RE305 AC1200 Dual-Band Wi-Fi Range Extender not able to connect to Airtel 5G broadband

RE305 AC1200 Dual-Band Wi-Fi Range Extender not able to connect to Airtel 5G broadband
RE305 AC1200 Dual-Band Wi-Fi Range Extender not able to connect to Airtel 5G broadband
2020-06-06 09:52:06 - last edited 2021-04-21 11:07:13
Model: RE305
Hardware Version: V3
Firmware Version: 1.1.1 Build 20200114 Rel 45334 (6985)

Extender does not detect 5G internet connection from primary router. 5G signal LED is switched off and unable to scan 5G network from TPlink admin page also. However it detects and connects successfully with 2.4GHz channel. This is strange as all other devices like laptop, phones able to connect on 5G primary network connection of AIrtel broadband. Pls suggest solution. I have tried all basic troubleshootings, factory reset extender, tried with WPS, manual configuration and also 5G without security does not work. 

 

 RE305 AC1200 Dual-Band Wi-Fi Range Extender 

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Re: RE305 AC1200 Dual-Band Wi-Fi Range Extender not able to connect to Airtel 5G broadband-Solution
2021-04-21 11:07:05 - last edited 2021-04-21 11:07:13

Hello, 

 

For customer who met the same problem, if your Range extender has some problem connecting to 5Ghz wifi of Airtel router's 5Ghz WiFI, please check explanation and try suggestions mentioned in this thread:  

https://community.tp-link.com/en/smart-home/forum/topic/211958

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Re: RE305 AC1200 Dual-Band Wi-Fi Range Extender not able to connect to Airtel 5G broadband-Solution
2021-08-25 11:19:55 - last edited 2021-09-02 05:32:47

To All,

 

Here is the SIMPLE thing to fix the problem. Took me some time but I was able to fix the issue.

 

1. If there is OneMesh setting (Available in selected Routers like AX10) from your Parent Router. Disable it.

2. Go to Wireless settings of your Parent Router and set the 5GHz wireless network "Channel" to 48 and save it.

3. Setup the 2.4 and 5G wireless SSIDs for your extender.

4. Connect your Phone or Laptop with Extender network.

5. Now login to http://tplinkrepeater.net/  using your TPLINK login id and password.

6. Go to Wireless > Connect To Network > Enable the 5GHz Network and start scan for Wireless Scanner. It should show you now your 5Ghz wireless network from your Parent Router.

7. Select your network and save it.

8. Extender will reboot and 5GHz led will light up.

9. (Optional) Now you can Enable the OneMesh again.

 

That is it :) All the best.

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Re: RE305 AC1200 Dual-Band Wi-Fi Range Extender not able to connect to Airtel 5G broadband
2020-06-06 16:49:40

@chirag_shah 

I also have the same issue, just bought it yesterday. But the RE305 is detecting 2.4 only. It is not able to detect 5GHz.

I have Airtel Xtream Fibre connection ( 1Gbps  )

@chirag_shah : One thing i notice your firmware version is old. Upgrade to latest and check does it work for you. 

I upgraded but didnt work for me.

my build details : 1.1.2 Build 20200212 Rel. 67183

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Re: RE305 AC1200 Dual-Band Wi-Fi Range Extender not able to connect to Airtel 5G broadband
2020-06-06 16:57:44

@chirag_shah 

I think the problem is the wireless band setting. Its needs to band 1. Now issue here is we cannot change the band in Huawei Router. If you are able to please try and let me know how did you do it. 

 

Read this - a reply from TP Link only to someone with same problem...

 

Re:Not able to connect AC1200 to 5G network

@JoseRivera 5G channel 136 is one of band3, and it's DFS channel, and RE305 does not support that one.

 

I’m afraid that you need to contact the router support to change the 5G channle to band1: 36,40, 44, or 48.

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Re: RE305 AC1200 Dual-Band Wi-Fi Range Extender not able to connect to Airtel 5G broadband
2020-06-06 17:16:10

@Anuj_Bhanot 

 

It is resolved for me and extender connects to 5G now. I logged a ticket with Airtel and thier engineer resolved the issue over call. He changed 5G channel remotely. 

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Re: RE305 AC1200 Dual-Band Wi-Fi Range Extender not able to connect to Airtel 5G broadband
2020-06-06 19:16:21

@chirag_shah 

Can you kindly share, how did you raised a ticket with Airtel?

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Re: RE305 AC1200 Dual-Band Wi-Fi Range Extender not able to connect to Airtel 5G broadband
2020-06-14 05:31:40

I had a similar issue, wherein I was able to view and set the 2.4GHz one but was unable to even view the 5GHz mode for  repeater.

Raised a request with Airtel. The technician set the band to 36 on the Huawei router, and the issue was resolved.

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Re: RE305 AC1200 Dual-Band Wi-Fi Range Extender not able to connect to Airtel 5G broadband
2020-10-04 12:25:48

@chirag_shah 

 

Hi,

 

Try changing the Channel of your Host Router (Modem) to 36, it must be above 100 or 150 by default which this TPlink 305 does not support.

 

To change the channel login through your laptop/desktop using your host provides credentials. 

 

Hope this helps!!

 

Regards,

Harsh

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Re: RE305 AC1200 Dual-Band Wi-Fi Range Extender not able to connect to Airtel 5G broadband
2020-10-06 07:59:29
Hello Harsh, I’m trying to change the channel to 36, but the option is not enabled in the router page. Please can you let me know how did you change?
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Re: RE305 AC1200 Dual-Band Wi-Fi Range Extender not able to connect to Airtel 5G broadband
2020-10-07 19:33:51

@Josaruvi 

Hi, actually I have jio connection so did the same channel change and the extender worked for me. 

What you can do is log-in to the modem gateaway page through a laptop or pc and then in the search option type "basic configuration for 5G" and you will get the channel change option in that column. It must be auto by default, select it under 48 and follow the procedure for connecting tp-link extender for 5G.

Hope it will work for you!! 

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Re: RE305 AC1200 Dual-Band Wi-Fi Range Extender not able to connect to Airtel 5G broadband
2020-10-16 12:15:56
Same issue I am also facing. in 1st place WPS did not work and then I have to manually configure this TP link WiFi extender. After manual configuration only 2.4Ghz frequency is working.
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Re: RE305 AC1200 Dual-Band Wi-Fi Range Extender not able to connect to Airtel 5G broadband
2020-10-19 03:38:46

@hegdemm2002 

Good day,

Have you tried to change the wireless channel of the 5Ghc to be band 1( channel 36- 48) to have a try

And may I know the model number or your home router?

 

Thanks a lot.

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