[REQUEST] Allow AP mode through Wifi

[REQUEST] Allow AP mode through Wifi
[REQUEST] Allow AP mode through Wifi
2019-10-12 22:11:19 - last edited 2019-10-25 11:43:54
Model: TL-WA850RE
Hardware Version: V6
Firmware Version:

Please add the option to use TL-WA850RE (V6) as Acess Point when connected through Wireless for extra security in the next firmware update. Currently it requires ethernet cable.

 

Thank you

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Re:[REQUEST] Allow AP mode through Wifi-Solution
2019-10-14 07:14:09 - last edited 2019-10-25 11:43:54

@RainyDays 

 

Hello, AP mode means that the extender need connect to the main router by wired cable. 

 

If you want to connect the extender to the main router by wireless, you can configure it as a range extender which is designed to boost wifi signal. 

 

Good day. 

 

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Re:[REQUEST] Allow AP mode through Wifi-Solution
2019-10-15 01:05:48 - last edited 2019-10-25 11:44:03

@RainyDays 

 

Yes, you are right. Both AP mode and range extender are used to boost wifi signal. While the connection type is different. In AP mode, the extender need connect to the main router by wired cable to extend wifi, on the other hand, it connects  to the main router's wireless to boost wifi signal in range extender mode.

 

As you mentioned on the title-- "Allow AP mode through wifi", actually it is the same as range extender mode. So you can decide which operation mode you will use. 

 

Besides, if it is impossible to run a cable, then configure the extender as the range extender mode. 

 

Below is the instruction:

https://www.tp-link.com/support/download/tl-wa850re/#video 

https://www.tp-link.com/support/faq/698/

 

May it help and have a nice day. 

 

 

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Re:[REQUEST] Allow AP mode through Wifi-Solution
2019-10-14 07:14:09 - last edited 2019-10-25 11:43:54

@RainyDays 

 

Hello, AP mode means that the extender need connect to the main router by wired cable. 

 

If you want to connect the extender to the main router by wireless, you can configure it as a range extender which is designed to boost wifi signal. 

 

Good day. 

 

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Re:[REQUEST] Allow AP mode through Wifi
2019-10-14 17:51:49 - last edited 2019-10-14 18:23:59

@Kevin_Z 

 

What is the difference? Connecting through wifi or cable it should provide the same functionality as long as it can reach the internet to serve the devices connected to it. It's not possible for us to run a cable.

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Re:[REQUEST] Allow AP mode through Wifi-Solution
2019-10-15 01:05:48 - last edited 2019-10-25 11:44:03

@RainyDays 

 

Yes, you are right. Both AP mode and range extender are used to boost wifi signal. While the connection type is different. In AP mode, the extender need connect to the main router by wired cable to extend wifi, on the other hand, it connects  to the main router's wireless to boost wifi signal in range extender mode.

 

As you mentioned on the title-- "Allow AP mode through wifi", actually it is the same as range extender mode. So you can decide which operation mode you will use. 

 

Besides, if it is impossible to run a cable, then configure the extender as the range extender mode. 

 

Below is the instruction:

https://www.tp-link.com/support/download/tl-wa850re/#video 

https://www.tp-link.com/support/faq/698/

 

May it help and have a nice day. 

 

 

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Re:[REQUEST] Allow AP mode through Wifi
2019-10-15 18:48:58

@Kevin_Z 

 

It would be great to use different credentials to connect devices like in AP mode. After some research i understand why ap is usually done by wire.

 

Thank you for your patience.

 

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Re:[REQUEST] Allow AP mode through Wifi
2019-10-16 02:36:42

@RainyDays 

 

Thanks for your reply, glad to hear that you figured it out.

 

If you do not mind, I would like to keep this thread, because I believe there are some customers who have the same question like you, this post will help a lot. 

 

Best regards. 

 

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