enter the SSID (network name) and password of the network you want to extend, and click Save.

4. Once a host network is selected, the SSID and security type will be automatically filled in. If the selected network is encrypted, enter the password in the Host 2.4GHz Password field.

5. Click Save.

To disable / enable the wireless function:

1. Go to Settings > Wireless > Extended Network.

2. Extended network is enabled by default. If you want to disable the wireless function, just clear the Enable checkbox. In this case, all the wireless settings will be invalid.

3. Click Save.

To change the wireless network name (SSID):

1. Go to Settings > Wireless > Extended Network.

2. Create a new SSID in Extended 2.4GHz SSID or click Copy Host SSID. The value is case-sensitive.

3. Click Save.

Note: If you have changed the wireless settings via a wireless device, you will be disconnected after the settings are applied. Please write down the new SSID for future use.

To hide the SSID of the extended network:

1. Go to Settings > Wireless > Extended Network.

2. Select Hide SSID broadcast, and the SSID will not be displayed when wireless devices scan for local wireless networks. Devices must join the network manually in order to connect.

3. Click Save.

Get to know more details of each function and configuration please go to Download Center to download the manual of your product.

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