WA850RE - How to use the extender as an access point

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WA850RE - How to use the extender as an access point
WA850RE - How to use the extender as an access point
2020-03-11 22:00:55 - last edited 2020-03-12 11:55:02
Model: TL-WA850RE  
Hardware Version: V7
Firmware Version: not Sure

My router is on Room A. The extender is on Room B. There is an ethernet cable connected from room A to room B but room B does not get any wifi signal from room A.

 

However, it is directly connected with ethernet cable with room A.

 

Is it possible to extend the signal only by using the ethernet cable?

 

Thank you.

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Re:WA850RE - Is it possible to extend wired network?-Solution
2020-03-12 07:04:30 - last edited 2020-03-12 11:54:29

@Chris2323 

 

Hello, you can connect the TL-WA850RE to the main router by wired cable to boost wifi signal as long as it supports access point mode. 

 

You can login to the web Ui to verify it, it is related to the hardware version.

 

Below is the instruction to configure the range extender as access point, you can give it a go. 

https://www.tp-link.com/support/faq/1401/ 

 

 

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Re:WA850RE - Is it possible to extend wired network?-Solution
2020-03-12 07:04:30 - last edited 2020-03-12 11:54:29

@Chris2323 

 

Hello, you can connect the TL-WA850RE to the main router by wired cable to boost wifi signal as long as it supports access point mode. 

 

You can login to the web Ui to verify it, it is related to the hardware version.

 

Below is the instruction to configure the range extender as access point, you can give it a go. 

https://www.tp-link.com/support/faq/1401/ 

 

 

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Re:WA850RE - Is it possible to extend wired network?
2020-03-12 11:54:22

@Kevin_Z 

 

Thank you for the response. It worked.

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Re:WA850RE - Is it possible to extend wired network?
2020-03-13 06:51:53

@Chris2323 

 

Great to know. 

 

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Re:WA850RE - Is it possible to extend wired network?
2020-12-18 14:10:41

@Kevin_Z  hi I have the vresion 1.2 

fireware version 140310

I was wondering if I can change the mode to be AP and not RE?

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Re:WA850RE - Is it possible to extend wired network?
2020-12-21 05:45:38

@Brechiya 

Good day,

I am afraid that there is no AP mode on the 850RE V1.2.

Thank you very much.

 

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