RE205 & RE305 V3 User Guide

Chapter 1 Get to Know About Your Extender

This chapter introduces what the extender can do and its appearance.

It contains the following sections:

Product Overview


1. Product Overview

Bring Dead Zones Back to Life

The TP-Link extender is connected to your router wirelessly, strengthening its signal and expanding its coverage into areas that could not otherwise be reached.

Easy Installation & Quick Position

Instantly connect the extender to a router by pressing the router’s WPS button (if available) followed by the extender’s WPS button. Alternatively, follow the Quick Setup instructions found on the extender’s web management page.

Once the extender is connected to a router, you can relocate it to your preferred location with no further configuration required. The intelligent signal light can help to find the best location.

Easy Management with the Tether App

Tether provides a simple, intuitive way to access and manage your extender with your smart devices.

2. Appearance


The provided plug may differ from the picture due to different regional power specifications.

2.1. LED Explanation

You can check the extender’s working status by following the LED Explanation table.






The extender is on or off.


The system is starting up or firmware is being upgraded.


Solid Blue

The extender is connected to your router’s wireless network and is in a suitable location.

Solid Red

The extender is experiencing poor signal strength. Try relocating it closer to your router.


WPS connection is in progress.


No wireless connection is established.



The extender is connected or not connected to the 2.4GHz wireless network of your host router.



The extender is connected or not connected to the 5GHz wireless network of your host router.

2.2. Port and Button Description

Ports or Buttons


WPS Button

Press the WPS button on your host router, and immediately press the WPS button on the extender for 1 second. The Signal LED of the extender should change to solid on, indicating successful WPS connection.

RESET Button (Hole)

Use a pin to press the button for 1 second to reset the extender.

Ethernet Port

Connect your Ethernet-only device to the Ethernet port of the extender to join the Wi-Fi network.